Ahmet Ali Yanik is an Assist. Prof. in the Baskin School of Engineering at University of California, Santa Cruz. His current research focuses on isolation and cell analysis of single Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) from human blood using optofluidic-nanoplasmonic platforms. His research interests include nanoantennas and metamaterial devices for ultrasensitive infrared spectroscopy of biomolecules/chemicals as well as high-throughput, cost effective BioNEMS technologies for life sciences and point-of-care diagnostics. His expertise is in high-end nanolithography and bio-patterning as well as theory and engineering of nanophotonic devices. He has published more than 80 peer reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings. His scientific contributions are featured by National Academy of Science, National Science Foundation, Institute of Physics, Nature Materials, Physics World, US News, BM Think Project, SPIE News, IBM Think Project, SPIE News, Biophotonics International, etc.
Label-free neurophotonics: electro-plasmonic biosensors for ultrasensitive detection of electrogenic activity of cells (Conference Presentation)
Aluminum plasmonics for self cleaning surfaces: Complete inactivation of multidrug-resistant bacteria with low-intensity visible light (Conference Presentation)
Integrated optofluidics: label-free isolation of nanoscale bioparticles from heterogenous samples (Conference Presentation)
High-throughput nanofabrication of plasmonic structures and metamaterials with high resolution nanostencil lithography
Localized plasmonic control of extraordinary light transmission in rectangular coaxial aperture arrays at mid-IR