Fiber-based piezoelectric sensor to listen space dusts on the International Space Station

MIT’s smart fabric with fibers-based piezoelectric sensors are headed to the International Space Station for measuring the impacts of space dusts in harsh environments. The technology behind this multi-material fiber-based sensor technology was invented at MIT (Bayindir, Fink, et al., Nature, 2004).

Professor Bayindir received Alexander von Humboldt Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel research award

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation presents approximately 20 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Awards annually to internationally renowned academics from abroad in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in research. 

Pelin Tören successfully defended her PhD thesis

Pelin Tören received her PhD degree with her thesis titled ultra high quality factor microtoroidal optical resonators in label – free biosensing applications with high sensitivity and selectivity. She is currently working in the Joanneum Research in Weiz, Austria.

Critical review on oligonucleotide based detection with optical microresonators

Our critical review is published in Lab on a Chip. The use of Whispering Gallery Mode (WGM) type optical microresonators as chemical and biological sensors have created a significant interest accompanied with considerable excitement in the broad field of biosensing, particularly by virtue of their extremely high sensitivity.

Mehmet BAYINDIR receives ERC Proof of Concept Grant

Dr. Mehmet BAYINDIR has been awarded an ERC Proof of Concept grant to support commercialization of piezo nanosystems developed in ERC-funded research for smart skin, cardiac sensors, and energy harvesting applications.

Abubakar Adamu won best poster award

Graduate Student Abubakar Adamu, a researcher from National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM) won the 1st position in the 17th annual Photonics conference, held in Ankara University, Turkey. The workshop, which is one of its kind in Turkey, aimed at advancing technologies in Optics, Electro-Optics and Photonics in the country. This year’s event featured over 400 guests from all across the country.

Mehmet Kanik completed his PhD and moved to MIT

Our group member Mehmet Kanik has defended his PhD thesis on nanostructured materials and devices for energy harvesting and sensing applications. He will continue to do research at the Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT as a neuroscientist.

Abba Usman Saleh won the best nanopicture award

Abba Usman Saleh won the best Nanopicture award at the UNAM Nanoday 2016 Nanopicture Contest. The picture titled NanoEagle is an SEM image of chalcogenide nanoflakes at tapered fiber tip

Fahri Emre Öztürk won MRS Fall best poster award

Graduate student Fahri Emre Öztürk won the best poster award at the Fall 2014 Materials Research Society (MRS) Meeting in Boston, USA. The annual Fall Meeting in Boston is the preeminent annual event of materials research, featuring over 50 symposia and attended by more than 6,800 researchers from every corner of the globe. 

Adem Yildirim has successfully defended his thesis

Bayindir Group member Adem Yildirim has finished his Ph.D. studies this fall. In his thesis titled ‘Nanostructured Materials for Biological Imaging and Chemical Sensing’, he presented the results of his several studies on functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles, their toxicity and blood compatibility, and inherent fluorescence of polydopamine nanoparticles.