Undergraduate Research and Training at the Nano- and Bio-Photonics Laboratory


Ozcan Research Lab has a long tradition of supporting undergraduate research and training at the School of Engineering. Every quarter, 20 to 25 undergraduate students join research projects in our lab, where the focus is to create new imaging, sensing and diagnostic technologies to address the immediate needs and requirements of telemedicine for especially global health challenges. Over the last 5 years, our undergraduate researchers co-authored 49 refereed journal articles and 100 conference proceedings. Here is a partial list of some of these projects and related publications, where each undergraduate researcher is highlighted in red.


Conference Publications


OSA Biomedical Optics Topical Meeting ’08

March 16 - March 20, 2008 in FL, USA

Large Depth-of-Field Lensfree Imaging and Characterization of Cells over an Ultra-wide Field-of-View

T-W. Su , S. Seo , A. Erlinger and A. Ozcan

ASME 3rd Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference

June 18 - June 20, 2008 in Irvine, CA, USA

High index optical materials for high-throughput lensfree imaging, counting and sorting of cells on a chip

S. Seo , T-W. Su , A. Erlinger and A. Ozcan

ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference ’08

June 25 - June 29, 2008 in FL, USA

High-throughput cell imaging, counting and characterization on a chip

T-W. Su , S. Seo , A. Erlinger and A. Ozcan

30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC-LEOS Joint Symposium

August 21 - August 22, 2008 in Vancouver, Canada

Multi-Angle LUCAS for High-throughput On-chip Cytometry

T-W. Su , S. Seo , A. Erlinger and A. Ozcan

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Fall Meeting ’08

October 2 - October 4, 2008 in St. Louis, MO, USA

Improved High-throughput On-chip Characterization of Cells Using Tunable Wavelength Illumination

S. Seo , T-W. Su , A. Erlinger and A. Ozcan

9th Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium

October 20 - October 22, 2008 in Riverside, CA, USA

Digital Noise Reduction for High-throughput On Chip Cell Characterization

S. Seo , T-W. Su , A. Erlinger and A. Ozcan

SPIE Photonics West, Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues VII

January 24 - January 29, 2009 in San Jose, CA, USA

Lensfree on-chip detection of bacteria at low concentrations using LUCAS

S. Seo , T-W. Su , A. Erlinger and A. Ozcan

OSA Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics (CLEO ’09)

May 31 - June 4, 2009 in Baltimore, MD, USA

On-chip Cytometry using Lensless Digital Holography

S. Seo , T-W. Su , D. Tseng , A. Erlinger and A. Ozcan

IEEE Photonics Society Annual Fall Meeting ’09

October 4 - October 8, 2009 in Antalya, Turkey

Lensfree Cell Holography On a Chip: From Holographic Cell Signatures to Microscopic Reconstruction

S.O Isikman , S. Seo , I. Sencan , A. Erlinger and A. Ozcan

IEEE Photonics Society, Winter Topical Meeting on Advanced Imaging in Bio-Photonics ’10

January 11 - January 13, 2010 in Majorca, Spa

Multi-angle Lensless Holography for Depth Resolved High-throughput Imaging of Cells On a Chip

T-W. Su , S.O Isikman , W. Bishara , D. Tseng , A. Erlinger and A. Ozcan

SPIE Photonics West, Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues VIII

January 23 - January 28, 2010 in San Jose, CA, USA

Incoherent On-chip Cell Holography for Sub-cellular Imaging and Point-of-Care Diagnostics

S.O Isikman , S. Seo , I. Sencan , D. Tseng , O. Mudanyali , T-W. Su , A. Erlinger and A. Ozcan

11th Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium

June 17 - June 19, 2010 in University of California, Davis, CA, USA

Three-Dimensional On-Chip Cytometry by Multi-angle Lensless Holographic Imaging

T-W. Su , S.O Isikman , W. Bishara , D. Tseng , A. Erlinger and A. Ozcan