News and Announcements

Farah Fahim recieved first place for the student paper award through VIPIC at the 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium

Mohsen Rezaei was Awarded the 2016 SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship  [Announcement]

Vala Fathipour was Awarded the 2016 SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship  [Announcement]

Travis Hamilton's work on nanosphere photolithography was showcased in SPIE newsroom. "Nanosphere photolithography for sub-100nm features" SPIE Newsroom (2016).  [PDF]

BISOL was awarded a 1 million dollar grant by the W. M. Keck foundation for the continued development of a novel SWIR camera. (July 2015)

Alireza Bonakdar was awarded the "terminal year fellowship" from Northwestern University (July 2015)

Iman Hassani Nia was awarded an SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship (May 2015)

Vala Fathipour was awarded the Incubic Milton Chang Student Travel Grant for attending for FiO Conference. (Sept. 2014)

Vala Fathipour was awarded the SPIE Student Travel Grant for attending the SPIE Optics & Photonics Conference. (Aug 2014)

Vala Fathipour was awarded the 2014 Best Student Paper Award at SPIE Optics & Photonics Conference. (Aug 2014)

Iman Hassani Nia won the NSF Support Award for attending the IEEE Summer Topicals at Montreal. (Jul 2014)

Alireza Bonakdar was awarded the SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship. (May 2014)

Alireza Bonakdar won the second place in the NU Research Day Poster Competition. (Apr 2014)

Vala Fathipour received URA Visiting Scholars award to work in the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on Large area ASICs for readout of pixellated sensors. (Apr 2014)

Vala Fathipour was awarded the Ryan Fellowship for research in nanotechnology. (Jun 2013)

Alireza Bonakdar won the NSF Support Award for attending the IEEE Summer Topicals at Hawaii. (Jun 2013)

The Bio-Inspired Sensors and Optoelectronics Lab was featured in the article “Modeled on the Human Eye” in the McCormick Magazine (Nov 2012)

Our collaborative research with the groups of Professors Lin X. Chen, Fraser Stoddart, and Samuel I. Stupp is accepted for immediate publication in the Nature Journal. (Jun 2012)

Bio-Inspired Sensors and Optoelectronics Laboratory

  • The Nano-injection Imagers
  • Micro-spheres and sub-diffraction patterns
  • The Nano-injection Detector
  • Tunable Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors
  • OPN Cover on Plasmonics
  • IEEE Cover on Quantum Cascase Lasers
  • Nanotechnology Cover on Nanosphere Lithography

The Bio-inspired Sensors and Optoelectronics Lab (BISOL) has a general goal of producing novel photonics and optoelectronic devices inspired by nature. Current research is focused on infrared detectors and vision systems, nano-scale lasers, visible to terahertz plasmonics, and novel nano-processing. We explore physics of nano-scale dimensions to realize novel devices that could revolutionize many medical, commercial, and security applications.

 Bisol WordCloud
The word cloud of the titles of our publications in 2015-2016.