Dr. Ali K. Yetisen is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. The Yetisen Research Group develops optical materials and devices for application in medical diagnostics, therapeutics, and imaging.
|2018-||Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Imperial College London|
|2015-2017||Tosteson Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University|
|2011-2014||Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge|
2019 Nicklin Medal, Institution of Chemical Engineers
2018 Birmingham Fellowship
2017 Wellman Center Discovery Award, Harvard University
2016 Tosteson Award, Harvard University
2015 Mentorship Award, Harvard-MIT Health Sci. and Tech.
2014 Honorarium Award, American Chemical Society
2014 Outstanding PhD Thesis, Springer Nature
2013 Early Career Fellowship, University of Cambridge
2012 Roche Continents Award, F. Hoffmann-La Roche
2010 Phi Kappa Phi
2009 Tau Beta Pi
2008 The Ann & Norman Hilberry Scholarship
Our group’s research interests are primarily focused on the development and validation of biophotonic medical devices and sensors for application in clinical or point-of-care diagnostics. We conduct research to create novel materials and photonics devices that can reversibly sense a wide range of biomarkers in biological samples at nano/micromolar sensitivity. The applications of these biophotonic technologies are in wearable devices, minimally-invasive sensors with subcutaneous probes, and implantable chips for prolonged biomarker monitoring.
PhD Studentships: Our group is seeking to recruit a PhD student to carry out research in the area of chemical sensors. Find out more
Postdoctoral Research Associates: Our group is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral research associate to carry out research in wearable optical sensors.
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et al., 2019, Real-time optical fiber sensors based on light diffusing microlens arrays, Lab on a Chip, Vol:19, ISSN:1473-0197, Pages:2060-2070
Moreddu R, Vigolo D, Yetisen AK, 2019, Contact Lens Technology: From Fundamentals to Applications., Adv Healthc Mater
et al., 2019, Dermal Tattoo Biosensors for Colorimetric Metabolite Detection., Angew Chem Int Ed Engl