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Brian T. Cunningham

Brian T Cunningham
Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering
(217) 265-6291
2000 Micro and Nanotechnology Lab

Research Topics

  • Bio-Micro and Nanotechnology

Education

  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1990
  • M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1987
  • B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1986

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Research Topics

  • Bio-Micro and Nanotechnology

Research Interests

  • Sensor design and instrumentation
  • Finite Difference Time Domain Analysis
  • Nanofabrication
  • Photonic Crystals
  • Optical Biosensors

Research Statement

My research group is focused on the application of sub-wavelength optical phenomena and fabrication methods to the development of novel devices and instrumentation for the life sciences. The group is highly interdisciplinary, with expertise in the areas of microfabrication, nanotechnology, computer simulation, instrumentation, molecular biology, and cell biology. In particular, we are working on biosensors based upon photonic crystal concepts that can either be built from low-cost flexible plastic materials, or integrated with semiconductor-based active devices, such as light sources and photodetectors, for high performance integrated detection systems.

Using a combination of micrometer-scale and nanometer-scale fabrication tools, we are devising novel methods and materials for producing electro-optic devices with nanometer-scale features that can be scaled for low-cost manufacturing. Many of our techniques are geared for compatibility with flexible plastic materials, leading to applications such as low cost disposable sensors, wearable sensors, flexible electronics, and flexible displays. Because our structures manipulate light at a scale that is smaller than an optical wavelength, we rely on computer simulation tools such as Rigorous Coupled Wave Analysis (RCWA) and Finite Difference Time Doman (FDTD) to model, design, and understand optical phenomena within photonic crystals and related devices.

In addition to fabricating devices, our group is also focused on the design, prototyping, and testing of biosensor instrumentation for high sensitivity, portability, and resolution. Advanced instruments enable high resolution imaging of biochemical and cellular interactions with the ability to monitor images of biochemical interactions as a function of time. Using the sensors and instrumentation, we are exploring new applications for optical biosensor technology including protein microarrays, biosensor/mass spectrometry systems, and microfluidics-based assays using nanoliter quantities of reagents. The methods and systems developed in the laboratory are applied in the fields of life science research, drug discovery, diagnostic testing, and environmental monitoring.

Chapters in Books

  • "Noninvasive optical imaging of stem cell differentiation in biomaterials using photonic crystal surfaces, " J.S. Choi, Y. Zhuo, B.T. Cunningham, B.A.C. Harley, in Monitoring and Evaluation of Biomaterials and their Performance in Vivo, edited by Roger Narayan, p. 195-207, Science Direct, 2017. ISBN: 978-0-08-100603-0
  • "Label-Free Biosensor Imaging on Photonic Crystal Surfaces," Y. Zhuo and B.T. Cunningham, in Label-Free Sensing, Edited by S. Holler, MDPI, p. 32-57, 2016.
  • "Photonic Crystals for Biosensing" by B.T. Cunningham, I.D. Block, L. Chan, N. Ganesh, M. Lu, and P.C. Mathias, in Selected Topics in Photonic Crystals and Metamaterials, Antonello Andreone, Andrea Cusano, Antonello Cutolo, and Vincenz, Editors, published by World Scientific, 2011.
  • "Design and implementation of vertically emitting distributed feedback lasers for biological sensing," M. Lu, S.S. Choi, C.J. Wagner, J.G. Eden, and B.T. Cunningham, in Label-Free Technologies for Drug Discovery, Edited by Matthew Cooper and Lorenz M. Mayr, published by Wiley, 2011.
  • "Label-Free Optical Biosensors: An Introduction," B.T. Cunningham, Label Free Biosensors - Techniques and Applications, edited by M. Cooper, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • "High Resolution Label-Free Detection Applied to Microarray Research," L. Laing and B.T. Cunningham, Functional Protein Microarray in Drug Discovery, edited by P.F. Predki, CRC Press, p. 217-236, 2007.
  • "Optical Biosensors," B.T. Cunningham, Encyclopedia of Sensors, American Scientific Publishers, 2005

Selected Articles in Journals

  • "Quantum dot emission modulation using piezoelectric photonic crystal MEMS resonators," G.G. See, Anming Gal, L. Xu, R. Nuzzo, S. Gong, and B.T. Cunningham, Optics Express, Vol. 25, No. 21, p. 25831-25841, 2017.
  • "Comparison of methods study between a photonic crystal biosensor and certified ELISA to measure biomarkers of iron deficiency in chronic kidney disease patients," R. Peterson, K. Wilund, B.T. Cunningham, and J. Andrade, Sensors, Vol. 17, p. 2203; doi:10.3390/s17102203, 2017.
  • "Integrated spectroscopic analysis system with low vertical height for measuring liquid or solid assays," Y. Wan, J.A. Carlson, S. Al-Mulla, P. Wang, K.. Long, B. Kesler, P.Su, J. Dallesasse, and B.T. Cunningham, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Accepted, August 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2017.08.126
  • "Mobile platform for multiplexed detection and differentiation of disease-specific nucleic acid sequences, using microfluidic loop-mediated isothermal amplification and smartphone detection," W. Chen, H. Yu, F. Sun, A. Ornob, R. Brisbin, A. Ganguli, V. Vemuri, P. Strzebonski, G. Cui, K. Allen, S. Desai, W. Lin, D. Nash, D. Brooks, R. Bashir, and B.T. Cunningham, Analytical Chemistry, Accepted, August 2017.
  • "Resonant mode engineering using low-index porous silicon dioxide in a photonic crystal sensor," Y. Wan, N.A. Krueger, C. Ocier, P. Su, P.V. Braun, and B.T. Cunningham, Advanced Optical Materials, Accepted, July 2017.
  • "Multimode smartphone biosensing: The Transmission, Reflection, and Intensity spectral (TRI)-Analyzer," K.D. Long, E. Woodburn, H. Le, S. Lumetta, and B.T. Cunningham, Lab on a Chip, Vol. 17, p. 3246-3257, 2017.
  • "Hands-free smartphone-based diagnostics for simultaneous detection of Zika, Chikungunya, and Dengue at point-of-care," A. Ganguli, A. Ornob, H. Yu, G.L. Damhorst, W. Chen, F. Sun, A. Bhuiya, B.T. Cunningham, and R. Bashir, Biomedical Microdevices, Vol. 19, No. 73, 2017. In Print. DOI 10.1007/s10544-017-0209-9.
  • "Isolation, detection, and quantification of cancer biomarkers in HPV-associated malignancies," H. Inan, S. Wang, F. Inci, B. Murat, R.C. Zangar, S. Kesiraji, K.S. Anderson, B.T. Cunningham, U. Demirci, Scientific Reports, Vol. 7, p. 3322, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-02672-6, 2017.
  • "Innovative techniques for evaluating behavioral nutrition interventions," R.E. Scherr, K.D. Laugero, D.J. Graham, B.T. Cunningham, L. Jahns, K.R. Lora, M. Reicks, and A.R. Mobley, Advances in Nutrition, Vol. 8, p. 113-125, 2017.
  • "Photonic Crystals: Emerging biosensors for point-of-care applications," H. Inan, M. Poyraz, F. Inci, M.A. Lifson, M. Baday, B.T. Cunningham, and U. Demirci, Chemical Society Reviews, Vol. 46, p. 366-388, 2017.
  • "Quantitative imaging of cell membrane-associated mass density using photonic crystal enhanced microscopy (PCEM)," Y. Zhuo, J.S. Choi, T. Marin, H. Yu, B.A. Harley, and B.T. Cunningham, Progress in Quantum Electronics, Vol. 50, p. 1-18, 2016.
  • "Porous photonic crystal external cavity laser biosensor," Q. Huang, J. Peh, P.J. Hergenrother, and B.T. Cunningham, Applied Physics Letters, Vol.109, No. 7, p. 071103-071105, 2016.
  • "Compact characterization of liquid absorption and emission spectra using linear variable filters integrated with a CMOS imaging camera," Y. Wan, J. Carlson, B. Kesler, W. Peng, P. Su, S. Al-Mulla, S.J. Lim, A. Smith, J. Dallesasse, and B.T. Cunningham, Nature Scientific Reports, doi:10.1038/srep29117, 2016.
  • "Enhanced emission of quantum dots embedded within the high-index dielectric regions of photonic crystal slabs," G. See, M. Naughton, L. Xu, P.J.A. Kenis, and B.T. Cunningham, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 108, No. 17, p. 171108-171110, 2016.
  • "Characterization of drug authenticity using thin layer chromatography imaging with a mobile phone," H. Yu, H. Le, E. Kaale, K.D. Long, T. Layoff, S.C. Lumetta, and B.T. Cunningham, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, Vol. 125, p. 85-93, 2016.
  • "Medical diagnostics with mobile devices: Comparison of intrinsic and extrinsic sensing," L. Kwon, K.D. Long, Y. Wan, H. Yu, and B.T. Cunningham, Biotechnology Advances, Vol. 34, p. 291-304, 2016.
  • "Lasing emission from plasmic nano-dome arrays," H.-Y. Wu, L. Liu, M. Lu, and B.T. Cunningham, Advanced Optical Materials, Vol. 4, No. 5, p. 708-714, 2016.
  • "Smartphone-imaged HIV-1 reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) on a chip from whole blood," G.L. Damhorst, C. Duarte-Guevara, W. Chen, T. Ghonge, B.T. Cunningham, and R. Bashir, Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 3, p. 324-335, 2015. DOI 10.15302/J-ENG-2015072
  • "High sensitivity automated multiplexed immunoassays using photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence microfluidic system," Y. Tan, T. Tang, H. Xu, C. Zhu, and B.T. Cunningham, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Vol. 15, No. 73, p. 32-40, 2015.
  • "Application of photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence to detection of low serum concentrations of human IgE antibodies specific for a purified cat allergen (Fel d1)," Y. Tan, J. Halsey, T. Tang, S. Wetering, E. Taine, M. Cleve, and B.T Cunningham, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Vol. 77, p. 194-201, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2015.08.071
  • "Label-free biosensor imaging on photonic crystal surfaces," Y. Zhuo and B.T. Cunningham, Sensors Journal, Invited Review, Vol. 15, No. 9, p. 21613-21635, 2015.
  • "Planar photonic crystal biosensor for quantitative label-free cell attachment microscopy," W. Chen, K.D. Long, J. Kurniawan, M. Hung, H. Yu, B.A. Harley, and B.T. Cunningham, Advanced Optical Materials, Vol. 3, No. 11, p. 1623-1632, 2015. DOI 10.1002/adom201500260.
  • "Enhanced sandwich immunoassay using antibody-functionalized magnetic iron-oxide nanoparticles for extraction and detection of soluble transferrin receptor on a photon-ic crystal biosensor" R.D. Peterson, W. Chen, B.T. Cunningham, and J.E. Andrade, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Vol. 74, p. 815-822, 2015.
  • "Polarization controlled output of electrohydrodynamic jet printed quantum dot embedded photonic crystals for display applications," G. See, L. Xu, E.Sutanto, A. Alleyne, R. Nuzzo, and B.T. Cunningham, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 107, No. 5, p. 051101-051103, 2015.
  • "Review of recent advances in biosensing with photonic crystals," B.T. Cunningham, M. Zhang, Y. Zhuo, L. Kwon, and C. Race, IEEE Sensors Journal, Special Issue featuring best papers from the 2014 IEEE Sensors Conference, Vol. 16, No. 10, p. 3349-3366, 2016.
  • "Region specific enhancement of quantum dot emission using interleaved two-dimensional photonic crystals," G.G. See, M.S. Naughty, T. Tang, Y. Bonita, J. Joo, P. Trefonas, K. Deshpande, P.J.A. Kenis, R.G. Nuzzo, and B.T. Cunningham, Applied Optics, Vol. 54, No. 9, p. 2302-2308, 2015.
  • "Direct detection of transcription factors in cotyledons during seedling development using sensitive silicon photonic crystal protein arrays," S.I. Jones. Y. Tan, M. Shamimuzzaman, S. George, B.T. Cunningham, and L. Vodkin, Plant Physiology, Vol. 167, No. 3, p. 639-649, 2015.
  • "Sculpting narrowband Fano resonances inherent in the large-area mid-infrared photonic crystal microresonators for spectroscopic imaging," J.-N. Liu, M.V. Schulmerich, R. Bhargava, and B.T. Cunningham, Optics Express, Vol. 22, No. 15, p. 18142-18158, 2014.
  • "Smartphone instrument for portable enzyme linked immunosorbent assays," K.D. Long, H. Yu, and B.T. Cunningham, Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5, No. 11, p. 3792-3806, 2014.
  • “Nanofluidic channels of arbitrary shapes fabricated by tip-based nanofabrication" H. Hu, Y. Zhuo, M. Oruc, B.T. Cunningham, W. King, Nanotechnology, Vol. 25, p. 455301-455309, 2014.
  • "Enhanced live cell imaging via photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence microscopy," W. Chen, K.D. Long, H. Yu, Y. Tan, J.S. Choi, B.A. Harley, and B.T. Cunningham, Analyst, Vol. 139, No. 22, p. 5955-5964, 2014.
  • "Smartphone fluorescence spectroscopy," H. Yu, Y. Tan, and B.T. Cunningham, Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 86, No. 17, p. 8805-8813, 2014.
  • "Plasmonic external cavity laser refractometric sensor," M. Zhang, M. Lu, C. Ge, and B. T. Cunningham, Optics Express, Vol. 22, No. 17, p. 20347-20357, 2014.
  • "Detection of protein–small molecule binding using a self-referencing external cavity laser biosensor," M. Zhang, J. Peh, P. J. Hergenrother, and B. T. Cunningham, Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 136, pp. 5840-5843, 2014. PMC4333586
  • "Recognition of apoptotic cells by viable cells Is specific, ubiquitous, and species-independent: analysis using photonic crystal biosensors," G. Pattabiraman, E.A. Lidstone, B.T. Cunningham, D. Ucker, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Vol. 11, p. 1704-1714, 2014.
  • "Point-of-care detection and real-time monitoring of intravenously delivered drugs via tubing with an integrated SERS sensor," H.-Y. Wu, C.J. Choi, and B.T. Cunningham, Nanoscale, Vol. 6, No. 10., p, 5162-5171, 2014.
  • "Single nano particle detection using photonic crystal enhanced microscopy," Y. Zhuo, H. Hu, W. Chen, M. Lu, L. Tian, H. Yu, K.D. Long, E. Chow, W.P. King, S. Singamaneni, and B.T. Cunningham, Analyst, Vol. 139, No. 5, p. 1007-1015, 2014.
  • "Nanostructured optical photonic crystal biosensor for HIV viral load measurement," H. Shafiee, E. Lidstone, M. Jahangir, F. Inci, D. Kuritzkes, B.T. Cunningham, and U. Demirci, Nature Scientific Reports, Vol. 4, Article 4116, doi:10.1038/srep04116, 2014.
  • "A photonic crystal biosensor assay for ferritin utilizing iron-oxide nano particles," R.D. Peterson, B.T. Cunningham, and J. Andrade, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Vol. 56, p. 320-327, 2014.
  • "Photonic crystal enhancement of a homogeneous fluorescent assay using submicron fluid channels fabricated by E-jet patterning," Y. Tan, E. Sutanto, A.G. Alleyne, and B.T. Cunningham, Journal of Biophotonics, Vol. 3-4, p. 266-275, 2014.
  • "Electrohydrodynamic jet printing of micro-optical devices," E. Sutanto, S. Onses, Y. Tan, B.T. Cunningham, and A. Alleyne, Manufacturing Letters, Vol. 2, No. 1, p. 4-7, 2014.
  • "Large infrared absorptance of bimaterial microcantilevers based on silicon high contrast grating," B. Kwon, M. Seong, J.-N. Liu, M.R. Rosenberger, M.V. Schulmerich, R. Bhargava, B.T. Cunningham, and W.P. King, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 114, p. 153511, 2013. DOI: 10.1063/1.4825313
  • "Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy for imaging of live cell adhesion," W. Chen, K.D. Long, M. Lu, V. Chaudhery, H. Yu, J.S. Choi, J. Polans, Y. Zhuo, B.A. Harley, and B.T. Cunningham, Analyst, Vol. 138, No. 20, p. 5886-5894, 2013.
  • "Sensitive detection of protein and miRNA cancer biomarkers using silicon-based photonic crystals and a resonance coupling laser scanning platform," S. George, V. Chaudhery, Y. Tan, M. Lu, and B.T. Cunningham, Lab on a Chip, Vol 13, p. 4053-4064, 2013 PMID: 23963502.
  • "Enhanced fluorescence emission using a photonic crystal coupled to an optical cavity," A. Pokhriyal, M. Lu, V. Chaudhery, S. George, and B.T. Cunningham, Applied Physics Letters,Vol. 102, pp. 221114-221116, 2013. PMCID: PMC3689753
  • "Label-Free Biodetection using a Smartphone," D. Gallegos, K. Long, H. Yu, P. Clark, Y. Lin, , S. George, P. Nath, and B.T. Cunningham, Lab on a Chip,Vol. 13, p. 2124-2132, 2013. DOI: 10.1039/C3LC40991K.
  • “Distributed Feedback Laser Biosensor Noise Reduction,” Y. Tan, A. Chu, M.Lu and B.T. Cunningham, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 13, No. 5, p. 1972-1978, 2013.
  • "A self-referencing biosensor based upon a dual-mode external cavity laser," M. Zhang, C. Ge, M. Lu, Z. Zhang, and B.T. Cunningham, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 201, p. 213701-213703, 2013. (Featured on Cover) PMCID: PMC3683028
  • "Nanostructured surfaces and detection instrumentation for photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence (invited review)," V. Chaudhery, S. George, M. Lu, A. Pokhriyal, and B.T. Cunningham, Sensors Journal, Vol. 13, p. 5561-5584, 2013. DOI: 10.3390/s130505561
  • “External cavity laser biosensor,” C. Ge, M. Lu, S. George, C. Wagner, J. Zheng, A. Pokhriyal, C. Siu, J.G. Eden, P.J. Hergenrother and B.T. Cunningham, Lab on a Chip, Vol. 13, No. 7, p. 1247-1256, 2013 (Featured on Front Cover).
  • "Colorimetric plasmon resonance imaging using nano Lycurgus cup arrays", M.R. Gartia, A. Hsiao, A. Pokhriyal, S. Seo, G. Kulsharova, B.T. Cunningham, T.C. Bond, and G.L. Liu, Advanced Optical Materials, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 68-76, 2013. (Featured on Cover)
  • “Coupled external cavity photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence,” A. Pokhriyal, M. Lu, C. Ge and B.T. Cunningham, Journal of Biophotonics,Vol. 7, No. 5, p. 332-340, 2012. DOI: 10.1002/jbio.201200173 (Featured on Front Cover)
  • "Bidirectional scatter measurements of a guided mode resonant filter photonic crystal structure," M.A. Marciniak, S.R. Sellers, R B. Lamott, and B T. Cunningham, Optics Express, Vol. 20, No. 25, pp. 27242–27252, 2012.
  • "Plasmonic nanogap-enhanced Raman scattering using a resonant nanodome array," H.-Y. Wu, C. J. Choi and B.T. Cunningham, Small, Vol. 8, No. 18, p. 2769, 2012.
  • "Tunable ring laser with internal injection seeding and an optically-driven photonic crystal reflector," J. Zheng, C. Ge, C.J. Wagner, M. Lu, B.T. Cunningham, J.D Hewitt, and J.G. Eden, Optics Express, Vol. 20, No. 13, p. 14292-14301, 2012.
  • "A line-scanning detection instrument for photonics crystal enhanced fluorescence," V. Chaudhery, M. Lu, C.-S. Huang, J. Polans, R. Tan, R.C. Zangar, and B.T. Cunningham, Optics Letters, Vol. 37, No. 13, p. 2565-256, 2012.
  • "Photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence for early breast cancer biomarker detection," B.T. Cunningham and R.C. Zangar, Journal of Biophotonics, Vol. 8-9, p. 617-628, 2012. (Invited Review, Special Issue - Lab-on-a-Chip Diagnostics, featured on cover) PMC3844005.
  • "Multiplexed cancer biomarker detection using quartz-based photonic crystal surfaces," C.-S. Huang, V. Chaudhery, A. Pokhriyal, S. George, J. Polans, M. Lu, R. Tan, R.C. Zangar, B.T. Cunningham, Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 84, No. 2, p. 1126-1133, 2012. PMCID: PMC3264776.
  • "Nanoreplicated positive and inverted submicron polymer pyramids array for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy," Z. Xu, H.-Y. Wu, S.U. Ali, J. Jiang, B.T. Cunningham, and G.L. Liu, Journal of Nanophotonics, Vol. 5, p. 053526, 2011. (doi: 10.1117/1.3663259)
  • "Optimally designed narrowband guided-mode resonance reflectance filters for mid-infrared spectroscopy," J.-N. Liu, M.V. Schulmerich, R. Bhargava, and B.T. Cunningham, Optics Express, Vol. 19, No. 24, pp. 24182-24197, 2011.
  • "Spectral characteristics of single and coupled microresonator lasers comprising a replica-molded Bragg grating and dye-doped polymer," J. Zheng, M. Lu, C.J. Wagner, B.T. Cunningham, and J.G. Eden , Journal of the Optical Society of America B, Vol. 29, No. 2, p. 209-214, 2012.
  • "Biochemical Sensor Tubing for Point-of-Care Monitoring of Intravenous Drugs and Metabolites," C.J. Choi, J. Weyhenmayer, H.-Y. Wu, and B.T. Cunningham, Lab on a Chip, Vol. 12, No. 3, p. 574-581, 2012.
  • "Spatially selective photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence and application to background reduction for biomolecule detection assays," V. Chaudhery, M. Lu, C.-S. Huang, A. Pokhriyal, J. Polans, S.C. Schulz and B.T. Cunningham, Optics Express, Vol. 19, No. 23, p. 23327-23340, 2011.
  • "Angle-scanning photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence microscopy," V. Chaudhery, M. Lu, A. Pokhriyal, S. Schulz, and B.T. Cunningham, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 12, No. 5, p. 1272-1279, 2012.
  • "Plastic-based distributed feedback laser biosensors in microplate format," Y. Tan, A. Chou, C. Ge, M. Lu, W. Goldshlag, J. Huang, A. Pokhriyal, S. George, and B.T. Cunningham, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 12, No. 5, p. 1174-1180, 2012.
  • "Label-free imaging of cell attachment with photonic crystal enhanced microscopy," E.A. Lidstone, V. Chaudhery, A. Kohl, V. Chan, T.W. Jensen, L.B. Schook, R. Bashir, and B.T. Cunningham, Analyst, Vol. 136, No. 18, p. 3608-3615, 2011. DOI: 10.1039/C1AN15171A (Featured on the Cover)
  • "Quick Detection of Contaminants Leaching from Polypropylene Centrifuge Tube with Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and Ultra Violet Absorption Spectroscopy," Z. Xu, C.J. Choi, B.T. Cunningham, and G.L. Liu, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, Vol. 42, No. 11, p. 1939-1944, 2011. DOI:10.1002/jrs.2950.
  • "Enhancement of pump efficiency of a visible wavelength organic distributed feedback laser by resonant optical pumping," C. Ge, M. Lu, Y. Tan, and B.T. Cunningham, Optics Express, Vol. 19, No. 6, p. 5086-5092, 2011.
  • "Enhanced quantum dot optical downconversion using asymmetric 2D photonic crystals," F. Yang and B.T. Cunningham, Optics Express, Vol. 19, No. 5, p. 3908-3918, 2011.
  • "A study on the cytotoxicity effects of amoora rohituka and chittagonga on breast and pancreatic cancer cells," L. Chan, S. George, I. Ahmad, S. Gosangari, A. Abbasi, B.T. Cunningham and K. Watkin, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Vol. 2011, Article ID 860605, 2011. DOI 10.1155/2011/860605
  • "Plasmonic coupling of SiO2-Ag "post-cap" nanostructures and silver film for surface enhanced Raman scattering," H.-Y. Wu and B.T. Cunningham, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 98, No. 15, p. 3555342-3555344, 2011.
  • "Application of photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence to cancer biomarker microarrays," C.-S. Huang, S. George, M. Lu, V. Chaudhery, R. Tan, R.C. Zangar, and B.T. Cunningham, Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 83, No. 4, p. 1425-1430, 2011 (Featured on Cover).
  • "Label-free cell-based assays using photonic crystal optical biosensors," Analyst, Vol. 136, No. 6, p. 1090-1102, 2011. (Invited review) Published online February 3, 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C0AN00899K.
  • "Photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence using a quartz substrate to reduce limits of detection," A. Pokhriyal, M. Lu, V. Chaudhery, C.-S. Huang, S. Schulz, and B.T. Cunningham, Optics Express, Vol. 18, No. 24, p. 24793-24808, 2010.
  • "Photobleaching on photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence surfaces," V. Chaudhery, M. Lu, C. S. Huang, S. George, and B. T. Cunningham, Journal of Fluorescence, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. 707-714, 2011. DOI 10.1007/s10895-010-0760-8.
  • "Label-free prehybridization DNA microarray imaging using photonic crystals for quantitative spot quality analysis," S. George, I.D. Block, S.I. Jones, P.C. Mathias, V. Chaudhery, H.-Y Wu, P.Vuttipittayamongkol, L. Vodkin, and B.T. Cunningham, Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 82, No. 20, p. 8551-8557, 2010.
  • "Surface-enhanced Raman Nanodomes," C.J. Choi, A. Xu, H.-Y. Wu, L. Liu, and B.T. Cunningham, Nanotechnology, Vol 21, p. 415301 (2010) DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/21/41/415301.
  • "Cytotoxicity Screening of Bangladeshi Medicinal Plant Extracts on Pancreatic Cancer Cells," S. George, S.V. Bhalerao, E.A.Lidstone, I.S. Ahmad, A. Abbasi, B.T. Cunningham, K.L. Watkin, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 10:52, 2010.
  • "Multi-color fluorescence enhancement from a photonic crystal surface," A. Pokhriyal, M. Lu, C. Huang, S.C. Schulz, and B.T. Cunningham, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 97, No. 12, p. 121108-121110, 2010. PMCID: PMC2955725
  • "Improved Detection of Differentially Expressed Genes on a DNA Microarray by Photonic Crystal Enhanced Fluorescence," P.C. Mathias, S. I. Jones, H.-Y. Wu, F. Yang, D.O. Gonzalez, L.O. Vodkin, and B.T. Cunningham, Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 82, No. 16, p. 6854-6861, 2010.
  • "Comparison of label-free biosensing in microplate, microfluidic, and spot-based affinity capture assays," C.J. Choi, A.R. Belobraydich, L.L. Chan, P.C. Mathias, and B.T. Cunningham, Analytical Biochemistry, Vol. 405, No. 1, p. 1-10, 2010.
  • "Large-area organic distributed feedback laser fabricated by nanoreplica molding and horizontal dipping," C. Ge, M. Lu, X. Jian, Y. Tan, and B.T. Cunningham, Optics Express, Vol. 18, No. 12, p. 12980-12991, 2010.
  • "Integrated 2D photonic crystal stack filter fabricated using nanoreplica molding," F. Yang, G. Yen, and B.T. Cunningham, Optics Express, Vol. 18, No. 11, p. 11846-11858, 2010.
  • "Sensing micrometer-scale deformations vias stretching of a photonic crystal," N.L. Privorotskaya, C.J. Choi, B.T. Cunningham, and W.P. King, Sensors and Actuators A, Vol. 161, p. 66-71, 2010.
  • "Narrowband mid-infrared reflectance filters using guided mode resonance," A.K. Kodali, M. Schulmerich, J. Ip, G. Yen, B.T. Cunningham, and R. Bhargava, Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 82, p. 5697-5706, 2010.
  • "Distributed feedback laser biosensor incorporating a titanium dioxide nanorod surface," C. Ge, M. Lu, W. Zhang, and B.T. Cunningham, Applied Physics Letters,Vol. 96, p. 163702-163704, 2010 (DOI: 10.1063/1.3394259).
  • "Deposited nanorod films for biosensor applications," W. Zhang, S.-M. Kim, N. Ganesh, I.D. Block, P.C. Mathias, and B.T. Cunningham, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, Vol. 28, No. 4, p. 996-1001, 2010.
  • "Coupling discrete metal nanoparticles to photonic crystal surface resonant modes and application to Raman spectroscopy," S.-m. Kim, W. Zhang, and B.T. Cunningham, Optics Express, Vol. 18, No. 5, p. 4300-4309, 2010.
  • " Magnification of photonic crystal fluorescence enhancement via TM resonance excitation and TE resonance extraction on a dielectric nanorod surface," H.-Y Yu, W. Zhang, P.C. Mathias, and B.T. Cunningham, Nanotechnology, Vol. 21, p. 125203-125210, 2010.
  • "Detection of growth factor binding to gelatin and heparin using a photonic crystal biosensor," L.L. Chan, A. Morgan, A. Sendemir-Urkmez, R. Jamison, and B.T. Cunningham, Materials Science and Engineering C, Vol. 30, p. 686-690, 2010.
  • "Identifying modulators of protein-protein interactions using photonic crystal biosensors," J.T. Heeres, S.-H. Kim, B.J. Leslie, E.A. Lidstone, B.T. Cunningham, and P.J. Hergenrother, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 131, No. 51, p. 18202-18203, 2009.
  • "Label-free detection of soybean rust spores using photonic crystal biosensor," R. Vittal, W. Zhang, L.L. Chan, B.T. Cunningham, and G. Hartman, Phytopathology Vol. 99, No. 6, S136, 2009.
  • "Photonic Crystal Surfaces as a General Purpose Platform for Label-Free and Fluorescent Assays," B.T. Cunningham, Journal of the Association of Laboratory Automation, Vol. 15, p. 120-135, 2010 (invited) DOI information: 10.1016/j.jala.2009.10.009, PMCID: PMC2850210.
  • "Optimizing the spatial resolution of photonic crystal label-free imaging," I.D. Block and B.T. Cunningham, Applied Optics, Vol. 48, No. 34, p.6567-6574, 2009.
  • "Vapor phase deposition of monofunctional alkoxysilanes for sub-nanometer level biointerfacing on oxide surfaces," B. Dorvel, R. Reddy, Jr., I.D. Block, P.C. Mathias, S.E. Clare, D.E. Bergstrom, B.T. Cunningham, and R. Bashir, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 20, p. 87-95, 2010, (DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200901688).
  • "Photonic Crystal Integrated Microfluidic Chip for Determination of Kinetic Reaction Rate Constants," C. J. Choi, I.D. Block, B. Bole, D. Dralle, B.T. Cunningham, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 9, No. 12, p. 1697-1704, 2009.
  • "A detection instrument for enhanced fluorescence and label-free imaging on photonic crystal surfaces," I.D. Block, P.C. Mathias, N. Ganesh, I.D. Jones, B.R. Dorvel, V. Chaudhery, L. Vodkin, R. Bashir, and B.T. Cunningham, Optics Express, Vol. 17 Issue 15, pp.13222-13235, 2009.
  • "A method for identifying small molecule aggregators using photonic crystal biosensor microplates," L.L. Chan, E.A. Lidstone, K.E. Finch, J.T. Heeres, P.J. Hergenrother, and B.T. Cunningham, Journal of the Association for Laboratory Automation (JALA), Vol. 14, No. 6, p. 348-359, 2009. PMCID: PMC2950101
  • "Employing two distinct guided-mode resonances to improve fluorescence enhancement from photonic crystals," P.C. Mathias, H.-Y. Wu, and B.T. Cunningham, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 95, p. 021111-021113, 2009.
  • "Cartilage tissue engineering on fibrous chitosan scaffolds produced by a replica molding technique," G. Ragetly, G. Slavik, B.T. Cunningham, D.J. Schaeffer, and D. Griffon, Journal of Biomedical Material Research Part A, Vol. 93, p. 46-55, 2010.
  • "Microfluidic chip for combinatorial mixing and screening of assays," B.R. Schudel, C.J. Choi, B.T. Cunningham, and P.J.A. Kenis, Lab on a Chip, Vol. 12, p. 1676-1680, 2009.
  • "Leaky-mode assisted fluorescence extraction: Application to fluorescence enhancement biosensors," N. Ganesh, I.D. Block, P.C. Mathias, W. Zhang, E. Chow, V. Malyarchuk, and B.T. Cunningham, Optics Express, Vol. 16, No. 26, p. 21626-21640, 2008.
  • "Application of Photonic Crystal Enhanced Fluorescence to a Cytokine Immunoassay," P.C. Mathias, N. Ganesh, and B.T. Cunningham, Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 80, No. 23, p. 9013-9020, 2008.
  • "Photonic crystals with SiO2-Ag "post-cap" nanostructure coatings for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy," S.-M. Kim, W. Zhang, and B.T. Cunningham, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 93, p. 143112, 2008.
  • "Rapid label-free selective detection of porcine rotavirus using photonic crystal biosensors," M.F. Pineda, L.L. Chan, T. Kuhlenschmidt, M. Kuhlenschmidt, and B.T. Cunningham, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 9, No. 4, p. 470-477, 2009.
  • "Fluorescence enhancement by a photonic crystal with a nanorod-structured high index layer," W. Zhang and B.T. Cunningham, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 93, p. 133115-133117, 2008.
  • "Plastic distributed feedback laser biosensor," M. Lu, S. S. Choi, U. Irfan, and B.T. Cunningham, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 93, No. 11, p. 111113, 2008.
  • "Enhanced fluorescence on a photonic crystal surface incorporating nanorod structures," W. Zhang, N. Ganesh, P.C. Mathias, and B.T. Cunningham, Small, Vol. 4, No. 12, p. 2199-2203, 2008.
  • "General Method for Discovering Inhibitors of Protein-DNA Interactions using Photonic Crystal Biosensors," L.L. Chan, M.F. Pineda, J. Heeres, P.J. Hergenrother, and B T. Cunningham, ACS Chemical Biology, Vol. 3, No. 7, p. 437-448, 2008.
  • "VCSEL Optoelectronic Biosensor for Detection of Infectious Diseases," M.C.Y. Huang, C.F.R. Mateus, J.E. Foley, R. Beatty, B.T. Cunningham, and C.J. Chang-Hasnain, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 20, No. 6, p. 443-445, 2008.
  • "Advantages and application of label-free detection assays in drug screening," B.T. Cunningham and L.G. Laing, Expert Opinions in Drug Discovery, Vol. 3, No. 8, p. 891-901, 2008.
  • "Label free biosensor incorporating a replica-molded, vertically emitting distributed feedback laser," M. Lu, S. S. Choi, C. J. Wagner, J. G. Eden, and B. T. Cunningham, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 92, 261502, 2008.
  • "Honey I Shrunk the World: Research and Development in Nanotechnology at the University of Illinois," I.S. Ahmad and B.T. Cunningham, IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, December, p. 5-10, 2008.
  • "Low temperature plasma channels generated in microcavity trenches with widths 20-150 um and aspect rations as large as 10000:1", M. Lu, S.-J. Park, B.T. Cunningham, and J.G. Eden, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 92, p. 101928, 2008.
  • "Distance dependence of fluorescence enhancement from photonic crystal surfaces," N. Ganesh, P.C. Mathias, W. Zhang, and B.T. Cunningham, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 103, p. 083104, 2008.
  • "High Sensitivity Plastic-Substrate Photonic Crystal Biosensor," I.D. Block, M.F. Pineda, C.J. Choi, and B.T. Cunningham, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 8, No. 9, p. 1546-1547, 2008.
  • "Optically tuned resonant optical reflectance filter," F. Yang, G. Yen, G. Rasigade, J. Soares, and B.T. Cunningham, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 92, No. 9, p. 091115, DOI: 10.1063/1.289071, 2008.
  • "Graded Wavelength One-Dimensional Photonic Crystal Reveals Spectral Characteristics of Enhanced Fluorescence," P.C. Mathias, N.Ganesh, W.Zhang, and B.T. Cunningham, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 103, p. 094320, 2008.
  • "Vertically emitting, dye-doped polymer laser in the green (lambda ~ 536 nm) with a second order distributed feedback grating fabricated by replica molding," M. Lu, J.G. Eden, and B.T. Cunningham, Optics Communications, Vol. 281, p. 3159-3162, 2008.
  • "High Sensitivity Photonic Crystal Biosensor Incorporating Nanorod Structures for Enhanced Surface Area," W. Zhang, N. Ganesh, I.D. Block and B.T. Cunningham, Sensors and Actuators B, Vol. 131, p. 279-284, 2008.
  • "A sensitivity model for predicting photonic crystal biosensor performance," I.D. Block, N. Ganesh, M. Lu, and B.T. Cunningham, IEEE Sensors, Vol. 8, No. 3, p. 274-280, 2008.
  • "Label-free imaging of cancer cells using photonic crystal biosensors and application to cytotoxicity screening of a natural compound library," L.L. Chan, S. Gosangari, K.L. Watkin, and B.T. Cunningham, Sensors and Actuators B, Vol. 132, p. 418-425, 2008.
  • "A Replica Molding Technique for Producing Fibrous Chitosan Scaffolds for Cartilage Engineering," G.J. Slavik, G. Ragetly, N. Ganesh, D.J. Griffon, and B.T. Cunningham, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol. 17, p. 4095 - 4101, 2007.
  • "A voltage-tuned resonant reflectance optical filter for visible wavelengths fabricated by nanoreplica molding," F. Yang, G. Yen, and B.T. Cunningham, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 90, p. 261109-261111, 2007.
  • "Enhanced fluorescence emission from quantum dots on a photonic crystal surface," N. Ganesh, W. Zhang, P.C. Mathias and B.T. Cunningham, Nature Nanotechnology, v 2, no 8, p. 515-520, 2007.
  • "A 96-well microplate incorporating a replica molded microfluidic network integrated with photonic crystal biosensors for high throughput kinetic biomolecular interaction analysis," C. J. Choi and B.T. Cunningham, Lab On A Chip, Vol. 7, p. 550-556, 2007.
  • "Compact Wavelength Detection System Incorporating a Guided-Mode Resonance Filter," N.Ganesh, A. Xiang, N.B. Beltran, D.W. Dobbs, and B.T. Cunningham, Applied Physics Letters, v. 90, p. 081103-081106, 2007.
  • "Combined Enhanced Fluorescence and Label-Free Biomolecular Detection with a Photonic Crystal Surface," P.C. Mathias, N. Ganesh, L.L. Chan, and B.T. Cunningham, Applied Optics, Vol. 46, No. 12, p. 2351-2360, 2007.
  • "A label-free photonic crystal biosensor imaging method for detection of cancer cell cytotoxicity and proliferation," L. Chan, S. Gosangari, K. Watkin, and B.T. Cunningham, Apoptosis, Vol. 12, No, 6, p. 1061-1068, 2007.
  • "Microplasma devices and arrays fabricated by plastic-based replica molding," M. Lu, S.-J. Park, J.G. Eden, and B.T. Cunningham, JMEMS, Vol. 16, No. 6, p. 1397-1402, 2007.

Invited Lectures

  • "Photonic biosensor technologies for ultrasensitive, portable applications in gloabl health diagnostics, environmentla monitoring, and life science research ," B.T. Cunningham, K.D. Long, H. Yu, W. Chen, F. Sun, A. Ornob, A. Ganguli, S. Lumetta, and R. Bashir, Illinois-JITRI Institute (IJI) Symposium, Nanjing, China, September 2017.
  • "Mobile Biosensing using the Capabilities of Smartphone Cameras," B.T. Cunningham, K.D. Long, H. Yu, W. Chen, F. Sun, A. Ornob, A. Ganguli, S. Lumetta, and R. Bashir, IEEE International Microwave Workshop Series on Advanced Materials and Processes, Pavia, Italy, September 2017.
  • "Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy: A new tool for cell-surface quantitative imaging and digital resolution biomolecular diagnostics," B.T. Cunningham, Y. Zhuo, J.S. Choi, T. Marin, H. Yu, and B.A. Harley, Emerging Technologies in Communications, Microsystems, Optoelectronics, and Sensors (ET-CMOS), Warsaw, Poland, May 2017.
  • "Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy for cell membrane imaging and digital resolution biomolecular sensing," Biomedical Engineering Department Seminar, Rochester University, Rochester, NY, December 2016.
  • "Development of an automated test for an oropharyngeal cancer biomarker in blood using photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence," B.T. Cunningham, C. Race, L. Kwon, H. Inan, S. Kesiraju, K. Anderson, U. Demirci, R. Zangar, NIH Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT) Program PI Meeting, Bethesda, MD, December 2016.
  • "Development of an automated test for an oropharyngeal cancer biomarker in blood using photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence," B.T. Cunningham, C. Race, L. Kwon, H. Inan, S. Kesiraju, K. Anderson, U. Demirci, R. Zangar, Frontiers in Bioengineering Mini Symposium, Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Shanghai, China, November 2016.
  • "Point of care diagnostics," Plenary Lecture, Carle Foundation Day Symposium, Champaign, IL, November 2016.
  • "Recent developments in biophotonics," GE Global Research Seminar, Niskayuna, NY, October 2016.
  • "Quest for the $100 genome," Carle Hospital Genomics for Clinicians Conference, Urbana, IL, July 2016.
  • "Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy for cell membrane imaging and digital resolution biomolecular sensing," Georgia Tech Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar, Atlanta, GA, July 2016.
  • "Nano-Biophotonic Approaches for Detection of Chemical Molecules, Proteins, Virus Particles, and Cells," ARO/NSF/SRC Technical Exchange Meeting on Cell-Semiconductor Interfaces and Hybrid Semiconductor-Biological Systems, Atlanta, GA, July 2016.
  • "Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy for cell membrane imaging and digital resolution biomolecular sensing," 12th International Symposium on Photonic and Electromagnetic Crystal Structures (PECS), York, UK, July 2016.
  • "Smartphone biosensors: New tools for nutrition and health diagnostics," American Society for Nutrition Annual Meeting, Special session on innovative techniques to evaluating behavioral nutrition interventions in the community, San Diego, CA, April 2016.
  • "Photonic crystal enhancement and tuning of quantum dot emission," Dow Chemical Company Seminar, Marlborough, MA, January 2016.
  • "Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy," Frontiers in Ultrasensitive and Super Resolution Imaging Symposium, Urbana, IL, December 2015.
  • "Photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence: Development of sensors structures and detection instrumentation for early cancer biomarker detection," NIH Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies Principle Investigator's Meeting, Washington, DC, November 2015.
  • "To label or not-to-label? That is the question!" OSA Incubator Workshop on Optical Biosensors for Medical Diagnostic Applications, Washington, DC, November 2015.
  • "Quantitative imaging of live cell adhesion by photonic crystal enhanced microscopy," MRL Biological Conference, Champaign, IL, November 2015.
  • "Smartphone Biosensors: Lab-in-a-Pocket Diagnostics," Central Illinois Section of IEEE Invited Seminar, Champaign, IL, September 2015.
  • "Biosensing lasers using external cavities coupled with photonic and plasmonic crystals," OSA Advanced Photonics Congress, Boston, MA, June 2015.
  • "Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy," Conference for Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, CA, May 2015.
  • "Teaching your old smartphone new tricks: Mobile biodetection for health and food safety," Saturday Engineering for Everyone, ECE Department at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2015.
  • "Nano-biophotonic approaches for detection of chemical molecules, proteins, virus particles, and cells," Keynote Presentation: International Symposium on Organic Electronics and Bioelectronics, Clemson, SC, May 2015.
  • "Smartphone Spectroscopy: Three unique modalities for point-of-care testing," K.D. Long, H. Yu, H. Le, S. Lumetta, and B.T. Cunningham, SPIE Sensing Technology + Applications Conference, Baltimore, MD, April 2015
  • "Smartphone biosensors in diagnostics, food safety, and anti-counterfeit drug applications," University of Wisconsin, ECE Department Graduate Seminar, April, 2015.
  • "Chemical and Biological Detection for Diagnostics using the Internal Capabilities of Mobile Devices," ASME Webinar: How Technology is Transforming Diagnostics, March 2015.
  • "Photoinc crystals, biomarkers, and cells," IEEE EMBS Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine Conference, Oahu, HI, December 2014.
  • "Microfluidic Integration of Photonic Crystal Enhanced Fluorescence Technology for High Sensitivity, Multiplexed Detection of Serum Biomarkers," NIH Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies Program Annual Workshop, Bethesda, MD, November 2014.
  • "Chemical and Biological Detection for Diagnostic, Food Safety, and Drug Safety using the Internal Sensing Capabilities of Mobile Devices," Lester Wolfe Workshop at MIT, Cambridge, MA, November 2014.
  • 'Photonic crystal biosensors," IEEE Sensors Conference (Special Session on Photonic Crystal Biosensors), Valencia, Spain, November 2014.
  • "Four Orders of Magnitude: Nanophotonic Biosensors for Detection of Molecules to Tissues," Boston University Photonics Seminar, Boston, MA, October 2014.
  • "Smartphone Biosensors for Diagnostics, Food Safety, and Environmental Monitoring," SelectBio Point of Care Diagnostics World Congress, San Diego, CA, September 2014.
  • "Biosensors in Food Safety Applications," Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Graduate Seminar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, September 2014.
  • "Smartphone Biosensors for Diagnostics, Food Safety, and Environmental Monitoring," OSA Applied Industrial Optics Conference, Seattle, WA, July 2014.
  • "Four Orders of Magnitude: Nanophotonic Biosensors for Detection of Molecules to Tissues," Plenary Lecture, Asia-Pacific Conference of Transducers and Micro-Nano Technology (APCOT), Daegu, South Korea, June 2014.
  • "Laser Biosensors for Drug Discovery," 2014 Device Research Conference, Plenary Lecture, Santa Barbara, CA, June 2014.
  • "Optical Sensors in the Life Sciences," Tsinghua University-Illinois Nanotechnology Symposium, Urbana, IL, April 2014.
  • "Optical Sensors in Diagnostics and Life Science Research," Beckton Dickenson Technologies Division Seminar, Raleigh, NC, February 2014.
  • "Handheld Smartphone Biosensing," Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference on Point-of-Care Diagnostics, San Francisco, CA, February 2014.
  • "Photonic Crystal Enhanced Microscopy: A New Tool for Cell Imaging and Biomarker Detection," University of Houston, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series, Inaugural Lecture, Houston, TX, February 2014.
  • "Photonic Crystal Enhanced Microscopy: A New Tool for Cell Imaging and Biomarker Detection," Institute of Genomic Biology Seminar, Urbana, IL, January 2014.
  • "Friendly Photons: Optical Sensors in Life Science and Medicine," Keynote Lecture, International Conference on Sensing Technology, Wellington, New Zealand, December 2013.
  • "Friendly Photons: Optical Sensors in Life Science and Medicine," Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC) Seminar, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, November 2013.
  • "Friendly Photons: Optical Sensors in Life Science and Medicine," Penn State University, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics Seminar, State College, PA, October 2013.
  • "Nanostructures in Optics for Biomedicine," Washington University Mechanical Engineering and Material Science Department Seminar, St. Louis, MO, September 2013.
  • "Lighting the Way: Optical Sensors in the Life Sciences," IEEE SmartTech Workshop, Waltham, MA, September, 2013.
  • "The biosensor business," Technology Entrepreneurship Program, University of Illinois School of Management, Urbana, IL, September, 2013.
  • "Optical Sensors in Life Science and Medicine," Tutorial Presentation, IEEE Photonics Conference, Bellevue, WA, September, 2013.
  • "Optical Sensors in Drug Discovery," Keynote Presentation, 1st Mining the Microbial Genome Symposium, Institute for Genomic Biology, Urbana, IL, August, 2013.
  • "Biosensors in diagnostics, point-of-care monitoring, life science research, and pharmaceutical screening," Bionanotechnology Summer Institute, Urbana, IL, August 2013.
  • "Biosensors in diagnostics, point-of-care monitoring, life science research, and pharmaceutical screening," Austrian Institute of Technology Seminar, Vienna, Austria, July 2013.
  • "Friendly Photons: Optical Sensors in Life Science and Medicine," National Institute of Standards Technology, Bethesda, MD, June, 2013.
  • "Application of nanosensors for prevention of food contamination," Illinois Institute of Technology Institute of Food Safety and Health Seminar, Bedford Park, IL, January 2013.
  • "Smartphone biosensors for health, environmental monitoring, and food safety," NSF EFRI Program Topic Proposal, Arlington, VA, January 2013.
  • "Flexible optical nanosensors in disposable biomedical tubing," CMOS Emerging Technologies Conference, Vancouver, BC, July 2012.
  • "Subwavelength photonics for biosensing," OSA Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nanophotonics Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, June 2012.
  • "Photonic Crystals: A versatile platform for optics-based biological detection," SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, January 2012.
  • "Getting molecules to see the light: Nanostructures and instruments for biomedical detection," W.M. Keck Lecture, University of California at Santa Cruz, September 2011.
  • "Getting molecules to see the light: Nanostructures and instruments for biomedical detection," Boston University Photonics Center Seminar, Boston MA, August 2011.
  • "Getting molecules to see the light: Nanostructures and instruments for biomedical detection," Draper Laboratory Seminar, Cambridge, MA, August 2011.
  • "Cell-based assays using photonic crystal biosensors," Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO), Baltimore, MD, May 2011.
  • "Sensors for Biomedical Tubing," Nano Electronics-Photonics Seminar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 2011.
  • "Biosensing with Photonic Crystal Surfaces," University of California Davis, Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST) Seminar, March 2011.
  • "High resolution imaging of cell activity using photonic crystal surfaces," LEOS Winter Topical Meeting, Keystone, CO, January 2011.
  • "Nanophotonics in Biosensing," 1st International Symposium on Nanomedicine: Past, Present & Future Prospects, Karachi, Pakistan, December 2010.
  • "Biosensing with Photonic Crystal Surfaces," IEEE Photonics Society 2010 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 2010.
  • "Label-free detection and fluorescence enhancement with photonic crystal surfaces," Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, October 2010
  • "Resonant excitation and enhanced extraction of quantum dots in plastic-based photonic crystals," BAE Systems Seminar, Merrimack, NH, September 2010.
  • "Sensors using photonic crystal surfaces," International Nano-Optoelectronics Workshop (iNOW), Beijing, China, August 2010.
  • "Fluorescence-based biodetection and fluorescence amplification," NSF Biosensing-Bioactuation Summer Institute 2010, Champaign, IL, July 2010.
  • "Application of biosensors in cancer research and diagnostics," Department of Medicine Seminar, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, April 2010.
  • "Biosensors for Cell and Bacteria Surface Interaction Analysis," Department of Medicinal Chemistry Seminar, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, March 2010.
  • "Deposited Nanorod Films for Biosensor Applications," iOptics Seminar, Urbana, IL, February 2010
  • "Label-Free Cell Assays Using Photonic Crystal Biosensors," Center for Cellular Mechanics Seminar, Urbana, IL, February 2010.
  • "Photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence," B.T. Cunningham, SPIE Photonics West, Special Session: Frontiers in Pathogen Detection: From Nanosensors to Systems, San Francisco, CA, January 2010. (Proc. SPIE Vol. 7553, p. 755302-1)
  • "Application of Photonic Crystal Enhanced Fluorescence to a Cytokine Immunoassay," B.T. Cunningham, EMBC 2009 Conference, Minneapolis, MN, September 2009.
  • "Screening Small Molecule and Cell-Based Targets using Photonic Crystal Biosensors," B.T. Cunningham, Target Discovery World Congress, San Francisco, CA, August 2009.
  • "Deposited nanorod films for biosensor applications," W. Zhang, S.-M. Kim, N. Ganesh, I. Block, P.C. Mathias, and B.T. Cunningham, AVS 56th International Symposium & Exhibition, San Jose, CA, November, 2009.
  • "A general method for screening protein-DNA interactions using photonic crystal biosensor microplates," ACHEMA Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, May 2009.
  • "Photonic Biosensors," Electrical Engineering Department Colloquium, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, May 2009.
  • "Microplate-based, Label-free Applications: Native Cell Profiling and Pharmaceutically Relevant Targets," Society for Biomolecular Screening Spring Meeting, Lille, France, April 2009.
  • "Nanophotonic resonators as biosensing substrates," Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Engineering Physics Department Seminar, March 2009.
  • "Photonic crystal biosensors for high throughput drug discovery, environmental monitoring, and biomarker detection," Pittcon 2009, Chicago, IL, March 2009.
  • "Photonic crystals: A platform for label-free and enhanced fluorescence biomolecular and cellular assays," 2008 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, December 2008.
  • "Optical Resonators for Label Free Detection: Photonic Crystals and Lasers," University of Illinois Electromagnetics Symposium, Urbana, IL, September, 2008.
  • "Photonic Crystal Biosensors and Tunable Resonant Optical Devices," IEEE LEOS Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics, Freiburg, Germany, August, 2008.
  • "Sensors for Embedded Intelligence," Baxter Corporation Biannual Conference on Global R&D, Vienna, Austria, July, 2008.
  • "Preliminary studies on biologically active proteins/peptides from medicinal plants," ASABE Conference, Providence, RI, June, 2008.
  • "Photonic crystal biosensors for label-free detection and fluorescence enhancement," Gordon Research Conference in Bioanalytical Sensors, Providence, RI, June, 2008.
  • "Tunable photonic crystal reflection filters on flexible plastic substrates," Tri-Service Information Exchange on Agile Laser Protection, Hilton Head, SC, April 2008.
  • "Photonic crystal optofluidics for high throughput biosensing," C.J. Choi, and B.T. Cunningham, Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics, May 2008, San Jose, CA.
  • "Optical Resonators for Label-Free Detection: Photonic Crystals, Microrings, and Lasers," SBS Symposium on Label-Free Technologies in Drug Discovery, June 2008, Dresden, Germany.
  • "Photonic Crystal Biosensors," SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, FL, March 2008.

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