Ph.D., Brown University
phone: (617) 353-8670
office: 110 Cummington Mall, ENG 408
Nanomechanics, Nanofluidics, Nanophotonics, Applications of MEMS and NEMS
Professor K.L. Ekinci’s research focuses on mechanical systems at the nanometer length scales. His lab, the Laboratory for Nanometer Scale Engineering, is an integral part of the recently renovated BU Nanoscale Research Facility, where nanoscale mechanical and electronic devices can be fabricated using state-of-the-art nanofabrication techniques. Through measurements of the physical properties of nanomechanical systems, Dr. Ekinci hopes to gain a better understanding of the fundamental physical processes in nanomechanical systems such as dissipation and fluctuations. The practical aspects of his research involve the design and fabrication of ultra-high speed nanomechanical sensors.
The efforts in the field of nanomechanical systems in Ekinci’s lab are complemented with investigations of the electronic conduction and mechanical structure of thin metal films through scanning probe microscopy and transport measurements in Ultra High Vacuum (UHV).
- T. Kouh, U. Kemiktarak, O. Basarir, C. Lissandrello and K.L. Ekinci, “Measuring Gaussian Noise using a Lock-in Amplifer,” in press, Am. J. Phys. (2014).
- O. Ozsun, V. Yakhot, and K.L. Ekinci, “Non-invasive Measurement of the Pressure Distribution in a Deformable Micro-channel,” J. Fluid Mech. 734 , R1 (2013).
- O. Basarir and K.L. Ekinci, “Dynamic Interactions between Oscillating Cantilevers: Nanomechanical Modulation using Surface Forces,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 103 , 083505 (2013).
- A. Kumar, S. Rajauria, H. Huo, O. Ozsun, K. Rykaczewski, J. Kumar, and K.L. Ekinci, “Surface Area Enhancement of Microcantilevers by Femto-Second Laser Irradiation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 100 , 141607 (2012).
- C. Lissandrello, V. Yakhot, and K.L. Ekinci, “Crossover from Hydrodynamics to the Kinetic Regime in Confined Nanoflows,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 , 084501 (2012).
- O. Basarir, S. Bramhavar, and K.L. Ekinci, “Monolithic Integration of a Nanomechanical Resonator to an Optical Microdisk Cavity,” Opt. Express 20 , 4272 (2012).
- O. Basarir, S. Bramhavar, and K.L. Ekinci, “Motion Transduction in Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS) Arrays Using Near-field Optomechanical Coupling,” Nano Lett. 107 , 534 (2012).
- S. Rajauria, O. Ozsun, J. Lawall, V. Yakhot, and K.L. Ekinci, “Porous Superhydrophobic Membranes: Hydrodynamic Anomaly in Oscillating Flows,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 12 , 174501 (2011).
- A. Sampathkumar, K.L. Ekinci, and T. W. Murray, “Multiplexed Optical Operation of Distributed Nanoelectromechanical Systems Arrays,” Nano Lett. 11 , 1014 (2011).
- O. Basarir, S. Bramhavar, and K.L. Ekinci, “Near-field Optical transducer for Nanomechanical Resonators,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 97 , 253114 (2010).