M. Selim Ünlü

Distinguished Professor (ECE, MSE, BME)

Distinguished Professor (ECE, MSE, BME)

  • Primary Appointment Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Education PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1992
  • Additional Affiliations Division of Materials Science & Engineering
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Department of Physics
    Photonics Center
    Precision Diagnostics Center
  • Honors and Awards Fellow, AIMBE, 2020
    Fellow, Optica, 2017
    Fellow, IEEE, 2007

    Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 2011
    General Chair for IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting, 2009
    TÜBITAK Special Award, 2008
    ARCNN Distinguished Lecturer, 2007
    IEEE/LEOS Distinguished Lecturer, 2005 – 2007
    NSF CAREER Award, 1996
    ONR Young Investigator Award, 1996

    Boston University Innovator of the Year Award, 2021
    Charles DeLisi Distinguished Lecturer Award, 2016
    Dean’s Catalyst Award, 2007
    College of Engineering Service Award, 2006
    ECE Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2002
  • Classes Taught EK307 Circuits
    EK131 Optics, Waves, Metrology, and Biosensors
    EC410 Introduction to Electronics
    EC563 Fiber-Optic Communication System
    EC570 Lasers
    EC770 Guided-wave Optoelectronics
    EC892 Seminar: Electro-Physics
  • Areas of Interest Biophotonics: biological imaging techniques, biosensors, digital (single particle, molecule) detection
    Nanophotonics: solid immersion lens microscopy, imaging and analysis of semiconductor devices and circuits


Affiliation: Primary & Affiliated Faculty (BME), Primary & Affiliated Faculty (ECE), Primary & Affiliated Faculty (MSE), Primary Faculty (MSE)