Onur Tigli Research Laboratory

Onur Tigli

Assistant Professor
DSc, Computer Engineering, The George Washington University, 2008

Research Interests: BioNanotechnology, Biosensors, Microelectromechanical Systems
(MEMS), Micro/Nano Fabrication, Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Design

Onur Tigli is an Assistant Professor of Electrical‐Computer Engineering and Dr. John T. McDonald Foundation Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute of University of Miami (BioNIUM). He also holds a secondary appointment at the Department of Pathology, Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Tigli worked for prominent national labs including National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Semiconductor Electronics Division, Naval Research Lab (NRL) Materials Science and Technology Division, and completed projects on areas of system‐on‐a‐chip, ASIC/FPGA design, biochemical sensors, and micro/nano electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS). He is widely recognized for his research on CMOS based Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) biosensors for early diagnosis of breast cancer. He holds two US patents on his novel technology.

His primary research interest is in the field of bioMEMS/NEMS and biomedical nanotechnology to develop smart point‐of care diagnostic tools for clinical applications. In this field, his current research deals with the development of nanowire based biosensors for single molecule detection of cancer biomarkers. He is also working on the development of integrated micro/nano systems for rapid and comprehensive blood, serum and other bodily fluid analysis. This work involves the use of micro/nano fabrication methods, microfluidics, micro/nano sensor and actuator development, and their respective applications in clinical medicine, neuroscience, genomics, proteomics, cell and tissue engineering. In addition to the biosensor development, he also conducts research for monolithic lab‐on‐a chip solutions by employing nanotechnology and MEMS toolsets. In this context, his interest is on integrating nanotechnology with conventional CMOS techology for sensor and other bioMEMS/NEMS applications.