Nezih Pala is an Associate Professor at the Electrical &Computer Engineering Department of Florida International University. He received M.S. and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY in 1999 and 2002, respectively. His research interests include design, fabrication and characterization of nanoscale structures, devices and systems for bio/chemical sensing, imaging, communication, and energy harvesting and storage as well as visible light communication (VLC). His recent work particularly focuses on nanophotonics and plasmonics in a wide spectral range covering UV-visible-IR and THz frequencies and wearable systems. His research has been supported by NSF, US Army, NIH, Department of Energy, EPA, Florida Light & Power Inc. and internationally by Qatar National Research Fund. He is a recipient of NSF CAREER award. He has authored/coauthored more than 150 articles published in peer reviewed scientific journals and conferences. His papers appeared the cover of journals and received Best Paper and Paper of the Month recognitions. He is a member of IEEE, The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Material Research Society (MRS), Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi. He also serves on the organizing committees of SPIE and IEEE Conferences.
• Nanophotonics • Plasmonics • THz devices and technologies • Biochemical sensors • Nanoscale materials and devices • Visible light communication