Filiz Yesilkoy

Department of Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Lab Website

1550 Engineering Dr.
Engineering Centers Building
Office 2156
Madison, WI 53706


BS, Middle East Technical University, Ankara. Electrical Engineering
MS, University of Maryland , College Park, Maryland, Electrical Engineering/Nanotechnology
PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, Electrical Engineering/Nanophotonics
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Microbiosystems
Postdoctoral Fellow, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology , Lausanne, Nanophotonic Biosensors

Developing new bioanalytical methods using nanophotonic tools

Yesilkoy Lab overview slideFrom early-stage fundamental research to everyday clinical practice, sensors that can specifically and accurately quantify analytes from biosamples are essential analytical tools in the biomedical sciences. In medicine, for example, biomarker profiling for prognostics and diagnostics is rapidly becoming more important with the ever-growing discoveries of disease-indicating biomarkers.

In our multidisciplinary group, we conduct basic, applied, and translational research at the cross-sections of photonics, nanotechnology and biomedical sciences towards the development of novel instruments that will impact next-generation healthcare practice and foundational biomedical research. We benefit from a variety of disciplines, including physical, chemical, material, data and life sciences, to i) engineer optical biochemical sensors, molecular identification and imaging systems, ii) enhance the analytical performance of state-of-the-art instruments, and iii) develop field-deployable and cost-effective tools for applications including personalized medicine and global health.

Filiz Yesilkoy

Areas of Expertise

  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Spectroscopy Microscopy Imaging