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Nezih Pala



  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York
  • B.S. in Physics from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey


  • Nanophotonics
  • Plasmonics
  • THz devices and technologies
  • Biochemical sensors
  • Nanoscale materials and devices
  • Visible light communication


1. F. Alam, S. RoyChoudhury, A. H. Jalal, Y. Umasankar, S. Forouzanfar, N. Akter, S. Bhansali, N. Pala, “Lactate Biosensing: The Emerging Point-of-Care and Personal Health Monitoring”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 117, 818-829 (2018) DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2018.06.054

2. Y.S. Eroglu, I. Guvenc, A. Sahin, Y. Yapıcı, N. Pala, M. Yuksel, “Multi-Element VLC Networks: LED Assignment, Power Control, and Optimum Combining” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications Special Issue on Localisation, Communication and Networking with VLC, Vol. 36, Issue: 1, pp.121-135, (2018) DOI: 10.1109/JSAC.2017.2774378

3. Ahmadivand, B. Gerislioglu, P. Manickam, A. Kaushik, S. Bhansali, M. Nair N. Pala, “Rapid Detection of Infectious Envelope Proteins by Magnetoplasmonic Toroidal Metasensors ”, ACS Sensors, 2 (9) pp.1359-1368 (2017) DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.7b00478

4. Kaushik, R. Nikkhah-Moshaie, R. Sinha, V. Bhardwaj, V. Atluri, R. D. Jayant, A. Yndart, B. Kateb, N. Pala, M. Nair, “Investigation of ac-magnetic field stimulated nanoelectroporation of magneto-electric nano-drug-carrier inside CNS cells”, Scientific Reports, 7, Article number: 45663 (2017). DOI: 10.1038/srep45663

5. Gerislioglu, A. Ahmadivand, M. Karabiyik, R. Sinha and N. Pala, “VO2-Based Reconfigurable Antenna Platform with Addressable Microheater Matrix”, Advanced Electronic Materials, 3 (9) 1700170, (2017). DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201700170

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Phone: (305) 348-3016
FIU Engineering Center
10555 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33174
(Room EC 3142)
Lab website: INSYST Integrated Nanosystems Research Lab

Why did you become an engineer?

I see engineering as the art of creating solutions to make our lives better and find it truly rewarding. As the challenges become increasingly complex, engineers will always have more opportunities to touch people’s lives and enjoy being the agents of progress.


EEE 3396 Introduction to Solid State Devices

EEL 4410 Introduction to Fields Waves

EEL 4421C Introduction to Nanofabrication

EEE 5427C Advanced Nanofabrication of Electronic Devices

OSE 6492 Nanophotonics