I am currently a research assistant and Ph.D. candidate in Materials Science and Engineering at Boston University. I am currently working at Photonics center and I am a member of Prof. Erramilli’s group working on developing photothermal systems for materials characterization and  biochemical detection. My focus is on establishing photothermal infrared spectroscopy and microscopy with IR quantum cascade lasers  as new label-free technology for biochemical sensing and imaging.

I graduated from Boston University in 2006 with dual degree in Physics and Mathematics. After that I worked for almost a year at First Marblehead Corporation as a loan officer and then for over two years at EIC Labs as a Staff Scientist. At EIC labs I worked on the Advanced Materials devision where we developed new high band gap semiconductors for THz emissions and detectors and gamma-radiation detectors.

Curriculum vitae (Alket Mertiri CV)