si quid novisti rectius istis, candidus imperti; si nil, his utere mecum.


Onur Sahin

PhD candidate Materials Engineering and NanoScience Rice University, present

Masters Materials Engineering and NanoScience Rice University, 2018

B.S. Physics Pepperdine University, 2015

B.A. Philosophy Pepperdine University, 2015

Research Interests

My research interest lies in the application of nanotechnology for cancer research. My expertise is in applying nanofabrications methodologies to engineer novel light-activated cancer therapies mediated through luminescent nanoparticles.


  1. Bouchard, R. R.; Sahin, O.; Emelianov S. "Ultrasound-guided photoacoustic imaging: current state and future development." IEEE transactions on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control 61.3 (2014): 450-466.
  2. Fasel, G. J.; Flicker, J.; Sibeck, D. G.; Alyami, M.; Angelo, A.; Aylward, R. J.; Bender, S.; Christensen, M.; Kim, J.; Kristensen, H.; Orellana, Y.; Sahin, O.; Yoon, J.; Green, D.; Sigernes, F.; Lorentzen, D. A. "Generation of poleward moving auroral forms (PMAFs) during periods of dayside auroral oval expansions/contractions and periods when the dayside auroral oval is expanded and stable." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. 2013.
  3. Sahin, O.; Ashokkumar, M.; Ajayan P. M. "Micro- and nanopatterning of biomaterial surfaces" Accepted