Hatice Altug is professor of Bioengineering Department at Ecole Ploytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. She is also director of EPFL Doctoral School in Photonics. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University. Prof. Altug is the recipient of 2012 Optical Society of America Adolph Lomb Medal and U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2011, which is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on outstanding scientists and engineers in their early career. She received European Research Council Consolidator Award, U.S. Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Massachusetts Life Science Center New Investigator Award, IEEE Photonics Society Young Investigator Award. She is the winner of the Inventors’ Challenge competition of Silicon Valley in 2005. She has been named to Popular Science Magazine’s “Brilliant 10” list in 2011. Prof. Altug’s research is focused in the field of nanophotonics and its application to biosensing. Her laboratory is introducing next generation sensors, spectroscopy and imaging technologies for label-free, real-time and high-throughput analysis of biological samples for disease diagnostics, bioanalytics and life sciences.