Selected publications (Photonics and Bioengineering)

  • Mikhail Ladanov, Surya Cheemalapati, Hao Wang, Yuan Yuan, Piyush Koria and Anna Pyayt, "Plasmono-magnetic Material for Precise Photothermal Heating", submitted.

  • Jessica Cunningham, Surya Cheemalapati, Karthik Konnaiyan, Anna Pyayt, and Robert Gatenby, "The role of low intracellular Cl- concentrations in optimizing protein movement to the nuclear pore complex", submitted.

  • Arsenii Zhdanov, Jordan Keefe, Luis Franco-Waite, Karthik Raj Konnaiyan, Anna Pyayt, "Mobile phone based ELISA (MELISA)", submitted.

  • Karthik raj Konnaiyan, Surya Cheemalapati, Michael Gubanov and Anna Pyayt, "mHealth Dipstick Analyzer For Monitoring of Pregnancy Complications", accepted to IEEE Sensors, 2017.

  • Surya Cheemalapati, Heather Forth, Hao Wang, Karthik Raj Konnaiyan, Jeff Morris, and Anna Pyayt, "Measurement of Thickness of Highly Inhomogeneous Crude Oil Slicks", Applied Optics 56 (11), E72-E76 (2017).

  • Surya Venkatasekhar Cheemalapati, John Winskas, Hao Wang, Karthik Konnaiyan, Arseny, Zhdanov, Alison Roth, Swamy Rakesh Adapa, Andrew Deonarine, Mark Noble, Tuhin Das, Robert Gatenby, Sandy D. Westerheide, Rays H.Y. Jiang, and Anna Pyayt, "Subcellular and in-vivo Nano-Endoscopy", Nature Scientific Reports 6(2016).

  • Cheemalapati, Surya, Mikhail Ladanov, Bo Pang, Yuan Yuan, Piyush Koria, Younan Xia, and Anna Pyayt, "Dynamic Visualization of Photothermal Properties of Gold Nanocages Assemblies Using Thermoresponsive Elastin like Poly-Peptides", Nanoscale (2016), accepted, chosen for cover.

  • Archibong, E., Konnaiyan, K. R., Kaplan, H., & Pyayt, A. "A mobile phone-based approach to detection of hemolysis", Biosensors and Bioelectronics (2016).

  • Surya Cheemalapati, Anna Pyayt, "On-Chip Blood Coagulation Sensor", accepted as a chapter in Advances in Sensors: Reviews, Vol. 4.

  • Archibong, E., H. Tuazon, H. Wang, J. Winskas, and A. L. Pyayt. "Modular Microfluidic Filters Based on Transparent Membranes", Journal of Electronic Packaging 138, no. 4 041002 (2016).

  • Surya Cheemalapati, Prashanth Chetlur Adithya, Michael Del Valle, Mikhail Gubanov, and Anna Pyayt. "Real Time Fear Detection Using Wearable Single Channel Electroencephalogram", Sensor. Netw. Data Commun., 5:2 (2016).

  • Howard Kaplan, Anna Pyayt, "Tactile Visualization and 3D Printing for Education", Encyclopedia of Computer Graphics and Gaming, Springer, pp. 49-60 (2016).

  • Justin Stewart, Anna Pyayt, "Statistical analysis of photonic crystal spectra for the independent determination of the size and refractive index of cells", Langmuir (2015). [pdf]

  • Edikan Archibong, Justin Stewart, Anna Pyayt, "Optofluidic spectroscopy integrated on optical fiber platform", Sensing and BioSensing Research 1, pp. 1-6 (2015). [pdf]

  • Richardson, M., Cheemalapati, S., Everly, R., Sankaranarayanan, S. K., Pyayt, A., & Bhethanabotla, V. R. (2015). "Design and fabrication of a SAW device with Ta filled microcavities inserted into its delay path for improved power transfer", Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 33(2), 022001. [pdf]

  • Read about our research in Science in issue published on 02/07/2014!

  • Surya Cheemalapati, Mikhail Ladanov, John Winskas, and Anna Pyayt, "Optimization of dry etching parameters for fabrication of polysilicon waveguides with smooth sidewall using capacitively coupled plasma reactor", Applied Optics 53 (25), pp. 5745-5749 (2014). [pdf]

  • Justin Stewart and Anna Pyayt, "Photonic crystal based microscale flow cytometry", Optics Express. 22(11), 12853-12860 (2014). [pdf]
    The paper was also selected by the Editors for publication in the issue of the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics (VJBO), which is a special feature of OSA's Optics InfoBase.

  • Mikhail Ladanov, Surya Cheemalapati, and Anna Pyayt, "Optimization of light delivery by a nanowire-based single cell optical endoscope", Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 28001-28009 (2013). [pdf]
    The paper was also selected by the Editors for publication in the issue of the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics (VJBO), which is a special feature of OSA's Optics InfoBase.

  • Edikan Archibong, Anna Pyayt, "Optical fiber probe for absorption spectroscopy", NOBCChE 40th Annual Conference, New Orleans, 2013.
    Edikan was given Winifred Burks-Houck Women's leadership award,

  • Edikan Archibong, Mikhail Ladanov, Harry Tuazon and Anna Pyayt, "Microfluidic Membrane for Cell Separation", The Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on the Physics & Chemistry of Microfluidics: Challenges, Advances and New Technologies for Diagnostics, June 9-14, Lucca (Barga), Italy, 2013.
    Edikan was awarded Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority (CSURM) Fellowship

  • Anna L. Pyayt, Benjamin Wiley, Younan Xia, Antao Chen, Larry Dalton, "Integration of photonic and silver nanowire plasmonic waveguides", Nature Nanotechnology, 3, 660-665 (2008). [pdf]

  • Anna L. Pyayt, Gary K. Starkweather, Michael J. Sinclair, "A high-efficiency display based on a telescopic pixel design ", Nature Photonics, 2, no. 8, 492-495 (2008). [pdf]

Selected publications (Bioinformatics)

  • Michael N. Gubanov, Anna Pyayt, "READFAST: high-relevance search-engine for big text", ACM CIKM 2013: 2465-2468 (2013).

  • Michael Gubanov, Anna Pyayt, "ReadFast: Optimizing Structural Search Relevance for Big Medical Text", IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI), (2013).

  • Drew Neihart, Michael Ladanov, Michael Gubanov, Anna L. Pyayt, "Using stream processing for on-chip measurement of speed of blood coagulation", SBEC 29th Annual Conference - Miami, FL, 3-5 May, 2013

  • Surya Cheemalapati, Michael Del Valle, Michael Gubanov, Anna Pyayt, "Using online stream-processing for portable electroencephalography system for stress and fear detection", IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI), (2013).

  • Michael Gubanov, Linda Shapiro, Anna Pyayt, "ReadFast: Structural Information Retrieval from Biomedical Big Text by Natural Language Processing". Invited book chapter in "Information Reuse And Integration In Academia And Industry", Springer (2013).

  • Michael Gubanov, Anna L. Pyayt, "MEDREADFAST: A structural information retrieval engine for big clinical text", IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI), pp. 371-376 (2012).

Other Bioengineering/Bioinformatics publications

  • Tyler D. Hickerson, Sasitorn Manning and Anna Pyayt, "Artificial Cells with Nano-Engineered Surface For Drug Delivery", 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting. Global Challenges for Engineering a Sustainable Future. November 3-8, 2013.

  • Michael Del Valle, Anna L. Pyayt, "Alertness Assessment via Single Channel EEG", 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference 2013 (SBEC2013), Miami, 2013.

  • Tyler Hickerson, Mikhail Ladanov, Anna Pyayt, "Artificial cells with nano-engineered surface for drug delivery", 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference 2013 (SBEC2013), Miami, 2013.

  • Edikan Archibong, Harry Tuazon, Justin Stewart, Anna Pyayt, "Miniature spectroscopic device for biomedical applications", 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference 2013 (SBEC2013), Miami, 2013.

  • Harry Tuazon, Justin Stewart, Edikan Archibong, Anna Pyayt, "Optimization of a microfluidic filtering membrane", 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference 2013 (SBEC2013), Miami, 2013.

  • Mikhail Ladanov, Paul Riche, Anna Pyayt, "Optimization ofthe lightmanipulation with the single cell endoscopes", 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference 2013 (SBEC2013), Miami, 2013.

  • Justin Stewart, Anna Pyayt, "Single cell detection using photonic crystals", 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference 2013 (SBEC2013), Miami, 2013.

  • Surya Venkatasekhar Cheemalapati, Michael Del Valle, Michael Gubanov, Anna Pyayt, "Using online stream-processing for portable electroencephalography system for stress and fear detection", 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference 2013 (SBEC2013), Miami, 2013.

  • Drew Neihart, Mikhail Ladanov, MichaelGubanov, Anna Pyayt, "Using stream-processing for on- chip measurement of speed of blood coagulation", 29th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference 2013 (SBEC2013), Miami, 2013.

  • Harry Tuazon, Justin Stewart, Anna L. Pyayt, "Design of a microfluidic filtering membrane", NOBCChE 37th Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 25-29 October, 2012

  • Drew Neihart, Carla Perla, Michael Gubanov, Anna Pyayt, "Detecting blood coagulation on- chip", XXI International Materials Research Congress 2012, 12 - 17 August, Cancun, Mexico

  • Paul J. Riche, Rufan Chen, Luis Colon, Walter Foster, Mikhail Ladanov, Anna Pyayt, "Simulation of a single cell nano-scale endoscope", XXI International Materials Research Congress 2012, 12 - 17 August, Cancun, Mexico

  • Justin Stewart, Harry Tuazon, Anthony Zappa, Fei Mo, Edikan Archibong, Michael Gubanov, Anna Pyayt, "Hemolysis sensor", XXI International Materials Research Congress 2012, 12 - 17 August, Cancun, Mexico

  • Drew Neihart, Carla Perla, Michael Gubanov, Anna Pyayt, "Using Light to Detect Blood Coagulation", AIChE, Clearwater Beach, Florida, June 8 - 9, 2012

  • Drew Neihart, Carla Perla, Michael Gubanov, Anna Pyayt, "Using Light to Detect Blood Coagulation", AIChE, Clearwater Beach, Florida, Poster presentation June 8-9, 20123 | Page

  • Justin W. Stewart, Harry Tuazon, Michael Gubanov, Anna Pyayt, "Detection of hemoglobin in plasma", AIChE, Clearwater Beach, Florida, Poster presentation June 8-9, 2012 Won second prize at the postersession

  • Tyler Hickerson, Anna Pyayt, "Simulation of magnetic forces", AIChE, Clearwater Beach, Florida, Poster presentation June 8-9, 2012 Won first prize atthe postersession

  • Dan Fernandes, Steven Helak, Nick Regan, Alex Waterman, Anna Pyayt, "Low cost arm rehabilitation device", AIChE, Clearwater Beach, Florida, Poster presentation June 8-9, 2012

  • Michael Del Valle, Anna Pyayt, "Single channel EEG vs multichannel EEG", AIChE, Clearwater Beach, Florida, Poster presentation June 8-9, 2012

  • Anna L. Pyayt, "Guiding Light in Electro-Optic Polymers", Polymers, 3(4), pp. 1591-1599 (2011) [pdf]

  • Anna L. Pyayt, Gary K. Starkweather, and Mike Sinclair, "One Telescope per Pixel," in Conference on Laser Electro-Optics (CLEO): Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AFB3. [pdf]

  • Anna L. Pyayt, Jingdong Luo, Alex K.-Y. Jen, Antao Chen, Larry Dalton, "Field-induced guiding optical devices made from electro-optic polymers", Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 5, pp. 892-896 (2010). [pdf]

  • Anna L. Pyayt, David A. Fattal, Zhiyong Li, and Raymond G. Beausoleil, "Nanoengineered optical resonance sensor for composite material refractive-index measurements", Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 14, pp. 2613-2618 (2009). [pdf]

  • Antao Chen, Haishan Sun, Anna L. Pyayt, Jingdong Luo, and Alex K.-Y. Jen, "Micro-ring resonators made in poled and un-poled chromophore-containing polymers for optical communication and sensors (Invited)," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant. Electronics, 14, 1281-1288 (2008). [pdf]

  • Antao Chen, Haishan Sun, Anna L. Pyayt, and Xunqi Zhang, Jingdong Luo, Alex Jen, Philip A. Sullivan, Samy Elangovan, Larry R. Dalton, Raluca Dinu, Danliang Jin and Diyun Huang, "Chromophore-containing polymers for trace explosive sensors,"Phys. Chem. C, 112 (21), 8072-8078 (2008). [pdf]

  • Zhengwei Shi, Steven Hau, Jingdong Luo, Tae-Dong Kim, Neil M. Tucker, Jae-Won Ka, Haishan Sun, Anna L. Pyayt, Larry Dalton, Antao Chen, and Alex K.-Y. Jen, "Highly Efficient Diels-Alder Crosslinkable Electro-Optic Dendrimers for Electric-Field Sensors", Advanced Functional Materials, 17, 2557-2563 (2007). [pdf]

  • D. Fattal, M. Sigalas, Anna L. Pyajt, Zh. Li, R. G. Beausoleil, "Guided-mode resonance sensor with extended spatialsensitivity", Proc. SPIE, V. 6640, P. 66400M 1-11 (2007).

  • Anna L. Pyajt, Xuangqi Zhang, Jingdong Luo, Alex Jen, Larry Dalton, Antao Chen, "Optical micro- resonator chemical sensor", Proc. SPIE, V. 6556, P. 65561D1-6 (2007).

  • Anna L. Pyajt, J. Zhou, A. Chen, J. Luo, A. Jen, L. Dalton, "Electro-optic polymer microring resonators made by photobleaching", Photonics West, Proc. SPIE Vol. 6470, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices IX (2007).

  • Haishan Sun, Anna L. Pyayt, Jingdong Luo, Zhengwei Shi, Steven Hau, Alex Jen, Larry Dalton, and Antao Chen, "All-dielectric electro-optic sensor based on polymer micro-resonator coupled side-polished optical fiber," IEEE Sensors Journal, 7 (4), 515-524 (2007). [pdf]

  • J. Zhou, Anna L. Pyayt, L. Dalton, J. Luo, A.K.Y. Jen, A. Chen, "Photobleaching Fabrication of Microring Resonator in a Chromophore-Containing Polymer, IEEE Photon. Techn. Lett., 18, 2221-2223 (2006). [pdf]

  • H. Sun, Anna L. Pyajt, J. Luo, Z. Shi, S. Hau, A. Jen, L. Dalton, Antao Chen, "Broadband electric field sensor with electro-optic polymer micro-ring resonator on side-polished optical fiber", PhotonicsWest, Proc. SPIE Vol. 6117, Second-Order NLO Materials and ApplicationsII (2006).

  • A. Chen, H. Sun, Anna L. Pyayt, A. C. Young, A. K-Y Jen, J. Takayesu, and L. R Dalton, "Micro resonators on side-polished fiber-a potential fiber optic sensor platform", Sensors, 2005 IEEE, 735-738 (2005). [pdf]

  • Anna L. Pyayt, O.V. Andreeva and V.G. Bespalov, "Dynamic holograms recording in fullerene-containing solid-state matrices: Porous glass slides and PMMA films", Opt. Comm., 259 (2), 562-568 (2005). [pdf]

  • L. R. Dalton, A. Scherer, A. Chen, A. Jen, P. Ried, B. Robinson, B. Eichinger, M. Hochberg, T. Baehr-Jones, Anna L. Pyajt, J. Takayesu, P. Sullivan, A. Akelaitis, R. Larson, D. Bale, M. Haller, J. Luo, S. Liu, Y. Liao, K. Firestone, S. Bhattacharjee, J. Sinness, S. Hammond, A. Sago, N. Buker, R. Snoeberger, M. Lingwood, and W. Steier, "Organic electro-optic glasses for WDM applications," 50th SPIE's Annual Meeting, 6014, 60140P1-15 (2005).

  • Anna L. Pyajt, L. Dalton, A. Chen, "Novel wavelength selective switch based on electro-optic polymer microrings" // 50th SPIE's Annual Meeting, Proc. SPIE Vol. 5935, P. 224-237, (2005).

  • Nishant Prakash Bhatambrekar, Anna L. Pyajt, Jingdong Luo, Larry Dalton, Alex K.Y Jen, Antao Chen, "A biased push-pull technique to achieve fractional volt half-wave voltage of Mach- Zehnder modulators"// Photonics West, Proc. SPIE Vol. 5724, Nonlinear Optics II (2005).

  • Susan Soggs, Haishan Sun, Antao Chen, Kian Kaviani, Nishant Bhatambrekar, Anna L. Pyajt, Jingdong Liu, Larry Dalton, Alex Jen, Babak Parviz, "Feasibility study: integration of electro-optic polymer waveguide device with MOS circuitry on silicon"// Photonics West, Proc. SPIE Vol. 5730,Optoelectronic Integration on Silicon II, (2005).

  • Anna L. Pyajt, Kishore Sandara Rajan, Gabriel Rowe, Matilda Enlund, "On chip characterization of fluids using micro surface plasmon resonance sensors"// 49th SPIE's Annual Meeting, Proc. SPIE Vol. 5514,Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation (2004).

  • O.V. Andreeva, V.G. Bespalov, Anna L. Pyayt, V.N. Sizov, A.S. Cherkasov, "Dynamic hologram recording in solid-state fullerene-containing hosts", Optics and spectroscopy, 96 (2), 149-156 (2003).

  • Anna L. Pyajt, O.V. Andreeva, V.G. Bespalov, Yu.N. Efimov, A.S. Cherkasov, V.N. Sizov. "Dynamic holograms recording in fullerene-containing solid state media by 300 ps and 10 ns laser pulses"// 48th SPIE's Annual Meeting, Proc. SPIE Vol. 5135, Optical Information, Data Processing and Storage, and Laser Communication Technologies, 2003.

  • Anna L. Pyajt, V.G. Bespalov. "Amplitude-phase dynamic holograms recording in C60 fullerene solutions".// 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, Proc. SPIE Vol. 4829, p. 4, 2003.

  • O.V. Andreeva, V.G. Bespalov , Yu.N. Efimov, Anna L. Pyajt, A.S. Cherkasov, V.N. Sizov. "Dynamic hologram recording in fullerene-containing nano-size porous glasses". International Conference LAT, Proc. SPIE Vol. 5135, Optical Information, Data Processing and Storage, and Laser Communication Technologies, 2003.

  • Anna L. Pyajt, O.V. Andreeva, V.G. Bespalov, "Dynamic holograms recording in fullerene-containing solid-state media: porous glasses and polymethylmetacrylate hosts"//II International Conference on Laser Optics for Young Scientists - LOYS 2003, St.Petersburg, Russia, June, 30 - July, 4, 2003.

  • O.V. Andreeva, V.G. Bespalov, Anna L. Pyajt, "Solid fullerene-containing hosts:spectral analysis and the dynamic holograms recording"// Fourth International Conference Optical Holography and its Applications", Kiev,Ukraine, 26-28 June 2003.

  • Anna L. Pyajt, O.V. Andreeva, V.G. Bespalov, Yu.N. Efimov, V.N. Sizov, A.S. Cherkasov. "Dynamic holograms recording in fullerene-containing solid state media by 300 ps laser pulse".// CLEO/Europe EQEC Conference. Munich,Germany, 23-27 June, 2003.

  • O.V. Andreeva, V.G. Bespalov, A.L. Pyajt. "Holograms recording in fullerene-containing media by picosecond laser pulses". School for young scientists "Optics 2002", Saint-Petersburg, 14-17 October, 2002

  • O.V. Andreeva, V.G. Bespalov, Yu.N. Efimov, Anna L. Pyajt, V.N. Sizov, A.S. Cherkasov, E.Yu. Yutanova. "Dynamic hologram recording for extra-efficient optical limiting in C60 solutions". Photonics West, SPIE Proc. Vol. 4659, Practical Holography XVI and Holographic Materials VIII (2002).

  • O.V. Andreeva, V.G. Bespalov, A.L. Pyajt, A.S. Cherkasov, "Dynamic hologram recording in fullerene-containing nano-size porous glasses", Russian School "Nonlinear waves", March 2-9, 2002, Nizhniy Novgorod.

  • O.V. Andreeva, I.M. Belousova, V.G. Bespalov, Yu.N. Efimov, Anna L. Pyayt, V.N. Sizov, A.S. Cherkasov, E.Yu. Yutanova, "Dynamic holograms recording in C60 fullerene toluene solutions". Optical Journal, 68 (3), 43-48, (2001).

  • Anna L. Pyajt, "Recording and relaxation of thermal dynamic hologramsin fullerene solutions". Seminar on physics and astronomy on results of Saint-Petersburg young scientists competition, 2001.

  • Anna L. Pyajt, V. G. Bespalov "Dynamic hologram recording and relaxation in C60 solutions", 45th SPIE's Annual Meeting, 2000. 45th SPIE's Annual Meeting, Proc. SPIE Vol. 4106, Linear, Nonlinear, and Power-Limiting Organics, 2000.

  • Anna L. Pyajt, "Modeling of optical limiting during dynamic hologram recording in fullerene C60 solution", School for Young Scientists "Optics 2000", October 16-20, 2000.

  • V. G. Bespalov, Anna L. Pyajt, "Modeling of thermal grating relaxation that was recorded using laser pulse in fullerene C60 solution in toluene", Proceedings of Russian Scientific Applied Conference "Optics and scientific instrumentation 2000", March 29-30, 2000, p. 42-43.

  • V. G. Bespalov , S.A. Lobanov , N. S. Makarov , Anna L. Pyajt, "Systems of nonlinear differential equations for the description of nonlinear optical phenomena", Proceedings of International Conference "Nonlinear sciences on the border of millenniums", June 22-24, 1999, p. 123.

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