Steve Blair portrait
  • Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering
  • Director, Engineering Clinic Program
  • Adjunct Professor, Physics And Astronomy
  • Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Publications

  • Xiaojin Jiao (date unknown). X. Jiao, Y. Wang, and S. Blair, "Plasmonic enhancement of UV fluorescence," in Surface Plasmon Enhanced, Coupled and Controlled Fluorescence, edited by Chris D. Geddes, Wiley (2017). ISBN 978-1-118-02793-6.. Accepted, .
  • Christopher Condrat (date unknown). C. Condrat, P. Kalla, and S. Blair, ``Design automation for on-chip nanophotonic integration,'' in More than Moore Technologies for Next Generation Computer Design, edited by Rasit O. Topaloglu, Springer, p. 187-218 (2015). ISBN 978-1-4939-2163-8. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). S. Blair and J. Wenger, "Enhancing fluorescence with sub-wavelength metallic apertures," in The Role of Plasmonic Engineering in Metal Enhanced Fluorescence, C. Geddes (Ed.). Wiley (2008). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). S. Blair, L. Williams, J. Bishop, and A. Chagovetz, ``Microarray temperature optimization using hybridization kinetics,'' in DNA Microarrays for Biomedical Research: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology 529), edited by M. Dufva, Humana Press (2009). Accepted, .
  • Prashanth Gopalan (date unknown). Anisotropic Terahertz Permittivity of β-Ga2O3. (pp. 1). IEEE 2020 45th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz). Accepted, .
  • Jieying Mao (date unknown). Jieying Mao ; Yunshan Wang ; Kanagasundar Appusamy ; Sivaraman Guruswamy ; Steve Blair; UV-visible transmission through nanohole arrays in aluminum and magnesium. Proc. SPIE 9921, Plasmonics: Design, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications XIV, 99212Z (September 17, 2016). Accepted, .
  • Danielle E. Montanari (date unknown). Danielle E. Montanari ; Nathan Dean ; Pete E. Poston ; Steve Blair ; Joel M. Harris; UV fluorescence enhancement from nanostructured aluminum materials. Proc. SPIE 9926, UV and Higher Energy Photonics: From Materials to Applications, 99260X (September 15, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2239108. Accepted, .
  • Yunshan Wang (date unknown). Yunshan Wang ; Xiaojin Jiao ; Eric M. Peterson ; Joel M. Harris ; Kanagasundar Appusamy ; Sivaraman Guruswamy ; Steve Blair; UV fluorescence lifetime modification by aluminum and magnesium nanoapertures. Proc. SPIE 9926, UV and Higher Energy Photonics: From Materials to Applications, 99260I (September 15, 2016). Accepted, .
  • Mark Swartz (date unknown). M. Swartz, M. Rodriguez, S. Blair, and J. S. Shumaker-Parry, "Nanosphere Template Lithography for the Fabrication of Aluminum Plasmonic Antenna," in JSAP-OSA Joint Symposia 2015 Abstracts, (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper 13p_2C_7. Accepted, .
  • Xueling Cheng (date unknown). UV surface plasmon resonance modification by graphene Pi plasmon resonance. (pp. 1108608). Vol. 11086. SPIE. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). X. Jiao, F. Mahdavi, J. Goeckeritz, S. Blair, H. Aouani, J. Wenger, M. Oldham, E. Devaux, and Th. W. Ebbesen, ``Influence of adhesion layers on the performance of plasmonic antennae,'' Fourth International Conference on Surface Plasmonic Photonics, Amsterdam (15% acceptance rate). Accepted, .
  • Matthew Davis (date unknown). M. Davis, J. Strait, S. Blair, J. K. Lee, A. Agrawal, and H. J. Lezec, "Circular Polarization Selective Aluminum Nano-Spirals at Ultraviolet Wavelengths," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2016), paper FM3N.5. Accepted, .
  • Chris Condrat (date unknown). C. Condrat, P. Kalla, S. Blair, “Logic Synthesis for Integrated Optics,” in Proceedings of the ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLS-VLSI) 2011, pp. 13 - 18. Accepted, .
  • Niall McAlinden (date unknown). Compact microLED optrode device for patterned inter-cortical optogenetics. (pp. 112261D). Vol. 11226. SPIE Proceedings. Accepted, .
  • Mehedy Hasan (date unknown). Development on Utah optrode array for efficient neural stimulation and recording device. (pp. 1122706). Vol. 11227. SPIE Proceedings. Accepted, .
  • Tanya Vanessa F. Abaya (date unknown). Tanya Vanessa F. Abaya, Mohit Diwekar, Steve Blair, Loren Rieth, Prashant Tathireddy, and Florian Solzbacher, “3D optrode array neural interface for comprehensive and/or selective optogenetic light delivery,” Optogenetics and Optical Control of Cells Proceedings of the SPIE 8928, 8928-82 (2014). Accepted, .
  • Ronnie Boutte (date unknown). Ronald W. Boutte ; Sam Merlin ; Brandon Griffiths ; Trent Parry ; Steve Blair; Using stereotactic brain atlases for small rodents and nonhuman primates for optrode array customization. Proc. SPIE 10052, Optogenetics and Optical Manipulation, 1005204 (February 20, 2017). Accepted, .
  • Robert Scharf (date unknown). A compact integrated device for spatially selective optogenetic neural stimulation based on the Utah Optrode Array. (pp. 104820M). Vol. 10482. Proceedings of the SPIE. Accepted, .
  • Tanya V. F. Abaya (date unknown). Tanya Vanessa F. Abaya, Mohit Diwekar, Steve Blair, Prashant Tathireddy, Loren Rieth, Gregory A. Clark and Florian Solzbacher, “Optrode arrays for infrared neural stimulation,” Neurophotonics Proceedings of the SPIE 8565G, 8565-210 (2013). Accepted, .
  • Tanya V. F. Abaya (date unknown). Tanya Vanessa F. Abaya, Melany Moras, Mohit Diwekar, Steve Blair, Loren Rieth, Prashant Tathireddy, Gregory A. Clark and Florian Solzbacher, “Glass optrode arrays for optical neural stimulation,” Optogenetics and Hybrid-Optical Control of Cells Proceedings of the SPIE 8586, 8586-27 (2013). Accepted, .
  • C. S. Moreira (date unknown). Substrate material influence on the deep-ultraviolet surface plasmon resonance sensors using aluminum films. (pp. 1-4). IEEE. Accepted, .
  • Larry M. Schlitt (date unknown). L. M. Schlitt, P. Kalla and S. Blair, "A Methodology for Thermal Characterization Abstraction of Integrated Opto-Electronic Layouts," 2016 29th International Conference on VLSI Design and 2016 15th International Conference on Embedded Systems (VLSID), Kolkata, pp. 270-275, 2016. Accepted, .
  • Cindy T. Cooper (date unknown). Cindy T. Cooper, Miguel Rodriguez, Steve Blair and Jennifer Shumaker-Parry, "Polarization anisotropy of multiple localized plasmon resonance modes in noble metal nanocrescents," The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118, 1167-1173 (2014). Accepted, .
  • Yunshan Wang (date unknown). Incident wavelength and polarization dependence of spectral shifts in β-Ga2O3 UV photoluminescence. Scientific reports. Vol. 8, 18075. Accepted, .
  • Gopalan P. (date unknown). The anisotropic quasi-static permittivity of single-crystal β -Ga2O3 measured by terahertz spectroscopy. Applied Physics Letters. Vol. 117. Accepted, .
  • Xiaojin Jiao (date unknown). Xiaojin Jiao and Steve Blair, "Optical antenna design for fluorescence enhancement in the ultraviolet," Optics Express 20, 2209-29922 (2012). Accepted, .
  • Ronnie Boutte (date unknown). Maskless wafer-level microfabrication of optical penetrating neural arrays out of soda-lime glass: Utah Optrode Array. Biomedical Microdevices. Vol. 18, 115. Accepted, .
  • Moreira C. (date unknown). Aluminum-Based Deep-Ultraviolet Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensor. Plasmonics. Vol. 15, 1891-1901. Accepted, .
  • Wenmei Ming (date unknown). Wenmei Ming, Steve Blair, and Feng Liu, "Quantum size effect on dielectric function of ultrathin metal film: A first-principles study of Al(111)," Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 26, 505302 (2014). Accepted, .
  • Ramachandram Badugu (date unknown). Ramachandram Badugu, Jieying Mao, Steve Blair, Douguo Zhang, Emiliano Descrovi, Angelo Angelini, Yiping Hou, and Joseph R. Lakowicz, “Block surface wave-coupled emission at ultraviolet wavelengths,” The Journal of Physical Chemistry ASAP (2016). Accepted, .
  • Xiaojin Jiao (date unknown). Xiaojin Jiao, Eric M. Peterson, Joel M. Harris, and Steve Blair, "UV fluorescence lifetime modification by aluminum nanoapertures," ACS Photonics 1, 1270-1277 (2014). Accepted, .
  • Amerling E, Baniya S, Lafalce E, Blair S, Vardeny ZV, Whittaker-Brooks L (date unknown). Quantifying Exciton Heterogeneities in Mixed-Phase Organometal Halide Multiple Quantum Wells via Stark Spectroscopy Studies. ACS applied materials & interfaces. Vol. 12, 52538-52548. Accepted, .
  • Tanya V. F. Abaya (date unknown). Tanya V. F. Abaya, Steve Blair, Prashant Tathireddy, Loren Rieth, and Florian Solzbacher, "A 3D glass optrode array for optical neural stimulation," Biomedical Optics Express 3, 3087-3104 (2012). Accepted, .
  • James R. Nagel (date unknown). James R. Nagel, Steve Blair, and Michael A. Scarpulla, “Exact field solution to guided wave propagation in lossy thin films,” Optics Express 19, 20159-20171 (2011). Accepted, .
  • Jonghwa Jeong (date unknown). Jonghwa Jeong, Debra Mascaro, and Steve Blair, “Precise pixel patterning of small molecule organic light-emitting devices by spin casting,” Organic Electronics 12, 2095- 2102 (2011). Accepted, .
  • Kanagasundar Appusamy (date unknown). Kanagasundar Appusamy, Mark Swartz, Steve Blair, Ajay Nahata, Jennifer S. Shumaker- Parry, and Sivaraman Guruswamy, “Influence of aluminum content on plasmonic be- havior of Mg-Al alloy thin films,” Optical Materials Express 6, 3180 (2016). Accepted, .
  • Henryk Szmacinski (date unknown). Henryk Szmacinski, Ramachandram Badugu, Farhad Mahdavi, Steve Blair, and Joseph R. Lakowicz, "Large fluorescence enhancements of fluorophore ensembles with multi-layer plasmonic substrates: Comparison of theory and experimental results," The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116 21563-21571 (2012). Accepted, .
  • Xiaojin Jiao (date unknown). Xiaojin Jiao and Steve Blair, “Polarization multiplexed optical bullseye antennas,” Plasmonics 7, 39-46 (2012). Accepted, .
  • Tanya V. F. Abaya (date unknown). Tanya V. F. Abaya, Mohit Diwekar, Steve Blair, Prashant Tathireddy, Loren Rieth, Greg A. Clark, and Florian Solzbacher, "Characterization of a 3D optrode array for infrared neural stimulation," Biomedical Optics Express 3, 2200-2219 (2012). Accepted, .
  • Moreira C, Wang Y, Blair S, Chadwick E, Lee JY, Oliveira L, Lima A, Cruz R (date unknown). Approaches for deep-ultraviolet surface plasmon resonance sensors. Optics letters. Vol. 45, 4642-4645. Accepted, .
  • Ting Zhang (date unknown). Gallium platinum alloys - a new material system for UV plasmonics. Optical Materials Express. Vol. 7, 2880. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Jeremy Goeckeritz and Steve Blair, "Optical characterization of coupled resonator slow-light rib waveguides," Optics Express 18, 18190-18199 (2010). Accepted, .
  • Ronald W. Boutte (date unknown). Utah optrode array customization using stereotactic brain atlases and 3-D CAD modeling for optogenetic neocortical interro- gation in small rodents and nonhuman primates. Neurophotonics. Vol. 4, 041502. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Steve McDaniel and Steve Blair, "Increased OLED radiative efficiency using a directive optical antenna," Optics Express 18, 17477-17483 (2010). Accepted, .
  • Christopher Condrat (date unknown). Christopher Condrat, Priyank Kalla, and Steve Blair, "Crossing-aware channel routing for integrated optics," IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems 33, 814-825 (2014). Accepted, .
  • Xiaolei Wen (date unknown). Xiaolei Wen, Zheng Xi, Xiaojin Jiao, Wenhai Yu, Guosheng Xue, Douguo Zhang, Yonghua Lu, Pei Wang, Steve Blair, and Hai Ming, "Plasmonic coupling effect in Ag nanocap-nanohole pairs for surface-enhanced Raman scattering," Plasmonics 8, 225-231 (2013). Accepted, .
  • Xiaolei Wen (date unknown). Xiaolei Wen, Zheng Xi, Xiaojin Jiao, Wenhai Yu, Guosheng Xue, Douguo Zhang, Yonghua Lu, Pei Wang, Steve Blair, and Hai Ming, "Plasmonic coupling effect in Ag nanocap-nanohole pairs for surface-enhanced Raman scattering," Plasmonics (2012). Accepted, .
  • Miguel Rodriguez (date unknown). Miguel Rodriguez, Cynthia Furse, Jennifer S. Shumaker-Parry, and Steve Blair, "Scaling the response of nanocrescent antennas into the ultraviolet,'' ACS Photonics 1, 496-506 (2014). Accepted, .
  • Igor Jose Carvalho de Lima Queiroz (date unknown). Sensitivity enhancement of silver-based SPR sensors using ultrathin gold film and graphene overlay. 2020 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC). 1-6. Accepted, .
  • Yunshan Wang (date unknown). Magnesium as a novel UV plasmonic material for flu- orescence decay rate engineering in free solution. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Vol. 121, 11650. Accepted, .
  • Cindy T. Cooper (date unknown). Cindy T. Cooper, Miguel Rodriguez, Steve Blair, and Jennifer S. Shumaker-Parry, “Mid-Infrared Localized Plasmons through Structural Conrol of Gold and Silver Nanocre- scents,” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Yinni (Jenny) Yu, Steve Blair, David Gillespie, Randy Jensen, David Myszka, Ahmed H. Badran, Indraneel Ghosh, and Alexander Chagovetz, "Direct DNA methylation profiling using methyl binding domain proteins," Analytical Chemistry 82, 5012-5019 (2010). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Sachin Attavar, Mohit Diwekar, Matthew R. Linford, Mark Davis, and Steve Blair, "Passivation of aluminum with alkyl phosphonic acids for biochip applications," Applied Surface Science 256, 7146-7150 (2010). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Justin Bishop, Alex Chagovetz, and Steve Blair, "Effects of fill fraction on the capture efficiency of nanoscale molecular transducers," Nanotechnology 17, 2442-2448 (2006). Accepted, .
  • Jieyeng (Amaya) Mao (date unknown). Effect of Ga Implantation and Hole Geometry on Light Transmission through Nanohole Arrays in Al and Mg. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Vol. 122, 10535-10544. Accepted, .
  • Mark Swartz (date unknown). Mark Swartz, Miguel Rodriguez, Arthur D. Quast, Cindy T. Cooper, Steve Blair, and Jennifer S. Shumaker-Parry, "Aluminum nanoscrescent plasmonic antennas fabricated by copper mask nanosphere template lithography,'' The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120, 20597-20603 (2016). Accepted, .
  • Mingfang Yi (date unknown). Mingfang Yi, Douguo Zhang, Pei Wang, Xiaojin Jiao, Steve Blair, Xiaolei Wen, Qiang Fu, Yonghua Lu and Hai Ming, “Plasmonic interaction between silver nano-cubes and a silver ground plane studied by surface-enhanced Raman scattering,” Plasmonics 6, 515-519 (2011). Accepted, .
  • Farhad Mahdavi (date unknown). Farhad Mahdavi and Steve Blair, "Nanoaperture fluorescence enhancement in the ultraviolet," Plasmonics 5, 169-174 (2010). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Steve Blair and Jeremy Goeckeritz, "Effect of vertical mode-matching on defect resonances in one-dimensional photonic crystal slabs," Journal of Lightwave Technology 24, 1456-1461 (2006). Accepted, .
  • Ashish Chanana (date unknown). Manifestation of kinetic-inductance in spectrally-narrow terahertz plasmon resonances in thin-film Cd3As2. ACS Nano. Accepted, .
  • Ryan N. Hoggan (date unknown). Ryan N. Hoggan, Amith Subhash, Steve Blair, Kathleen B. Digre, Susan K. Baggaley, Jamison Gordon, K. C. Brennan, Judith E. A. Warner, Alison V. Crum, and Bradley J. Katz, “Thin-film optical notch filter spectacle coatings for the treatment of migraine and photophobia,” Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 28, 71-76 (2016). Accepted, .
  • Kanagasundar Appusamy (date unknown). Kanagasundar Appusamy, Xiaojin Jiao, Steve Blair, Ajay Nahata and Sivaraman Guruswamy, "Mg thin films with Al seed layers for UV Plasmonics," Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 48, 184009 (2015) ... Accepted, .
  • Xiaojin Jiao (date unknown). Xiaojin Jiao, Yunshan Wang, and Steve Blair, “UV fluorescence enhancement by Al and Mg nanoapertures,” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 48, 184007 (2015). Accepted, .
  • Jieying Mao (date unknown). Jieying Mao and Steve Blair, “Nanofocusing of UV light in aluminum V-grooves,” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 48, 184008 (2015) ... Accepted, .
  • Sara Arezoomandan (date unknown). THz characterization and demonstration of visible-transparent/terahertz-functional electromagnetic structures in ultra-conductive La-doped BaSnO3 films. Scientific Reports. Vol. 8, 3577. Accepted, .
  • Mehedy Hasan (date unknown). Maximizing transmittance in two-photon 3D printed materials for micro-optics in the visible. Optical Materials Express. Vol. 12, 895-906. Accepted, .
  • Kanagasundar Appusamy (date unknown). Kanagasundar Appusamy, Steve Blair, Ajay Nahata, and Sivaraman Guruswamy, "Low-loss magnesium films for plasmonics," Materials Science and Engineering B 181, 77-85 (2014). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Sachin Attavar, Mohit Diwekar, and Steve Blair, "Photoactivated capture molecule immobilization in plasmonic nanoapertures in the ultraviolet," Lab on a Chip 11, 841-844 (2011). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Layne Williams, Steve Blair, Alexander Chagovetz, Daniel J. Fish and Albert S. Benight, "The paradox of multiplex DNA melting on a surface," Analytical Biochemistry 409, 150-152 (2011). Accepted, .
  • Tanya V. F. Abaya (date unknown). Tanya V.F. Abaya, Mohit Diwekar, Steve Blair, Prashant Tathireddy, Loren Rieth and Florian Solzbacher, "Deep-tissue light delivery via optrode arrays," Journal of Biomedical Optics 19, 015006 (2014). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Mohit Diwekar, Steve Blair, and Mark Davis, "Increased light gathering capacity of sub-wavelength conical metallic apertures," Journal of Nanophotonics 4, 043504 (2010). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Gaurav Saini, Richard Gates, Matthew C. Asplund, Steve Blair, Sachin Attavar, and Matthew R. Linford, "Directing polyallylamine absorption on microlens array patterned silicon for microarray fabrication,'' Lab on a Chip 9, 1789-1796 (2009). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Xiaojin Jiao, Jeremy Goeckeritz, Steve Blair, and Mark Oldham, "Localization of near-field resonances in bow-tie antennae: influence of adhesion layers," Plasmonics 4, 37-50 (2009). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Heykel Aouani, Jerome Wenger, Davy Gerard, Herve Rigneault, Eloise Devaux, Thomas W. Ebbesen, F. Mahdavi, T. Xu and S. Blair, "Crucial role of the adhesion layer on the plasmonic fluorescence enhancement," ACS Nano 3, 2043-2048 (2009). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Alexander Chagovetz and Steve Blair, "Real-time DNA microarrays: reality check,'' Biochemical Society Transactions 37, 471-475 (2009). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Tingjun Xu, Xiaojin Jiao, and Steve Blair, "Third-harmonic generation from arrays of sub-wavelength metal apertures," Optics Express 17, 23582-23588 (2009). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Jerome Wenger, Davy Gerard, Heykel Aouani, Herve Rigneault, Bryan Lower, Steve Blair, Eloise Devaux, and Thomas W. Ebbesen, "Nanoaperture-enhanced signal to noise ratio in fluorescence correlation spectroscopy," Analytical Chemistry 81, 834-839 (2009). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Vishnupriya Govindan and Steve Blair, "Analysis of optical ARMA architectures in the slow-light regime," Journal of the Optical Society of America B 25, C116-C126 (2008). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Vishnupriya Govindan and Steve Blair, "Nonlinear pulse interaction in microresonator slow-light waveguides," Journal of the Optical Society of America B 25, C23-C30 (2008). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). J. Bishop, A.M. Chagovetz and S. Blair, "Kinetics of Multiplex Hybridization: Mechanisms and Implications," Biophysical Journal 94, 1726-1734 (2008). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). L. Williams, M. Okandan, and S. Blair, "Design and characterization of a microheater array device fabricated with SwIFT-Lite," J. Micro/Nanolith. MEMS MOEMS 7, 043035 (2008). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). D. Gerard, J. Wenger, N. Bonod, E. Popov, H. Rigneault, F. Mahdavi, S. Blair, J. Dintinger and T. W. Ebbesen, "Nanoaperture-enhanced fluorescence: Towards higher detection rates with plasmonic metals," Physical Review B 77, 045413 (2008). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Justin Bishop, Alex Chagovetz and Steve Blair, "Kinetics of multiplex hybridization: Mechanisms and implications," Biophysical Journal 94, 1726-1734 (2008). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Tingjun Xu, Xiaojin Jiao, G.-P. Zhang, and Steve Blair, "Second-harmonic emission from sub-wavelength apertures: Effects of aperture symmetry and lattice arrangement," Optics Express 15, 13894-13906 (2007). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Farhad Mahdavi, Yongdong Liu, and Steve Blair, "Modeling fluorescence enhancement from metallic nanocavities," Plasmonics 2, 129-141 (2007). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Justin Bishop, Colby Wilson, Alex M. Chagovetz and Steve Blair, "Competitive displacement of DNA during surface hybridization," Biophysical Journal 92, L10-L12 (2007). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Jeremy Goeckeritz and Steve Blair, "One-dimensional photonic crystal rib waveguides," Journal of Lightwave Technology 25, 2435-2439 (2007). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Justin Bishop, Steve Blair and Alex Chagovetz, "Convective flow effects on DNA biosensors," Biosensors and Bioelectronics 22, 2192-2198 (2007). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Vishnupriya Govindan and Steve Blair, " Limitations on nonlinear pulse propagation in coupled-resonator slow-light waveguides," Optics Express 15, 3922-3930 (2007). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Justin Bishop, Steve Blair, and Alex Chagovetz, "A competitive model of nucleic acid surface hybridization in the presence of point mutants," Biophysical Journal 90, 831-840 (2006). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). J. Bishop, S. Blair, and A. Chagovetz,''Theoretical limitations on sensing selectivity in nucleic acid microarrays,'' Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems IV Proceedings of the SPIE 6080, 182-187 (2006). Accepted, .

Research Statement

Current research includes: plasmonics - study of nanophotonic systems based on metallic structures to improve light collection and emission; development of optical neural interfaces; resonance enhancement in fluorescence-based molecular transduction using microscale and nanoscale structures; microfabricated optical biosensor array systems incorporating microfluidics and microthermal management for quantitative affinity assay.

Research Keywords

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Racial Issues

Presentations

  • S. Blair, “Progress towards an integrated array for optogenetic stimulation and electrical recording to study cortical circuit function in NHP,” Optogen 2018, Glasgow, Dec. 5, 2018. , Presented, 2018.
  • Steve Blair, "UV plasmonics: materials, methods, and mechanisms (Conference Presentation)", Proc. SPIE 10727, UV and Higher Energy Photonics: From Materials to Applications 2018, 107270C (17 September 2018). , Presented, 2018.
    https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2323646
  • S. Blair, ``Plasmonic-Enhanced Single- Molecule Detection,'' Lab-on-a-Chip, Mumbai, India, January 19, 2017. , Presented, 2017.
  • S. Blair, ``Plasmonic enhanced single molecule detection,'' Lab-on-a-Chip World Congress, San Diego, Sept. 28, 2016. , Presented, 2016.
  • S. Blair, “Single molecule detection with plasmonic structures,” Single Molecule & Single Cell Analysis, Madrid, March 15-16, 2016. , Presented, 2016.
  • S. Blair, “Plasmonic-enhanced single molecule detection,” Lab-on-a-Chip World Congress, San Diego, Sept. 28-29, 2015. , Presented, 2015.
  • S. Blair, “Plasmon-enhanced single molecule detection,” Lab-on-a-Chip & Microarray World Congress, San Diego, Sept. 18-19, 2014. , Presented, 2014.
  • X. Jiao, E. M. Peterson, J. M. Harris, and S. Blair, “UV Lifetime Modification by Nanoapertures,” META 2014, Singapore, May 20-23, 2014. , Presented, 2014.
  • S. Blair, “Molecular detection with plasmonic structures,” Point-of-Care Diagnostics World Congress 2013, San Diego, CA, Sept. 12. , Presented, 2013.
  • S. Blair, “Implantable devices for optical neural stimulation,” IEEE Photonics Con- ference 2013, Special Symposium on Optogenetics, MA3.2, Bellevue, WA, Sept. 9. , Presented, 2013.
  • T. V. F Abaya, M. Diwekar, S. Blair, P. Tathireddy, L. Rieth, and F. Solzbacher, “Implantable devices for optical neural interfaces,” Optical MEMS & Nanophotonics 2013, WA-S1.1, Kanazawa, Japan, Aug. 21. , Presented, 2013.
  • S. Blair, “Plasmonic-enhanced light-matter interactions,” Photonics West Synthesis and Photonics of Nanoscale Materials X 8609-6, San Fransisco, Feb. 3, 2013. , Presented, 2013.
  • “Molecular detection with plasmonic structures,” Molecular Diagnostics World, San Diego. , Presented, 2012.
  • “UV Plasmonics,” CMOS Emerging Technologies, Vancouver, July 18-20, 2012. , Presented, 2012.
  • S. Blair, “Real-time microarrays - The path to quantitation?,” Microarray World Congress, San Francisco. , Presented, 2011.
  • S. Blair, “Recent progress with real-time microarrays,” Advances in Microarray Technology, Hamburg. , Presented, 2011.
  • S. Blair, “Molecular sensing with plasmonic nanoapertures,” Pacifichem, Honolulu, December 16, 2010. , Presented, 2010.
  • S. Blair, “Recent progress with real-time microarrays,” Microarray World Congress, San Diego, October 28, 2010. , Presented, 2010.
  • S. Blair, "Enhanced fluorescence sensing with nano-apertures,'' Photonics West Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XIV 7604-35, San Fransisco, Jan. 27, 2010. , Presented, 2010.
  • S. Blair, "Real-time microarrays - The path to quantitation?," Microarray World Congress, San Fransisco, August 6, 2009. , Presented, 2009.
    http://www.selectbiosciences.com/conferences/MWC20...
  • S. Blair, "Surface-enhanced fluorescence substrates," Molecular Plasmonics 2009, Jena, Germany, May 14, 2009. , Presented, 2009.
    http://mtin.de/DNA/molplasmon09/programme.html
  • S. Blair, “Kinetics of multiplex hybridization on microarrays” Advances in Microarray Technology (podium presentation), Barcelona, 2008. , Presented, 2008.
  • S. Blair, “Nonlinear optics of sub-wavelength apertures,” 17th International Laser Physics Workshop, Modern Trends in Laser Physics presentation 1.2.2, Trondheim, Norway, 2008. , Presented, 2008.
  • Niall McAlinden, Yunzhou Chen, Enyuan Xie, Martin Dawson, Erdan Gu, Christopher F. Reiche, Robert Scharf, Mehedy B. Hassan, Rohit Sharma, Prashant Tathireddy, Loren Rieth, Julian Haberland, Christine Kallmayer, Keith Mathieson and Steve Blair, "Continued Development of the Utah Optrode Array," Optogen 2019, Venice, Italy. (poster). Other, Presented, 2019.
  • Robert Scharf, Christopher Reiche, Rohit Sharma, Niall McAlinden, Yunzhou Cheng, Enyuan Xie, Prashant Tathireddy, Alessandra Angelucci, Christine Kallmayer, Mike Sorenson, Richard Normann, Keith Mathieson, Loren Rieth, Steve Blair, "Independently addressable optical neuro-stimulation array,'' BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting, Bethesda, MD, April 11-13, 2019 (poster). Other, Presented, 2019.
  • Robert Scharf, Christopher Reiche, Niall McAlinden, Yunzhou Cheng, Rohit \ Sharma, Enyuan Xie, Prashant Tathireddy, Alessandra Angelucci, Christine Kallma\ yer, Keith Mathieson, Loren Rieth, Steve Blair, ``Progress towards an efficient optogenetic stimulation and electrical recording device based on the utah optrode array for cortical circuit control in primates,'' 9th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, March 20-23, San Francisco, 2019 (poster FrPO.212). Other, Presented, 2019.
  • Robert Scharf, Christopher Reiche, Niall McAlinden, Yunzhou Cheng, Rohit Sharma, Enyuan Xie, Prashant Tathireddy, Alessandra Angelucci, Christine Kallmayer, Keith Mathieson, Loren Rieth, Steve Blair, ``Progress towards an Efficient Optogenetic Stimulation and Electrical Recording Device based on the Utah Optrode Array for Cortical Circuit Control in Primates,'' 2018 IEEE Brain Initiative Workshop on Advanced Neurotechnologies, San Diego, Nov. 1-2, 2018 (poster). Other, Presented, 2018.
  • Robert Scharf, Christopher Reiche, Rohit Sharma, Niall McAlinden, Yunzhou Cheng, Enyuan Xie, Prashant Tathireddy, Alessandra Angelucci, Christine Kallmayer, Mike Sorenson, Richard Normann, Keith Mathieson, Loren Rieth, Steve Blair, “Utah optride/μLED array with increased efficiency for deep cortical optogenetic stimulation in primates,” Neural Interfaces Conference, Minneapolis, MN, June 25-27, 2018 (poster). Other, Presented, 2018.
  • Robert Scharf, Christopher Reiche, Rohit Sharma, Niall McAlinden, Yunzhou Cheng, Enyuan Xie, Prashant Tathireddy,Alessandra Angelucci, Christine Kallmayer, Mike Sorenson, Richard Normann, Keith Mathieson, Loren Rieth, Steve Blair, ``Independently addressable optical neuro-stimulation array,'' BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting, Rockville, MD, April 9-10, 2018 (poster). Other, Presented, 2018.
  • Robert Scharf, Christopher Reiche, Rohit Sharma, Niall McAlinden, Yunzhou Cheng, Enyuan Xie, Prashant Tathireddy, Alessandra Angelucci, Richard Normann, Keith Mathieson, Loren Rieth, Steve Blair, “Progress towards an integrated device for opto- genetic stimulation based on the Utah Optrode Array,” Optogen 2017, Lecce, Italy. (poster). Other, Presented, 2017.
  • J. Mao and S. Blair, “Great nearfield enhancement in Ultraviolet by aluminum nanocre- scent antenna array on ground plane,” Eighth International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics, Taipei, Taiwan. (Poster-07-77). Other, Presented, 2017.
  • J. Mao, Y. Wang, and S. Blair, “Near-field plasmonic enhancement in 3D resonant cav- ity nanoantenna in UV region,” Eighth International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics, Taipei, Taiwan. (Poster-07-58). Other, Presented, 2017.
  • Y. Wang, S. Banerji, J. Mao, S. Arezoomandan, B. Sensale-Rodriguez, and S. Blair, “Modification of UV Surface Plasmon Resonances in Aluminum Hole-Arrays with Graphene,” Eighth International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics, Taipei, Taiwan (Poster-05-08). Other, Presented, 2017.
  • Yunshan Wang, Sourangsu Banerji, Jieying Mao, Sara Arezoomandan, Berardi Sensale- Rodriguez and Steve Blair, “Modification of UV surface plasmon resonances in alu- minum hole-arrays with graphene,” CLEO: Applications and Technology, San Jose (poster JTh2A.49). Other, Presented, 2017.
  • S Blair, “UV Plasmonics: Materials, Methods, and Measurements,” EPFL, Switzerland, April 10, 2017. Other, Presented, 2017.
  • S. Blair, A. Angelucci, L. Rieth, and R. Normann, ``Integrated array for simultaneous optogenetic stimulation and electrical recording to study cortical circuit function in the NHP brain,'' Third Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting, Bethedsa, MD, December 13, 2016 (poster 21). Other, Presented, 2016.
  • Yunshan Wang, Xiaojin Jiao, Eric M. Peterson, Kanagasundar Appusamy, Sivaraman Guruswamy, Joel M. Harris and Steve Blair, "UV fluorescence lifetime modification by Al and Mg nanoapertures," Near-Field Optics (NFO-14), Sept. 8, 2016, Hamamatsu, Japan (oral). Other, Presented, 2016.
  • J. Mao, Y. Wang, K. Appusamy, S. Guruswamy, and S. Blair, "UV-visible transmission through nanohole arrays in aluminum and magnesium," Near-Field Optics (NFO-14), Hamamatsu, Japan, Sept. 7, 2016 (poster). Other, Presented, 2016.
  • S. Blair, “UV fluorescence lifetime modification by Al and Mg nanoapertures,” Pico- quant Single Molecule Workshop, Berlin, Aug. 3, 2015. Other, Presented, 2015.
  • J. Mao and S. Blair, “Nanofocusing of ultraviolet light through aluminum V-grooves,” Seventh International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics, Jerusalem, Israel, May 31 - June 5, 2015. Other, Presented, 2015.
  • Y. Wang, X. Jiao, K. Appusamy, S. Guruswamy, and S. Blair, “Optical transmis- sion through Al and Mg nanoapertures,” Seventh International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics, Jerusalem, Israel, May 31 - June 5, 2015. Other, Presented, 2015.
  • X. Jiao, Y. Wang and S. Blair, “Simulation of UV fluorescence enhancement by Al and Mg nanoapertures,” Seventh International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics, Jerusalem, Israel, May 31 - June 5, 2015. Other, Presented, 2015.
  • S. Blair, “Single-molecule detection with plasmonic apertures,” University of Victoria, Canada, Sept. 11, 2013. Other, Presented, 2013.
  • S. Blair, “Single-molecule detection with plasmonic apertures,” EPFL, Switzerland, Aug. 30, 2013. Other, Presented, 2013.
  • S. Blair, “UV Plasmonics,” Politecnico di Milano, Italy, May 16, 2013. Other, Presented, 2013.
  • X. Jiao and S. Blair, “Design of nanoantennas for fluorescence enhancement in the ultraviolet,” Oral [8457-63]. SPIE Optics + Photonics 2012, Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties X, San Diego, Aug. 16, 2012. Other, Presented, 2012.
  • X. Jiao, C. Barnes, J. S. Shumaker-Parry, and S. Blair, “Harmonic generation from nanocrescent antennas,” Poster [8457-105]. SPIE Optics + Photonics 2012, Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties X, San Diego, Aug. 15, 2012. Other, Presented, 2012.
  • T. Abaya, N. M. Ledbetter, D. J. Warren, M. Diwekar, F. Solzbacher, J. D. Wells, M. D. Keller, L. W. Rieth, P. R. Tathireddy, S. Blair, and G. A. Clark, “Selective, artifact-free stimulation with infrared light via intrafascicular Utah slanted optrode arrays,” Neural Interfaces Conference, Salt Lake City, June 2012. Other, Other, 2012.
  • T. V. F. Abaya, M. Diwekar, P. Tathireddy, L. Rieth, F. Solzbacher, S. Blair, and G. A. Clark, “Fabrication and characterization of optrode arrays for optical neural stimulation,” Neural Interfaces Conference, Salt Lake City, June 2012. Other, Presented, 2012.
  • T. Abaya, M. Diwekar, S. Blair, S. Schister, G. Clark, P. Tathireddy, L. Reith, and F. Solzbacher, “Utah Slant Optrode Array for Intrafascicular Infrared Neural Stimulation,” Infrared Neural Stimulation Summit, Northwestern University. Other, Presented, 2011.
  • S. Blair, “Fluorescence enhancement and photochemistry with plasmonic nanostructures,” University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Department of Chemistry. Other, Presented, 2011.
  • Robert Scharf, Christopher F. Reiche, Christopher F. Reiche, Niall McAlinden, Niall McAlinden, Yunzhou Cheng, Yunzhou Cheng, Enyuan Xie, Enyuan Xie, Rohit Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Prashant Tathireddy, Prashant Tathireddy, Loren Rieth, Loren Rieth, Keith Mathieson, Keith Mathieson, Steve Blair, Steve Blair, "A compact integrated device for spatially selective optogenetic neural stimulation based on the Utah Optrode Array", Proc. SPIE 10482, Optogenetics and Optical Manipulation 2018, 104820M (14 February 2018). , Presented, 2018.
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  • Robert Scharf, Christopher F. Reiche, Niall McAlinden, Yunzhou Cheng, Enyuan Xie, Rohit Sharma, Prashant Tathireddy, Loren Rieth, Keith Mathieson and Steve Blair, “A compact integrated device for spatially-selective optogenetic neural stimulation based on the Utah Optrode Array,” Proceedings of the SPIE 10482, Optogenetics and Optical Manipulation 2018, 104820M (oral). , Presented, 2018.
  • Jieying Mao, Peter Stevenson, Danielle Montanari, Yunshan Wang, Jennifer S. Shumaker- Parry, Joel M. Harris, and Steve Blair, “UV plasmonic enhancement through three di- mensional nano-cavity antenna array in aluminum,” Proceedings of the SPIE 10346, Plasmonics: Design, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications XV, 1034616 (oral). , Presented, 2017.
  • Emmanuel Lotubai, Yunshan Wang and Steve Blair, “UV fluorescence modification by aluminum bowtie nanoantennas,” Proceedings of the SPIE 10346, Plasmonics: Design, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications XV, 1034615 (oral). , Presented, 2017.
  • Ronald W. Boutte, Sam Merlin, Brandon Griffiths, Trent Parry, and Steve Blair, “Using stereotactic brain atlases for small rodents and nonhuman primates for optrode array customization,” Proceedings of the SPIE 10052, Optogenetics and Optical Manipulation, 1005204 (oral). , Presented, 2017.
  • R. Boutte, T. V. F. Abaya, P. Tathireddy, F. Solzbacher, L. Rieth, G. A. Clark, R. Normann, and S. Blair, ``Utah Optrode Array,'' Optogen 2016, Freiburg, Germany, December 6, 2016 (oral). , Presented, 2016.
  • Y. Wang, X. Jiao, K. Appusamy, S. Guruswamy, and S. Blair, “UV fluorescence life- time modification by Al and Mg nanoapertures,” Seventh International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics, Jerusalem, Israel, May 31 - June 5, 2015. , Presented, 2015.
  • X. Jiao, C. M. Barnes, M. Rodriguez, R. Goldstein, M. M. Swartz, J. S. Shumaker- Parry and S. Blair, “Mapping the near-field patterns of plasmonic focusing structures,” Sixth International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics, Ottawa, Canada, May 31, 2013. , Presented, 2013.
  • T. V. F. Abaya, M. Diwekar, S. Blair, P. Tathireddy, L. Rieth, and F. Solzbacher, “3D waveguide penetrating arrays for optical neural stimulation,” International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN), 216-217 (2012). , Presented, 2012.
  • S. Howe, M. Paretti, S. Blair, K. Stanfill, J. Kanai, P. Rogers, and G. Livesay, “Capstone Design Hub: Building the Capstone Design Community,” ASEE, San Antonio, 2012. , Presented, 2012.
  • J. R. Nagel, S. Blair, and M. A. Scarpulla, “Exact field solution to guided wave propagation in lossy thin films,” Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices Proceedings of the SPIE 8256, 825606 (2012). , Presented, 2012.
  • T. V. F. Abaya, M. Diwekar, S. Blair, P. Tathireddy, L. Rieth, G. A. Clark, and F. Solzbacher, “Optical characterization of the Utah slant optrode array for intrafascicular infrared neural stimulation,” Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VIII Proceedings of the SPIE 8207, 82075M (2012). , Presented, 2012.
  • G. A. Clark, S. L. Schister, N. M. Ledbetter, D. J. Warren, F. Solzbacher, J. D. Wells, M. D. Keller, S. Blair, L. W. Rieth, and P. R. Tathireddy, “Selective, high-optrode-count, artifact-free stimulation with infrared light via intrafascicular Utah slanted optrode arrays,” Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VIII Proceedings of the SPIE 8207, 82075I (2012). , Presented, 2012.
  • G. A. Clark, S. Schister, N. M. Ledbetter, D. J. Warren, F. Solzbacher, J. D. Wells, M. D. Keller, S. M. Blair, L. W. Reith, and P. R. Tathireddy, “Selective, high-channel- count, artifact-free stimulation with infrared light via intrafascicular Utah slanted op- trode arrays,” Neuroscience 2011, Washington, D. C. , Presented, 2011.
  • M. Diwekar, T. V. F. Abaya, P. Tathireddy, L. Reith, F. Solzbacher, S. Blair, and G. Clark, “Development of the Utah slant optrode array for optical neural stimulation,” Neurosience 2011, Washington, D.C. , Presented, 2011.
  • F. Mahdavi, X. Jiao, M. Diwekar, S. Attavar and S. Blair, “UV plasmonics,” Fifth International Conference on Surface Plasmonic Photonics, Busan, S. Korea. (<15% acceptance rate). , Presented, 2011.
  • J. Goeckeritz and S. Blair, “Slow light in coupled resonator large cross-section rib waveguides,” in Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nano Photonics (IPR)/Photonics in Switching (PS) (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2010), IWC4. , Presented, 2010.
  • J. Wenger, D. Gerard, H. Aouani, N. Bonod, E. Popov, H. Rigneault, B. Lowder, S. Blair, E. Devaux, and Th. Ebbesen, ``Merging fluroescence correlation spectroscopy and plasmonics: characterizing nanostructures for high rate efficiency single molecule detection,'' Fourth International Conference on Surface Plasmonic Photonics, Amsterdam (15% acceptance rate). , Presented, 2009.

Research Groups

  • Austin Koch, . ECE. 2020 - present.
  • Chase Vanderpool, . Bioengineering. 2016 - 2018.
  • Trent Parry, . Bioengineering. 2016 - 2017.
  • Anabil Chaudhuri, . Electrical and Computer Engineering. 2016 - 2020.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Europe