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Lab on Fiber Technology: Towards New Advanced Optical Optrodes for Life Science Applications

Hosted By: Optical Biosensors Technical Group

06 July 2023 10:00 - 11:00

Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

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In this webinar hosted by the Optical Biosensors Technical Group, Andrea Cusano will present an overall picture pertaining to the “Lab on Fiber Technology” vision. Cusano will illustrate the main milestones set along the technological roadmap aimed at achieving the ultimate objective: the development of flexible, multifunctional plug & play fiber optic platforms designed for life science applications with a major focus on precision medicine.

Main achievements in the identification of nano-fabrication strategies properly working onto not conventional substrates as in the case of optical fibers will be discussed. Perspectives and challenges that lie ahead will be highlighted with a special focus on full spatial control at nano-scale and high throughput production scenarios. The rapid progress at the fabrication stage has opened new avenues toward the development of multifunctional plug & play platforms, which will be discussed with particular emphasis on their new functionalities and unparalleled figures of merit, demonstrating the potential of this powerful technology for advanced diagnostics and improved therapies.

All the achievements reviewed and discussed in this webinar will clearly demonstrate that “Lab on Fiber Technology” is much more than a simple vision, featuring in the next future a central role not in scenarios related to diagnostics and monitoring for biomedical applications.

Subject Matter Level: Intermediate - Assumes basic knowledge of the topic

What You Will Learn:
• Fabrication of nanopillars using glancing angle deposition
• Perovskite solar cells
• Charge transporting layers
• Specific differentiation of neural stem cells

Who Should Attend:
• Students, including senior undergraduates and graduate students interested in optical fiber biosensor science
• Researchers interested in optical Fiber biosensor science

About the Presenter: Andrea Cusano from the Engineering Department University of Sannio

Andrea Cusano is full Professor of Electronics, Optoelectronics and Photonics at the University of Sannio. His research interests are focused on the suitable merging of optical fibers and nanotechnologies and was the pioneer of the “Lab on fiber Technology” concept, nowadays recognized as a hot topic in nanophotonics. He published over 400 papers in prestigious international journals and communications at well-known international conferences worldwide; he has close to 20 national and international patents currently in charge of prestigious industrial companies. He is co-author of more than 70 invited chapters published in international books, invited papers, keynote and plenary lectures in prestigious scientific international journals as well as international conferences. He has been appointed as Technical Director of the Regional Research Infrastructure "Centre of Optoelectronics and Nanophotonics for Life Science".

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