Optical nanosensors for molecular biosensing

posted Feb 27, 2015, 5:22 AM by Andrea Locatelli   [ updated Apr 21, 2015, 12:02 AM ]

A research by UniBS has been published in Nature Nanotechnology

The paper entitled "Mode-matching in multiresonant plasmonic nanoantennas for enhanced second harmonic generation" by M. Celebrano, X. Wu, M. Baselli, S. Grossman, P. Biagioni, A. Locatelli, C. De Angelis, G. Cerullo, R. Osellame, B. Hecht, L. Duò, F. Ciccacci, and M. Finazzi is available now in the Advance Online Publication section of the Nature website. 
This research, which has been funded by Fondazione Cariplo, will allow to extend the range of application of plasmonic sensors, i.e. very particular nanostructures that exploit the propagation of light on the surface of metals. 
The study published in Nature demonstrates that the realization of efficient nonlinear plasmonic sensors permits to detect small perturbations of the surrounding environment, opening the way to the identification of single molecules in complex biological systems.

You can download and read the paper by following this link.  

Project GRAPHATAR was funded by the EU

posted Nov 18, 2014, 6:02 AM by Andrea Locatelli   [ updated Feb 27, 2015, 5:23 AM ]

Project GRAPHATAR (GRAphene PHotonics Applications for Transmitters And Receivers) has been funded by the European Union in the framework of the Graphene Flagship Open Call. 
The requested funding was about 670.000 euros for a duration of 18 months, starting from October 2014. 
The unit coordinating the project is IMEC (Belgium), whereas the other partners are EPFL (Switzerland), Ericsson (Sweden) and CNIT (Italy). I will be part of the staff of CNIT for this project.

A research fellowship is available!

posted Sep 7, 2014, 8:08 AM by Andrea Locatelli   [ updated Feb 27, 2015, 5:23 AM ]

The call for a 12-month research fellowship with title "Management of the medium-voltage network in a smart grid environment" in the framework of project SCUOLA (Smart Campus as Urban Open Labs) has just been published on the UniBS website. The expected starting date for the job is December 1st, 2014. The deadline for applications is on 24th October 2014.
The research fellow will be responsible for modelling of the behavior of the medium-voltage network in a smart grid environment, and for modelling of Power-Line Communication (PLC) networks. Strong interaction with the other members of the staff dealing with the analysis of the various components of the system is expected. 
For further information you can contact me via e-mail.

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