Optics and Engineering
The main focus of the biosensor team involves the investigation and utilization of various sensor platforms for the measurement and detection of biological molecules using one of many transduction methods. Techniques and methods include optical, electrical and magnetic. Our team has developed sensors from the conceptualization to the development of a prototype research instrument, a process encompassing development of electronics, optics, mechanical design and fabrication. One example of such an effort is the bench top research instrument, which employs planar optical waveguides as the sensing platform. This bench top instrument was then engineered into a handheld unit, a progression toward the next steps of commercialization and broader use. Our team currently works on instruments that use optical (fluorescence), interferometric, and impedance read-outs.
Engineered Handheld Waveguide Instrument
Bench-Top Waveguide Instrument