Microfluidics for Cells Studies
We employ sub-wavelength apertures on thin metallic films to generate plasmonic signals that can be used to detect analytes near the metal-dielectric interface. We focus mainly on the detection of molecules relevant to biomedical applications.
Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)
We employ nanoparticles and electrokinetics to generate SERS-active nanostructures that can perform biosensing with biochemical specificity, simplicity in preparation, and matrix-transparent. These biosensors can be employed on the detection of biomolecules, chemical contaminants, illicit drugs with exceptional sensitivity.
Studying Cells On-Chip
We develop microfluidic platforms that can be used to study cells at microscopic length scales.
Our interests cover a wide spectrum of applications including elucidation of dynamics of biofilm process formation, study of microswimmers behaviour, and study of cell-surface proteins that mediate adherence to other cells, surfaces, and ligands.