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Microphotonics for biomedicine – life saving technology on a chip the size of your fingernail

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEDT

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We already use photonic technologies every day, our smartphones, the LED lights in our houses and particularly the internet are all powered by photonics. However, photonics is also crucial for precision sensing ranging from helping satellites to tell us where we are to detecting traces of chemical contamination in seawater and biomarkers in our blood.

My team is working on all of these applications and particularly exploring how really complex and high precision optical systems can be integrated onto a micro-chip size of your fingernail with the potential cost of only a few dollars.

This presentation will particularly focus on our work in biomedical applications.  I will particularly talk about work with the start-up company Nirtek to create optical fibre sensors to detect heart-attacks before they happen, our microfluidics work with the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases to detect how new drugs may impact blood clot formation and our work on ultra-sensitive photonic chip biosensors that can help diagnose heart attacks in minutes.  

Speaker: Distinguished Professor Arnan Mitchell, RMIT University Node Director, ARC Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), Integrated Photonics and Applications Centre (InPAC)

This technical event is hosted Victorian IEEE Section Electron Devices and Photonics Society Joint Chapter & Engineering in Medicine & Biology Chapter.



Registration is open till 29 March 6.20pm, please kindly register.

The Zoom link will be sent closer to the date and also to all registered participants.