Research topics

Molecular plasmonics (passive/active)  - complex nanostructures of plasmonic nanoparticles based on (bio) molecular self-organisation

  • LSPR (localized surface plasmon resonance)-based bioanalytics
  • Plasmonic nanomanipulation

Technology Knowhow

  • Design and (microfluidic) synthesis of plasmonic nanoparticles (Au, Ag, Pt, Pd, SiO2, shape-anisotropic, core-shell nanoparticles)
  • Hybrid plasmonic nanostructures
  • Biofunctionalization (bioconjugation of nanoparticles, functionalization of surfaces using self-assembly monolayer SAM technology)
  • DNA-Nanotechnology
  • Bioanalytics (DNA diagnostics: microarray and sensor technology)
  • Plasmonic modification of optical fibers using NLD technology
  • Dielectrophoresis (DEP)-based microintegration of biomolecules, nanoparticles and other nanostructuresGuided self-assembly of biomolecules and nanoparticles

Fields of application

  • Pathogen detection (water contaminants, food contaminants, sepsis pathogens, zoonoses), antibiotic resistance
  • clinical biomarkers (rheumatoid arthritis, cancer)

Contact person for

  • Nanotechnology laboratory HG 235
  • Microscopy laboratories HG 233
  • Chemistry lab HG 274
  • Scanning Force Microscopy (AFM)
  • Fluorescence Microscopy
  • UV-vis spectroscopy
  • Fluorimetry
  • Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS)
  • Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA)

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