Sensor Technology as Safety System in Road Construction
Researchers at the Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) in Jena, Germany, are currently developing a fiber optical sensor system to recognize road damages in time to prevent land slides. With the help of the method developed in Jena, it is possible to determine whether and, if so, where within the foundation of the road shifts occur. Even minimal movements in the ground can be detected. In a research project this technology will, for the first time, be tested under real world conditions.
Raman spectroscopy as a diagnostic tool – a stimulus for interdisciplinary collaboration
Efficient collaboration across disciplines is the foundation for successfully researching new ideas and paving the way for innovative technologies and processes. Dr. Anja Silge, Head of the Applied Biospectroscopy/Bio Assays Working Group at Leibniz IPHT, and Dr. Stefanie Deinhardt-Emmer, specialist in microbiology and virology at Jena University Hospital, are working on joint research projects on how Raman spectroscopy can support modern diagnostics. In this interview, they explain how the medical perspective and expertise in biological imaging complement each other perfectly, what role interdisciplinarity plays for them and how progress can be made towards faster diagnostics.
Label-free optical imaging for medical diagnostics: Leibniz IPHT research focus in the spotlight of the renowned journal Nature Photonics
International pioneers in the research of label-free optical imaging provide an overview of the fundamentals and the diverse application potential of these innovative methods for medical diagnostics in the journal Nature Photonics. Among the four authors is the Scientific Director of the Leibniz IPHT in Jena, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp.