Research projects

Read about our research in Science


Mobile ELISA

Mobile ELISA replicates functionality of traditional ELISA, but for much lower cost. This technology was in international news coverage and on TV.



We work on erly detection of dangerous pregnancy complications using mobile phone based platform called Hemolix. This technology received numerous awards, it is protected by several patents, company was formed and the first round of funding was obtained.


Nanowire-based imaging

We develop nanowire-based tools for imaging on single-cell level, coupling of light to fluorescent nanoparticles and light delivery using ultra-thin waveguiding structures.


Blood testing on-chip

We created photonic chips for detailed testing of such complex fluids as human plasma and whole blood for diagnosis and treatment of life threatening diseases.


Continuous acquisition of brain signals

We work on low cost real time system for continuous monitoring of signals coming from human brain for numerous applications.


Telescopic Pixel

New, ultra-efficient display technology based on new telescopic design of pixels; capable of transmitting 360% more backlight than LCD (Liquid Crystal Displays). This helps to decrease energy consumption of the display more than three times and proportionally increase battery life of laptops.


Silver Nanowire plasmonic interconnect

New optical interconnect component integrating silver nanowire plasmonic waveguides with polymer optical waveguides for the nanoscale confinement and guiding of light on chip. As a part of optical interconnect designed to decrease energy consumption of the next generation computer chips.

Wavelength selective switch

A new wavelength selective switch based on two microring resonators routing two different wavelengths indepentently. Used for on-chip optical signal routing in energy-efficient optical interconnects.


Electro-optical polymer modulators

Ultra-high speed Electro-optic polymer light modulator with improved linearity and simple integration into complex photonic circuits. Used for chip-to-chip optical interconnects in energy efficient computing as well as for ultra-high speed signal transmission in computer networks such as Internet.



Polymer sensor

A new polymer-sensor that contains conjugated molecules changing their index of refraction upon bonding with molecules that have to be detected. The polymers are incorporated into micro-ring resonators to create miniature, highly sensitive sensors. Works for wide range of biomedical and chemical applications.

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