Welcome to the Laboratory for Innovation in Optofluidics and Nanophotonics (LION). We conduct research at the intersection between Nanophotonics and Microfluidics. Our multidisciplinary research efforts include plasmonic and resonant dielectric metasurfaces for efficient and multifunctional trapping, manipulation and sensing of nanometric objects, nanobiosensors for the detection of biological molecules, programmable directed self-assembly of nanostructures to build functional nanosystems, and discovery of novel emergent behavior in micro and nanoscale motors.
Through our research, we aim to provide innovative solutions to global challenges in renewable energy, healthcare, nanomanufacturing, and sensing. Through these activities, we educate the next generation of creative thinkers and innovators that are equipped to tackle interdisciplinary problems.
What we do
Plasmonic and Resonant Dielectric Metasurfaces
Programmable Directed Self Assembly of Metasurfaces
Nanophotonic Biosensors for Integrated Sensing of Molecules
Optofluidics and Nanomanipulation
Sponsors: We are currently funded by the US National Science Foundation and Vanderbilt University
Department of Electrical Engineering at Vanderbilt University
Office: Featheringill Hall, Room 338
Lab: Featheringill Hall, Room 329/319
Phone: +1(615) 875 1662