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Professor Ndukaife wins 2017 Prize in Physics by Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation

Sep. 7, 2017—He was recognized for his work on plasmon nano-optical tweezers. The Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation awards scientific prizes for outstanding work in selected fields in the engineering sciences, medicine and the natural sciences. It rewards research characterized by its high potential for practical application and by the special significance attached to its aftermath.

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Aug. 22, 2017—Nano-Optical Trapping with Plasmonic and Dielectric Metasurfaces Plasmonic nanostructures provide unprecedented capability to confine electromagnetic energy to nanoscale volumes to enhance light matter interaction. We leverage the plasmonic hotspots, which provides sub-wavelength trapping potential wells to stably confine nanoscale objects that have been delivered to the hotspots. We explore the realization of novel lab-on-chip devices for...

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Aug. 22, 2017—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 detection of biological molecules, programmable directed self-assembly of nanostructures to build...

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