Nano-biophotonics laboratory (NBPL)
Grant Agreement No.: 14.Y26.31.0011
Project name: Linear and non-linear optical effects on the nanoscale for advanced biosensing.
Name of the institution of higher learning: National Research Nuclear University MEPhI
Fields of scientific research: Nanotechnologies
This project is aimed at thoroughly investigating light–matter interaction on the nanoscale, specifically at the nano–bio interface. This project is aimed at:
- setting up a world-class of nano–biophotonics laboratory (NBPL) which will thoroughly investigate light–matter interaction on the nanoscale, specifically at the nano/bio interface;
- investigation of the effect of energy-induced transparency in hybrid nanostructures;
- development of a biosensing platform based on direct interaction of a functionalized plasmonic nanostructure with the analyte;
- development of a biosensing platform based on hybrid probe nanostructures consisting of plasmonic components and semiconductor quantum dots;
- development of a biosensing platform based on hybrid probe nanostructures consisting of plasmonic components and organic J-aggregates;
- investigation of the effect of strong coupling in hybrid nanostructures and optimization of hybrid nanoprobes;
- investigation of the effect of strong coupling on photoluminescence and
photoluminescence up-conversion in hybrid nanoprobes;
- development of a biosensing platform based on the hybridization phenomenon in
- development of prototypes of sensing devices;
- foundation of a start-up company, technology transfer and commercialization;
- integration of NBPL in the Horizon 2020 project.
On this way, the NBPL will use a combination of the key concepts and technologies that will act as building blocks for the development of new approaches to sensing using linear and nonlinear nanophotonic phenomena.
The topics will include exciton–plasmon interactions in hybrid organic/inorganic systems, nano/bio structures, and up-conversion photoluminescence in hybrid nanoprobes.
Rakovich Yury Petrovich
Date of Birth: 12.03.1962
Citzenship: Ireland, Belarus
Academic degree and title: PhD
Job Title: Materials Physics Center (Ikerbasque)
Field of scientific interests:
Nanophotonics; optics of quantum qots (nanocrystals); optics of excitons in organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials; optics of microcavities; nano-bio hybrid materials; enhanced light harvesting; plasmonic nanoparticles and nanostructures
3rd prize for the best FLIM image (PicoQuant Application Gallery Contest), Germany (2011)
The Innovation Award in recognition for achievements in inventions and for newly created
intellectual property. Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures, Ireland (2010)
NATO Science Fellowship (1999)
Fellowship from Polish Academy of Learning, (Sniadeccy Foundation), Poland (1997)
George Soros Foundation Award (1996)