Our research

Biophotonics Group

Optical Coherence Tomography System

The biophotonics group aims at developing imaging techniques along with data processing and analysis procedures tailored to specific applications. Current applications range from measuring mechanical properties of soft tissue under stress, berries responses to treatment, milk quality or bacteria monitoring.

Group led by Associate Professor Frederique Vanholsbeeck and Dr Cushla McGoverin

Erin Leitao

Our research focuses on determining ways to link earth abundant elements together to make new molecules and materials. Properties we are after in our materials include: semi-conducting (to be used in electronic devices), stimuli-response (to be used in drug delivery and to aid in degradability), selective adsorbents (for metals such as Hg) and fire retardant (for composite materials).