Category Archives: Collaboration

European Meeting in Optical Sensors (EuMOS) 2021

Prof Andy Harvey, University of Glasgow

Prof Andy Harvey is a Professor of Optics and Chair in Experimental Physics at the University of Glasgow. He researches new imaging and optical measurement techniques at wavelengths from the visible, through the infrared to microwave frequencies. He works with end users to exploit this research in fields ranging through remote sensing, surveillance and consumer imaging through to biomedicine and, in particular, ophthalmic imaging. He is also Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent sensing and Measurement.

Dr Cristian Manzoni, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie – Consoglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Dr Cristian Manzoni graduated in 2002 in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, where in the same year he enrolled in his PhD in the School of Physics. His research focuses on the parametric generation, characterisation, and applications of ultra-short laser light pulses. He also works with time-resolved optical spectroscopy measurements, with particular attention on nanoscale systems such as quantum-dots and carbon nanotubes.

Ms Yamuna Dilip Pal, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Yamuna received her BS degree in Electrical engineering from IIT Roorkee and MS degree in Electrical engineering from Caltech. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering under Prof. Rohit Bhargava at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to this, she worked with Finisar, and Swedish Institute of Space Physics as an Analog Design Engineer. Her previous research focused on developing instrumentation for space applications. She is currently researching and developing fast infrared spectroscopic imaging systems with extended analytical dimensions that enable polarized and vibrational circular dichroism imaging.

Mr Gianmaria Calisesi, Politecnico di Milano

Gianmaria Calisesi is a third year PhD student at Politecnico di Milano. He is mainly interested in optical microscopy techniques applied to photosensitive samples. He has spent the last several months developing a technique called compressed sensing – selected volume illumination microscopy (CS-SVIM), which takes advantage of volumetric light modulation and compressed sensing to reduce the total light dose required to fully reconstruct a 3D sample. From August 2019 to December 2019, he was an affiliate at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, investigating compressed measurement routines of nanowires and transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) obtained with SEM.

Dr Abhishek Upadhyay, University of Strathclyde

Dr Abhishek Upadhyay has been working on tuneable diode laser spectroscopy (TDLS) for the measurement of gas parameters since he gained his PhD in 2010. As an expert in the field, he has collaborated with Rolls-Royce, Shell, and the Universities of Manchester, Southampton, and Strathclyde, leading the developing of gas sensing technologies under the EPSRC-funded project Fibre Laser Imaging for gas Turbine Exhaust Species (FLITES). Currently he is working on the commercialisation of FLITES outcomes, and on photoacoustic measurement for early diagnosis of atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases.

Dr Rogério Nogueira, Universidade de Aveiro

Dr Rogério Nogueira is Senior Researcher at the Aveiro Instituto de Telecomunicações. His work focuses on the study and development of fibre Bragg gratings for energy efficient communications and optical biosensors. This work has led to a broad portfolio of patents and the spin-out compant WATGRID, which offers new solutions for liquid monitoring. He has also holds leadership positions in several optics societies, and co-founded the Portuguese Optical Society in 2010.

Dr Angelo Sampaolo, Politecnico di Bari

Dr Angelo Sampaolo is an assistant professor at Politecnico di Bari and an associate researcher at the Institute of Laser Spectroscopy of Shanxi University in Taiyuan. His research activity has included the study of the thermal properties of heterostructured devices via Raman spectroscopy. Most recently, his research has focused on the development of innovative techniques in trace gas sensing, based on quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy and covering the full spectral range from near-infrared to terahertz.

Dr Jano van Hemert, Optos

Dr Jano van Hemert directs the research at Optos, where his team develops novel technology for retinal imaging in eye healthcare. He actively promotes the partnership of business and universities for innovation, and is an active member on boards including the Scottish Funding Council’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee. Jano received an MSc in 1998 and a PhD in 2002, both from Leiden University in The Netherlands, and arrived in Scotland in 2004. In 2009 he was awarded membership of the inaugural Scottish Crucible and in 2011 was awarded membership of the inaugural Young Academy of Scotland.

Dr Fátima Domingues, Universidade de Aveiro

M. Fátima Domingues received the M.Sc. degree in Applied Physics in 2008 and in 2014 she finished her PhD in Physics Engineering, both at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. In 2015 M. Fátima Domingues started a Research Fellow position at the Instituto de Telecomunicações – Aveiro; and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)-Madrid, Spain. At present, M. Fátima Domingues is a Researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações – Aveiro, and her current research interests embrace new solutions of optical fibre based sensors and its application in robotic exoskeletons and e-Health scenarios, with a focus in physical rehabilitation architectures.  Dr. Domingues authored and co-authored more than +100 publications and has an active participation in Portuguese National and European R&D projects.

Ms Caterina Amendola, Politecnico di Milano

Caterina Amendola is a PhD student in the Department of Physics at Politecnico di Milano. She works on the development and clinical application of diffuse optics (DO) techniques for tissue hemodynamic monitoring of preterm and term neonates, in collaboration with Mangiagalli Hospital in Milan. From September 2017 to March 2018, she worked on biomedical imaging and X-ray phase contrast techniques at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF). She is currently working on the development of a hybrid DO device which combines time domain near-infrared spectroscopy (TD-NIRS) and diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) for monitoring tissue haemoglobin concentration and blood flow.

Dr Calum Williams, University of Cambridge

Dr Calum Williams completed his doctoral research in 2017 in plasmatic nanostructures for enhanced optical devices, after four years of study as part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Systems Development at the University of Cambridge. Calum is now a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, funded by the Cancer Research UK Pioneer Award, where he works to unify optical imaging modalities using nanophotonics. He also has research collaborations with the University of Bath and NASA, involving the development of novel nanostructured optical devices for a range of applications.

This event has been fully funded by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Sensing and Measurement ( and arranged in collaboration with OSA Polimi, SCOPE, FISUA, EPS Young Minds, OSA and IEEE.

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Is Science Dead?

Dr Laura Helmuth
The Need for Clear, Trustworthy, Updated Science Communication During the Pandemic

Misinformation about COVID-19 is literally killing people. Science reporters are struggling to cover the quickly moving story of the pandemic and new science about the immune response, public health measures, how the virus spreads, and vaccine developments. They’re also competing for people’s attention against conspiracy theories, xenophobia, and fear. Here’s what science journalists have learned in this year and how everyone can help amplify sense over nonsense.

Prof Stephen Allan Burns
Ethics and bias in peer review

The pressures for scientists to publish large numbers of papers in high impact journals, has led to growing concerns about the reliability and accuracy of the scientific literature. At OSA we have a subcommittee of the Board of Editors which deals with ethical issues related to our published papers. In this presentation we will discuss the types of misconduct encountered, as well as how these are dealt with by the journals.

Dr Elisabeth Bik
The Dark Side of Science: Misconduct in Biomedical Research

Science builds upon science. Even after peer-review and publication, science papers could still contain images or other data of concern. If not addressed post-publication, papers containing incorrect or even falsified data could lead to wasted time and money spent by other researchers trying to reproduce those results. Elisabeth Bik is an image forensics detective who left her paid job in industry to search for and report duplicated and manipulated images in biomedical articles. She has done a systematic scan of 20,000 papers in 40 journals and found that about 4% of these contained inappropriately duplicated images. In her talk she will present her work and show several types of inappropriately duplicated images.

Wearable Technologies

Dr Morteza Amjadi
Soft Wearable Sensors for Biomedical Applications

Wearable and skin-interfacing medical devices are being actively pursued for their ability to seamlessly integrate with the human body, record physiological signals over a long period, and conveniently deliver therapeutic agents. In this webinar, I will present our latest research activities on the development of wearable and stretchable sensors, our recent progress on the design of bioinspired skin-adhesive structures, and I will highlight challenges associated with the design of integrated and multifunctional wearable medical devices.

Prof John A. Rogers
Soft Electronic and Microfluidic Systems for the Human Body

Over the last decade, a convergence of new concepts has led to the emergence of diverse, novel classes of ‘biocompatible’ electronic and microfluidic systems with skin-like physical properties.  This talk describes the key ideas and presents some of the most recent device examples, including wireless, battery-free electronic ‘tattoos’, with applications in continuous monitoring of vital signs in neonatal and paediatric intensive care, and microfluidic platforms that can capture, manipulate and perform biomarker analysis on microliter volumes of sweat.​

Dr Kianoush Nazarpour
The ups and downs of machine learning for prosthetic control

With the increasing popularity of AI, machine learning is considered the most likely candidate to enable the control of next-generation multi-articulated prosthetic hands. After describing how prosthetic hands work, I will ask why it has been challenging to translate machine learning-based prosthetic control beyond the laboratory. I will offer a parallel human-learning prosthetic-control paradigm that offers much more flexibility than existing machine learning algorithms. With supporting early results, I discuss why the development of human-in-loop machine learning for prosthetic control is possible and timely.

Roy Hotrabvanon
Co-founder and CEO of PlayerData

As the CEO of start-up company PlayerData, Mr Hotrabhvanon leads his team in the production of affordable, sports-oriented, wearable technology. Created in 2017, PlayerData has seen great success in a short time-span. The product, which is designed to track and assess the performance of athletes, won PlayerData a Scottish EDGE Wild Card prize in 2017. Mr Hotrabhvanon is currently a Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellow. He has also received several awards for his entrepreneurship, including a Made in Scotland Young Innovator of the Year award in 2018.

Brazil-Scotland Meetings on Structured Light (2020)

This unique Meeting aspires to foster collaborations between researchers from Brazil and Scotland sharing a common interest in structured light beams. Doctoral and undergraduate students from both regions come together to share research work and ideas.

CISMA is proud to be a partner to this ECR- and Student-led inaugural meeting with several of our Committee Members directly involved in the organisation of BraSco 2020.

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