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Exploring the Nanoscale Dynamics of Molecular Systems with Optical Microcavities

Medicine as well as biology increasingly rely on the use of cutting‐edge physics and engineering, in order to pursue the next generation nanomedical applications and to address fundamental questions in the life sciences. Central to this task is the study of micro- and nano systems, focusing on how engineered systems combined with natural ones can advance sensing, medicine, and our understanding of how biological systems work. My research addresses these important questions with state‐of‐the‐art biosensor technologies, capable of detecting single molecules and their dynamics; and resolving the kinetics of complex molecular systems on timescales ranging from nanoseconds to several hours.

For further information please contact Robert Ilic, 301-975-2639, robert.ilic [at] (robert[dot]ilic[at]nist[dot]gov)


Robert Ilic, 301-975-2639, robert.ilic [at] (robert[dot]ilic[at]nist[dot]gov)

Frank Vollmer

Laboratory of Nanophotonics & Biosensing, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light

Created October 14, 2015, Updated May 13, 2016