Biosensing using Long-Range Surface Plasmon-Polariton Waveguides
University of Ottawa, Canada
Surface plasmon waveguides consisting of Au stripes in microfluidic channels are highly suitable as biosensors. They are capable of detecting analyte of mass over a very large dynamic range (cells to proteins) with competitive sensitivity
Pierre Berini (F’11) received his Ph.D. and M.Sc.A. degrees in Electrical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal, and his B.E.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, respectively, from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Berini is Professor of Electrical Engineering, Professor of Physics and University Research Chair in Surface Plasmon Photonics at the University of Ottawa, and is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of a venture capital backed company.
He has received an NSERC Steacie Fellowship, a Premier of Ontario Research Excellence Award (PREA), the University of Ottawa Young Researcher of the Year Award, an URSI Young Scientist Award, a George S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research, and is a Canada Foundation for Innovation researcher. Dr. Berini is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the OSA. Dr. Berini has published 7 book chapters, approximately 200 scientific and technical papers in peer-reviewed periodicals and conference proceedings, and is an inventor or co-inventor on 19 patents. He is an Associate (Topical) Editor of Optics Express. His current research interests are focused in the area of surface plasmons and their application.