In the application, you will be asked to indicate your preference for projects that are aligned with one of the following areas of research:
• In-vivo biophotonic imaging (e.g. visualizing tissue using laser technology …)
• Resonant and interferometric biosensors (e.g. identifying viruses and bacteria with light….)
• Point-of-care biophotonic systems (e.g. developing portable devices for medical teams and emergency response …)
Each teacher’s specific research question will be identified later, through discussion with the laboratory mentor after teams and lab assignments are defined. Your eventual summer research question will be within the broad research topics addressed in your lab. The details will depend on recent research progress, available summer lab personnel, equipment availability, and the interests and skills of the teacher team. Read descriptions of this year's projects:
Detection and capture of proteins and antibodies in a low-cost operator friendly instrument for RESONANT AND INTERFEROMETRIC BIOSENSORS.
Wavefront control and adaptive optics for imaging, microscopy, and space science for IN-VIVO BIOPHOTONIC IMAGING. See http://bifano.bu.edu
Vortex states of type II superconductors for materials development for RESONANT AND INTERFEROMETRIC BIOSENSORS. See http://www.bu.edu/ece/research/electro-physics/
Temperature sensors, magnetic field measurements, particle counter, and electronics for POINT OF CARE BIOPHOTONIC SYSTEMS. See http://busat.org/nearspace/Labs.html.
Microscopy, endoscopy, 3-D imaging, and phase contrast imaging for IN-VIVO BIOPHOTONIC IMAGING. See http://biomicroscopy.bu.edu.
*** All participants will spend one morning (or afternoon) each week learning OPTICAL GRATING FABRICATION. Keywords: clean room procedures; photolithography (photomasks; photresist); metal deposition (evaporation and lift-off); characterization; replication of diffraction gratings.