Both Amsterdam universities have a strong history and track record in the area of analytical chemistry and spectroscopy, in particular with respect to the application of laser-based research. Currently, three groups (one in analytical chemistry, two in fundamental spectroscopy) are active. The research theme comprises activities in Molecular spectroscopy (Buma/Brouwer/Woutersen/ Williams/Zhang UvA), Ultrafast photodynamics and spectroscopy in the gas phase (Janssen, VU)...
The long-term goal of the research is to develop the next generation optical techniques for the diagnosis, understanding, and treatment of disease. In clinical medicine, significant progress in screening, diagnosis and treatment has been fuelled by the exact sciences and has for instance led to imaging techniques such as X-ray or Computed Tomography, positron emission tomography, ultrasound imaging and magnetic resonance imaging...
Fiber-top MicroElectroMechanical Systems (patents pending) [Iannuzzi et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 053501 (2006)] are a new generation of miniaturized devices obtained by carving tiny movable structures directly on the cleaved end of an optical fiber...
The research activities carried out in the program "Physics of Light and Matter" concentrate on performing ultra-precision experiments, which includes the development of advanced lasers sources (such as frequency comb lasers, ultra-stable lasers,...
- VU's spin-off Optics11 in the Telegraaf
- New investment for VU spin-off Optics11
- Fundamental test of mesoscopic detailed balance in living systems
- New technique enables direct measurements of a cardiac cycle
- New method allows surgeons to identify brain tumours in real time
- EU Innovative training network grant for Biophysics.
- ERC-Advanced Grant awarded to Kjeld Eikema
- Human Frontier Science Research Grant awarded to Greg Stephens
- VU spin-off OPNT BV receives 0.5 M€ investment
- € 780,000 NWO TOP Grant for Erwin Peterman and Gijs Wuite
- Best Paper Award Winner: Bram Prevo
- UvA research groups (WZI); introduction to LaserLaB community
- 235.000 euro om biozonnecellen naar Mars te sturen