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5th Asia Pacific Optical Sensors Conference

20-22 May 20Alexandre Francois Low Res Edit 008315: Jeju Island; Korea

Dr Alex Francois presented an invited talk at the 5th Asia Pacific Optical Sensors Conference.

Surface plasmon scattering: an alternative approach for optical fibers biosensors:  Alexandre François, Beniamino Sciacca , Elizaveta Klantsataya, Agnieszka Zuber, Peter Hoffman, Manuela Klinger-Hoffman, Tanya M. Monro

The APOS 2015 continues a series of conferences that are intended to provide a central forum for an update and review of technical information covering wide range of optical sensing fields from fundamental researches to systems and applications. The conference is open to researchers and professionals from not only Asia-Pacific Rim region but also all of the world.


Interdisciplinary Funding Awarded to Whispering Gallery Mode Research

24 MarcAlexandre Francois Low Res Edit 0083h 2015

Congratulations to Prof Andrew Zannettino, Dr Alex Francois and team for winning an $18,000 grant from the University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Research Fund for their project ‘Diagnosing multipte myeloma: Development of a point of care device for detecting and monitoring serum free light chain levels in serum’.

The project is aiming of using our Whispering Gallery Mode sensor for the detection of light chain antibodies for medical diagnostics applications.

SPIE West in San Francisco

7-12 February 201Alexandre Francois Low Res Edit 00835: Conference Presentations

Dr Alex Francois and PhD students Tess Reynolds and Jonathan Hall presented three papers at SPIE West

Jonathan Hall, Shahraam Afshar, Matthew Henderon, Alexandre Francois, Tess Reynolds, Nicolas Riesen and Tanya Monro, “Predicting the whispering gallery mode spectra of microresonators,” SPIE LASE, 9343-71 (2015)

Reynolds, A. Francois, M.R. Henderson, S.J. Nicholls, T.M Monro “Optimization of Whispering Gallery Mode sensor design for applications in biosensing,” SPIE BIOS, 9315-19  (2015)

Alexandre François, Nicolas Riesen, Hong Ji, Shahraam Afshar Vahid, Tanya M. Monro “Whispering-gallery mode lasers for biosensing: Reducing the lasing threshold,” SPIE LASE, 9343-66 (2015)

Publication: Polymer based whispering gallery mode laser for biosensing applications

January Alexandre Francois Low Res Edit 00832015: Publication

Polymer based whispering gallery mode laser for biosensing applications

Alexandre François, Nicolas Riesen, Hong Ji, Shahraam Afshar and Tanya M. Monro

Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 031104 (2015); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4905931

For the full article click here

Dr Alexandre Francois presents at Optical Society of America

Alexandre Francois Low Res Edit 0083July 2014: Invited Talk

CNBP Associate Investigator Dr Alexandre Francois from the The University of Adelaide presented a poster  titled “Polyelectrolyte Multilayers for Surface Functionalization: Advantages and Challenges,” in Advanced Photonics.”  Coauthors were:  Dr Herbert Tze Cheung Foo and Prof Tanya Monro,

Full details of the publication can be downloaded here: