|Description||Optomechanical actuation and detection has proven to be useful for the advancement of nanomechanical sensors. Among the optomechanical devices we measure in our lab, nano-optomechanical disk resonators are the most promising. Their extremelly low masses, high mechanical frequencies and low dissipation in liquids, provide them with unprecedented sensitivity and speed.
The ComFuturo project (Optomechanical biosensors for the characterization of virus and bacteria) proposes the application of nano-optomechanical disk resonators for the early identification of the pathogens causing an infection and the rapid identification of antibiotic resistance, as it is critical to provide the most effective drugs to the patient and to avoid costly and inefficient treatments that can potentially lead to the development of further resistances.
The project is carried out in collaboration with the University Paris Diderot (UPD), the Hospital La Paz and the company Mecwins S.A. The laboratory of Materials and Quantum Phenomena (UPD, lead by Dr. Ivan Favero, is responsible for the design and fabrication of the optomechanical devices.|