"Mid-Infrared (Bio)Photonics: From Emerging Tool to Enabling Technology" (Prof. Boris Mizaikoff)

  • Date: Apr 12, 2024
  • Time: 09:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Prof. Boris Mizaikoff
  • Institute of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Ulm University & Hahn-Schickard, Institute for Microanalysis Systems, Ulm
  • Location: CALA - Centre for Advanced Laser Applications Am Coulombwall 1 85748 Garching (Munich), Germany
  • Room: Multifunctional room, 1st floor
  • Host: Attoworld-Seminar
Vibrational spectroscopies - and especially infrared spectroscopy - play an increasingly importantrole in modern biodiagnostics, environmental analysis, and food safety/quality scenarios. This hasled to the evolution of mid-infrared photonics from an emerging tool into an enabling technology.With applications ranging from non-invasive exhaled breath analysis to in-vivo assessment ofcartilage damage, mid-infrared (MIR; 3-20 μm) photonics ranges among the most flexible molecularsensing platforms nowadays available. In particular, with the emergence of quantum and interbandcascade laser technology, the on-chip hybridization and/or integration of entire MIR sensingdevices is on the horizon ultimately leading to IR-lab-on-chip systems.

The inherent molecular selectivity of MIR signatures enables studying small molecules (e.g., volatile
organic compounds; VOCs) in the gas phase, as well as biomacromolecules (e.g., proteins) in the
liquid phase at unprecedented detail in a label-free and non-destructive fashion. Last but not least,
the combination with advanced multivariate data evaluation and deep learning algorithms
facilitates analyses in real-world complex mixtures in a wide range of demanding scenarios. The
discussion of latest MIR photonic technologies in this presentation we will be augmented by
highlight biomedical, food safety and environmental monitoring applications underlining the utility
of next-generation MIR photonics.

Short Biography
Dr. Boris Mizaikoff is a Chaired Professor and Director of the Institute of
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry @ Ulm University, Germany. Since
2021, he is also a Director at the Hahn-Schickard Institute for Microanalysis
Systems in Ulm. His research interests focus on optical sensors, biosensors,
and biomimetic sensors in the mid-infrared spectral range, system
miniaturization and integration based on micro- and nanofabrication,
multifunctional (nano)analytical platforms, development of
biomolecular/biomimetic recognition architectures, multivariate data
evaluation, and applications in environmental analytics, process analysis, and
biomedical/clinical diagnostics. He is author/co-author of 440+ peer-reviewed
publications, 20 patents, and 100+ plenary, keynote, and invited contributions at scientific

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