(+39) 06 4991 3518 (office)
(+39) 06 4969 3294 (lab)
From the Brownian movements of inanimate matter to the swimming motility of bacteria, the world at the micron scale is extremely dynamical. We are interested in the origin, the consequences and the applications of these motions. To study that, we build digital microscopes that integrate optical and computer hardware and where light can be used for imaging, manipulation and fabrication of microsystems in 3D.
|article:||Phys. Rev. X, 7, 011010, (2017)|
|video:||3D movie of bacteria colliding with a flat wall.|
Light-absorbing microgears, sitting on a liquid-air interface, can efficiently convert light into rotational motion through a thermo-capillary effect.
|article:||Nat Commun, 6, 7855, (2015)|
|video:||Spinning gears at different light power levels|
|article:||Sci. Rep., 5, (2015)|
|press:||CondMat Journal Club|
|article:||Phys. Rev. Lett., 114, 258104, (2015)|