News & Events

Needles in a hay stack

The exploitation of early innoFSPEC research efforts from the period 2008-2014 in the area of multi-channel spectroscopy has yielded another scientific breakthrough. In a research article, published today in the Astrophysical Journal, innoFSPEC researchers, jointly with colleagues in the U.S.A., have demonstrated how imaging spectroscopy with MUSE is capable of detecting extremely faint spectral signatures of point sources in the cores of bright galaxies, see press releases at AIP and NFS’s NOIRLab. The image processing techniques developed for this breakthrough have also an impact on technology transfer to life science and medicine, viz. imaging Raman spectroscopy for micro plastic detection in human tissue.

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New patent on PDW Spectroscopy in progress

innoFSPEC members (and former members) Nabarun Polley, Oliver Reich and Roland Hass are in the process of patenting an aspect of their work on Photon Density Wave (PDW) spectroscopy, addressing measurement arrangements for an optical spectrometer. The patent will hopefully be received soon!

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NanoPAT networking - welcome Emma!

We are happy to welcome Despina Emmanouilidou from Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) who is visiting innoFSPEC this week for training and networking purposes within the European NanoPAT project. With her, four partners of the NanoPAT consortium from 3 different European countries (ZHAW in Switzerland, University of the Basque Country / POLYMAT in Spain, University of Potsdam and PDW Analytics from Germany) are currently present at innoFSPEC!

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Left to right: Anika Krause (PDW Analytics / UP), Usue Aspiazu (POLYMAT), Marvin Münzberg (UP), Sebastian Zimmermann (UP), Despina Emmanouilidou (ZHAW).

innoFSPEC participates at Public Climate School

As part of the Public Climate School innoFSPEC researchers Prof. Bald and Dr. Reich gave a public talk on "Hydrogen as a (new) energy carrier" on May 18th 2021. Based on their lecture on Physical Chemistry, various properties and aspects of hydrogen have been discussed and put into perspective concerning its use as an energy carrier. Vivid discussions by students from the University of Potsdam and external participants have shown a great interest in this upcoming topic.

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OptiZED for future medicine

The OptiZED project, a coorperation between innoFSPEC and the Center for Molecular Bioengineering (B CUBE) Dresden, is developing specialised optical sensing devices for the minimal invasive diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. Optical fibers coated with specific nanostructures could soon be used to identify medical indicators such as inflammatory or cancer biomarkers. The same device might also be used to treat the diagnosed condition, for example by releasing pharmaceutical agents exactly at the required location. An article about the great potential of this new technology was recently published in an insert of the Tagespiegel and Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten (German). You can also find more information here.

Zeitungsbeilage OptiZED