STSM Reports

Grant period 4 (1. May 2016 – 17. March 2017.)

 

STSM Grantee: Aleksandar Demić
STSM title: Laser imaging methods for biomedical applications: optical feedback imaging with terahertz quantum-cascade lase
Home Institution: School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds (UK)
Host Institution: School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane (Australia)
STSM period: 26.02.2017 – 17.03.2017.
STSM purpose: The goal of this short term scientific mission is for the applicant to broaden knowledge in self-mixing interferometry in terahertz (THz) quantum cascade lasers (QCLs), and boost collaboration with the host, on the subject of application of this technology in medical imaging and chemical sensing. The applicant is designing a fully dynamic model for QCLs as part of his PhD thesis. At the moment, models for QCL physics under feedback are only capable of modeling steady – state operation without coherent transport contribution, while the applicant’s model promises ability to model full coherent QCL dynamics under feedback as first of its kind, on the other hand host’s group represents the leading experimental group for self-mixing interferometry, thus this visit will be beneficial to both ends. The visit will focus on the further refinement of the model with the final aim to design THz QCL heterostructures for validating experimental results and to propose novel structures which are expected to give optimal performance useful for imaging and sensing applications. After the mission is completed it is envisioned that upon experimental confirmation of optimized structures we would have optimized set-up for the particular imaging/sensing application.
STSM_20170226_Demic.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Prof. Adam Cenian
STSM title: Temperature depth profiling of human skin in-vivo using 532 nm, 970 nm, and 1064 nm lasers
Home Institution: The Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery Polish Academy of Sciences
Host Institution: Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
STSM period: 14.02.2017 – 20.02.2017.
STSM purpose: The purpose of the proposed STMS is to compare performance of a novel LED-based 970-nm laser, recently developed at IMP, Gdansk, to commonly used KTP (532-nm) and Nd:YAG (1064-nm) medical grade lasers. Specifically, temperature depth profiles resulting from the laser irradiation of skin were determined in-vivo by the pulsed photothermal radiometry (PPTR) technique. This provided a direct assessment of the laser energy deposition in human tissues.
STSM_20170214_Cenian.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Zofia Lorenc MSc
STSM title: Noninvasive optical methods detecting disordered blood flow patterns
Home Institution: Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw (Poland)
Host Institution: University of Oulu, Oulu (Finland)
STSM period: 16.01.2017 – 17.03.2017.
STSM purpose: Noninvasive optical methods detecting disordered blood flow patterns
STSM_20170116_Lorenc.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Alexey Popov
STSM title: Blood diagnostics at cellular level using laser tweezers
Home Institution: University of Oulu
Host Institution: University of Saarbrücken
STSM period: 10.01.2017 – 25.01.2017.
STSM purpose: Establishing collaboration between the Finnish and German laboratories in the area of biophotonics. In particular, for applications of novel optical instruments for improved cancer detection and treatment via nanoparticulate anticancer drugs and assessment of their effect on blood rheological properties.
STSM_20170110_Popov.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Xana Delpueyo Español
STSM title: Analysis of spectral, 3D and blood flow data for the skin cancer diagnosis
Home Institution: Centre for Sensors, Instruments and Systems Development (CD6), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Terrassa (Spain)
Host Institution: Laboratorie d’analyse et d’architecture des systems (LAAS-CNRS), Toulouse (FR)
STSM period: 02.01.2017 – 17.03.2017.
STSM purpose: This mission focuses on the analysis of data acquired with a multiphotonic platform including multispectral 3D imaging, and blood flow analysis based on Optical Feedback Interferometry (OFI) for in-vivo imaging of skin cancer lesions, which has been proposed for a diagnosis service in the context of the European project Diagnoptics. The goal is to improve the detection ratio and the evaluation of the prognosis of skin cancer at earlier stages, compared with the conventional approach used nowadays such as dermoscopy.
STSM_20170102_Delpuey_Espanol.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Eric Tkaczyk, M.D., Ph.D.
STSM title: Confocal Laser Skin Imaging Pattern Analysis for Detection of Skin Cancers
Home Institution: University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Host Institution: University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
STSM period: 09.11.2016 – 17.11.2016.
STSM purpose: Confocal Laser Skin Imaging Pattern Analysis for Detection of Skin Cancers
STSM_20161109_Tkaczyk.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Dr. Ekaterina Borisova
STSM title: Optical spectroscopy of cutaneous benign, dysplastic and malignant cutaneous lesions in UV VIS NIR spectral ranges
Home Institution:Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Host Institution:Saratov National Research State University, Saratov, Russia
STSM period:25.09.2016 – 16.10.2016.
STSM purpose: Joint investigations using fluorescence, diffuse reflectance and transmission spectroscopy of skin tumour samples ex vivo and histological slices in visible and near infrared spectral ranges.
STSM_20160925_Borisova.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Mauro Fernandes Pereira
STSM title: Waveguide Effects in nonlinear generation of THz radiation in Superlattices
Home Institution: Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
Host Institution: Universidade do Porto, Portugal
STSM period: 10.09.2016 – 24.09.2016.
STSM purpose: The goal of this STSM was to investigate the possible influence of waveguide effects in the generation in the frequency multiplication of THz radiation after a GHz input in a semiconductor superlattice. Input for the calculations is obtained by means of a Nonequilibrium Green’s Functions Approach that delivers the harmonic component. There is at a moment a discrepancy in the comparison between calculations without waveguiding and actual harmonic generation power delivered by experimental teams. This system is promising as both sources and detectors of THz radiation at room temperature that could be used for skin cancer detection.
STSM_20160910_Pereira.pdf

 

Grant period 3 (1. June 2015 – 30. April 2016.)

STSM Grantee: Dr. Andres Udal
STSM title: Modeling of THz sources and detectors
Home Institution: Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Host Institution: State research institute Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Vilnius, Lithuania
STSM period: 23.04.2016 – 30.04.2016.
STSM purpose: The present short one week visit to Vilnius National Center of Physical Sciences and Technology was motivated by the following main goals:

  • adjustment of trilateral Leeds-Vilnius-Tallinn cooperation research plan towards creating more effective THz detection systems for imaging and spectral analysis including biomedical applications;
  • necessity to coordinate ongoing THz sources research efforts in Tallinn with the new technological opportunities offered by new technology center opened in Vilnius on March 15th 2016;
  • need for agreement of the devices, material systems, frequency ranges that could be more reasonable for further joint research of THz compact sources and detectors taking into account the new Lithuanian national research project in Host laboratory;
  • continuing work with joint manuscript on recent progress of resonant tunneling diodes as prospective THz compact sources.


STSM_20160423_Udal.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Janis Spigulis
STSM title: Multispectral imaging for skin cancer detection: phantom measurements and development of algorithms for image processing
Home Institution: University of Latvia, Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy, Latvia
Host Institution: University of Oulu, Optoelectronics and Measurement Technique Lab, Finland
STSM period: 17.04.2016 – 23.04.2016.
STSM purpose: Joint studies of skin structures
STSM_20160417_Spigulis.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Yury Ryabchikov
STSM title: Cancer detection and skin laser imaging using gold-based NPs
Home Institution: Aix-Marseille University, LP3 laboratory, France
Host Institution: University of Oulu, Finland
STSM period: 12.04.2016 – 25.04.2016.
STSM purpose: he main aim of research work in the framework of STSM mission was preparation, characterization and application of plasmonic both bare Au and new type of composite AuSi NPs of high purity for cell detection and skin laser imaging.
STSM_20160412_Ryabchickov.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Dr Faustino Wahaia
STSM title: Terahertz and infrared imaging and spectroscopic techniques for early cancer detection and nanomaterials characterization
Home Institution: i3S, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Host Institution: State research institute Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Vilnius, Lithuania
STSM period: 05.04.2016 – 30.04.2016.
STSM purpose: Research
STSM_20160405_Wahaia.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Inga Saknite
STSM title: Near-infrared hyperspectral imaging of skin for determination of skin moisture
Home Institution: University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Host Institution: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
STSM period: 01.04.2016 – 30.04.2016.
STSM purpose: The objective of this short term scientific mission was to obtain new experimental results of changes in skin moisture after application of moisturizing creams on skin in vivo by near-infrared hyperspectral imaging in an extended spectral range of 900-2500 nm
STSM_20160401_Saknite.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Dr. Dmitri Boiko
STSM title: Ultrafast pulse production in MIR QCLs
Home Institution: Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Host Institution: Institute for Physics of Microstructures, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
STSM period: 17.03.2016 – 10.04.2016.
STSM purpose: Collaborative efforts between groups towards experimental realization of ultrashort pulse production regimes in mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers and measurements of output pulse parameters.
STSM_20160317_Boiko.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Prof. Igor Meglinski
STSM title: The new optical diagnostic modality – the role of nuclear size in cell differentiation
Home Institution: University of Oulu, Finland
Host Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
STSM period: 07.03.2016 – 21.03.2016.
STSM purpose: To try and test a new optical modality and to prepare a joint scientific publication
STSM_20160307_Meglinski.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Ugis Gertners
STSM title: Planar Optical Elements for Biomedical Application
Home Institution: University of Latvia, Institute of Solid State Physics, Riga, Latvia
Host Institution: National Institute of Material Physics, Magurele, Romania
STSM period: 01.03.2016 – 31.03.2016.
STSM purpose: The purpose of this short term scientific mission was to exchange ideas and perform scientific experiments in the foreign country regarding the possibility to produce various planar optical elements for biomedical application.
STSM_20160301_Gertners.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Aleksandar Demić
STSM title: Optical feedback effect and interferometry with quantum cascade lasers
Home Institution: School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
Host Institution: School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
STSM period: 13.01.2016 – 07.02.2016.
STSM purpose: The goal of this short term scientific mission is for the applicant to gain knowledge in self-mixing interferometry in mid-infrared (MIR) and terahertz (THz) quantum cascade lasers (QCLs), and improve existing model at School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, in numerical and theoretical sense. In particular, the theoretical model can provide results which agree very well with experiment, but it is time consuming due to its complexity. Model can be further refined by using parallel computing approaches during the mission.
STSM_20160113_Demic.pdf

 

strong>STSM Grantee: Dr. Daniel Martijn de Bruin
STSM title: The need and use of terahertz optical coherent tomography – Part 2
Home Institution: Department of Biomedical Engineering & Physics, Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Host Institution: THz Photonics Laboratory, Department of Optoelectronics, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (CPST), Vilnius, Lithuania
STSM period: 08.11.2015 – 15.12.2015.
STSM purpose: Phantoms for OCT
STSM_20151108_deBruin.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Vitomir Milanovic
STSM title: Advanced modelling of delay times in terahertz chiral metamaterils slab
Home Institution: School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade (RS)
Host Institution: School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds (UK)
STSM period: 04.11.2015 – 02.12.2015.
STSM purpose: The objective of this short term scientific mission is to develop and test a model of influence chirality magnitude on reflection and transmission group and dwell delays in terahertz chiral metamaterials! in collaboration with Quantum Electronics group from the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering , University of Leeds, UK.
STSM_20151104_Milanovic.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Mr Nikola Vukovic (PhD researcher)
STSM title: Travelling wave model for external cavity QCL
Home Institution: School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade (RS)
Host Institution: Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA, Neuchâtel(CH)
STSM period: 28.09.2015 – 31.10.2015.
STSM purpose: Collaborative efforts between groups to model multimode Risken-Nummedal-Graham-Haken (RNGH) instabilities in quantum cascade lasers in external cavity configuration.
STSM_20150928_Vukovic.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Maciej Wróbel
STSM title: Measurements of optical-thermal properties of skin phantoms for infrared laser therapy applications
Home Institution: Gdańsk University of Technology
Host Institution: Saratov State University
STSM period: 18.09.2015 – 28.09.2015.
STSM purpose: This STSM is focused on the development and characterization of new materials for multi-purpose optical skin tissue phantoms. In particular, the measurements of optical and thermal properties of optical tissue phantoms. Another goal is fostering a long-term collaboration between biophotonics research groups from Gdańsk University of Technology (Poland) and Saratov State University (Russia).
STSM_20150918_Wrobel.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Mateusz Ficek
STSM title: Measurements of optical properties of nanodiamonds for application in skin disease laser diagnostics
Home Institution: Gdańsk University of Technology
Host Institution: Saratov State University
STSM period: 18.09.2015 – 28.09.2015.
STSM purpose: This STSM is focused on the establishment of a long-term collaboration between biophotonics and material science research groups from the Department of Metrology and Optoelectronics, Gdańsk University of Technology (Poland) and the Research-Educational Institute of Optics and Biophotonics, Saratov State University (Russia), as well as the development and characterization of new carbon-based nanoparticles for application in skin disease laser diagnostics.
STSM_20150918_Ficek.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Prof. Igor Meglinski
STSM title: Cancer screening using quantitative polarimetry
Home Institution: University of Oulu, Finland
Host Institution: Ecole polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
STSM period: 25.07.2015 – 30.07.2015.
STSM purpose: In Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Laboratory of the University of Oulu a new method for non-invasive diagnostic of cancerous and non-cancerous tissue samples by using circularly polarized light has been developed. An alternative approach of using polarized light for cancer detection is based on the Muller matrix formalism is available in Dr. Tatiana Novikova’s research team at the Ecole Polytechnique (France).
During the visit the results obtained at the tissue phantoms with different scattering properties were analysed and compared quantitatively.
Based on the analysis of the results a joint publication has been prepared (see enclosed). The results of the joint collaboration are presented in paper (currently submitted to the Opticsl Letters with the acknowledgements to the COST action).

STSM_20150725_Meglinski.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Prof. Jelena Radovanovic
STSM title: Advanced modelling of electronic structure of Quantum Cascade Lasers
Home Institution: School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade (RS)
Host Institution: School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds (UK)
STSM period: 10.07.2015 – 18.08.2015.
STSM purpose: To develop and test a model for QCL electronic structure calculations based on the
perturbation theory. The goal was first to investigate the impact of correction of energy levels,
obtained by using 2nd order perturbation theory, with the Hamiltonian which includes band
nonparabolicity. Then, we assessed the effects of external magnetic field on the intersubband
transition matrix element which directly influences the optical gain of the structure. As an outcome
of this STSM, specific program codes were developed.

STSM_20150710_Radovanovic.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Christoph Schwab
STSM title: Handheld in Vivo Reflectance Confocal Microscopy (IVCM)
Home Institution: Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Graz, Austria
Host Institution: Hôpital NORD Dermatologie Vénérologie, Saint-Etienne, France
STSM period: 17.06.2015 – 27.06.2015.
STSM purpose: The purpose of this STSM was to learn the techique of IVCM and establish it at the home institution
STSM_20150617_Schwab.pdf

 

Grant period 2 (1. June 2014 – 31. May 2015.)

 

STSM Grantee: Dr. Vladimir Iakovlev
STSM title: Investigations of wafer­‐fused VCSELs in 1300­‐1500 nm wavelength range using self-­interferometry
Home Institution: EFPL
Host Institution: Università degli studi di Bari
STSM period: 21.05.2015 – 30.05.2015.
STSM purpose: To investigate a new generation of wafer fused VCSELs in the self-interferometry set-up available at host institution, first of all it is expected to evaluate the emission line-width under external feed­‐back, a parameter that will set the limits of applicability of such a lasers for skin cancer detection.
STSM_20150521_Iakovlev.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Gilad Drozdov
STSM title: Cross-sectional optoacoustic imaging
Home Institution: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Host Institution: Helmholtz Zentrum Institute for Biological & Medical Imaging (IBMI), Technical University of Munich
STSM period: 21.05.2015 – 28.05.2015.
STSM purpose: The nature of this visit was educational, get familiarized with the activity in the optoacoustic lab, understand how the optoacoustic systems work, and get to see some unique imaging setups that were published by IBMI and evaluate the reconstruction algorithms employed.
STSM_20150521_Drozdov.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Professor Mauro Pereira
STSM title: Nonequilibrium Green’s Functions Approach to THz Generation by Frequency Multiplication in Semiconductors
Home Institution: Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield (UK)
Host Institution: Lund University, Lund, (SE)
STSM period: 19.05.2015 – 25.05.2015.
STSM purpose: The goal of this STSM is to adapt a Nonequilibrium Green\`s Functions (NEGF) computer code, which has been primarily developed at ULUND with now a module contribution from SHU for electron-electron scattering to the study of harmonic generation in semiconductor superlattices.
STSM_20150519_Pereira.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Dr Irmantas Kašalynas
STSM title: The need and use of the THz OCT
Home Institution: State research institute Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (CPST), Vilnius (LT)
Host Institution: Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam (NL)
STSM period: 18.05.2015 – 24.05.2015.
STSM purpose: Development of THz OCT based methods appropriate for skin cancer detection and imaging
STSM_20150518_Kasalynas.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Tsanislava Genova
STSM title: Investigating of tissue samples with fluorescence microscopy
Home Institution: Institute of electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Host Institution: Center for Microscopy – Microanalysis and Information Processing, University “Politechnica” Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
STSM period: 15.05.2015 – 23.05.2015.
STSM purpose: Joint investigations of HE-stained tissue samples from skin and gastrointestinal lesions trough different optical microscopic modalities.
STSM_20150515_Genova.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Andrew Grier
STSM title: Development and comparison of simulation tools for THz QCLs
Home Institution: University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Host Institution: Lund University, Lund, Sweden
STSM period: 12.05.2015 – 19.05.2015.
STSM purpose: Comparative modelling of THz QCLs to develop predictive tools in laser design
STSM_20150512_Grier.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Lorenzo Luigi Columbo
STSM title: Deterministic reference target in self-mixing interferometry
Home Institution: Università degli studi di Bari, Bari (IT)
Host Institution: Institute Polytecnique de Toulouse, Toulouse (FR)
STSM period: 11.05.2015 – 16.05.2015.
STSM purpose: The main purpose of the STSM has been the study of using an additional target (named reference target) with known cinematic features as a mean to increase the intrinsically limited performances of real time, compact sensors based on self-mixing interferometry in semiconductor lasers. The theoretical results will be possibly tailored towards proof-of-principle experiments in vibrometry and velocimetry for biomedical applications.
STSM_20150511_Columbo.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Dr. Alexander Bykov
STSM title: Characterization of cancerous and non-cancerous biotissues with polarized light
Home Institution: University of Oulu, Finland
Host Institution: Ecole polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
STSM period: 10.05.2015 – 16.05.2015.
STSM purpose: To perform characterization of biotissues and biotissue phantoms with multispectral Mueller polarimetric imaging setup
STSM_20150510_Bykov.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Alexey Popov
STSM title: Nanoparticles for cancer treatment
Home Institution: University of Oulu
Host Institution: Aix-Marseille University
STSM period: 09.05.2015 – 16.05.2015.
STSM purpose: Improving collaboration between the Finnish and French laboratories in the area of biophotonics in general and in applications of nanoparticle for cancer diagnostics and treatment in particular.

STSM_20150509_Popov.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Lorenzo Luigi Columbo
STSM title: Study of QCL multimode dynamics for applications to biomedical sensing
Home Institution: Università degli studi di Bari (IT)
Host Institution: Universite Paris Diderot-Paris 7 − Laboratoire Materiaux et Phenomenes Quantiques (MPQ), Paris (FR)
STSM period: 13.04.2015 – 18.04.2015.
STSM purpose: The main purpose of the STSM has been the theoretical study of the multimode dynamics of a broadband Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) in order to provide a deeper physical understanding of the phenomenon of comb generation and of their coherence properties for applications to e.g. hyperspectral imaging.
STSM_20150413_Columbo.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Dr. Andres Udal
STSM title: Modeling of THz radiation amplification devices
Home Institution: Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn (EE)
Host Institution: State research institute Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Vilnius (LT)
STSM period: 12.04.2015 – 01.05.2015.
STSM purpose: Main goal of the STSM was to move forward with previously outlined joint Vilnius-Tallinn-Leeds idea of the quantum wells based compact solid-state amplifiers of THz or sub-THz radiation for biooptical sensing/imaging tasks.
STSM_20150412_Udal.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Aleksandra Zienkiewicz
STSM title: Studies on different skin phantoms using Raman spectroscopy and OCT
Home Institution: University of Oulu
Host Institution: Gdansk University of Technology
STSM period: 23.03.2015 – 06.04.2015.
STSM purpose: Extending knowledge about skin mimicking phantoms and preparation for further investigation
STSM_20150329_Zienkiewicz.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Aleksandra Zhivkova Zhelyazkova
STSM title: Investigating different skin and gastrointestinal tract (GIT) pathologies (in vivo and ex vivo) by optical imaging
Home Institution: Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, 1784,Bulgaria
Host Institution: Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy/ Physics Department, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
STSM period: 29.03.2015 – 10.04.2015.
STSM purpose: The aim of the current project is to investigate different skin and gastrointestinal tract (GIT) pathologies (in vivo and ex vivo) by optical imaging
STSM_20150329_Zhelyazkova.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Lukasz Surazynski
STSM title: Utilization of NI Raman Spectroscopy in skin measurement using selected biological tissues
Home Institution: University of Oulu
Host Institution: Gdansk University of Technology
STSM period: 23.03.2015 – 06.04.2015.
STSM purpose: Evaluation of NI Raman Spectroscopy in field of biological tissues screening
STSM_20150323_Surazynski.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Salvatore Pes
STSM title: VECSEL evaluation for bi-frequency generation lasers
Home Institution: FOTON Laboratory – INSA Rennes (FR)
Host Institution: LPN – EPFL Lausanne (CH)
STSM period: 16.03.2015 – 06.04.2015.
STSM purpose: Wafer bonding tests on QDH active region for bi-frequency VECSEL realization
STSM_20150316_Pes.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Ilona Kuzmina
STSM title: In vivo skin cancer detection using diffuse reflectance spectroscopy
Home Institution: Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy, University of Latvia
Host Institution: Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
STSM period: 15.03.2015 – 29.03.2015.
STSM purpose: In vivo study of different skin pathologies using equipment for diffuse reflectance developed in the host institution.
STSM_20150315_Kuzmina.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Marija Buljan, MD, PhD
STSM title: The Use of Dermoscopy and Confocal Scanning Laser Microscopy in Skin Cancer Detection
Home Institution: Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University Hospital Centre “Sestre milosrdnice”, Zagreb, Croatia
Host Institution: Division of Dermatology, University of Graz, Austria
STSM period: 06.02.2015 – 22.02.2015.
STSM purpose: Continuing the collaboration between Host and Home institutions, practice the use of Reflectance Confocal Microscopy in the evaluation of various skin lesions, participate in two case studies within the field of Dermoscopy and Confocal Reflectance Microscopy
STSM_20150206_Buljan.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Faustino Wahaia
STSM title: Terahertz Imaging and Spectroscopy for Biomedical Applications
Home Institution: Institute of Biomedical Engineering (INEB)
Host Institution: Terahertz Photonics Lab – Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (CPST)
STSM period: 02.02.2015 – 28.02.2015.
STSM purpose: Research on cancer detection by Terahertz techniques
STSM_20150202_Wahaia.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: David Winge
STSM title: Comparison of quantum transport simulators to produce predictive tools in laser design
Home Institution: Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Host Institution: University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
STSM period: 17.01.2015 – 24.01.2015.
STSM purpose: Collaborative effort to determine capabilities of different QCL models and produce predictive tools in laser design
STSM_20150117_Winge.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Mr Nikola Vukovic (PhD researcher)
STSM title: Investigation of RNGH instabilities in quantum cascade lasers
Home Institution: School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade (RS)
Host Institution: Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA, Neuchâtel(CH)
STSM period: 16.01.2015 – 20.02.2015.
STSM purpose: Collaborative efforts between groups to model multimode Risken-Nummedal-Graham-Haken (RNGH) instabilities in quantum cascade lasers which would result in a joint journal manuscript.
STSM_20150116_Vukovic.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: Ajit Jha
STSM title: Detection of OFI signal based on laser junction fluctuation
Home Institution: Center for Sensors Instruments and System Developments (CD6), UPC
Host Institution: LAAS-CNRS
STSM period: 11.12.2014 – 19.12.2014.
STSM purpose: To detect OFI signal based on laser junction fluctuation and develop a high gain bandwidth electronic amplifier to amplify OFI signal

STSM_20141112_Jha.pdf

 

STSM Grantee: dr Marilena Giglio
STSM title: OCT for skin cancer detection
Home Institution: Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica “M. Merlin”, Università degli studi di Bari – Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Host Institution: Academic Medical Center (AMC) – University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
STSM period: 11.08.2014 – 17.08.2014.
STSM purpose: taking part to meetings on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT); make OCT measurements; writing a co-authored paper based on OCT measurements performed during both the STSM and the training of the master thesis.
STSM_20140811_Giglio.pdf

 

Grant period 1 (1. June 2013 – 31. May 2014.)

 

STSM Grantee: Aleksandar Danicic
STSM title: Long wavelength wafer fused VCSELs for skin cancer diagnostics
Home Institution: Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Host Institution: INSA (FOTON Laboratory), Rennes, France
STSM period: 21.05.2014 – 28.05.2014.
STSM purpose: Joint studies of multispectral imaging technologies for skin cancer detection

STSM-Report-Aleksandar-Danicic

 

STSM Grantee: Aleksandra Zienkiewicz
STSM title: Testing of the human tissue measurement method based on the Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
Home Institution: Gdansk University of Technology
Host Institution: University of Oulu
STSM period: 16.05.2014 – 29.05.2014.
STSM purpose: Development and test of the human tissue measurement method based on the Near-Infrared Spectroscopy
STSM-Report-Aleksandra-Zienkiewicz

 

STSM Grantee: Mr Andrew Grier (PhD researcher)
STSM title: Development and optimisation of MIR and THz QCL modelling software
Home Institution: School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK
Host Institution: Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
STSM period: 16.05.2014 – 24.05.2014.
STSM purpose: Consolidate and expand collaborative efforts between groups to develop and
optimise software used to model quantum cascade lasers for use in imaging

STSM-Report-Andrew-Grier
STSM Grantee: Carlos Yáñez
STSM title:Novel techniques for velocimetry measurements in fluids using Self‐Mixing Interferometry.
Home Institution: Centre for Sensors, Instruments and Systems Development ‐ CD6‐UPC Barcelona Tech (Terrassa, ES)
Host Institution:École Nationale Supérieure d’Électronique, d’Électrotechnique, d’Informatique, d’Hydraulique, et des Télécommunications ‐ ENSEEIHT (Toulouse, FR)
STSM period: 19.05.2014 – 23.05.2014.
STSM purpose: Collaboration in novel SMI techniques for velocity measurements in fluids.

STSM-Report-Carlos-Yanez

 

STSM Grantee: Lukasz Surazynski
STSM title: Development of the skin metabolism screening method
Home Institution: Gdansk University of Technology
Host Institution: University of Oulu
STSM period: 16.05.2014 – 29.05.2014.
STSM purpose: Development and expanding the capabilities of Near-Infrared Scpectroscope in field of tissue screening

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STSM Grantee: Maciej Wróbel
STSM title: Fabrication and measurements of a novel material for scattering optical tissue phantoms
Home Institution: Gdańsk University of Technology
Host Institution: University of Oulu
STSM period: 16.05.2014 – 22.05.2014
STSM purpose: Fostering collaboration between biophotonics research groups from Gdańsk and Oulu and the development and characterization of new materials for optical phantoms. Revision and finalization of the manuscripts of scientific papers.

STSM-Report-Maciej-Wróbel

 

STSM Grantee: Maurizio Dabbicco, prof
STSM title: Imaging related issues in mid infrared and terahertz feedback interferometry
Home Institution: Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica “M. Merlin”, Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, Italy
Host Institution: School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
STSM period: 17.05.2014 – 31.05.2014
STSM purpose: Designing targeted experiments finalised at distinguishing the role played by scattering,
reflectivity and absorption in the actual profile of the LSM signal; Defining common procedures for the LSM signal processing capable of retrieving the wealth of information on the target, conveyed by the optical feedback and displayed / hidden
in the interference.

STSM-Report-Maurizio-Dabbicco

 

STSM Grantee: Teemy Myllyla
STSM title: Test trials to verify response of a NIRS device designed to study skin cancer
Home Institution: University of Oulu
Host Institution: Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology
STSM period: 24.05.2014 – 31.05.2014.
STSM purpose:

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STSM Grantee: U. Rubins
STSM title: Study of laser light photoplethysmogram for skin cancer detection
Home Institution: Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy, University of Latvia
Host Institution: Technomedicum of Tallin University of Technology
STSM period: 25.05.2014 – 31.05.2014.
STSM purpose: Foster collaboration between home laboratory and host institution; study of new technologies for optical skin assessment and skin cancer diagnostics, using instruments and methods not available in home laboratory.

STSM-Report-U-Rubins

 

STSM Grantee: Vesa Korhonen
STSM title: Test trials to verify response of a NIRS device designed to study skin cancer
Home Institution: University of Oulu
Host Institution: Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology
STSM period: 24.05.2014 – 31.05.2014
STSM purpose: Conducting comparison measurements with a commercial NIRS device to ensure
and verify the basic function and response of the developed NIRS device.

STSM-Report-Vesa-Korhonen
STSM Grantee: Vladimir Iakovlev
STSM title: Long wavelength wafer fused VCSELs for skin cancer diagnostics
Home Institution: EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Host Institution: INSA (FOTON Laboratory), Rennes, France
STSM period: 22.05.2014 – 28.05.2014.
STSM purpose: Wafer fusion technology in fabrication of laser sources for skin cancer detection

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STSM Grantee: Dr. Andres Udal
STSM title: IR and THz sensor technology for biomedical imaging
Home Institution: Dept. of Computer Control, Tallinn Univ. of Technology, Tallinn (EE)
Host Institution: State research institute Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Vilnius (LT)
STSM period: 2 March – 15 March 2014
STSM purpose: Further cooperation plans on theoretical and computer-aided analysis of new THz sources and detectors based on quantum well structures

STSM Report – Andres Udal

 

STSM Grantee: Prof Janis Spigulis
STSM title: Multispectral skin imaging
Home Institution: University of Latvia, Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy (Riga, LV)
Host Institution: CD6 Centre for Sensors, Instruments and Systems Development (Terrassa, ES)
STSM period: 24 February 2014 – 2 March 2014
STSM purpose: Joint studies of multispectral imaging technologies for skin cancer detection

STSM Report – Janis Spigulis

 

STSM Grantee: PhD researcher Faustino Wahaia
STSM title: Infrared and Terahertz Imaging and Spectroscopy for Biomedical Applications
Home Institution: Institute of Biomedical Engineering, INEB. University of Porto, Portugal
Host Institution: Terahertz Photonics Laboratory, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Lithuania
STSM period: 12 November – 14 December 2013
STSM purpose: Research on cancer detection by Terahertz techniques

STSM Report – Faustino Wahaia

 

STSM Grantee: Prof Vitomir Milanovic
STSM title: Modelling of THz quantum cascade lasers for applications in biomedical imaging
Home Institution: School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Host Institution: School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK
STSM period: 1 November 2013 – 30 November 2013
STSM purpose: Strenghten collaboration between groups and open new direction in
modelling and optimisation of second oreder and self-mixing effects in quantum-cascade
lasers

STSM Report – Vitomir Milanovic

 

STSM Grantee: Aleksandra Zienkiewicz
STSM title: Optoelectronic methods of human tissue measurement
Home Institution: Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Host Institution: University of Oulu, Finland
STSM period: 1 February 2014 – 31 March 2014
STSM purpose: Elaboration of human tissue measurement method based on Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

STSM Report – Aleksandra Zienkiewicz

 

STSM Grantee: Lukasz Surazynski
STSM title: Optoelectronic methods of tissue screening
Home Institution: Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Host Institution: University of Oulu, Finland
STSM period: 1 February 2014 – 31 March 2014
STSM purpose: Analysis of Near-Infrared spectroscopy in field of tissue screening, especially skin lesions, validation of the method.

STSM Report – Lukasz Surazynski

 

STSM Grantee: Francisco Javier Azcona Guerrero
STSM title: An experiment to prove e the DSMI method as an approach for fluid media characterization
Home Institution: Centre for Sensors, Instruments and Systems Development (CD6), UPC-BarcelonaTech
Host Institution: École nationale supérieure d’électronique, d’hydraulique et des télécommunications (ENSEEIHT)
STSM period: 30 March 2014 – 11 April 2014
STSM purpose: To prove differential self-mixing mixing interferometry (DSMI) as a method to measure small changes of the refractive index (∆n) in fluid media. The difference on the refractive index can then be related to some of the physical properties of the analyzed media such as concentration, temperature, etc.

STSM Report – Francisco Javier Azcona Guerrero

 

STSM Grantee: Marija Buljan, MD, PhD
STSM title: The Use of Dermoscopy and Confocal Scanning Laser Microscopy in Skin Cancer Detection
Home Institution: Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University Hospital Centre “Sestre milosrdnice”, Zagreb, Croatia
Host Institution: Division of Dermatology, University of Graz, Austria
STSM period: 14 April 2014 – 28 April 2014
STSM purpose: Establishment of collaboration between Host and Home institutions, practice the use of Reflectance Confocal Microscopy in the evaluation of various skin lesions, participate in the study within the field of Confocal Microscopy

STSM REPORT, dr. Marija Buljan