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Fiorenzo Omenetto    

Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Physicist

Fiorenzo Omenetto is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and leads the laboratory for Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics and Biophotonics at Tufts University and also holds an appointment in the Department of Physics.

A J. Robert Oppenheimer Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory before joining Tufts, his research is focused on interdisciplinary themes that span nonlinear optics, nanostructured materials (such as photonic crystals and photonic crystal fibers), optofluidics and biopolymer based photonics.

He has published over 100 papers and peer-review contributions across these various disciplines.

Since moving to Tufts at the end of 2005, he has proposed and pioneered (with David Kaplan) the use of silk as a material platform for photonics, optoelectronics and high-technology applications.

This research platform was recently featured in MIT's Technology Review as one of the 2010 "top ten technologies likely to change the world."

Prof. Omenetto's research is heavily focused on interdisciplinary themes that span nonlinear optics, nanostructured materials (such as photonic crystals and photonic crystal fibers), optofluidics and biopolymer based photonics.

The laboratory has pioneered the use of silk as a material platform for photonics, optoelectronics and high-technology applications and is actively investigating novel applications that rely on this new technology base.

The laboratory leverages tools and methods based on tunable femtosecond optical pulses (such as 2D and 3D micromachining of organic and inorganic materials) , and carries out research on new fiber-based and nanostructured based devices (such as photonic-crystals, nanoplasmonics, and photonic crystal fibers) for the development of new approaches for biological sensing and imaging.

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Medical Electronics Built To Last Only A Little While : Shots - Health ...

Circuits like this one could be useful in implantable medical devices. Previous Next. Fiorenzo Omenetto/Tufts. If these medical implants dissolve in the body, they ...

Invisibility Cloak Made From Silk : Discovery News : Discovery News

... said Fiorenzo Omenetto, a scientist at Tufts University who, along with colleagues at Boston University, helped develop the silk-based metamaterial and detail ...

Excellent Idea of the Day: Silk for Implants : Discovery News

Experiments done by Nolwenn Huby of the Institut de Physique de Rennes and Fiorenzo Omenetto of Tufts University have explored the optical properties of silk  ...

34_Proteus Digital Health, Dexcom, GE Healthcare | Fast Company ...

"You want to have something within you that says, 'Everything is okay,'" says Tufts University biomedical engineering professor Fiorenzo Omenetto. Getting the ...

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