Optical Sciences

Biomolecules and nanostructures

The Optical Sciences group studies the interaction of light and matter at the nanoscale. We do this by exploring ways to shape light and its environment. It's what we call active and passive control. Our current focus is on the interaction of light with biomolecules and nanostructures. We are part of Twente University's Department of Science and Technology and member of the MESA+ institute.
We participate in the EU-COST actions MP1102: Coherent Raman microscopy (MicroCor) and CM1202: Supramolecular photocatalytic water splitting (PERSPECT-H2O)


(Stimulated) Raman imaging of tissue for tumor identification

  • Elena Beletkaia - Post-Doc
  • Koen Dijkstra - Master's Student
  • Herman Offerhaus - Scientific Staff

  • In collaboration with the group of Theo Ruers and the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital we are developing a system that analyses freshly excised tissue. The aim is to discriminate tumor from healthy tissue in a quick system that could be placed inside (or close to) the operation theatre, significantly reducing the time required for the determination of safe tumor margins.
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