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» New signal-processing techniques in an optofluidic chip-based biosensor that enable seamless fluorescence detection across eight orders of magnitude of nanoparticle concentration featured in Optica.

» Multiplex detection of SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza antigens featured in Daily Mail, News Medical, AZoSensors, McKnight's.

» Dielectric-coated nanomagnet spin dynamics for STT-MRAM applications featured on phys.org, OFweek, and the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

» Chip-based genetic cancer biomarker detection featured in Science Daily.

» All-in-one flexible optofluidic platform featured on LaserFocusWorld.

» Optical sensing of multiple flu strains: Press Release; PNAS (October 2, 2015).

» Global Press for Optical Sensing of Multiple Flu Strains
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» Chip-based Ebola detection: Press Release; Nature Scientific Reports (September 25, 2015).

» Global Press for Chip-Based Platform for Ebola Detection
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» Press release for Sho Liu's work on nanopore-gated single virus detection. Link (August 2014).
Also featured in ScienceDaily, the Washington Post, and ProteoMonitor.

» Prof. Schmidt elected Fellow of Optical Society of America (link) (January 2014).

» Applied Optics group work on infectious disease detection on an optofluidic chip selected as CLEO conference highlight.

» Topical issue on "Lab-on-chip based diagnostics" edited by Timo Mappes and Holger Schmidt published in Journal of Biophotonics. Special Issue (August 2012).

» Applied Optics grad students Jennifer Black and Josh Parks receive prestigious NSF graduate fellowships. Congratulations!

» Optofluidics in Space: An upcoming article in Planetary and Space science describes a proposal for a Mars mission that will use optofluidic waveguide technology to search for signs of life on Mars. Article (July 2012).

» Prof. Schmidt wins National Science Foundation grant to explore commercialization of optofluidic technology. Press Release (March 2012).

» Professor Schmidt's work in Nanoscale Optofluidics and chip-based biosensing featured in EEWeb.com. Article (November 2011)

» Review article by Holger Schmidt and Aaron Hawkins on photonic integration using optofluidics appears in focus issue of Nature Photonics: Article (October 2011)

» Article by Mikhail Rudenko on detection of single ribosomes using solid-state nanopores published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics: Article (August 2011)

» Prof. Schmidt's work highlighted as Featured Engineer on EEWeb.com: Article (June 2011)

» Article by Philip Measor on a miniaturized particle manipulation chip published in SPIE Newsroom: Article (March 2011).

» Slow light on a chip: Official Press Release; Nature Photonics (September 5, 2010).

» Global Press of Applied Optics Group’s Slow Light Research

» Prof. Schmidt and colleagues win Rogers Family Foundation "Bridging the Gap" Award for translational research: Official Press Relase (January 2010).

» Article by Sergei Kuehn on a new active optofluidic particle trap in Lab on Chip: Article (January 2010).

» Article by Philip Measor on multimode mitigation in optofluidic waveguides in Optics Express: Article (December 2009).

» Applied Optics Group develops new on-chip optical particle trap: Official Press Release (June 2009).

» W.M. Keck Foundation awards $1.5 Million to UCSC team led by Prof. Schmidt to establish Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics: Official Press Release (January 2009).

» National Science Foundation funds Applied Optics group to collaborate with research group in Germany on next-generation data storage materials: Press Release (in German) (August 2008).

» First demonstration of planar optofluidic detection of single bioparticles on a chip: Official Press Release; Lab on a Chip article (July 2, 2007).

» Atomic spectroscopy on a chip: Official Press Release; Scientific American 06/07 (June 1, 2007).

» Global Press of Applied Optics Group’s Atomic Spectroscopy Research

» Applied Optics student Wilhelm Melitz receives Huffman Prize as well as Dean's and Chancellor's Awards for his undergraduate thesis work on near-field studies on nanomagnets. (June 12, 2006).

» Applied Optics graduate student Mikhail Rudenko wins Young Investigator Award at Photonics West 2007: Official Press Release (January 21, 2007).

» Liquid core ARROW waveguides and single molecule sensors: Title story in UCSC Review Fall 2006 (September 2006).

» Laser Focus World (July 2006); Laser Focus World (June 2006); Laser Focus World (December 2004).

» Applied Optics graduate student Dongliang Yin wins UC GREAT Fellowship: Official Press Release; UCSC Currents (June 1, 2005).

» Keck Foundation Futures Grant Awarded: Keck Foundation press release; UCSC Currents (May 9, 2005)

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