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Implantable and wearable technologies at the Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies

  • COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 530 West 120th Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Massimo De Vittorio
Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia Lecce, Italy

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM
Place: 414 CEPSR
Host: Michal Lipson



The combination of genetics, photonics, electronics and micromechanics is producing completely new micro- and nano-technological approaches for compact and effective tools for diagnostics and therapeutics, which can be disposable, wearable, implantable or tattooable. These new approaches are opening the way to closed loop theranostics, i.e. device integrating diagnostic capabilities and therapeutic response. In this context, the center for biomolecular nanotecnologies (CBN) is exploiting nanophotonic, nanoelectronic and micromechanical technological approaches to produce innovative in-vivo implantable/wearable devices and invitro assays. Recent results on implantable probes and optrodes for optogenetics, on piezoelectric microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for wearable sensing and for energy harvesting from the human body will be presented and discussed.


Massimo De Vittorio is Director of the Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Lecce (Italy) and full professor at Università del Salento. His research deals with the development of science and technology applied to nanophotonics, nanoelectronics and micro electromechanical systems for applications in the fields of ICT, life-science and energy. Author of about 220 manuscripts on international journals, 60 proceedings of international conferences, 14 patents, 9 book chapters and more than 60 invited/keynote talks to international conferences, he is also senior editor of the Journal IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, member of the steering committee of the micro and nanoengineering society (MNE), member of the editorial board of the Journal Microelectronic Engineering (Elsevier), member of the IEEE EDS Nanotechnology committee.


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