Gizem Aktug                                                                                      FZU

PhD student (Feb. 2023 - now). "Affinity optical biosensors for continuous monitoring and single molecule detection".




Katharina Schmidt                                                                                        dpu small

Master student (Sept 2020 - Sept 2021). "Rolling circle amplification for plasmonic biosensors: from ensembles to single molecules" pdf

PhD student (Feb 2022 - now). "Single molecule detection biosensors" 



Dario Cattozzo Mor                                                                          FZU

PhD student (Sept 2021 - now). "Plasmonic mircromachines with biosensing functionality".




Juan Allegretto                                                                                              dpu small

Postdoc (Feb 2023 - now). "Tailoring plasmonics and MOF: synergy for odorant sensing".




Naoto Aasi                                                                                  AIT  dpu small

Postdoc (July 2022 - now). "Single molecule detection enabled by catalytic hairpin assembly".




Begum Balkan                                                                                  FZU

PhD student (March 2024 - now). "Soft micromachines for biosensing and stimulation of cell-on-chip".



Prasanth Asokan                                                                               FZU

Postdoc (May 2023 - now). "Versilib - Versatile amplification method for single-molecule liquid biopsy" 





Adam Benjamin Plsek                                                                      FZU

Undergraduate student (Jan. 2024 - now). "Hybrid nanomaterials with responsive hydrogels and metallic nanostructures".





incent Herweg                                                                                             dpu small

Master student (April 2023 - Dec 2023). "Detection of cancer biomarkers based on methylated DNA".



Vincent Herweg

Stefan Fossati                                                               FZUAIT

Master student (Apr. 2015 - Aug. 2015) "Resonant plasmonic structures for optical spectroscopy"pdf PhD student (Sept. 2015 - Jan. 2021) "Plasmon-enhanced fluorescence spectroscopy imaging".  Postdoc (Feb. 2022 - May 2024)

Stefan Fossati

Yevhenii Morozov                                                                            AIT

Postdoc (Jan 2021 - Jan 2023). "Plasmonic nanomaterials with addressable hotspot" (after junior scientist at Molecular Diagnostics, Austrian Instititute of Technology).



Matthias Pertiller                                                                              AIT

Master student (Oct 2020 - May 2023). "Antifouling and biofunctional hydrogel architectures for affinity biosensors and apheresis" (after with with



Simone Hageneder                                                                      AIT

Trainee (Jul. 2013 - Dec. 2013), Master student (Feb. 2014 - Aug. 2015) "Plasmonically amplified fluorescence assays for ultrasensitive detection of biomarkers" pdf PhD student (Sept. 2015 - 2021) "Plasmonically enhanced fluorescence arrays for colon cancer diagnostics"pdf. (After R&D application scientist at Creoptix).


Simone Auer                                                                                     AIT

Internship and master student (July 2018 - 2021). "Plasmonic heating with thermo-responsive polymers"



Simone Auer

Bernadette Lechner                                                                          AIT

Master student (Nov 2019 - Dec 2020). "Rolling circle amplification for plasmonic biosensors". pdf (After clinical researcha ssociate at IQVIA).



Sami Mustafa                                                                                     AIT

Master student (Jan 2019 - June 2019). "Plasmonic biosensing in cell cultures"




Mustafa Sami

Priyamvada Venugopalan                                                                AIT

Postdoc (Jul. 2016 - Dec. 2018) "Plasmonically enhanced biosensing of small molecules by SERS" (after postdoc with New York Univeristy Abu Dhabi)




Priyamvada Venugopalan

Daria Kotlarek                                                                                   AIT

PhD student (Sept. 2015 - August 2019) "Continuous plasmonic biosensing utilizing hydrogels"pdf



Daria Kotlarek

Nestor Quilis Gisbert                                                                         AIT

Master student (Feb. 2015 - Jul. 2015) "Preparation of plasmonic nanostructures for plasmonic applications" (Erasmus Mundus student). pdf

PhD student (Sept 2015 - Oct. 2018) "Active plasmonic nanostructures with responsive polymers " (after R&D at MadX)pdf

Nestor Quilis Gisbert

Vanessa Jungbluth

Master student (March. 2017 - July 2018) "Plasmonic biosensig with low molecular weight ligands" (after PhD student with Prof. Giuseppe Spoto, University of Catania). pdf


Vanessa Jungbluth

Imran Khan

PhD student (Jul. 2013 - Dec. 2017) "Ligth managmeent in organic photovoltaic solar cells" (joint project with Dr. Theodoros Dimopoulos, Energy Dpt. at Austrian Institute of Technologypdf


Imran Khan

Khulan Sergelen

PhD student (Oct. 2012 - Oct. 2017) "Reversible plasmonic biosensors based on aptamers and hydrogels" (with Prof. Bo Liedberg, NTU, Singapore). pdf

(after postdoc at University of Eindhoven)


Group - Dostalek Plasmonic Biosensor Group

 Agnes Reiner

PhD student (Apr. 2014 - Sept. 2017) "Exosome analysis for ovarian cancer diagnostics" (with Prof. Robert ZeilingerDr. Dietmar Pils, MedUni Vienna and Dr. Kiang Sai Lim, IMB A*STAR Singapore). pdf

(after postdoc with University of Vienna

Agnes Reiner

Hamid Keshmiri

PhD student (Feb. 2013 - Jan 2016) "Active plasmonics with responsive hydrogels and theoretical analysis thin film solar cells".



Group - Dostalek Plasmonic Biosensor Group

Christian Petri

PhD student (at AIT Jul. 2013 - Feb. 2015) "Functional hydrogels for optical biosensors" (with Prof. Ulrich Jonas, University of Siegen).





Nityanand Sharma

PhD student (Jul. 2012 - 2015) "Hydrogel nanostructures for plasmonc and biosensor applications" (with Prof. Bo Liedberg, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Joint PhD programm of University of Applied Life Sciences in Vienna). pdf 

(after junior research fellow at Nanyang Technolgical University, Singapore, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Prof. Lui Quan)

Group - Dostalek Plasmonic Biosensor Group

Martin Bauch

PhD student (Jul. 2011 - Oct 2014) "Plasmon-enhanced fluorescence on metalic nanostructures for biochip applications" (with Dr. Claudia Preininger, AIT Health and Environment Dpt.). pdf

(after junior scientist with Energy Dpt., Austrian Institute of Technology)

Group - Dostalek Plasmonic Biosensor Group


Mana Toma

PhD student (June 2009-September 2012) "Nano-patterned plasmonic surfaces with responsive polymers for highly sensitive biosensor applications". pdf

(after postdoc with Prof. Robert Corn, University of California in Irwine, USA


Group - Dostalek Plasmonic Biosensor Group

Koji Toma

PhD student (June 2009-September 2012) "High capacity biosensing based on surface plasmon-enhanced fluorescence spectroscopy". pdf

(after postdoc with Prof Andreas Offenhäuser, Juelich)


Group - Dostalek Plasmonic Biosensor Group

Yi Wang

PhD student (Aug. 2007- Dec. 2010) "New schemes and applications of surface plasmon resonance and optical waveguide-based biosensors". pdf

Postdoc (Jan.- May 2011) "Magnetic nanoparticle-enhanced grating-coupled surface plasmon biosensor".

(after postdoc with Prof. Bo Liedberg, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Group - Dostalek Plasmonic Biosensor Group


Chun Jen Huang

PhD student (Oct. 2007- Dec. 2010) "Advanced schemes for surface plasmon resonance and plasmon-enhanced fluorescence biosensors". pdf 

(after posdoc with Prof. Shaoyi Jiang, University of Washington, Seattle, USA)


Group - Dostalek Plasmonic Biosensor Group


Batuhan Güngörmez

ERASMUS internship student (July. 2019 - Sept. 2019) "Polymer biointerfaces for optical biosensors".



Nicolas Guiler Ferrer Sanchez

Internship student (July. 2016 - Sept. 2016) "Localized surface plasmon resonance biosensing", (June 2018 - March 2019) "Multi-diffractive plasmonic gratings".


Nicolas Guiller Ferrer Sanchez.jpg

Valerii Myndrul

OEAD internship student (March. 2018 - May. 2018) "Plasmonic nanostructures for SERS".



Anil Bozdogan

ERASMUS internship student (Apr. 2018 - Oct. 2018) "Photo-crosslinkable hydrogel architectures for plasmonic biosensors".



Mark Patrick Kreutzer

Visiting researcher supported by HYMADE (Jul. 2018 - Aug. 2018) "Enzymatic amplification for plasmon-enhanced fluorescence spectroscopy".


Mark Patrick Kreutzer

Mohamed Askar

Intership student (Jul. 2016 - Aug. 2016, Jul. 2017 - Sept. 2017) "Advanced plasmonic nanostructures for fluorescence spectroscopy".


Mohamed Askar

Samia Menad

Postdoc (Dec. 2015 - Jul. 2016) "Development of a plasmon-enhanced fluorescence imaging instrument". With Horiba Scientific supported by the project ULTRAPLACAD.

Samia Menad

Federica Pirani

PhD student (January 2015 - May 2015) "Optical observation of nanostructured thin responsive hydrogel films" (with Prof. Descrovi, Politechnico di Torino).




Ola Karczmarczyk

PhD student (March 2015 - May 2015) "Plasmonic biosensor for detection of toxins in food matrices" (with ITN Network SAMOSS).




Tomas Riedel

Visiting researcher (July 2014 - December 2014) "Salivary plasmonic biosensors advanced by antifouling brush biointerface architectures" (Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic).


Han Bao

Visiting researcher (Dec. 2010 - April 2011) "Long range surface plasmon-enhanced fluorescence spectroscopy for detection of bacterial pathogens in real samples, molecular imprint polymers for theophylline". With Prof. Tianxin Wei, Beijing Institute of Technology, China.


Group - Dostalek Plasmonic Biosensor Group

Regis Mejard

visiting researcher (2009, July-Aug.) "Long range surface plasmons interfaces for immunosensors". With Dr. Benjamin Thierry, University of Adelaide, Australia.



Group - Dostalek Plasmonic Biosensor Group

Qingwen Zhang

visiting researcher (Dec. 2010 - Dec. 2011) "Hydrogel optical waveguide spectroscopy for detection of small molecules, molecular imprint polymers". With Prof. Tianxin Wei, Beijing Institute of Technology, China.



Group - Dostalek Plasmonic Biosensor Group

Maria Ermini

visiting researcher (Dec. 2011 - Feb. 2012) "Surface plasmon-enhanced fluorescence spectroscopy for the analysis methylated DNA". With Prof. Maria Minunni, University of Florence, Italy.



Group - Dostalek Plasmonic Biosensor Group

Nazek Maalouly

visiting researcher (Oct.30 - Nov. 19 2011) "Surface plasmon-enhanced fluorescence on metallic nanoparticle clusters and diffractive gratings". With Prof. Sabine Szunerits, Universite Lille 1, France.