Group at AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology




Simone Hageneder

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 - now) "Plasmonically enhanced fluorescence arrays for colon cancer diagnostics"


Nestor Quilis Gisbert

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

PhD studen (Sept 2015 - now) "Active plasmonic nanostructures with responsive polymers "


Stefan Fossati

Master student (Apr. 2015 - Aug. 2015) "Resonant plasmonic structures for optical spectroscopy"pdf

PhD student (Sept. 2015 - now) "Plasmon-enhanced fluorescence spectroscopy imaging"


Daria Kotlarek

PhD student (Sept. 2015 - now) "Continuous plasmonic biosensing utilizing hydrogels".

Daria Kotlarek

Priyamvada Venugopalan

Postdoc (Jul. 2016 - now) "Plasmonically enhanced biosensing of small molecules by SERS and SEIRA".

Priyamvada Venugopalan

Vanessa Jungbluth

Master student (March. 2017 - now) "Plasmonic biosensig with low molecular weight ligands".

Vanessa Jungbluth


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

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

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 

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

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

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

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).


Khulan Sergelen

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

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

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 Technology)

Imran Khan


Samia Menad

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

Samia Menad

Nicolas Guiler Ferrer Sanchez

Internship student (July. 2016 - Sept. 2016) "Localized surface plasmon resonance biosensing".

Nicolas Guiller Ferrer Sanchez.jpg

Mohamed Askar

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

Mohamed Askar

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.