H2020 project GRACED: A novel, ultra-compact plasmo-photonic bimodal multiplexing sensor platform for food quality monitoring

An ultra-compact multiplexing sensor platform based on a novel plasmo-photonic bimodal interferometric sensor, combined with low cost on-chip light generation will be presented. The sensor will be capable of simultaneously and quickly detecting different analytes of interest and will be part of a holistic, modular solution that exploits unique engineering designs, IoT concepts and advanced data analytics, for the early detection of contaminations in the fruit and vegetables (F&V) value chains.

Interview with Evangelia Chatzianagnostou

What drives you?
I have a passion for the development of novel sensing technologies offering fast and precise detection of a variety of analytes closely related to daily human life including medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring and food safety. through a user-friendly process.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
To see in practice how novel, plasmonic-augmented integrated photonic sensors may revolutionize the agri-food industry offering more qualitative and safe food.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
New types of photonic-based biosensors, such as plasmonic-augmented solutions.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Faster and more accurate screening of quality and safety characterisitics of food in all stages of the F&V industry value chains.

Evangelia Chatzianagnostou will speak at the 2021 edition of the Smart Farming Conference.

Evangelia Chatzianagnostou is a Research Associate at the WinPhos research group, which is an inter-disciplinary collaborative research environment between the Departments of Physics, Informatics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation (C.I.R.I.) of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH). She holds a Diploma degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of AUTH and a Master degree in “Networks, Communication and Systems Architecture” from the Department of Informatics of the same university. She has an expertise in the design of integrated photonic and plasmonic circuits and her research interests include integrated photonics and plasmonic technology with a focus on the development of novel biosensors.

About Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation (C.I.R.I.), WinPhos research group

The Wireless and Photonic Systems and Networks (WinPhoS) research group was established in 2016 at AUTH’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation (C.I.R.I.) as an inter-disciplinary collaborative research environment between the Departments of Physics, Informatics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at AUTH, with the main goal to carry out interdisciplinary research in the fields of systems, communications and networks as well as biophotonics.

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