Quantum semiconductors (QS) belong to a special class of materials attractive for building innovative photonic and opto-electronic devices. The transistor, laser and cellular phone are examples of QS-based devices that have contributed to the advancement of our knowledge of the surrounding world and to enhancing the quality of our life. It turns out that interfacing QS, and quantum dots (QD) in particular, with organic materials has the potential to deliver a better understanding of the organic world that we are made of (biological cells), or affected by (bacteria, viruses, toxins). It is the fundamental and applied research of QD for cell biology and laser-based nanoscience of QD that make the core activities proposed in the frame of this Program.
Laboratory for quantum semiconductors and photon-based bionanotechnology