Shenzhen-Roma Joint Laboratory on Nonlinear Photonics

A new joint laboratory between Dr. Lifu Zhang of Center for Optoelectronic Science & Technology at Shenzhen University (China) and Prof. Claudio Conti at the Department of Physics of Sapienza is being settled. The laboratory will study theoretical and experimental nonlinear photonics with emphasis on supercontinuum generation, spatio-temporal, and high-field phenomena.

Several joint post-doctoral positions are available in this initiative and open to researchers with a Ph.D. in Optics and Photonics with outstanding track record.

Please contact the team:

Dr. Lifu Zhang (zhanglifu@szu.edu.cn), SZU International Cooperation Laboratory

Prof. Claudio Conti, Dep. of Physics Sapienza, Rome

 

 

Antibacterial action of graphene oxide, web and press release

The image shows the cutting of bacteria by graphene oxide flakes.

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Some Web release

http://www.graphene-info.com/graphene-oxide-helps-creating-antibacterial-cloack

http://lucbourne.scienceblog.com/74/treating-biofilms-to-an-antimicrobial-cloak/

http://www.pubfacts.com/detail/27710143/The-future-development-of-bacteria-fighting-medical-devices-the-role-of-graphene-oxide

More press and web release (.pdf download)

Graphene Pagurus Versus Super Bugs

The super bugs are the plague of modern era. Super bugs are antibiotic resistant bacteria that will cause the death of thousands of people in the future. We need novel tools to sterilize surfaces and medical equipment; we also need novel approaches to defeat bacteria.cancerpagurus

Within a collaboration with the University Cattolica, we recently reported in Scientific Reports on a novel “cloak” against super bugs. The cloak is a laser printed surface that includes graphene oxide. The cloak is able to kill the bacteria because the surface mimics the carapace of the Cancer Pagurus (picture above), which is known to repel dangerous organisms, and also uses graphene as a blade that cuts the bacteria (and also wrap and poison them), as in the following picturecutbacteria

The cloak is a novel very effective solution to sterilize surfaces, and our research sheds light on the effect of graphene against bacteria. We report 90% bacteria killing action.

Web release

http://www.graphene-info.com/graphene-oxide-helps-creating-antibacterial-cloack

http://lucbourne.scienceblog.com/74/treating-biofilms-to-an-antimicrobial-cloak/

http://www.pubfacts.com/detail/27710143/The-future-development-of-bacteria-fighting-medical-devices-the-role-of-graphene-oxide

 

Press release on the VANGUARD project

At minute 7,15

http://www.rai.tv/dl/RaiTV/programmi/media/ContentItem-e68ee104-eb80-4fbd-8968-2db15618c55f-tgr.html?refresh_ce#p=0

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The results of the team of the Vanguard project presented at at the 60th annual meeting of the Biophysical Society, in Los Angeles appeared in Physics World

http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2016/mar/03/tapping-into-graphene-oxides-antibacterial-properties-to-fight-infections !!!

http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/tech/64211

http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=34445

https://cosmosmagazine.com/technology/five-new-uses-miracle-material-graphene

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/138537/20160305/graphene-oxides-antibacterial-properties-may-help-combat-hospital-acquired-infections.htm

http://healthfinder.pw/graphene-oxides-antibacterial-properties-may-help-combat-hospital-acquired-infections/

http://www.directorstalk.com/graphene-oxide-could-help-fight-hospital-acquired-infections-2/

http://www.milanofinanza.it/articoli/i-nuovi-killer-di-batteri-2075304?preview=false&access=FA

The research has been spotted by the Dailymail !

Other press release:

http://www.ansa.it/scienza/notizie/rubriche/tecnologie/2016/03/29/il-grafene-killer-dei-batteri_4dcdc948-6862-46eb-a1b8-93dac47ffb2a.html

http://www.liberoquotidiano.it/news/salute/11893222/Funghi-e-batteri-killer-in-ospedale.html

http://www.corriere.it/notizie-ultima-ora/Scienza_e_salute/Grafene-puo-diventare-disifettante/29-03-2016/1-A_022733436.shtml

http://www.repubblica.it/salute/ricerca/2016/03/31/news/dalla_matita_all_ospedale_il_grafene_diventa_un_disinfettante-136757741/

http://www.e-gazette.it/sezione/tecnologia/grafene-potrebbe-essere-disinfettante-futuro-dice-studio-italiano-presentato-los-#.VwPE7CZxPQM.email

Press Release in Italian “Donna del Corriere della Sera”

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Press release in the Netherlands

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Press release in Japan !

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