Laboratory for Analytical Chemistry
Innovation of Chemical Sensors
Faculty of Science and Technology
Department of Applied Chemistry
Our laboratory's research activities are devoted to the development of chemical sensors and biosensors. Our work covers the entire range of sensor development from the creation of functional molecules (e.g. molecular probes), over nano- and micro-sized functional materials (e.g. polymeric nanoparticles), to entire sensing systems.
Inkjet Printed Paper-Based Analytical Devices
Inkjet printing technology is used as a tool for the fabrication of low-cost and simple to use analytical devices made from paper.
Fluorescent / Luminescent Functional Dyes
Several types of brightly fluorescent or luminescent organic dyes for imaging and labeling purposes have been developed.
A number of sensing devices for analytes in solution or in the gas phase has been realized relying on newly developed functional molecules and materials.
A variety of organic, inorganic and hybrid functional materials (e.g. micellar structures, polymeric nanoparticles, mesoporous silica) for use as probes or sensing materials is being developed.
Besides of functional dyes, our laboratory is putting efforts into the development of other types of functional molecules, such as for example ligands for selective ion recognition.
Citterio Laboratory 2018
Last update: May 1, 2018