Explosives Detectors for Landmines, Chemical, and Biological Warfare

The Center will develop technology for the detection of various analytes such as explosives, chemical and biological warfare agents, substance abuse etc. The focus is to  develop devices based on Amplified Fluorescent Polymers and  Optical Sensor platforms based on functionalized nanoparticles on optical fibers and waveguides. These concepts will then be transferred into handheld, fully automatic and portable devices which will be tested in real life situations.