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The over-arching mission of the research group is to develop novel nonlinear materials and integrated optical devices that can be used in portable disease diagnostics and environmental monitoring applications.  Our research efforts include a wide range of topics including materials synthesis, integrated optics, cell/bacteria growth, and computational modeling.
To enable this research breadth, our group includes researchers with diverse academic and research backgrounds, and we have numerous ongoing collaborations, both at USC and at other institutions around the world.  Financial support comes from several different agencies, industries, and foundations.
Within the Viterbi School of Engineering, we are affiliated with the Mork Family Dept of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, the Ming Hsieh Dept of Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics, and the Dept of Biomedical Engineering.  Within the Dornsife College, we are affiliated with the Chemistry Dept.
Interested in joining the Armani group?  Visit our Lab Openings page or click here for more information.

Upcoming Presentations

MRS Fall Meeting, November 2016

Vinh is giving a presentation on his research in light-emitting nanomaterials.


SPIE Photonics West, January 2017

Erick is giving a presentation on the group's work studying nsPEF induced nanoporation in cells, Rigo is presenting our work on optical combs, Sam is discussing methods to improve superbug detection, Soheil is presenting research on optomechanical resonators,  Hyungwoo is presenting strategies to improve lasing efficiency, and Andrea is giving an invited presentation on the group's research in microlasers.


Past presentations


Note: Only technical conference presentations are included in this list.  Dept seminars, outreach-type presentations, and panels are not shown.  However, the PI and group members routinely participate in these types of events.


recent publications

M. Lee, A. M. Armani, "Flexible UV exposure sensor based on UV responsive polymer", ACS Sensors (2016). in press
S. E. McBirney, K. Trinh, A. Wong-Beringer, A. M. Armani, "Wavelength-normalized spectroscopic analysis of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa growth rates", Biomedical Optics Express 7 (10), 4034-4042 (2016).
E. K. Moen, B. L. Ibey, H. T. Beier, A. M. Armani, "Investigating nanoporation induced by bipolar pulsed electric fields via second harmonic generation", Applied Physics Letters 109 (11), 113701 (2016).
E. K. Moen, B. L. Ibey, H. T. Beier, A. M. Armani, "Quantifying pulsed electric field-induced membrane nanoporation in single cells", BBA-Biomembranes 1858 (11), 2795-2803 (2016).
E. Gungor, A. M. Armani, "Photocleavage of covalently immobilized amphiphilic block copolymer: From bi- to monolayer", Macromolecules 49 (16), 5773-5781 (2016).


More publications


In addition to our Twitter and Facebook accounts, we also have a YouTube channel (Armani Research Lab).  This channel has several different playlists separating group member interviews, research and how-to videos.  We hope that it provides insight into the group as well as a useful resource for other researchers working in the field. 
Stay up to date on our research and other activities by liking the Armani Research Lab on Facebook and following @ArmaniLab on Twitter!
Interested in joining the Armani group?  Visit our Lab Openings page or click here for more information.