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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 telecommunications.  Our research efforts include a wide range of topics including materials synthesis, integrated optics and instrumentation development, 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

APS March Meeting, March 2017

Erick is giving a presentation on his research on using nsPEF to porate cell membranes.


IEEE Photonics Society SummerTopicals, July 2017

Andrea is giving an invited talk on non-linear integrated photonics.


IEEE Photonics (IPC), October 2017

Andrea is giving an invited talk on non-linear integrated photonics.


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

V. M. Diep, A. M. Armani, "Flexible light-emitting nanocomposite based on ZnO nanotetrapods", Nano Letters 16 (12), 7389-7393 (2016).
S. Soltani, A. W.  Hudnut, A. M. Armani, "On-chip asymmetric microcavity optomechanics", Optics Express 24 (26), 29613-29623  (2016).
T. D. Rane, A. M. Armani,"Two-photon microscopy analysis of gold nanoparticle uptake in 3D cell spheroids", PLOS ONE 11 (12), e0167548 (2016).
H. Choi, A .M. Armani, "High efficiency Raman lasers based on Zr-doped silica hybrid microcavities", ACS Photonics 3 (12), 2383-2388 (2016).
M. Lee, A. M. Armani, "Flexible UV exposure sensor based on UV responsive polymer", ACS Sensors 1 (10), 1251-1255 (2016).
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).

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 and Instagram!
Interested in joining the Armani group?  Visit our Lab Openings page for more information.