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The over-arching mission of the research group is to develop methods for disease diagnosis and prognosis.  However, along the way, our research efforts have included projects in a wide range of topics including materials synthesis, integrated optics, and live-cell imaging.
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.

Upcoming Presentations

ACS Materials Science Webinar, August 2016

Michele and Andrea are presenting our research on UV responsive polymeric materials for personal health.


ACS National Meeting, August 2016

Michele is presenting her research on UV responsive polymeric materials.


SPIE Optics and Photonics, August 2016

Andrea is giving an invited presentation on the group's research in integrated optical sensing.


SPIE Photonics West, January 2017

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. E. Lee, E. Gungor, A. M. Armani, "Photocleavage of poly(methyl acrylate) with centrally located o-Nitrobenzyl moiety: Influence of environment on kinetics", Macromolecules 48 (24), 8746-8751 (2015).
SPIE Newsroom article/video explaining whispering gallery mode cavity-based lasers
M. Harrison, A. M. Armani, "Portable polarimetric fiber stress sensor system for visco-elastic and biomimetic material analysis", Applied Physics Letters 106 (20), 191105 (2015).
V. Sun, A. M. Armani, "Real-time detection of lipid bilayer assembly and detergent-initiated solubilization", Applied Physics Letters 106 (7), 071103 (2015).
A. B. Socorro, S. Soltani, I. Del Villar, J. M. Corres, A. M. Armani, "Temperature sensor based on a hybrid ITO-silica resonant cavity", Optics Express 23 (3), 1930-1937 (2015).


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!