Dr Alexandre Francois
Here we review our recent progress in optimising fluorescent based optical microresonators and present an approach involving combining of these resonators with suspended core microstructured optical fibres.
Dr Alexandre François received a B.Sc. degree in Material Sciences Engineering from the Institute of Science and Techniques of Grenoble, France, in 2001, a M.Sc. degree in Physics and Materials Sciences from the University Claude Bernard, France, in 2002 and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, specialized in solid state Physics, optoelectronics and micro/nano fabrication technologies, from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, in 2006.
From 2007 to 2008, Dr François worked as a Research Fellow at Fujirebio Inc., Japan, a pharmaceutical company specialized in medical diagnostic, on optical biosensing technologies. Dr François joined the University of Adelaide, in November 2008 as research fellow under the guidance of Prof Tanya Monro, with the mandate to develop Tanya Monro’s group activity in biological sensing before joining the University of South Australia as part of Tanya Monro’s Laureate fellowship team. He remains associated with the University of Adelaide and the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing, and the ARC Centre of Excellence in NanoscaleBiophotonics (CNBP) as an associate investigator. His research work mainly focuses on label free sensing technologies with a specific emphasis on Plasmonics, Whispering Gallery Modes, fibre optics for sensing, surface functionalization and immunoassay design.