IEEE Photonics Society

Boston Photonics Society Chapter

Boston Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society


Mar 14, 2024
6:00 PM

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Forbes Road

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Silicon Photonics-Powered Coherent Biosensing

Dr. Diedrik Vermeulen, SiPhox Health, Burlington, MA


Dr. Diedrik  Vermeulen, SiPhox Health, Burlington, MA

Abstract:  Silicon photonics harnesses the power of light to enable high-speed, high-capacity data communication and processing on the silicon platform. When applied to coherent biosensing, this technology facilitates ultra-sensitive and real-time detection of biological molecules. By integrating photonic circuits with biosensing elements, unprecedented resolution and specificity in molecular detection can be achieved. This convergence promises transformative advances in diagnostics, therapeutics, and personalized medicine.


Biography:  Diedrik is one of the founders of SiPhox Health and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining SiPhox, Diedrik was the Director of Engineering at Analog Photonics commercializing chip-scale LiDAR and tunable lasers. He was also a research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a principal design engineer at Acacia Communications (IPO, acquired by Cisco) commercializing the first silicon photonics based coherent transceiver for long-haul and metro optical fiber communication. Diedrik's inventions on Fiber-To-The-Home optical transceivers were commercialized in a company Caliopa (acquired by Huawei). Diedrik holds a M.S. in Theoretical Physics, a M.S. in Applied Physics and a PhD in Photonics from Ghent University.


Location:  MIT Lincoln Laboratory Forbes Road