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POLARIS - POrtable LAboratory on a fibeR optIcS (POLARIS)

24 months (2023 - 2025)
Principal investigator(s):
Project type:
Non-EU international research
Funding body:
ALTRO INTERNAZIONALE (NATO Science for Peace and Security)
PoliTo role:


The project aims at demonstrating a high resolution, reliable, cost-effective, and label-free laboratory-on-fiber optics system composed by innovative optical interrogator and fiber probes. The proposed technology will be a breakthrough in applying photonic sensing to chemical and biological defense, relevant to several NATO SPS Key Priorities, such as environmental and health security, and counterterrorism. The probes could also be used for other environmental and health threats, not limited to defense and security like point of care health testing, biomedicine and quick pathogen testing, chemical analysis in remote areas, and water quality control in developing countries.

People involved



ERC sectors

PE8_8 - Materials engineering (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.)
PE4_2 - Spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques

Sustainable Development Goals

Obiettivo 3. Assicurare la salute e il benessere per tutti e per tutte le età


Total cost: € 350,000.00
Total contribution: € 350,000.00
PoliTo total cost: € 184,600.00
PoliTo contribution: € 184,600.00