Welcome to the Humar Lab

Bio-integrated photonics and soft photonics group

Principal investigator: Matjaž Humar

We develop novel photonic devices made from soft and biological materials and integrate these devices with biological systems. In doing so we aim to better understand as well as influence complex processes within live organisms.

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We are looking for passionate new PhD students, Postdocs, and Master students to join the team (more info) !

We are grateful for our funding sources:



11. March 2022 - We have published a paper in Nature Communications, where we demonstrate deep tissue imaging and sensing using optical microcavity probes. Check it out...
18. November 2021 - Aljaž Kavčič received 'Prešernova nagrada Univerze v Ljubljani'. Congratulations!
9. December 2021 - We have published a paper in Nature Reviews Methods Primers. We introduce various WGM sensors, sensing mechanisms, applications and experimental results. Check it out...
7. December 2021 - We have published a paper in PNAS. We demonstrate that complex tunable microlasers emitting structured light can be generated from self-assembled topological liquid crystal superstructures. Check it out...
01. November 2021 - Aljaž Kavčič and Abdur Rehman joined our team as PhD students. Welcome!
12. May 2021 - As a part of FoodTraNet consortium we have received funding under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (MSCA-ITN). We are looking for a PhD student to work on the photonic technologies for food quality, safety, and security. More...
6. August 2020 - We have two new lab rooms. An optical lab and a cell culture lab.
26. March 2020 - The Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) has awarded Matjaž Humar the prestigious Young Investigator grant. In collaboration with M. Choi (Seoul National University, Korea) and H. Im (Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA) the team will try to demonstrate a living optically-communicating neural network.
24. February 2020 - K. P. Zuhail joined our team. He has received Seal of Excellence based grant. Welcome Zuhail!

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