Sapienza Project WAVESCOPE Receives ERC Proof of Concept Grant
Stefan Wabnitz, a Professor at the Sapienza Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications, has received a grant for Project WAVESCOPE from the ERC Proof of Concept (Erc-PoC) for its feasibility of research.
WAVESCOPE introduces the use of high-power, focused fibre optic beams for operating room functional imaging. The project will develop a new device based on fibre optics to scan 3D samples with a micrometrical resolution and to prevent the dispersion of information and beam quality. This type of technology can be applied to a wide range of industrial field and, in particular, can lead to advances in the field of operating room pathological diagnostics in oncology through in-situ optic biopsies. The study is based on research conducted as part of the ERC-Advanced “STEMS” Project in which Prof. Wabnitz is the Principal Investigator.
ERC-PoC Grants were created by the European Research Council (ERC) to allow researchers who have already benefitted from a first grant to receive further financial support to promote the technological transferral of project results.
Recent Erc-PoC funding includes the thousandth funded project as part of the the Horizon 2020 Programme: a study by Miguel González Herráez from the University of Alcalá (Madrid) for his identification of seismic activity in remote ocean areas.