Students Projects

Semester/master projects

SEMESTER/MASTER PROJECT: Lock-in Shifted Excitation Raman Spectroscopy
In LAPD, we are currently exploring ways of performing high-sensitivity, real-time SERDS, with the use of a Lock-in camera.

SEMESTER/MASTER PROJECT: Neural network for controlling smart material based robots
The Reconfigurable Robotics Lab (RRL), in collaboration with the Laboratory of Applied Photonics Devices (LAPD) is investigating the modelling and control of 4D printed origami-inspired robots using a novel neural network algorithm.

MASTER PROJECT: Retinal Projector
Visual prostheses are artificial devices used to revert blindness: a medical condition affecting more than 39 million people worldwide (World Health Organization). Over the years, several devices and solutions were proposed, but so far retinal prostheses showed the best performances on patients affected by outer retinal layer dystrophies such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.

MASTER PROJECT: Image processing, Cells segmentation and statistics on eye retinal images

We developed at LAPD a new technology for imaging the back of the eye and observe cellular details associated with diseases. Following the first-in-human study, a larger clinical study over 100 patients will start mid 2020 at Jules Gonin eye hospital in Lausanne on healthy volunteers and patients. Within the study, a database of retinal pigment epithelium cells images will be created.

Image processing algorithms for volumetric 3D printing
We are developing a 3D printing method based on volumetric solidification, as opposed to the layer-by-layer processes used by most current 3D printers. This volumetric 3D printing method works by sending computed light patterns into a container of photosensitive resin as it rotates.