The active areas of research are at the interface of Photonics, BioMEMs, and Neuroscience. Using basic principles of physics and advanced engineering techniques, Prof. Chamanzar’s group is designing and implementing novel devices and methods to address outstanding needs in biology and medicine. The main application areas of interest are Neuroscience and Biophotonics. Research on Neuroengineering includes developing next generation multimodal (Acousto-opto-electrical) neural interfaces to understand the neural basis of brain function and realize functional brain-machine interfaces. The Biophotonics front is focused on developing efficient hybrid photonic-plasmonic-fluidic on-chip systems for point of care diagnostics, environmental monitoring, imaging, and spectroscopy. The scope of research encompasses theoretical design and simulation, fabrication and packaging, experimental benchtop characterization, as well as in-vivo, in-vitro, and ex-vivo tests on biological systems.
- "Effect of the dielectric constant of the surrounding medium and the substrate on the surface plasmon resonance spectrum and sensitivity factors of highly symmetric systems," Mahmoud A Mahmoud, Maysamreza Chamanzar, Ali Adibi, Mostafa A El-Sayed, Journal of the American Chemical Society (2012).
- "High resolution on-chip spectroscopy based on miniaturized microdonut resonators," Zhixuan Xia, Ali Asghar Eftekhar, Mohammad Soltani, Babak Momeni, Qing Li, Maysamreza Chamanzar, Siva Yegnanarayanan, Ali Adibi, Optics express (2011).
- "On-chip hybrid photonic–plasmonic light concentrator for nanofocusing in an integrated silicon photonics platform," Ye Luo, Maysamreza Chamanzar, Aniello Apuzzo, Rafael Salas-Montiel, Kim Ngoc Nguyen, Sylvain Blaize, Ali Adibi, Nano letters (2015).
- "Hybrid integrated plasmonic-photonic waveguides for on-chip localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) sensing and spectroscopy," Maysamreza Chamanzar, Zhixuan Xia, Siva Yegnanarayanan, Ali Adibi, Optics express (2013).
- "Energy-looping nanoparticles: harnessing excited-state absorption for deep-tissue imaging," Levy, Elizabeth S., Cheryl A. Tajon, Thomas S. Bischof, Jillian Iafrati, Angel Fernandez-Bravo, David J. Garfield, Maysamreza Chamanzar et al. ACS nano 10, no. 9 (2016): 8423-8433.
- "Ultrasonically sculpted virtual relay lens for in situ microimaging," Scopelliti, Matteo Giuseppe, and Maysamreza Chamanzar. Light: Science & Applications 8, no. 1 (2019): 65.
- "Ultrasonically-Assisted In Situ 3D Optical Imaging and Manipulation: Challenges and Opportunities to Access Deep Tissue," MG Scopelliti, Yasin Karimi, and Maysamreza Chamanzar. CLEO SM4H.5 (2019)
- "Integrated Parylene Photonic Waveguides with Embedded Micromirrors for Light Delivery and Manipulation Deep into Tissue," J Reddy, M Lassiter, R Venkateswaran, and M Chamanzar. CLEO: Applications and Technology AW4I 2 (2019)
- "Novel Three-Dimensional Fuzzy Graphene (3DFG)-Based Platform for Interrogation of Excitable Cells," Sahil Kumar Rastogi, Matteo Scopelliti, Jacqueline Bliley, Nicholas Johnson, Daniel Shiwarski, Raghav Garg, Adam Feinberg, Maysam Chamanzar, and Tzahi Cohen-Karni. Meeting Abstracts 8 666 (2019)
- "Flexible, Monolithic, High-Density µLED Neural Probes for Simultaneous Optogenetics Stimulation and Recording," Jay W Reddy, Ibrahim Kimukin, Elias Towe, and Maysamreza Chamanzar. IEEE Conference on Neural Engineering (2019)