Synthesis of Optical Materials for Bioapplications: Research, Education, Recruitment and Outreach (SOMBRERO) is a binational research effort lead by Dr. Santiago Camacho-López at CICESE (México) and Dr. Guillermo Aguilar at UCR (USA). This research project was granted (end of 2015) five year funding by NSF and CONACyT through the Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE) program. This international research initiative is focused to developing the so-called Windows to the Brain (WttB) concept.


Research Areas

Optical Imaging & Therapy, Biocompatibility, Laser-Written Photonic Structures, Fiber Development & Coupling, Optical, Mechanical & Thermal Characterization, Implant Fabrication: New Materials & Manufacturing, Nanopowder Synthesis

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