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I am an experienced person in R&D in a multidisciplinary domain. I have worked in the development of micro-optical, photonic and integrated optics devices, (bio)sensors, micro-mechanical systems and advanced silicon and polymer based micro/nano-technologies oriented to different applications. I have actively participated in different international research and industrial projects,resulting in the commercialisation of novel products and the founding of a start-up company. Currently I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Monash University.


  • Nanotechnology
  • Photonics
  • Sensors
  • Biosensors
  • Micro-optics
  • Polymers
  • Microsystems
  • MEMS

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Projects 2019 2021

Research Output 2004 2019

Microfabricated silicon chip as lipid membrane sample holder for serial protein crystallography

Górzny, M., Opara, N. L., Guzenko, V. A., Cadarso, V. J., Schift, H., Li, X. D. & Padeste, C., 1 May 2019, In : Micro and Nano Engineering. 3, p. 31-36 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Design considerations of a hollow microneedle-optofluidic biosensing platform incorporating enzyme-linked assays

Ranamukhaarachchi, S. A., Padeste, C., Hafeli, U. O., Stoeber, B. & Cadarso, V. J., 1 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 28, 2, 9 p., 024002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

High aspect ratio nanoimprint process chains

Cadarso, V. J., Chidambaram, N., Jacot-Descombes, L. & Schift, H., 2017, In : Microsystems & Nanoengineering. 3, 17017.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Photonic lab-on-a-chip device with UV light responsive smart surfaces

Duebner, M., Cadarso, V. J. & Padeste, C., 2017, 2017 19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS 2017) : Kaohsiung, Taiwan 18 – 22 June 2017. Shoji, S. (ed.). Piscataway NJ USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 2199-2202 4 p. 7994513

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearch

Reversible light-switching of enzymatic activity on orthogonally functionalized polymer brushes

Dübner, M., Cadarso, V. J., Gevrek, T. N., Sanyal, A., Spencer, N. D. & Padeste, C., 22 Mar 2017, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 9, 11, p. 9245-9249 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review