THEIA is a project of the european union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) Marie Skłodowska-Curie action, Career-Integration Grant (REA grant agreement n! )
The ancient Greeks believed that eyes are the source of beams of light that allow human beings to see. In Greek mythology THEIA, Titan goddess of sight, was in fact the mother of the Sun, Moon, and Dawn. Gaining from this inspiration, this research plan focuses on the development of accessible technologies to exploit the probing capabilities demonstrated by Terahertz (THz) waves, targeting applications in fields like medicine, biology, material science. In particular, it explores the capability of the so-called reflective-THz spectroscopy proposing key-enabling solutions (e.g. the use of waveguide technologies) to the several technological and practical constrains that currently limit its applications in real world scenarios.