Research in our group is highly interdisciplinary and focuses on biomaterials and ceramics. We seek to understand how surface functionalization, porosity, surface area and processing characteristics translate into performance in sensors and biosensors, transient biomedical devices and battery ceramics. We also have a focus area in cryo-transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM), which allows us to image soft materials (polymers, proteins etc.) in aqueous solutions, at low temperatures. Use the menu above to learn more.
Sensing of bacteria and toxins in food and water is one focus of our laboratory
DETECTION OF MOSQUITO-BORNE VIRUSES
Corncern over mosquito-borne disease is heightened by the recent Zika virus outbreak. Zika is a flavivirus. Our group has experience on detection of another flavivirus, dengue, which is currently translated into the develpment of detection platforms for Zika