Professor of Bioanalytical and Environmental Chemistry
Our research interests include Sensors, Environmental Chemistry, and Electrochemical and Materials Chemistry. In sensors, we are trying to gain a better understanding of the molecular recognition at electrochemical interfaces, and to utilize the knowledge gained to develop novel chemical and biological sensors. One central focus in this research area is the development of novel instrumentation, new measurement approaches and their application to solving problems in biological system, energy and the environment. We have successfully designed and patented a prototype, novel U-PAC biosensor instrument, as well as a completely automated sampling system that require minimal user interaction. In environmental chemistry, our goal is to create a sustainable nanotechnology through the development of novel remediation and environmental monitoring technologies. In advanced materials research sector, we are focusing on the development of flexible membranes, inherently conducting polymers and novel bioconjugated materials. Our Group has extensive expertise in electrochemistry, for example focusing on interfacial reactions at metal-metal surfaces using electroless plating. We have specifically studied the mechanism of electroless gold, nickel and cobalt using dimethylaminoborane (DMAB). Our approach includes a combination of surface, structural and morphological techniques to monitor the interfacial reactions and plating rates.
Last Updated: 10/29/12