Concentration 2

Concentration 2: The focus of Con 2 is on basic and translational research in medical devices (e.g., body-work health monitoring) as well as sensors for food safety, environmental monitoring, and separations. Trainees will be uniquely equipped for careers in the emerging digital health industry, and will posses the unique and necessary skills to develop and integrate new technologies in collaboration with industry and clinical partners that will accelerate commercial innovations and drive economic development.

NRT students working in Con 2 include: 

Jingjing Gao: "Electrostatic Control of Peptide Side-Chain Reactivity Using Amphiphillic Homopolymer-based Supramolecular Assemblies," with Prof. Sankaran "Thai" Thayumanavan, Department of Chemistry;

Michael Kwasny: "Understanding How Metal Center Affects Metal Cation-based Anion Exchange Membranes," with Prof. Greg Tew, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering;

Yiliang Zhou: "Fabrication of Key Components for Wearable Biosensor Devices via Advanced Manufacturing Methods," with Profs. Kenneth R. Carter, James J. Watkins, Alejandro Briseno of the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, and Prof. Sam Nugen of the Department of Food Science;

Sunilkumar Khandavalli: "Ink Transfer of Non-Newtonian Fluids in Gravure Printing: The Effect of Shear and Extensional Deformation," with Prof. Jonathan P. Rothstein, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering;  

Laura Parker: "Crystal Orientation and Anisotropioc Device Performance on Spin Coated P3HT OFETs," with Prof. Kenneth R. Carter of the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering.

Nariman Banaei: "Multiplex Detetion of Pancreatic Cancer Biomarkers Using a SERS-based immunoassay" with Prof. Byung H. Kim and Yubing Sun, Department of Mechanical Engineering;

Yanqi Qu: "A Facile Solvent Mediated Self-Assembly Monolayer Silver Nanoparticle Mirror Substrate for Quantitatively Improved Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering” with Prof. Lili He of Food Sciences;

Joshua Hall: "Hemodynamic Effects on Cerebral Aneurysm Development" with Professor Juan Jimenez of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering;

Kelsi Skeens: Coextrusioun: Processing Fundamentals Review" with Professor John Klier in Chemical Engineering;