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[10/06/2020] Ebrahimi group attends the PRiME conference with two works.

[09/28/2020] Dr. Ebrahimi delivered an invited talk at the 15th IEEE NEMS conference (virtual).

[09/18/2020] Keren’s work on DyRAST got accepted in ACS Sensors. Congratulations to Keren and the rest of the team!

[09/16/2020] Congratulations to Derrick for receiving the Travel Award to attend and present his work at the 2020 PRiME conference.

[09/13/2020] Adam’s work on reagent-free electrochemical AST using RZx crystals got accepted in Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Congratulations to Adam and the rest of the team!

[08/12/2020] Dr. Ebrahimi is humbled for invitation to co-lead the Sensing and Diagnostic Devices Thrust in the Center for Biodevices at Penn State.

[07/24/2020] Congrats to Derrick for passing his PhD comprehensive exam!

[07/22/2020] Dr. Ebrahimi gave a (virtual) talk in a webinar organized by the Convergence Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems. She also served on a panel on “materials for sensing/diagnostics”. Thanks a lot for the invitation.

[07/02/2020] Congrats to Derrick for receiving the Harry G. Miller Scholarship in Engineering! Derrick received this scholarship for achieving excellence within his area of graduate studies and research.

[06/24/2020] Congrats to Derrick for acceptance of his paper, titled “Single-Atom Doping of MoS2 with Manganese Enables Ultrasensitive Detection of Dopamine: Experimental and Computational Approach”, in Science Advances! It is a collaborative work with Dr. Mauricio Terrones group at PSU and Dr. Humberto Terrones group in RPI, and other groups from Shinshu University (Japan) and Nanjing University (China).

[04/21/2020] Derrick has taken the initiative to form a new student chapter for The Electrochemical Society (ECS) at Penn State. The goal is to bring together students from across campus that are involved in the broad field of electrochemical research or are interested in learning more about electrochemistry in general.
Students interested in joining the student chapter at Penn State should click here to start the registration process. Please email Derrick Butler with any questions.

[03/25/2020] Keren successfully defended his Master Thesis (on his path toward PhD). Congrats, Keren! [Unfortunately, we had to do his defense in Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic :/ ]

[03/19/2020] Rikki successfully defended his Master Thesis. Congrats, Rikki!

[3/12/2020] Adam has been selected to receive the 2020 Penn State Alumni Association Scholarship for Penn State Alumni in the Graduate School! Big congrats, Adam! [Penn State News]

[03/06/2020] Congratulations to Cassi for receiving the 2020 Erickson Discovery Grant! She will work on “Studying the Effect of Environmental Stressors on Bacterial Motion using Time-resolved Monitoring of Optical Scattering”. This is a highly prestigious research grant awarded to ~ 70 undergraduate applicants in College of Engineering across all PSU campuses. [Penn State News]

[03/04/2020] Lindsey has been selected to receive an Honorable Mention for the 2020 Joelle Award for Women in Engineering for her dynamic leadership, dedicated mentorship, and ambitious volunteerism. Congrats, Lindsey!

[02/26/2020] Congratulations to Cassi for getting accepted into the 2020 STEP-UP program by the NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)!

[02/18/2020] Dr. Ebrahimi is thrilled for being selected to receive the 2020 SPARC Clinical-Research Exchange Fellowship for Stimulating Partnerships among Researchers and Clinicians at Penn State. [Penn State News]

[02/17/2020] Madison has been selected to present her research on electrochemical sensors for detection of water contaminants in the 2020 Undergraduate Research at the Capitol in Harrisburg. She is among the 8 selected undergraduate researchers who will represent Penn State at the Capitol in Harrisburg. Congrats, Madi!

[02/14/2020] E-Bio-E Lab will attend the Electrochemical Society (ECS) Spring meeting in Montreal, Canada in May. Derrick will give an oral presentation on his work titled “Tailoring Surface Chemistry of Graphene Ink for Highly-Sensitive Electrochemical Detection of Dopamine Down to 50 Picomolar”.

[01/24/2020] Krishnan and Jayasuryaa have joined our group as visiting undergraduate students. Welcome!

[01/10/2020] Dr. Ebrahimi is thrilled for being named as a Scialog Fellow, in the Microbiome, Neurobiology and Disease initiative. Scialog is jointly sponsored by Research Corporation for Science Advancement, the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, and the Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation. [Penn State News]

[11/19/2019] Dr. Ebrahimi delivered a talk at the DTRA CBD S&T Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Many thanks to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) for the travel support.

[11/18/2019] Derrick did an excellent job in presenting his recent research progress to the sponsors at the NSF: ATOMIC semiannual meeting at Houston, TX.

[10/03/2019] E-Bio-E Lab will attend the Electrochemical Society (ECS) Fall meeting in Atlanta, GA in October. Adam will give an oral presentation on his work on rapid, electrochemical antibacterial susceptibility testing.

[09/17/2019] Congratulations to Cassi for receiving support through REU to work at E-Bio-E Lab. Cassi is selected by the PSU Center for Healthcare Organization Transformation (CHOT) to work on medical related research. Congrats!

[08/26/2019] Our Review Article is selected as the ACS Editors’ Choice. That’s an exciting news!

[08/22/2019] Madison, Cassi, Tang, and Kayla join our group as undergraduate researchers in Fall 2019. Welcome!

[08/20/2019] Adam and Derrick’s paper titled “Two-Dimensional Materials in Biosensing and Healthcare: from In Vitro Diagnostics to Optogenetics and Beyond” just got accepted in ACS Nano. Good job, guys!

[08/12/2019] Javier is selected to attend the 2019 NSF EEC Grantees Conference as an invited REU site participant (a highly-competitive selection process). Congrats Javier!

[08/01/2019] Javier presented his works during REU research symposium at Penn State. Here is a picture of Javier (left) with his mentor, Adam (right):

[07/29/2019] Our mini-Review on 2D materials for biosensing applications, Invited by Material Matters (technical reports series by Millipore Sigma), is available now:

[07/24/2019] Our lab hosted a Research Snapshot as part of the NSF:MRSEC Science-U program. This was our second year participating in the event. Thanks to Derrick and Lindsey for planning and organizing the hands-on activities for the high school students.

[06/14/2019] Lindsey was recently interviewed regarding her Discovery Grant. Here is the link to the published story: Penn State News. Good job, Lindsey!

[04/17/2019] Lindsey presented her work on Bacteria-based Random Number Generation at the Undergraduate Research Exhibition. Good job!

[04/12/2019] Congratulations to Rikki for winning the 1st place in CERS 2019! His poster presentation was on “Printable Electrochemical Biosensors for Application in Flexible Point-of-Care Diagnostics”.

[03/25/2019] An article about our recently-awarded research project is featured on Penn State News.

[03/08/2019] Our lab received a CoE Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grant. Thank you! (Link to PSU News).

[03/01/2019] Congratulations to Lindsey for receiving the 2019 Erickson Discovery Grant! This is a highly prestigious research grant awarded to ~ 70 undergraduate applicants in College of Engineering across all PSU campuses.

[02/25 & 27/2019] Dr. Ebrahimi gave two talks at MRSEC Seminar Series and Engineering Science and Mechanics Department’s Graduate Seminar.

[12/10/2018] Dr. Ebrahimi delivered an invited talk and served on a panel (Sensor Commercialization – Challenges and Opportunities) at the Sensors Summit conference in San Diego.

[11/07/2018] Derrick presented his recent research progress at the NSF: ATOMIC semiannual meeting at Houston, TX.

[10/24/2018] Keren presented his work at the Materials Day 2018, Penn State University.

[10/17/2018] Dr. Ebrahimi was invited by the National Graphene Association to serve on a panel (Future of graphene in Medical devices and Telemedicine) at the Global Graphene Expo & Conference in Austin, TX.

[09/20/2018] Dr. Ebrahimi is organizing and chairing a special session in BMES 2018 in Atlanta, GA, on Oct. 2018. The session is on “Application of Two Dimensional Materials in Healthcare” with three invited speakers from Georgia Tech, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Texas at Austin. Join us if you are there!

[08/30/2018] Congrats to Keren for receiving the Milton and Albertha Langdon Memorial Graduate Fellowship!

[08/14/2018] Adam, Keren, and Tunan have joined our group. Welcome!

[07/25/2018] Dr. Ebrahimi delivered a talk to high school students at “Anything is Possible for Girls in Electrical Engineering (APGEE)”. It was a successful 5-day camp, tailored for girls interested in STEM.

[07/25/2018] Our lab host a Research Snapshot as part of Science & Leadership Camp (hands-on research experience) for high school students. They learned about electrochemical sensors for monitoring neurotransmitters and made a sensor to detect dopamine!

[07/11/2018] Our group organized a Science Booth (2D Carbon Conduction) at Art Fest. It was a full morning of science and learning with more than 600 attendees.

[07/10/2018] Chengye’s and Rikki’s works got accepted to BMES Annual Meeting, Atlanta, October 2018.

[07/06/2018] Dr. Ebrahimi delivered a talk at NSF MRSEC’s summer event for REUs and RETs. Thanks for the kind invitation.

[07/01/2018] Ebrahimi lab received a seed grant from Medical School, MRI, and Huck Institute to develop a novel rapid antibacterial susceptibility testing method.

[06/12/2018] Dr. Ebrahimi presented our work on in situ monitoring of E. coli metabolism in the 28th World Congress on Biosensors in Miami.

[05/14/2018] Derrick received the prestigious University Graduate Fellowship (UGF). UGF recognizes top-rated applicants in the College of Engineering. Congratulation, Derrick!

[05/07/2018] Our proposal to NSF-IUCRC ATOMIC center to study Fenton-based biosensing and catalysis using 2D materials has been funded (PIs: Robinson and Ebrahimi).

[05/01/2018] Derrick joins our group to pursue his PhD studies in EE. Welcome!

[04/24/2018] Rikki presented his Senior Design Project on Dynamic Laser Speckle Imaging of Bacterial Cells in the EE Project Fair, Spring 2018. Well done! Here is a picture of him explaining his work to Prof. Ram Narayanan:








[02/16/2018] Our paper titled “Gel-integrated impedimetric biosensors based on Au-Ni microelectrodes enable in situ detection of E. coli metabolism” got accepted in “28th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors“.

[02/06/2018] Our paper published in Biophysical Journal, titled “Analyzing Thermal Stability of Cell Membrane of Salmonella Using Time-Multiplexed Impedance Sensing”, is the Top Story in NSF Science 360.

[12/11/2017] Huck-MRI’s Common Vision is supporting our proposal on real-time study of bacterial communication. In this research, we are collaborating with Dr. Kovac’s group in Food Science.

[11/1/2017] Our paper on Electrical analysis of Thermal Stability of Cell Membrane of Salmonella just got accepted in Biophysical Journal.

[10/18/2017] Our proposal on 2D Material-enabled Antibacterial Susceptibility Testing got the Merit Award from MRI-Covestro. In this research, we are collaborating with Dr. Robinson’s group in Materials Science and Engineering.

[10/17/2017] Dr. Ebrahimi is presenting her research in Materials Day, Millennium Science Complex, PSU.

[10/11/2017] Dr. Ebrahimi is attending the BMES annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

[10/06/2017] Chengye Dong joins e-Bio-e Lab as a Visiting Scholar, jointly advised by Dr. Ebrahimi and Dr. Robinson. Welcome Chengye!

[09/21/2017] Dr. Ebrahimi is invited to give a talk in EECS Seminar Series.

[08/20/2017] Rikki and Lindsey join e-Bio-e Lab to do undergraduate research. Welcome!

[08/10/2017] Possible Grad and Undergrad research positions are available.

[08/10/2017] e-Bio-e website is launched. Welcome!