Research

Our research at E-Bio-E lab is highly interdisciplinary and involves device engineering, materials science, surface chemistry, microfluidics, and cellular biology/microbiology.

With an ultimate goal of improving healthcare, we work on fundamental sciences (from material-biology interactions to cellular biophysics involved in diseases) and engineering novel systems to create advanced screening methods.

Toward these goals, we focus on:

(i) Developing innovative electronic and electrochemical devices for probing physiological and environmental analytes (such as, pathogens, small molecules, organic contaminants, etc.).

(ii) In situ, label-free phenotyping of bacterial cells to external triggers using novel electrochemical and optical methods

(iii) Study and benchmarking different low-dimensional material systems (including 2D materials and hybrids) for bio-chemical sensing applications.

(iv) Developing novel methods for real-time mapping of bacterial interactions

Our collaborators and sponsors:
Dr. J. A. Robinson, Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University (PSU)
Dr. J. Kovac, Food Science, PSU
Dr. Z. Liu, Electrical Engineering, PSU
Dr. Esther Gomez, Chemical Engineering, PSU
Dr. J. Yang, Biomedical Engineering, PSU
Dr. S. Medina, Biomedical Engineering, PSU
Dr. L. Zarzar, Chemistry, PSU
Dr. M. Terrones, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, PSU
Dr. Humberto Terrones, Physics and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Dr. S. Das, Engineering Science and Mechanics, PSU
Dr. Mehdi Kiani, Electrical Engineering, PSU
Dr. L. C. Csonka, Biological Sciences, Purdue University
Dr. S. Tadigadapa, Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University
Air Force Research Lab, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH (Materials and Manufacturing Directorate)