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Fundamental Study of Graphene-Based Multiplexed Chem/Biosensors


NSRDEC-US Army Natick Soldier Research Center, Biotechnology

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01.06.01.B8300 Natick, MA 017605020


Name E-mail Phone
Uzarski, Joshua Robert 508.233.4018


Graphene-based sensors, along with many other material applications, have received a tremendous amount of study in the last 5 to 10 years. This remarkable carbon allotrope provides marked increased sensor sensitivities due to its advantageous electrical and mechanical properties. Most graphene-based sensors use non-modified or singularly functionalized graphene to detect a single analyte of interest; however, this sort of setup limits system throughput and application spectra. We plan to extend the current graphene sensing capabilities by designing and testing multiplexed graphene sensor arrays. The graphene array elements will be selectively functionalized to provide differential responses to a number of different analytes (including CWA simulants, pathogenic bacteria, and bacterial toxins) in multiple environments (vapor, liquid, complex media) in concert with data analysis studies and algorithm development to optimize performance. The goal of this study is to obtain a fundamental understanding of all the pertinent system elements, eventually leading to design improvements for longer term deployable sensor technology.


Graphene; Sensors; Chem/bio;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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