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Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Capillary Electrophoresis Microchip Based Sensors

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Chemistry

RO# Location
64.15.15.B5302 Washington, DC 203755321

Advisers

name email phone
Greg E. Collins greg.collins@nrl.navy.mil 202.404.3337

Description

This research program deals with the development and application of laboratory-on-a-chip or capillary electrophoresis microchips to meet various sensing needs. Areas of interest include (1) explosives detection in seawater, (2) toxic metal ion detection on building surfaces, (3) chemical warfare agent simulant monitoring, and (4) biowarfare agent simulant detection. We are enhancing sensitivities by coupling to the microchip various solid phase extraction methodologies (either ex-situ or in-situ). Analytical detection methods applied to the microchip include amperometric, absorbance, fluorescence, chemiluminescence, conductivity, and optical pressure techniques. We are interested in pursuing various pre- and post-column derivatization designs for enabling unique sensing capabilities on chip.

 

Keywords:
Biological warfare; Capillary electrophoresis; Chemical warfare; Electrochemistry; Explosives; Fluorescence; Laboratory-on-a-chip; Metal ions; Microchip; Sensors; Solid phase extraction;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$87,198.00 $3,000.00
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