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Project 4.1.1: Graphene Sensing for Detection of Foodborne and Other Pathogens

Advanced chemical and biological sensing can significantly help to increase the survivability of the war fighter by providing early warning for explosives, foodborne pathogens and chemical warfare. Graphene devices have two important advantages for advanced chemical and biological sensing. First, being one atom thick, they show excellent sensitivity to changes on their surface, which has allowed the recent demonstration of single molecule detection and very low noise figures. In addition, graphene devices can be integrated on arbitrary substrates, including silicon, paper, plastics and textiles, which ease the field deployment of graphene-enabled systems. This project will focus on the development of a novel graphene- based sensing platform with electrical read-out for the detection of chemical and biological analytes of interest to the Army. Among others, we will develop sensing for the detection of foodborne pathogens in collaboration with Dr. Dawn Nida from NSRDEC, who will support our work through the surface functionalization of graphene.


Project 4.1.1 Researchers

Prof. Jing Kong, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Prof. Tomas Palacios, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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