Omowunmi Sadik's research program focuses on
understanding the mechanism of the transduction of chemical information at
interfaces, and using this knowledge in the pursuit of innovative biosensing
technologies, functional materials and devices.
Seokheun Choi's research
focuses on Bioelectronics & Microsystems, Biomedical Engineering,
Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Manufacturing Technology,
BioMEMS/MEMS/NEMS, Microfluidics, Biosensors, Biofuel Cells
Stephen Levy investigates the physics of individual
biomolecules, like DNA, in nanofabricated fluidic structures. He is interested
in the application of nanofluidic technology to biological analysis and as a
Lijun Yin uses
3D object modeling and analysis; Motion tracking; Face, gesture, and facial
expression recognition and generation; Biometrics, HCI, Image analysis and
Chuan-Jian Zhong focuses
on the design, synthesis, characterization, and application of novel strategies
and functional nanomaterials for solving challenging problems in sustainable
energy production, conversion and storage (e.g., fuel cells and batteries), and
in chemical, biological, and biomedical detection and intervention (e.g.,
chemical sensors and biosensors)
Yu Chen's research
addresses security in computer networks and large scale distributed/Grid computer
systems; Internet security protocols; Internet infrastructure security; trust,
security, and privacy in wireless; embedded and pervasive computing; and
reconfigurable /embedded computer architectures.
Wayne Jones' research involves the design ofmolecular wire sensors for environmental and biological applications. With
support from the NIH, his research team has developed a new series of
fluorescent conjugated polymer sensors for toxic transition metals, anions, and
other aqueous contaminants. Recent advances have built on this sensory platform
to develop turn-on and turn-off fluorescent sensors, disposable thin films for
use in field detection and array-based sensors that can provide a combination
of quantitative and qualitative analysis of natural and industrial water
systems.Jones is a professor in the Department of Chemistry.
E. Eva Wu, a professor in the Department of Electrical and ComputerEngineering, focuses on the system aspect of sensors. Working with Ron
MilesĄŻ acoustic sensor research team, she analyzes and designs feedback
controllers for the acoustic sensors to improve measurement quality and performance
robustness. Wu also works on finding ways to cluster sensors so as to provide
highly available outputs of high fidelity in sensor systems in the face of loss
of sensing nodes and data, as well as on adaptive filtering techniques that can
mask sensor faults in safety critical control systems.
Ronald Miles' current research interests include the development of biologically-inspired microacoustic sensors. His work led to the discovery of a highly innovative mechanism for directional hearing in the fly. He is currently developing directional microphones for hearing aids that are inspired by the fly's ears.
Shahrzad Towfighian's group is devloping analytical models and experimental verifications of MEMS to thoroughly investigate their linear and nonlinear dynamic responses. A comprehensive model is then used to improve MEMS performance for applications in energy harvesing, microdevices, and biosensors.