Affilated Faculty

  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 biosensing platform. 

  Lijun Yin uses 3D object modeling and analysis; Motion tracking; Face, gesture, and facial expression recognition and generation; Biometrics, HCI, Image analysis and synthesis. 

  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.