The core research of the group is to develop electroanalytical platforms for preventative care and forensics using paper, microfluidics, and spectroscopy.

For example, the group works on a voltammetric ion sensing for the detection of micronutrients (such as potassium or magnesium ions). Ion sensing is also at the center of our paper-based assay for the quantification of chlorate used to detect inorganic explosives (NIJ funded). Besides nutrition, another main target of preventive care is done via the detection of bacteria. We are focusing on two different ways to detect bacteria in food or water: (i) one at the point-of-care with portable paper-based detection and (ii) a rapid highly sensitive detection of bacteria by electrochemiluminescence. 

Building on previous experience with paper-based devices and diagnostics, some projects focus on developing the assays onto a paper substrate.

Biochemistry, Chemistry
PhD, University of Bordeaux, France, 2009
Diplome d'Ingenieur, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie et de Physique de Bordeaux, France, 2006
undergraduate education graduate studies professional development minority education diagnostic monitoring systems bacteria biological markers & sensor mechanisms microbiology chemical sciences analytical chemistry colloid & surface chemistry electrochemistry chemical analysis electrochemical analysis solid state chemistry materials science surface science interfaces functional materials smart materials chemical physics molecular spectroscopy scientific apparatus & instruments applied sciences research methodology technology transfer biological or chemical agent detection or protection technology chemical technology electronic devices electronic materials electro-optical technology engineering technology environmental technology metal ion sensors nanotechnology miniaturization remote sensing technology forensic sciences biological or chemical warfare tracking control systems analytical techniques biological materials materials chemistry explosives photochemistry