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Seminar: High Density Chemical and Biological Sensor Arrays

December 01, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

High Density Chemical and Biological Sensor Arrays

Nosang Vincent Myung
Department Chair and co-director for Winston Chung Global Energy Center
Chemical & Environmental Engineering
University of California, Riverside
12 PM, Thursday, December 1st , 2016
1003 Kemper Hall

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Abstract: Electronic detection of molecules is rapidly emerging as an alternative to the traditional optical and electrochemical methods because of the small size, low-power consumption, improved sensing performance and most of all possibility of developing high density arrays for simultaneous analyses of multiple species in small sample volumes. Recently, one-dimensional
nanostructures (e.g., carbon nanotubes (CNTs), inorganic, and organic nanowires) as conduction channels of field effect transistors (FETs) have been developed for detection of a variety of gaseous and biological molecules with excellent low detection limit, sensitivity, and selectivity. These features are a consequence of dramatic decrease in characteristic length and increase in the ratio of surface to volume atoms, allowing for rapid diffusion into the bulk and for a more significant fraction of the atoms to participate in surface processes such as chemical and biochemical binding interactions. One-dimensional geometries also enhance response times by virtue of their two-dimensional mass transfer profile. Furthermore, nanowires are heralded for device miniaturization and sensor arrays, enabling duplicate elements to reduce false positives/negatives and pattern recognition systems termed electronic noses/tongues where each sensor in the array has a unique response to every analyte creating a fingerprint type response that increases sensitivity and selectivity. Finally, sensors are also attractive for their proven commercial viability, as this approach uses a single material behaving as both the sensitive layer and transducer to directly covert chemical information into an electronic signal without the need for labels, allowing for real-time, continuous monitoring. 

In this presentation, synthesis, functionalization, and assembly of various nanoengineered materials including CNTs and conducting polymer nanowires will be discussed to create “true” high density gaseous and biological sensor arrays with superior sensing performance in cost-effective manner. Finally, Android based smartphone integratable sensor will be demonstrated.

Biography: Professor Nosang Vincent Myung received his B.S. M.S. and Ph. D. Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994, 1997, and 1998, respectively. He spent three years as a research engineer at the same institution. In 2001-2003, he joined micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) group at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) which is one of NASA center as a member of engineering staff. In 2003, he joined Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at University of California-Riverside. Currently, he is the department chair and co-director for Winston Chung Global Energy Center. During his career, he received a few awards including KIChE President Award, Brainpool Fellow from Korean Government, University of California Regent Fellowship, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Spot Award, Abner Brenner gold medal award from American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society (AESF), First time author’s award from Plating and Surface Finishing, National Science Foundation graduate fellowship, Department of Education fellowship, American Electroplating and Surface Finishing summer scholarship, Hughes aircraft company scholarship. Dr. Myung’s research interests are focused on the synthesis of nanoengineered materials and apply these materials in various advanced applications including sensors, electronics, optoelectronics, energy harvesting, and environmental remediation. Dr. Myung’s group objective is to control nanoscale sized features to enhance material properties and device functions beyond those that we currently know. Currently, he published over 190 peer-reviewed journal papers and his h-index is 49 with the total citation of over 8200.


1003 Kemper Hall

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