Imaging and Sensing

Research teams in the imaging and sensing area are concerned with developing molecules, materials, analytical methods and instrumentation to detect analytes and probe biological and physical processes. Examples of probe and sensor materials include spin labels and small molecule inhibitors, environment and stimuli-responsive dyes, chiral molecular, supramolecular and polymeric fluorescent sensors, oxygen sensing biomaterials, magnetic and plasmonic nanoparticles, and carbon nanotube electrodes. These materials are used with state-of-the-art technologies based on luminescence, magnetism, electrochemistry, microscopy, and mass spectrometry detection, and microfabrication, bioengineering, and microfluidics methods.  Overall, the development of new sensing and imaging technologies is enabling advances in biology, medicine, forensics, environmental science, and other fields.