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Nanoengineered Biosensors

From increased national security, to improved air quality and food safety, to the detection and prevention of disease-causing toxins, nanoengineered biosensors have emerged as one of the 21st century’s most innovative, powerful and adaptable new technologies.

Collaborating between and within the varied disciplines of chemical and electrical engineering, materials science and nanotechnology, UCR researchers are inventing portable biomedical devices that can detect and diagnose contagious diseases. They are designing nanosensors that measure exposure to viruses, toxins and bacteria in our air, food and water. By developing new tools that better detect chemical warfare agents, and by discovering new methods to safely remove harmful pesticides, lead, arsenic and other heavy metals from the environment, our researchers are creating a safer, healthier, cleaner future for the planet.

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Nosang Myung Nosang Myung
Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Research focus: TB Testing
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Ashok Mulchandani Ashok Mulchandani
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Research focus: Environmental Toxins
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Yadong Yin Yadong Yin
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
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