Nanowires and Nanogrids for Biotechnology Applications

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Nanowires and Nanogrids for Biotechnology
Applications
Pelagia-Irene (Perena) Guoma ,Director of the Center for Nanomaterials and Sensor
Development,, Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, State
University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook
ABSTRACT
This work focuses on the activities carried out at the Center for Nanomaterials and
Sensor Development at Stony Brook in the past few years with respect to the
breakthrough synthesis and application of semiconducting nanowires and nanogrids.
High throughput electrospinning is among the key processes developed by our team to
synthesize ceramic and composite nanomats for biotechnology-relevant applications.
Non-invasive breath based diagnostics is the main targeted area of our applied
research efforts. Examples of the use of the 3D nanomats in tissue scaffolding,
biosensing, energy production and sustainability will also be presented.
BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Gouma is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the
State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook. She is also the Director of the
Center for Nanomaterials and Sensor Development. Her research focuses on selective
chemical detectors, biosensors and hybrid nanoprobes for electronic olfaction systems
and nanomedicine applications.
She holds several Visiting Faculty positions and has been a Visiting Scientist with NIMS
(Japan), Univ. of Brescia (Italy) and guest faculty at Lawrence Berkeley and
Brookhaven National laboratories. Having several patents granted and many more
pending and over 90 peer-reviewed publications, she serves as an Associate Editor for
JACERS and on the editorial board of Nanomedicine and Sensor Letters journals.
Dr. Gouma holds a B.S. degree in Applied Physics from the Aristotelian University of
Thessaloniki, Greece, an M.S. in “Advanced Engineering Materials” and an M. Phil. in
“Organizational Management”, both from the University of Liverpool (UK), and a Ph.D.
in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Birmingham (UK).
2015 New York State Biotechnology Symposium • May 12 & 13, 2015
At Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY