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ECEn PhD Student presents research at Nanotech 2009

Ph.D. student Stan Ness presented his research co-authored with Dr. Greg Nordin and Dr. Seunghyun Kim at a special symposium on MEMS and InkJet Applications during the Nanotech 2009 Conference held May 3-7, 2009 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.  The presentation was entitled "Deposition of Functionalizing Materials on Photonic Microcantilever Chemical/Biological Sensors using Inkjet Technology".  It focused on how a high-tech inkjet printer can be used to place and immobilize proteins or other biological material on silicon substrates, in this case, a photonic microcantilever.  The ability to immobilize proteins is of great interest to the sensor and biomedical communities since it forms the crucial link between inorganic sensors and organic analytes.  The level of immobilization was qualitatively determined using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and fluorescent microscopy.

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