Her current research interests include: thermal management, optical measurement techniques, microscale heat transfer, thin-film thermophysical properties, integration of sol-gel materials into microanalytical devices and sensors, and advancement of aerogel technology.
My work can be broadly characterized as research towards vertically integrated design methodologies. These methodologies will enable digital system designers to identify opportunities for system optimization that require looking across the traditional system abstraction layers. This work includes collaborations with researchers working at multiple levels, levels ranging from high-level applications to low-level circuits and everything in between.
Solid supported membranes that mimic the biological cell membrane have applications as in vitro models in research, as screening arrays in development and as platform for biosensors. I am interested in using and further developing these systems to answer significant biological questions.
My laboratory currently uses several different strategies, including phage display, small molecule display on nanoparticles, and SELEX, to identify lead candidates for the development of amplifiable targeted imaging agents.
We investigate the complex dynamic behavior of chemically reacting systems and its applications in fields from medicine to electrochemistry.