To develop optoelectronics for secure communications; security; imaging; alternative energy production; enviromental protection; and health care diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment


Our goal is to elucidate cellular mechanotransduction mechanisms as candidates for therapeutic cellular engineering.


Our research group's goal is to characterize the transition states of important catalytic reactions and to develop an improved understanding of how to design efficient & selective thermal and photochemically driven catalysts


Our research group focuses on the synthesis of well-defined nanoparticles, their dispersion into polymer solutions and melts, and their suspension rheology.


Michael E. Gorman is a Professor in the Department of Science, Technology & Society at the University of Virginia, where he teaches courses on ethics, invention, discovery and communication. His research interests include experimental simulations of science, described in his book Simulating Science (Indiana University Press, 1992) and ethics, invention and discovery, described in his book Transforming Nature (Kluwer Academic Press, 1998).


Terahertz (THz) vibrational spectroscopy is an emerging technique for characterization and fingerprinting of biological and organic materials. The new proposed approach  for coupling between  THz radiation and biomaterials allows for dramatic improvements in sensitivity, reliability, and selectivity of terahertz spectroscopic sensors  with only nanograms of material required for sampling.


We seek to develop broad classes of new tools for use in minimally invasive medical procedures in electrophysiology, cardiology and neurosurgery.


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