Tag: nanoparticles

Not your average K-9 sniffer

Gopikrishna Deshpande, associate professor in electrical and computer engineering, took part in a study on using zinc nanoparticles to enhance dogs’ sense of smell. He said this could help improve security at airports and public spaces. “Even though dogs have very good olfactory capabilities, they can miss detection of explosives, which are intentionally concealed to…




Targeting cancer

Finding the right fit in terms of teaching and research is an important component of a faculty member’s ability to make a contribution in academia – and it’s often a daunting task, particularly for those who are beginning their careers. For Allan David, it was all about finding an academic home that mirrored his interest…




Into the Lab: Chemical

Allan David, John W. Brown assistant professor in chemical engineering, is conducting research in “smart nanomaterials,” nanoparticles and nanocomposites that respond to changes in their environment. While David will explore a wide array of applications for “smart nanomaterials,” his primary focus will be biomedicine. One project, for example, will utilize multimodal imaging agents to improve…