The goal of our research is to benefit the developing and developed world through the dissemination of new cost-effective and practical analytical tools. We work on multidisciplinary projects that deal with multiple aspects in the development of sensing and analytical technologies. We aim to solve current relevant issues in clinical diagnostics and environmental analysis, with a focus towards the development of deployable technologies. The main projects ongoing in our lab are listed below. However, we always welcome inquiries from prospective graduate students and collaborators to possibly start new projects that align with the lab expertise and goals.

Project #1: Advancing SERS sensors for point-of-need diagnostics

Project #2: Deployable fiber sensors for water pollutants quantification

Project #3: Raman scattering in art conservation