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Paul Bohn's Biography



Paul Bohn, Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame

Paul W. Bohn received the B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame in 1977 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981. After two years at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, he joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). In 2006, he left UIUC for the University of Notre Dame where he is currently the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Director of the Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics Initiative. He served as Editor for the Americas for the RSC journal Analyst 2007-09 and as Chair of the Editorial Board for 2010-14. Prof. Bohn has served on numerous editorial and scientific boards and is currently co-editor of Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry. His research interests include: (a) integrated nanofluidic and microfluidic chemical measurement strategies for personal monitoring, (b) chemical and biochemical sensing in mass-limited samples, (c) biochemical imaging, and (d) molecular approaches to nanotechnology, areas in which he has over 260 publications and 6 patents.

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NanoPlatform Embedded Reactions for Enhanced Chemical Transformations (NanoPERfECT)

Friday, 19 September 2014 at 11:15

Add to Calendar ▼2014-09-19 11:15:002014-09-19 12:15:00Europe/LondonNanoPlatform Embedded Reactions for Enhanced Chemical Transformations (NanoPERfECT)Lab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics and Microarray World Congress in San Diego, California, USASan Diego, California, USASELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

A foundational motivation for chemical sensing is that knowledge of the presence and level of a chemical agent can inform a decision about how that agent is to be treated, for example by sequestration, separation or chemical conversion to a less harmful substance.  Commonly the sensing and treatment steps are separate.  However, the disjoint detection/treatment approach is neither optimal, nor required.  Thus, we are investigating how nano-architectures can be incorporated into microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices so that molecular transport (analyte/reagent delivery), chemical sensing (optical or electrochemical) and subsequent treatment can all be coupled in the same physical space during the same translocation event.   The last element of this triad, treatment, can be substantially enhanced if mass transport limitations can be overcome.  In this context, in situ generation of reactive species within confined geometries, such as nanopores or nanochannels is of significant interest, because of its potential utility in overcoming mass transport limitations in chemical reactivity.  The studies to be described focus on: (1) mass transport limited redox reactions to probe the coupling of electrochemical transformations to electrokinetic flow, and (2) solvent electrolysis for the generation of reactive species, such as H2.  Semi-quantitative estimates of generation/consumption dynamics obtained from finite element modeling will be compared to quantitative nanoscale experiments.   Collectively, we refer to these phenomena as NanoPlatform Embedded Reactions for Enhanced Chemical Transformations, or NanoPERfECT.


Add to Calendar ▼2014-09-18 00:00:002014-09-19 00:00:00Europe/LondonLab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics and Microarray World CongressLab-on-a-Chip, Microfluidics and Microarray World Congress in San Diego, California, USASan Diego, California, USASELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com