Clark School Home UMD

ISR News Story

New legs for chitosan nanosensor story


The chitosan nanosensor story finds new legs as Baltimore's FOX 45 gives it the in-depth "cover story"  treatment. Chitosan, a substance found in crab shells, is the key component in a nanoscale sensor system developed by Associate Professor Reza Ghodssi (ECE/ISR) and graduate students Nathan Siwak, Sephan Koev, Jonathan McGee and Mike Fan in the MEMS Sensors and Actuators Lab. The sensor can detect minute quantities of explosives, bioagents, chemicals, and other dangerous materials in air and water, potentially leading to security and safety innovations for airports, hospitals, and other public locations.

View the video clip at FOX 45's web site in Windows Media Player or Real Player formats.

Previously, he news media picked up on the story through a Clark School of Engineering press release--view and listen to the media links here. | original full story/press release | WTOP segment #1 | WTOP segment #2 | NBC Channel 4 video | Story picked up by NBC's WBAL-11 Baltimore | Washington Business Journal | Alaska Report (FishRadio and Internet) | Technology News Daily | NBC TV 10, Philadelphia | AVS home page | FEMA's Metropolitan Medical Response System division | Philadelphia Inquirer | PhysOrg.com | Photonics.com | The Fisheries Broadcast, St. Johns, Newfoundland (link not available) | Shanghai Nanotechnology promotion Center (in Chinese) | The Biotech Weblog |

Read ISR's original story here.

November 9, 2006


Prev   Next

 

 

Current Headlines

Pamela Abshire elected IEEE Fellow

Shihab Shamma elected IEEE Fellow

Wu Named AAAS Fellow

Baras, Kenyon, Hughes Network Systems win MIPS Global Impact Award

New microsystems detect, treat bacterial biofilms that cause post-operative infections

Srivastava named Clark School Dean for Graduate Affairs

DW News Interviews Khaligh on Electric Vehicle Trends

FPE Undergrad Benefits from University FIRE Program

Vishkin, Barua and Ghanim Introduce ICE to Eliminate Programmer’s Multi-Threading – A Productivity-Buster in Parallel Computing

QUEST Celebrates 25th Anniversary

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar