Optimization of Surface-Protein Interactions for Next Generation Biosensors
10 Jun 2021 | Contributor(s):: Brightbill, Eleanor Lyons
Advisors: Eric Vogel, Ravi Kane, Valeria Milam, Craig Nies, Vladimir TsukrukCurrently, diagnosis for serological diseases such as Ebola, HIV, and Lyme disease relies on enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs), which require centralized laboratories and several-day timescales to complete....
Prebiotic Chemistry on Mineral Surfaces: Proto-Oligopeptide Formation on Silica and Other Substrates Within Depsipeptide Forming Systems
14 Jan 2020 | Contributor(s):: McKee, Aaron D.
Advisors: Thomas M. Orlando, Nicholas V. Hud, Charles L. Liotta, Facundo M. Fernandez, James J. WrayThe chemical origins of life on Earth and perhaps elsewhere in the universe is not utterly unknowable, though the subject is incredibly complex. To endeavor to understand what events brought about...
Interactions of Biomass Derived Oxygenates With Heterogeneous Catalysts in Aqueous and Vacuum Environments
13 Jan 2014 | Contributor(s):: Copeland, John Robert
Advisors: Carsten Sievers, Charles L. Liotta, Thomas M. Orlando, David S. Sholl, Christopher T. WilliamsBiomass is one of the most promising replacements for fossil fuels as a feedstock for chemical and transportation fuel production. The combination of low vapor pressure and high polarity of...
Growth and Electronic Properties of Nanostructured Epitaxial Graphene on Silicon Carbide
13 Jan 2014 | Contributor(s):: Torrance, David Britt
Advisors: Phillip N. First, Walter de Heer, Andrew Zangwill, Zhigang Jiang, Thomas OrlandoPer request of the author and the advisor, and with the approval of the graduate office, the Acknowledgements page was replaced with an errata.