Electrochemical Devices: Optoelectronics and Biosensors

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The interplay between ionic and electronic charges in soft materials can be controlled to yield unique electrical properties and novel device capabilities. My research interests span two areas: organic optoelectronic devices for energy efficiency and novel biosensors for disease diagnostics and laboratory assays. These electrochemical devices exhibit both ionic and electronic conductivity, leading to rich physics and evolving materials properties. My research efforts leverage a fundamental understanding of ionic materials and nanoscale patterning to implement devices with superior performance.

The Slinker Labs are located in the UTD Sciences Building (SCI 2.171B and 2.171C). Our research involves campus collaborations with physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science. We work with professors and clinicians at the Indiana School of Medicine and companies in Texas for biological sensing and assays. We also maintain several national and international collaborations to bring innovative electronic materials to UTD.