Carpenter Research Group

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Developing Nanoscale Sensor Solutions

Our research program engages in the integration of chemical sensors into system-on-a-chip technology platforms with the intent of enabling cost effective and reliable solutions for energy and environmental monitoring applications. One of our major research focus areas for integrated chemical sensors is the development of nanomaterials with the required selectivity, specificity and reliability for the targeted sensing application. To achieve these goals we utilize a tailored design methodology which explores the unique properties of nanomaterials and their subsequent development into harsh environment compatible chemical sensors and also sensitive and selective hydrocarbon sensors for groundwater, soil and ambient air monitoring applications.

For each of our research projects we develop unique nanomaterials and characterize their fundamental optical or electrical properties as a function of changes in their surrounding temperature and chemical environment, thereby achieving a more complete understanding of nanoscale dynamic processes.


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