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Assistant Professor, Portland State University
Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing
Research in the Reed Group is centered in an emerging scientific field at the interface between chemistry, biology, and nanotechnology. We are using the tools of nanoscience and organic synthesis to solve problems in medicinal and environmental chemistry. One project in the lab utilizes nanometer sized metallic particles for biosensing applications. Such nanoparticles alter the optical properties of adjacent chromophores, acting as antennae for absorbed and emitted light. Using these structures, we can design molecular sensors for the detection of specific proteins, DNA, or environmental pollutants.