Thursday, November 29, 2012
Gregory Receives NSF Award
CEE Professor Kelvin Gregory and his collaborators have recently been awarded a new project from the National Science Foundation's Sensors and Sensing Systems Program in the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation Division. The project, "Augmented Surface Acoustic Wave Devices for Microbial Cell Separation Based on Physiological Properties" is a collaboration with CEE Professor Irving Oppenheim and Professor David Grieve (ECE).
The grant supports the design, prototyping, and testing of a device that will use augmented surface acoustic wave technology to select and separate biological cells from complex mixtures of cells. The study is an important step in emerging biotechnology, health-care research, and national security where the ability to target specific cells for separation based on their physiological properties will lead to more rapid detection than current, random cell separation enables.