Dr. Jorge Gardea-Torresdey
Applications of spectroscopy techniques in environmental chemistry; benefits and implications of nanotechnology in agricultural systems (i.e. the improvement of crop yields and quality through the use of nanoparticle delivery systems for essential nutrients, pesticides, and herbicides); development of analytical methods to detect nanomaterials; and the development of nano-enabled modular water treatment systems that are easy to deploy and that can treat and reuse challenging wastewaters.
Dr. Wen-Yee Lee
Method development, determination of organic pollutants in the environment, and their impacts on human health. It is a unique field in our chemistry department, and fits into the university’s vision in interdisciplinary research and border related issues.
The two groups of organic compounds are the main focus in our research: (1) persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and (2) contaminants of emerging concern (CECs).
Dr. XiuJun (James) Li
The main research interest of Dr. Li group is centered on bioanalysis in multidisciplinary fields using microfluidic platforms and nanotechnology, including single-cell analysis, ultrasensitive subcellular analysis, genetic analysis, protein analysis, low-cost medical diagnosis, and forensics.
We target to solve the mystery underlain in intracellular signal transduction, cell biology, forensic science, cancer and infectious disease diagnosis and therapy, and environmental safety.
Dr. Geoffrey Saupe
Research InterestsChemistry of new materials, practical photocatalysts, and new nanometer film analytical tools.