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Grad student Nathan Siwak works on the nanoscale sensor project.
Grad student Nathan Siwak works on the nanoscale sensor project.

Chitosan, a substance found in crab shells, is the key component in a nanoscale sensor system developed by Associate Professor Reza Ghodssi (ECE/ ISR) and graduate students Nathan Siwak, Sephan Koev, Jonathan McGee and Mike Fan in the MEMS Sensors and Actuators Lab. The sensor can detect minute quantities of explosives, bioagents, chemicals, and other dangerous materials in air and water, potentially leading to security and safety innovations for airports, hospitals, and other public locations.

The news media picked up on the story through a Clark School of Engineering press release--view and listen to the media links here. | original full story/press release | WTOP segment #1 | WTOP segment #2 | NBC Channel 4 video | Story picked up by NBC's WBAL-11 Baltimore | Washington Business Journal | Alaska Report (FishRadio and Internet) | Technology News Daily | NBC TV 10, Philadelphia | AVS home page | FEMA's Metropolitan Medical Response System division | Philadelphia Inquirer | | | The Fisheries Broadcast, St. Johns, Newfoundland (link not available) | Shanghai Nanotechnology promotion Center (in Chinese) | The Biotech Weblog |

July 22, 2006

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