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Document Type

Campus-Only Access for Five (5) Years

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Year Degree Awarded


Month Degree Awarded


First Advisor

Vincent M. Rotello

Subject Categories

Analytical Chemistry | Materials Chemistry | Organic Chemistry


The adaptation of inkjet printing technology has recently been used to create controlled high throughput micro- and nano-scaled structures. Coupling this technique with gold nanoparticles in our research has produced new platforms for biosensors, chemical patterning, and anti-counterfeiting applications. In this presentation, we will highlight promising fabrication strategies including the development of test strips for the determination of bacteria in drinking water as well as the use of patterned nanoparticles for security applications.