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      Curriculum Vitae
      Research Interests:

      Nano-mechanical and nano-tribological characterization (elasticity, friction, adhesion) of materials including organic thin films; self-assembled monolayers, polymeric gels, and cellulosics; Fabrication of polymeric nanostructures by scanning probe lithography; Colloidal probe and atomic force microscopy; Single molecule force spectroscopy applied to ligand-receptor binding; Biomolecular nano- and micro sensors


      Nanomaterial manufacturing and characterization
      Polymer and Protein Engineering
      Sensing and sensor systems

      Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

      • ICCES Young Investigator Award, International Center for Computational Engineering Sciences
      • NSF Early CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
      • Oak Ridge Associated Universities Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
      • Young Investigator Award, American Academy of Nanomedicine
      • Bronze Award for Scientific Achievement, 26th Army Science Conference, U.S. Army Research

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          Professional Society Service:
          • American Chemical Society (ACS):
            • - Division of Polymer Chemistry (POLY)
            • - Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE)
            • - Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry (COLL)
            American Vacuum Society (AVS)
            • - Biomaterial Interfaces Division (BID)
            Materials Research Society (MRS)