Chemical Sensing and Drug Delivery

Nov. 2022: We receive a commercialization grant from Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation. We will continue our efforts to develop decentralized chemical sensing platforms. 
Jun. 2022: We receive a grant from VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center to develop biocompatible implants .
Apr. 2022: Dr. Wang delivered an invited presentation on chemical sensors in the Hypoparathyroidism Think Tank organized by Penn Medicine.
Apr. 2022: Our paper on a wearable infection sensor has been selected to be featured as an ACS Editors' Choice in addition to being published in ACS Sensors. The ACS Editors' Choice initiative highlights one article each day that is chosen from the entire ACS portfolio. We developed a fundamentally new indole sensing mechanism and applied it to urinary catheters to detect E. coli infection in urine. Congratulations to Brock and the team!
Apr. 2022: Congratulations to Brock Brady for receiving the Altria Research Fellowship!
Dec. 2021: We receive an industrial grant to develop a chemical sensor for in vitro diagnostics. 
Dec. 2021: Congratulations to Brock Brady, Wuwei Li, and Nasrin Ghanbari Ghalehjoughi for passing their candidacy exams. They are now PhD candidates!
Nov. 2021: Our paper on the stability of S-nitrosothiol solutions is accepted in Nitric Oxide. We found that the buffer concentration has a dramatic and complicated effect on the decay kinetics of S-nitrosothiols. Congratulations to Wuwei and collaborators!
Oct. 2021: We receive an American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG). This internal grant will support us to develop nanoparticles for cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Sep. 2021: Our paper on ion sensing in droplet microfluidics is accepted in Analytical Chemistry. We used laser-induced fluorescence to detect electrolytes in << 1 microliter of undiluted whole blood. Congratulations to Renjie and the team!

Sep. 2021: Our paper on 3D-printed nitric oxide-releasing polymer devices is accepted in ACS Applied Bio Materials. We fabricated a drug-loaded silicone tube with a drug-free coating in one printing step. Congratulations to Wuwei and collaborators!

Sep. 2021: Our paper on fabric-based optical sensors is accepted in Analyst. We printed pH and electrolyte sensors on Nike Dri-FIT clothing. Congratulations to Brock and the team!

May 2021: Our undergraduate student, Yazan Mawaldi, receives the Altria Undergraduate Summer Fellowship. Congratulations!

Jan. 2021: Welcome our new graduate student: Nafeisha Adili.

Nov. 2020: Our invited review on ion sensing in microfluidics is accepted in Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. Congratulations to Renjie!

Mar. 2020: We receive a research grant from the Orphan Disease Center. We will work on low-cost chemical sensors for disease management.

Feb. 2020: Dr. Renjie Wang joins our group as a postdoctoral fellow.

Dec. 2019: Welcome our graduate students: Wuwei Li, Brock Brady, and Nasrin Ghanbari Ghalehjoughi.

Aug. 2019: Our first extramural research grant is awarded by JDRF. We will develop a nitric oxide release strategy to improve the performance of implantable cannulas and sensors.


Aug. 2019: Dr. Xuewei Wang starts his research group at VCU.