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Optics & Infrared Sensing

Cindy Bruckner-Lea

Research Interests

  • Pathogen detection system development including automated sample preparation and detection
  • Broad spectrum pathogen detection using multiple signatures
  • Designing and optimizing surface chemistries for sample preparation and detection
  • Nucleic acid and antibody planar microarrays and beads suspension arrays for chemical and biological detection
  • Nanoparticle development and applications for separation and sensing
  • Optical detection platforms for chemical and biological detection

Education

  • Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Utah
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis

Awards/Professional Service

  • Vice Chair, Gordon Conference on Chemical Sensors and Interfacial Design (2009)
  • National Academy of Science: committee member for the Committee on Protecting Occupants of DoD Buildings from Chemical and Biological Release, resulting in the 2007 report: "Protecting Building Occupants and Operations from Biological and Chemical Airborne Threats" (2006-2007)
  • Invited Participant: National Academy of Engineering "Frontiers of Engineering" Symposium (2003)
  • PNNL Woman of Achievement Award (2003)
  • Chair Sensor Division, Electrochemical Society (2002-2004)
  • National Research Council of the National Academy of Science: committee member for the Committee on Materials and Manufacturing Processes for Advanced Sensors, resulting in the 2005 report: "Sensor Systems for Biological Agent Attacks: Protecting Buildings and Military Bases." (2002-2004)
  • NIH Review Panel, Analytical Chemistry and Biophysics Special Emphasis Panel (2002-2003)
  • Secretary/Treasurer Sensor Division, Electrochemical Society (2000-2002)
  • Invited participant, NSF Workshop on Chemical Sensors (1998)
  • Invited Discussion Leader, Gordon Conference on Chemical Sensors and Interfacial Design (1998, 2007)
  • Invited Speaker, Gordon Conference on Organic Thin Films (1997)
  • Curtis C. Johnson Memorial Award for outstanding Bioengineering graduate student, University of Utah (1987)
  • Carle C. Conway Undergraduate Fellowship (1980-1984)

Optics & Infrared Sensing

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