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Electrostatic Functionalization of Carbon Based Nanomaterials and Applications in Chemical, Gas and BioSensing

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Noon – 1  pm
Texas Instruments (TI) Auditorium E-1
2900 Semiconductor Drive
Santa Clara, CA

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TITLE: Electrostatic Functionalization of Carbon Based Nanomaterials
and Applications in Chemical, Gas and BioSensing

SPEAKER: Dr. Vasuda Bhatia, Professor, Amity Institute


Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and carbon nanomaterials based sensors have attracted a great deal
of research interest in last several years. Their unique electrical, optical and mechanical properties make them
very strong candidates for the development of the new generation of miniaturized, lowpower and highperformance
sensors. In this talk, I present a novel technology based on electrostatic charging for the functionalization of carbon based nanomaterials. The electrostatically functionalized surfaces provide oxygenated functional groups as anchoring sites for decoration with several nanoparticles to synthesize nanocarbon nanoparticles composites. Using selfassembled thermal embedding technique, thin films have been fabricated for the detection of chemical molecules as well as enzyme free detection of biomolecules.

Dr. Vasuda Bhatia is a professor at Amity Institute of Renewable and Alternative Energy and Amity Institute of Advanced Research and Studies, Amity University, India. She received her B.Tech. (Bachelors of Technology) in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India in 1995, MS in Materials Science from the University of Cincinnati in 1997 and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2001. She was research scientist at Stellar Micro Devices, Austin, Texas; visiting faculty at IIT
Kanpur, India and research associate at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India. Her research interests include synthesis, characterization and device applications of nanomaterials; materials for renewable energy applications; field emission devices and materials and development of sensors and sensing devices for bio, chemical and gas applications.


  • 11:30 am – Registration & light lunch (pizza & drinks)
  • Noon – Presentation & Questions/Answers
  • 1:00 pm – Adjourn


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