Slinker Group

The University of Texas at Dallas

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Electrochemical Devices: Optoelectronics and Biosensors

The interplay between ionic and electronic charges in soft materials can be controlled to yield unique electrical properties and novel device capabilities. My research interests span two areas: organic optoelectronic devices for energy efficiency and novel biosensors for disease diagnostics and laboratory assays. In both cases, electrochemical devices that exhibit both ionic and electronic conductivity will be employed. My research efforts will leverage a fundamental understanding of ionic materials and nanoscale patterning to implement devices with superior performance.

The Slinker Labs are located in the Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory (2.440) and ECSN (2.224). Our research involves campus collaborations with physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science. Locally, we work with professors and clinicians at the UT Southwestern Medical school and companies within the DFW Metroplex for biological sensing and assays. We also maintain several national and international collaborations to bring innovative electronic materials to UTD.