US-Brazil: International Research Experience for Students

Analytical Applications of Nanomaterials and Microfluidic Devices

Recent developments in nanotechnology and microfluidics have allowed the understanding and rational utilization of a series of micro total analysis systems (uTAS). The existing links between these two fields have enabled crossing the traditional borders and the development of unique training opportunities for students in science and engineering tracks. Furthermore, the interest in analytical applications combining microfluidics and nanomaterials has grown exponentially in the last years. Although this integration has enhanced sensing, separation, and extraction procedures, the applicability of specific nanomaterials for chemical analysis depends mainly on the chemical composition, structure, size, morphology, and preparation method. Considering these characteristics and their importance for future developments, this IRES program aims to provide students an enriching research experience and link chemical properties with a real-world analytical problem.


Support offered

The IRES grant provided travel expenses (flight to Sao Paulo and ground transportation to the final destination), housing, meals, and a modest schollarship. The IRES grant did not pay for any other expense outside the scope of the sponsored activity. This program was financed by the NSF – Office of International Science and Engineering, Award #1458177 and it is now closed.This page will be mantianed as a reference for other students interested in similar activities.

Papers published

2019 Participants

  • Lauren Shepard
  • Ethan Strubinger
  • Makayla Andre
  • Patrick Blumenthal
  • Lauren Skrajewski
  • Keely Thomas
  • Madison (Madee) Noroña

2018 Participants

  • Sara Manore
  • Jessica Robles-Najar
  • Jonathan Montes

2017 Participants 

  • Laura McCann
  • Lisette Jenkins
  • Isis ThomasIsis
  • Stephanie Scribner
  • Aliyah Patton

2016 Participants

  • Kaylee Clark
  • Anthony Pitts-McCoy
  • Parks Remcho