Speaker
Phil Buhlmann, Ph.D.
Speaker's Institution
University of Minnesota
Date
11/17/21
Time
4:00 pm
Location
Virtual
Additional Information

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About the Seminar:

Sensors for the potentiometric detection of ions in liquids such as human body fluids or environmental waters are highly sensitive and selective analytical tools that offer a variety of advantages, such as simplicity of measurement, high analysis throughput, rapid detection, continuous on-line monitoring, and low cost of analysis. While such sensors are used in clinical laboratories for billions of measurements every year, applications in biomedical sciences, the food industry, and environmental monitoring have been hindered by sensor fouling and the frequent need for recalibration. This talk will address long-term sensor stability, calibration-free measurements, miniaturization and low-cost design for point-of-care analysis, and—in view of long-term monitoring in the human body and the environment—robust design and resistance to chemical and biological fouling.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Buhlmann obtained his B.S. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry at ETH in 1993. He then became a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Tokyo. Dr. Buhlmann has been a Professor of Chemistry at The University of Minnesota since 2013. He has 159 publications, 15 patents granted or pending, and one book published in six languages. His publications have been cited more than 19,000 times. His most recent award was in 2019 when elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society.

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