11/21/2011 8:00:00 AM
Cunningham is being recognized for contributions to photonics crystal-based biosensors and detection instrumentation, and Insana is being recognized for contributions to ultrasound imaging methods, particularly elastography.
Cunningham’s research is focused on the application of sub-wavelength optical phenomena and fabrication methods to develop novel devices and instrumentation for the life sciences. His group is highly interdisciplinary, with expertise in the areas of microfabrication, nanotechnology, computer simulation, instrumentation, molecular biology and cell biology. In particular, his team is working on biosensors based upon photonic crystal concepts that can either be built from low-cost flexible plastic materials or integrated with semiconductor-based active devices, such as light sources and photodetectors, for high performance integrated detection systems.
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