Plamen B. Atanassov, Ph.D.                                                            

Assistant  Professor

 

Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, School of Engineering, University of New Mexico,

209 Farris Engineering Center, Albuquerque, NM 87131                                                                             

E-mail Plamen@unm.edu                    Phone: (505) 277 2640                          Fax: (505) 277 5433

http://unm.edu/~elchem/

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EDUCATION

 

1987        University of Sofia, Department of Chemistry, Sofia, Bulgaria                                     M.S.       

Chemical Physics and Theoretical Chemistry

1988        Frumkin’s Institute of Electrochemistry, Moscow, Russia                                                                          

Specialization in Bioelectrochemistry

1995        Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria                                                            Ph.D.                                     

Chemistry: Physical Chemistry, Electrochemistry (Res. Accomplished 1992)                                          

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

Central Laboratory of Electrochemical Power Sources, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

1987 - 1990             Research Assistant (Staff Chemist)

1990 - 1991             Research Associate (Staff Scientist III)

1991 - 1992             Research Fellow (Staff Scientist II)

 

Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

1992 - 1993             Senior Research Associate

1993 - 1999             Research Assistant Professor

 

Superior MicroPowders LLC, Albuquerque, NM

1999 – 2000            Research Scientist, Project Manager

 

August 2000         Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering,

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

 

MEMBERSHIP     American Chemical Society                                                1994 -

Electrochemical Society                                                      1996 -

American Institute of Chemical Engineers                       2000 -

American Society for Engineering Education                 2002 -

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

·         Fundamental studies in bio-electrocatalysis, direct electron transfer enzyme catalyzed redox reactions;

·         Engineering of biosensors based on electrochemical detection of direct electron transfer, enzyme sensor for direct detection of substrates of enzymes expressing bio-electrocatlytic properties and enzyme-labeled immunoassay sensors with direct electron transfer detection of enzyme labels; development of the assay format and system engineering of biosensor devices;

·         DNA sensors, enzyme labeled DNA assay and electrochemical approaches for DNA and RNA direct assay; arrangement of DNA sensing schemes in disposable and flow-through formats;

·         Bio-fuel cells based on enzyme-catalyzed direct electron transfer, technologies enabling micro- and bio-fel cell designs and biomimetic approaches in materials design;

·         Non-traditional electrocatalysts for fuel cells: non-platinum electrocatalysts and synthetic routes for their manufacturing;

·         Technologies enabling the design and implementation of miniature and micro power sources and sensors, conformal electronics and digital printing techniques.

 

Note:               Starting 2000 the spelling of the last name was changed from Atanasov to Atanassov to reflect the official transliteration

of the Cyrillic original through the Francophonic rules adopted by Bulgaria.


RESEARCH (Major Projects Participated) at UNM/Assistant Professor:

US Army Research Office (Principal Investigator)

                2002-2004               Non-Platinum Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells

2002                                    Workshop on Bio-Fuel Cells

Motorola (Principal Investigator)

2002-2003               Non-Platinum Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction

Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator)

                2002-2004               Biomimetic Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells

American Cancer Society (Principal Investigator)

                2002-2003               DNA Sensor for Early Cancer Diagnostics

DoE/Waste Management Education and Research Consortium (Principal Investigator)

2001-2002               Electrochemical Biosensors for Environmental Applications

NSF/UNM Center for Micro-Engineered Materials (Principal Investigator)

2001-2004               Electrocatalysts For Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

Sandia National Laboratories (Principal Investigator)

                2000- 2002              Novel Electrocatalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

In Industry:

Defense Advanced Projects Agency, DARPA (as a Co-Principal Investigator and Project Manager)

                1999 - 2000             Development of a Thin-film Battery Technology

National Institutes of Health, NCI-IMAT (as a Senior Scientist and Project Manager)

                1992 - 2000             New Phosphorus Label Particles for Rapid Immunodiagnostics              

National Institute of Standards and Technology, ATP (as a Senior Scientist and Project Manager)

                1999 - 2000             New Electrocatalyst Materials for Energy Generation Applications

Product Development Manager on Joint Development Agreements with Partners from US Battery and Fuel Cell Industry

 Project Supervisor on Academic Subcontract to Texas A&M University (subcontractor Prof. A.J. Appleby)

At UNM/Research Faculty & Postdoctoral Fellow:                                                                                             

National Science Foundation, DBI (as a Co-Investigator, PIs - Prof. E.Wilkins and Prof. T.Yates)

                1998 - 2001             Portable Immunosensor Device for Fast Field Analysis of Rodent Viruses                          

Waste-management Education & Research Consortium, NM (as a Co-Principal Investigator, PI - Prof. E.Wilkins)

                1997 - 1999             Commercialization of a Electrochemical Flow-through Immunosensor                                       

Waste-management Education & Research Consortium, NM (as a Collaborator and a Co-PI, PI - Prof. E.Wilkins)

                1995 - 1999             Development of Environmental Biosensor for Toxic Organophosphorus Pollutants

National Science Foundation and the Whitaker Foundation (as a Co-Investigator, PIs - Prof. E.Wilkins and Prof. D.Schade)

                1993 - 1997             Development of Implantable Glucose Sensor for Diabetic Patients   

Sandia National Laboratories (as a Co-Investigator, PI - Prof. E.Wilkins)

1994            Enzyme Electrodes based on Stöber Glass Matrix                                                

U.S. Army Research Office Grant (as an Investigator, PI - Prof. E.Wilkins)

                1993 - 1995             Development of an Intravascular Needle Sensor for Trauma Patients                                         

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International (as a Postdoctoral Associate, PI - Prof. E.Wilkins)

                1992 - 1993             Development of Glucose Biosensor Suitable for Long Term Implantation

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences:

Grants of the Bulgarian National Science Foundation (as a Principal Investigator)

                1991 - 1992             N-4 Metal Chelates as Electrocatalysts in Electrochemical and Bioelectrochemical Systems

                1991 - 1992             Conductive Organic Salts and their Application in Amperometric Biosensors

                1990 - 1992             Amperometric Glucose Biosensors with Electrochemical Mediators

Joint International Projects of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences  (visiting scientist)

                1990-1992               Prof. J.J.Kulys, Inst. Biochem., Lithuanian Acad. Sci., Vilnius, LITHUANIA                   

                                                Mediated Glucose Biosensors Based on Carbon Materials  

                1989 - 1991             Prof. F.Scheller, University of Potsdam, Berlin-Buch, GERMANY

                                                Development of Membrane Biosensors

                1987-1990               Prof. M.R.Tarasevich, Inst. Electrochemistry, Russian Acad. Sci., Moscow, RUSSIA

                                                Glucose Oxidase Enzyme Electrodes  

Internal Projects of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (member of the research team)

                1987 - 1991             Porous Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction and their Application in Gas-Diffusion Electrodes

                1987 - 1990             Bioelectrocatalytic Systems as a Base of Biosensors Development

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (68, including 7 review articles):

 

V. Rajendran and P. Atanassov, Enzyme-Based Bio-Fuel Cells (Review), Electrochimica Acta, invited review for the special issue on Bio-Fuel Cells, in press (2003)

 

G. Gupta, V. Rajendran and P. Atanassov, Electroeduction of Molecular Oxygen Catalyzed by Laccase on Monolayer Modified Gold Electrode, Electrochimica Acta, special issue on Bio-Fuel Cells, in press (2003)

 

G. Gupta, V. Rajendran and P. Atanassov, Laccase Biosensor based on Monolayer Modified Gold Electrode, Electroanalysis, in press (2003)

 

S. Mukherjee and P. Atanassov, Non-Platinum Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction based on Pyrolyzed Porphyrins, Part I. Oxygen Reduction in Acid Media, J. Electrochem. Soc, submitted  (2003)

 

S. Mukherjee and P. Atanassov, Non-Platinum Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction based on Pyrolyzed Porphyrins, Part II. Structure of the Pyrolyzed Catalysts, J. Electrochem. Soc, submitted  (2003)

 

S. Mukherjee and P. Atanassov, Microscopic Model for Fuel Cell Electrode, J. Electrochem. Soc., submitted (2003)

 

J. Yan, G.V. Rama Rao, M. Barela, H. Xu, D. A. Brevnov, G.P. Lopez and P. Atanassov, Growth of Patterned Anodic Aluminum Oxide Nanopore Arrays, Advanced Materials, submitted (2003)

 

2000

 


D. Ivnitski, I. Abdel-Hamid, P. Atanasov, E. Wilkins and S. Stricker, Application of Electrochemical Biosensors for Detection of Food Pathogenic Bacteria, (Review), Electroanalysis, 12 (2000) 317-325

 

S. Vetcha, D. Ivnitski, I. Abdel-Hamid, P. Atanasov, E. Wilkins and B. Hjelle, Fast Amperometric Detection of Anti-Hantavirus Antibodies, Electroanalysis, 12 (2000) 1038-1042

 

1999

 

D. Ivnitski, I. Abdel-Hamid, P. Atanasov, and E. Wilkins, Biosensors for Detection of Pathogenic Bacteria (Review), Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 14 (1999) 599-624

 

Abdel-Hamid, D. Ivnitski, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Highly Sensitive Flow-Injection Immunoassay System for Rapid Detection of Bacteria, Analytica Chimica Acta, 399 (1999) 99-108

 

M. Espinosa, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Disposable Organophosphate Biosensor, Electroanalysis, 11 (1999) 667-681

 

Abdel-Hamid, D. Ivnitski, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Flow-through Immunofiltration Assay System for Rapid Detection of E. coli O157:H7, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 14 (1999) 309-316

 

Abdel-Hamid, A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Flow-through Immunoassay System for Determination of Staphyloccocal Protein A, Analytical Letters, 32 (1999) 1081-1094

 

Q. Yang, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Needle-type Lactate Biosensor. Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 14 (1999) 203-210

 

1998

 

A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov, M. Wilkins and E. Wilkins, Immunosensors: Electrochemical Sensing and Other Engineering Approaches, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 13 (1998) 113-131

 

I. Abdel-Hamid, D. Ivnitski, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Fast Amperometric Assay for E. coli O157:H7 Using Partially Immersed Immunoelectrodes, Electroanalysis, 10 (1998) 758-763

 

I. Abdel-Hamid, P. Atanasov, A.L. Ghindilis and E. Wilkins, Development of a Flow-through Immunoassay System, Sensors and Actuators - B, 49 (1998) 202-210

 

Q. Yang, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, An Integrated Needle-type Biosensor for Intravascular Glucose and Lactate Monitoring, Electroanalysis, 10 (1998) 752-757

 

Q. Yang, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Development of a Needle-type Glucose Sensor with High Selectivity, Sensors & Actuators - B, 46 (1998) 249-256

S. Yang, Y. Lu, P. Atanasov, E. Wilkins and X. Long, Microfabricated Glucose Biosensor with Glucose Oxidase Entrapped in Sol-gel Matrix, Talanta, 47 (1998) 735-743

 

1997

 

A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Enzyme Catalyzed Direct Electron Transfer: Fundamentals and Analytical Applications, Electroanalysis, 9 (1997) 661-674

 

A.L. Ghindilis, R. Krishnan, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Flow-through Amperometric  Immunosensor: Fast ‘Sandwich Scheme’ Immunoassay, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 12 (1997) 415-423

                                               

P. Atanasov, S. Yang, C. Salehi, A.L. Ghindilis, E. Wilkins and D. Schade, Implantation of a Refillable Glucose Monitoring-telemetry Device, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 12 (1997) 669-680

                               

S. Yang, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Development of a Dual Glucose Biosensor - Oxygen Sensor System for Continuous In Vivo Monitoring, J. Clinical Engineering, 22 (1997) 55-63

               

S. Gamburzev, P. Atanasov, A.L. Ghindilis, E. Wilkins, A. Kaisheva and I. Iliev, Bifunctional Hydrogen Peroxide Electrode as an Amperometric Transducer for Biosensors, Sensors & Actuators – B, 43 (1997) 70-77

 

S. Gamburzev, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Oxygen Electrode with Pyrolyzed Cobalt-tetramethoxy-phenilporphyrin Catalyst: Application in Glucose Biosensor, Analytical Letters, 30 (1997) 503-514

                               

Q. Yang, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, A Novel Amperometric Transducer Design for Needle-type Implantable Biosensor Application, Electroanalysis, 9 (1997) 1252-1256

 

Q. Yang, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Needle-type Sensor for Whole Blood Glucose Monitoring, Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, 31 (1997) 54-62

 

1996

               

P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, In Vivo Rechargeable Glucose Biosensors. (An Overview), Sensors & Actuators - B, 35-36 (1996) 435-447

 

J. Diehl-Faxon, A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Direct Electron Transfer Based Tri-enzyme Electrodes for Monitoring of Organophosphorus Pesticides, Sensors & Actuators - B, 35-36 (1996) 448-457

 

A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Potentiometric Immunoelectrode for Fast Assay Based on Direct Electron Transfer Catalyzed by Peroxidase, Sensors & Actuators - B, 34 (1996) 528-532

 

R. Krishnan, A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov, E. Wilkins, J. Montoya and F.T. Koster, Fast Amperometric Immunoassay for Hantavirus Infection, Electroanalysis, 8 (1996) 1131-1134

 

R. Krishnan, A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Development of an Amperometric Immunoassay Based on Highly Dispersed Immunoelectrode, Analytical Letters, 29 (1996) 2615-2631

 

C. Salehi, S. Yang, P. Atanasov, and E. Wilkins, A Telemetry-instrumentation System for Long-term Implantable Glucose and Oxygen Sensors, Analytical Letters, 29 (1996) 2289-2308

 

P. Atanasov, S. Yang, C. Salehi, A.L. Ghindilis and E. Wilkins, Short-term Canine Implantation of a Glucose Monitoring-Telemetry Device, Medical Engineering & Physics, 18 (1996) 632-640

 

E. Wilkins and P. Atanasov, Glucose Monitoring: State of the Art and Future Possibilities. A Review

Medical Engineering & Physics, 18 (1996) 273-288

                               

J. Black, M. Wilkins, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Integrated Sensor-Telemetry System for In Vivo Glucose Monitoring, Sensors & Actuators - B, 31 (1996) 147-153

 

S. Yang, C. Salehi, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, In Vivo Evaluation of Rechargeable Glucose Sensor, Analytical Letters, 29 (1996) 1081-1097

 

R. Krishnan, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Mathematical Modeling of an Amperometric Enzyme Electrode Based on a Porous Matrix of Stöber Glass Beads, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 11 (1996) 811-822

P. Atanasov, S. Gamburzev and E. Wilkins, Needle-type Glucose Biosensors Based on Pyrolyzed Cobalt-tetramethoxy-phenilporphyrin Catalytic Electrode, Electroanalysis, 8 (1996) 158-164

 

S. Yang, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Glucose Biosensor Based on Oxygen Electrode: Comparison of the Sensor In Vitro Performance in Model Buffer Solutions and in Blood Plasma, Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, 30 (1996) 55-59

 

S. Gamburzev, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Performance of Glucose Biosensor Based on Oxygen Electrode in Physiological Fluids and at Body Temperature, Sensors & Actuators - B, 30 (1996) 179-183

 

1995

 

S. Yang, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Glucose Biosensors Based on Oxygen Electrode with Sandwich-type Membranes, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 23 (1995) 833-839

 

R. Krishnan, A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Fast Amperometric Immunoassay Utilizing Highly Dispersed Electrode Material, Analytical Letters, 28 (1995) 2459-2474

 

Q. Yang, P. Atanasov, E. Wilkins and R.C. Hughes, Enzyme Electrodes with Glucose Oxidase Immobilized on Stöber Glass Beads, Analytical Letters, 28 (1995) 2439-2457

 

S. Gamburzev, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Glucose Biosensor Based on Oxygen Electrode. Part III: Long-term Performance of the Glucose Biosensor in Blood Plasma at Body Temperature, Analytical Letters, 28 (1995) 1143-1157

 

E. Wilkins, P. Atanasov and B.E. Muggenburg, Integrated Implantable Device for Long-term Glucose Monitoring, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 10 (1995) 485-494                                                                                      

                               

R. Vaidya, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Effect of Interference on the Performance of Glucose Enzyme Electrodes Using Nafion Coatings, Medical Engineering & Physics, 17 (1995) 416-424           

 

S. Yang, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Glucose Biosensors with Enzyme Entrapped in Polymer Coating, Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, 29 (1995) 125-133

 

I. Abdel-Hamid, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Development of a Needle-type Biosensors for Intravascular Glucose Monitoring, Analytica Chimica Acta, 313 (1995) 45-54

 

I. Abdel-Hamid, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Needle-type Glucose Biosensor with an Electrochemically Codeposited Enzyme in a Platinum Black Matrix, Electroanalysis, 7 (1995) 738-741

 

1994

 

I. Abdel-Hamid, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Development of a Needle Type Glucose Biosensor, Anal. Letters, 27 (1994) 1453-1473

 

E. Wilkins, R. Vaidya and P. Atanasov, Assessment of Interference Effect on Glucose Biosensor, J. Instr. Analysis, 13 (1994) 3-25

               

P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Biosensor for Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 43 (1994) 262- 266

 

S.L. Xie, E. Wilkins and P. Atanasov, Towards an Implantable Refillable Glucose Sensor Based on Oxygen Electrode Principles, Sensors & Actuators B, 17 (1994) 133-142

 

1993

 

P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Glucose Biosensors Based on Oxygen Electrode. Part II: Long Term Operational Stability of the Rechargeable Glucose Biosensor, Analytical Letters, 26 (1993) 2079-2094

 

P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Glucose Biosensor Based on Oxygen Electrode. Part I: Silastic Coated Polycarbonate Membranes for Biosensor Application, Analytical Letters, 26 (1993) 1587-1612

 

P. Atanasov, A. Kaisheva, S. Gamburzev, I. Iliev and S. Bobrin, Nickelocene Mediated Glucose Oxidase Electrode, Electroanalysis, 5 (1993) 91-97

 

S. Bobrin, P. Atanasov, I. Iliev, M.R. Tarasevich and V.A. Bogdanovskaja, Mediators for Bioelectrochemical Oxidation of Glucose, Soviet Electrochemistry, 29 (1993) 1013-1016 (Russ.) 1238-1241 (Engl.)

                               

 

1992

 

P. Atanasov, S. Bobrin, V.A. Bogdanovskaja, I. Iliev and M.R. Tarasevich, Influence of a Polypyrrole Film on the Functioning of a Mediator Type Glucose Oxidase Electrode, Soviet Electrochemistry, 28 (1992) 1065-1068 (Russ.) 884-889 (Engl.)

 

P. Atanasov, A. Kaisheva, I. Iliev, V. Razumas and J.J. Kulys, Glucose Biosensors Based on Carbon Black Strips, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 7 (1992) 361-365

 

I. Iliev, P. Atanasov, S. Gamburzev, A. Kaisheva and V. Tonchev, Transient Response of Electrochemical Biosensors with Asymmetrical Sandwich Membranes, Sensors & Actuators B, 8 (1992) 65-72

 

P. Atanasov, A. Kaisheva, S. Gamburzev and I. Iliev, Metallocene-mediated Amperometric Biosensors for One-shot Glucose Determination, Sensors & Actuators B, 8 (1992) 59-64                  

 

A. Kaisheva, P. Atanasov, S. Gamburzev, N. Dimcheva and I. Iliev, Amperometric Biosensor for Glucose and Lactate, Sensors & Actuators B, 8 (1992) 53-57           

 

1991

 

S. Gamburzev, I. Iliev, P. Atanasov, A. Kaisheva, F. Scheller and D. Pfeiffer, Enzyme Electrodes with Pyrolyzed CoTMPP Catalyst, Electroanalysis, 3 (1991) 865-867

 

P. Atanasov, A. Kaisheva, S. Gamburzev and I. Iliev, Adsorption of Glucose Oxidase on Carbon Blacks for Enzyme Electrodes, Chemical Communications of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 24 (1991) 136-142

 

1989

                               

P. Atanasov and I. Iliev, Enzyme Electrodes with Glucose Oxidase Immobilized on a Porous Carbon Black Matrix, Chemical Communications of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 22 (1989) 295-301

 

P. Atanasov, V.A. Bogdanovskaja, I. Iliev, M.R. Tarasevich and V. Vorob'ev, Redox Reactions of Glucose Oxidase at Carbon Materials, Soviet Electrochemistry, 25 (1989) 1480-1486 (Russ.) 1320-1325 (Engl.)

 

 

 

BOOKS AND CHAPTERS IN BOOKS (9, including one in a handbook and one in a medical textbook):

 

A.L. Ghindilis A.R. Pavlov and P. Atanassov (Eds.), Immunoassays:  Protocols and Applications

Methods in Molecular Biology, Series Editor: J.M. Walker, Humana Press, Totawa, NJ, 2003, editing, introduction, conclusion and a review chapter, in preparation

 

J. Yan, G.V. Rama Rao, G.P. Lopez and P. Atanassov, Patterned Anodization on Surfaces, Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Marcel Dekker, New Yopk, NY, submitted (2003)

 

M. Hampden-Smith, P. Atanassova, P. Atanassov and T. Kodas, Manufacture of Electrocatalyst Powders by a Spray-based Production Platform, In W. Vielstich, A. Lamm and H. Gasteiger (Eds.), Handbook of Fuel Cell Technology, John Willey & Sons, Chichester, UK, 2003, Vol. 3, Chapter 40

 

P. Atanassova, P. Atanassov, R. Bhatia, M. Hampden-Smith, T. Kodas and P. Napolitano, Direct-Write Materials and layers for Electrochemical Power Devices, In A. Pique and D.B. Chrisey (Eds.) Direct Write Technologies for Rapid Prototyping Applications: Sensors, Electronics and Integrated Power Sources, Academic Press, San Diego, 2002, Chapter 4, pp. 55-93

 

I. Abdel-Hamid, P. Atanasov, D. Ivnitski, and E. Wilkins, Flow-through Immunoassay System for Rapid Clinical Diagnostics.

In W. Law, N. Akmal, A. Usmani (Eds.), Biomedical Diagnostic Sciense and Technologies, Marcel Decker, New York, NY, 2002, Chapter 5, pp. 93-120

 

P. Atanasov, M. Espinosa and E. Wilkins, Organophosphate Biosensors Based on Mediatorless Bioelectrocatalysis.

In A. Mulchandani and O.A. Sadik (Ed.), Chemical and Biological Sensors for Environmental Monitoring, ACS Symposium Series 762, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 2000, pp. 125-138

 

I. Abdel-Hamid, P. Atanasov, D. Ivnitski,  and E. Wilkins, Immunosensor for Fast Detection of Bacterial Contamination.

In A. Mulchandani and O.A. Sadik (Ed.), Chemical and Biological Sensors for Environmental Monitoring, ACS Symposium Series 762, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 2000, pp. 236-246

 

E. Wilkins, P. Atanasov and D. Schade, Principles and Fundamentals of Glucose Monitoring. In D. LeRoith, J.M. Olefsky and

S. Taylor (Eds.) Diabetes Mellitus: A Fundamental and Clinical Text, J.B. Lippincott Co. Medical Books, Philadelphia, 1996, Chapter 48, pp. 443-451

 

E. Wilkins and P. Atanasov, Rechargeable Glucose Biosensors. In D.N. Ghista (Ed.) Biomedical and Life Physics, Section 5:

E. Sarti (Ed.) Glucose Metabolism and Insulin Delivery, Vieweg, Langeliidecke B&V, Braunschweig, 1996, pp. 469-476

 

P. Atanasov, A. Kaisheva, S. Gamburzev, I. Iliev and S. Bobrin, Nickelocene as Electrochemical Mediator for Glucose Oxidase Immobilized on Pyrolytic Graphite Electrode, In F. Scheller and R.D. Schmid (Eds.) Biosensors: Fundamentals, Technologies and Application, GBF Monographs Series, Vol. 17, Wienheim, VCH, 1992, p. 501-504

 

PATENTS and PATENT APPLICATIONS:

 

G.P. Lopez, A. Chilkoti, P. Atanassov, and V. Goparaju

Stimuli Responsive Hybrid Materials Containing Molecular Actuators and their Applications.

US Patent No: 6,491,061, Filed February 23, 2001, Issued December 10, 2002 (UNM)

 

M. Hampden-Smith, T. Kodas, P. Atanassov, P. Atanassova, K. Kunze, P. Napolitano, and D. Dericotte

Method for Preparation of Electrocatalyst Powders,

US Patent Application No: 20030013606, Filed August 1, 2002, Appr. January 16, 2003 (SMP)

 

M. Hampden-Smith, T. Kodas, P. Atanassov, K. Kunze, P. Napolitano, R. Bhatia, D. Dericotte and P. Atanassova

Electrocatalyst Powders, Method for Producing Electrocatalyst Powders and Devices Fabricated from the Same

US Patent Application No: 20020107140, Filed March 22, 2001, Appr. August 8, 2002 (SMP)

The same IP: European Patent Application No: 01920697.8-2104, Filed March 22, 2001, Appr. October 25, 2002 (SMP)

 

I. Abdel-Hamid, P. Atanassov, D. Ivnitski, and E. Wilkins

Apparatus for Detecting Contamination in Food Products.

US Patent No: 6,180,335, Filed September 30, 1999, Issued January 30, 2001 (UNM)

 

P. Atanasov, A. Kaisheva, S. Gamburzev and I. Iliev

Mediated Glucose Enzyme Electrode

Bulgarian Patent No: 94464, Filed: 1992, Issued: 1993, Renewed as Private: July 15, 1993

 

S. Gamburzev, A. Kaisheva, I. Iliev and P. Atanasov

Method for Preparation of Electrocatalyst for Bi-functional Oxygen Gas-diffusion Electrodes

Bulgarian Patent No: 93611, Filed: 1991, Issued: 1992, Renewed as Private: July 14, 1993

 

S. Gamburzev, A. Kaisheva, I. Iliev and P. Atanasov

Bi-functional Electrode for Electrochemical Reduction and Evolution of Oxygen in Alkaline Electrolytes

Bulgarian Patent No: 94463, Filed: 1991, Issued: 1992, Renewed as Private: July 15, 1993

      

P. Atanasov, S. Gamburzev, A. Kaisheva and I. Iliev

Hydrogen Peroxide Electrode for Bioelectrochemical Determination of the Concentration of Biologically-Active Compounds in Aqueous Solutions and Method for Preparation of the Same

Bulgarian Patent No: 89188, Filed: 1990, Issued: 1991, Renewed as Private: July 8, 1993

 

S. Gamburzev, P. Atanasov, A. Kaisheva and I. Iliev

Method for Preparation of Electrocatalysts for Gas-diffusion Electrodes

Bulgarian Patent No: 90815, Filed: 1990, Issued: 1992, Renewed as Private: July 7, 1993

      

P. Atanasov, A. Kaisheva, S. Gamburzev, and I. Iliev

Method for its Preparation of Enzyme Electrode Using Hydrophobized Carbon Material

Bulgarian Patent No: 87224, Filed: 1988, Issued: 1989, Renewed as Private: July 8, 1993


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (92, published as abstracts and extended abstracts in proceedings):

 

2002
 
S. Mukherjee, R. Zyla and P. Atanassov, Non-platinum Electrocatalysts Based on Pyrolyzed Transition Metal Macrocycles

AIChE 2002 Annual Meeting, November 3-8, 2002, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

G. Gupta, V. Rajendran and P. Atanassov, Direct Electron Transfer Biosensors: Laccase-Modified Gold Electrode

AIChE 2002 Annual Meeting, November 3-8, 2002, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

P. Atanassov and S. Mukherjee, Methanol Tolerant Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction based on Pyrolyzed Transition Metal Macrocycles, The 202th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, October 20-24, 2002, Salt Lake City, Utah

 

J. Yan, R.R. Goparaju, G. Lopez and P. Atanassov, Microfabrication of Patterned Anodic Aluminum Oxides

The 202th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, October 20-24, 2002, Salt Lake City, Utah

 

P. Atanassov, Immunosensors Based on Direct Electron Transfer Detection of Peroxidase Label

The 201th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, May 12-17, 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

P. Atanassov, Laccase-Catalyzed Direct Electron Transfer: Application in Bio-Fuel Cell Cathode

223rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 7-11, 2002, Orlando, Florida

 

2001

 

P. Atanassov, Biosensors Based on Enzyme-Catalyzed Direct Electron Transfer

AIChE 2001 Annual Meeting, November 4-9, 2001, Reno, Nevada

 

P. Atanassova, P. Atanassov, R. Bhatia, M. Hampden-Smith, T. Kodas, P. Napolitano, S. Gamburzev, K. Petrov and A.J. Appleby

Printed Air Electrodes for Thin-form Batteries, 2001 Joint International Meeting: The 200th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society and 52nd Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, September 2-7, 2001, San Francisco, California

 

P. Atanassova, P. Napolitano, R. Bhatia, P. Atanassov, T. Kodas, M. Hampden-Smith, S. Gamburzev, K. Petrov and A.J. Appleby

Structural and Electrochemical Characterization of Ultra-Low Platinum Carbon Supported Electrocatalysts for PEMFC

2001 Joint International Meeting: The 200th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society and 52nd Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, September 2-7, 2001, San Francisco, California

 

B. Veeraraghavan, A. Durairajan, R.E. White, B.N. Popov and P. Atanassov, Polymer Graphite Composite as Anodes for Li-ion Batteries, 2001 Joint International Meeting: The 200th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society and 52nd Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, September 2-7, 2001, San Francisco, California

 

S. Gamburzev, K. Kunze, P. Atanassova, P. Atanassov, M. Hampden-Smith, T. Kodas, Performance of Non-Precious-Metal Catalyst for Alkaline Fuel Cell, The 199th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, March 25-29, 2001, Washington, DC

 

2000

 

P. Atanassov, Novel Electroctaalysts Material Based on Pyrolyzed CoTMPP

AIChE 2000 Annual Meeting, November 12-27, Los Angeles, California

 

S. Gamburzev, K. Petrov, A.J. Appleby, P. Atanassov, R. Bhatia, P. Napolitano, M. Hampden-Smith, T. Kodas

Bifunctional Air Gas Diffusion Electrodes with Self-Supported Catalysts of Nickel-Cobalt Oxide

The 198th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, October 22-27, 2000, Phoenix, Arizona

 

P. Atanassov, Pyrolyzed Porphyrin Electrocatalysts: Structure and Biosensor Applications

The 6th World Congress on Biosensors, May 24-26, 2000, San Diego, California

 

S. Gamburzev, P. Atanasova, P. Atanassov, A. Kaisheva, I. Iliev, Structure and Electrocatalytic Activity of Pyrolyzed CoTMPP

The 197th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, May 14-18, 2000, Toronto, Canada

 

S. Gamburzev, A.J. Appleby, P. Atanasova, P. Atanassov, M. Hampden-Smith, T. Kodas, Performance of PEMFC with Improved Platinum Supported on Carbon Catalyst, The 197th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, May 14-18, 2000, Toronto, Canada

 

1999

 

I. Abdel-Hamid, D. Ivnitski, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Fast immunofiltration detection of bacteria in food samples

HSRC/WERC Joint Conference on the Environment, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 26-29, 1999

 

M. Espinosa, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Sensor assay for organophosphorus pesticides in organic solutions

HSRC/WERC Joint Conference on the Environment, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 26-29, 1999

 

P. Atanasov, Biosensor applications of pyrolyzed porphyrin  electrocatalysts.

31st Annual Oak Ridge Conference: Tomorrow’s Technology Today, San Jose, California, April 23-24, 1999

 

P. Atanasov, M. Espinosa and E. Wilkins, Environmental biosensors based on mediatorless bioelectrocatalysis

ACS 1998 Annual Meeting,  Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Chemical & Biosensors, Anaheim, California, March 21-24, 1999

 

I. Abdel-Hamid, P. Atanasov, D. Ivnitski and E. Wilkins, Immunosensor for fast detection of bacterial contamination

ACS 1998 Annual Meeting,  Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Chemical & Biosensors, Anaheim, California, March 21-24, 1999

 

1998

 

I. Abdel-Hamid, D. Ivnitski, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins and J. Bickel, Immunosensor system for rapid detection of bacteria

TechnoVentions ‘98: “Technology Development: From Laboratories into the Hands of Users”, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, December 9-12, 1998.

 

P. Atanasov, I. Abdel-Hamid, D. Ivnitski and E. Wilkins, Flow-injection immunosensor and immunofiltration assay system for rapid detection of bacteria, Immunochemistry Summit VII, 3rd Workshop on Biosensors in Environmental Analysis, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 1-3, 1998,

 

I. Abdel-Hamid, D. Ivnitski, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Automated immunoassay system for determination of bacterial contamination in food, First NSF International Conference on Food Safety, Albuquerque, New Mexico, , November 16-18, 1998

 

P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Direct (Mediatorless) Electron Transfer Biosensors

AIChE 1998 Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, November 15-20, 1998, Bioelectrochemistry and Electrochemical Sensors Session

      

M. Espinosa, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Tri-enzyme Biosensor for Organophosphorus Pesticides

AIChE 1998 Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, November 15-20, 1998, Bioelectrochemistry and Electrochemical Sensors Session

 

I. Abdel-Hamid, D. Ivnitski, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, A Flow-injection Immunofiltration Assay of E. coli in Food

AIChE 1998 Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, November 15-20, 1998, Bioelectrochemistry and Electrochemical Sensors Session

      

D. Ivnitski, I. Abdel-Hamid, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, A Thin-film Immunosensor for Detection of E. coli O157:H7

AIChE 1998 Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, November 15-20, 1998, Bioelectrochemistry and Electrochemical Sensors Session

 

E. Wilkins, M. Espinosa and P. Atanasov, Sensor for detection of pesticides contamination

The 5th International Petroleum Environmental Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 20-23, 1998,

 

I. Abdel-Hamid, D. Ivnitski, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, A portable, automated, amperometric immunoassay system for rapid diagnostics of infectious disease, ACS National Meeting, Symposium on Medical Diagnostic Reagents and Devices, Boston, Massachusetts, August 23-27, 1998

 

L. Gorton, A.L. Ghindilis and P. Atanasov, Biosensors Based on Mediatorless Bioelectrocatalysis

BIOSENSORS ’98, Fifth World Congress on Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Berlin, Germany, June 3-5, 1998

 

I. Abdel-Hamid, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Flow-through Amperometric Immunosensor and a Portable Immunoassay System

BIOSENSORS ’98, Fifth World Congress on Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Berlin, Germany, June 3-5, 1998

 

S. Yang, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Disposable Organophosphate Biosensor

BIOSENSORS ’98, Fifth World Congress on Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Berlin, Germany, June 3-5, 1998

 

Q. Yang, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Needle-type Lactate Biosensor

BIOSENSORS ’98, Fifth World Congress on Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Berlin, Germany, June 3-5, 1998

 

E. Wilkins, P. Atanasov and I. Abdel-Hamid, Fast Automated Amperometric Immunomonitoring of Contaminants

International Conference on Energy and Environment, Cairo, Egypt, May 18- 21, 1998

 

E. Wilkins, P. Atanasov and M. Espinosa, Screen-Printed Enzyme Electrodes for Organophosporus Pesticides

International Conference on Energy and Environment, Cairo, Egypt, May 18- 21, 1998

 

I. Abdel-Hamid, D. Ivnitski, P. Atanasov, and E. Wilkins, Automated Immunoassay System for Real-time Analysis of Bacterial Contamination, HSRC/WERC Joint Conference on the Environment, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 31 - April 1, 1998

 

M. Espinosa, S. Yang, P. Atanasov, E. Wilkins and J. Wang, Disposable Sensor for Organophosphorus Pesticides

HSRC/WERC Joint Conference on the Environment, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 31 - April 1, 1998

 

1997

 

I. Abdel-Hamid, A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Engineering of an Automated Immunoassay System

AIChE 1997 Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, November 16-20, 1997, Biochemical Engineering Session

 

K. Buccola, A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov, J. Wang and E. Wilkins, Organophosphorus Pesticides Assay by Screen-printed Enzyme Electrodes, AIChE 1997 Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, November 16-20, 1997, Biochemical Engineering Session

 

Q. Yang, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Novel Amperometric Transducer Design for Needle-Type Implantable Glucose and Lactate Biosensor Applications, AIChE 1997 Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, November 16-20, 1997

 

S. Yang, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Glucose Biosensor Based Microfabricated Oxygen Electrode

AIChE 1997 Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, November 16-20, 1997, Biochemical Engineering Session

 

P. Atanasov, A.L. Ghindilis and E. Wilkins, Immunosensing Approach Based on Enzyme Ctalyzed Direct Electron Transfer

191st Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Montreal, Quebec, May 4-9, 1997, invited paper

 

I. Abdel-Hamid, A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Electrochemical Flow-trough Immunosensor

HSRC/WERC Joint Conference on the Environment, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 22-24, 1997, awarded paper

 

A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov, I. Abdel-Hamid and E. Wilkins, Fast Amperometric Flow-trough Immunoassay Sytem

American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, California, April 13-17, 1997

 

P. Atanasov, A.L. Ghindilis, S. Gamburzev and E. Wilkins, Biosensors Based on Bifunctional  Hydrogen Peroxyde Electrode

American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, California, April 13-17, 1997

 

1996

 

S. Gamburzev, P. Atanasov, A.L. Ghindilis, E. Wilkins, A. Kaisheva and I. Iliev, Bifunctional Hydrogen Peroxide Electrode as an Amperometric Transducer for Biosensors, EUROSENSORS X, European Conference on Solid State Transducers, Leuven, Belgium, September 8-11, 1996

 

A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov, E. Wilkins, T.G. Morzunova, A.V. Barmin and I.N. Kurochkin, Potentiometric Sensing Elements Based on Mediatorless Bioelectrocatalysis for Analysis of Choline Esterase Inhibitors, EUROSENSORS X, European Conference on Solid State Transducers, Leuven, Belgium, September 8-11, 1996

 

A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Enzyme Catalyzed Electrode Reactions: Molecular Basis for Biosensor Transducers

EUROANALYSIS IX, European Conference on Analytical Chemistry, Bologna, Italy, September 1-7, 1996

 

E. Wilkins, A.L. Ghindilis and P. Atanasov, Novel Choline Esterase Based Sensor for Monitoring of Organophosphorus Pollutants

Spectrum ‘96, Nuclear and Hazardous Waste Management International Topical Meeting, Seattle, Washington, August 18-23, 1996

 

P. Atanasov, E. Wilkins, S. Gamburzev, A. Kaisheva, I. Iliev and P. Atanasova, Pypolysed N4-Chelates: Novel Electrocatalysts for Chemical and Biosensors, The 6th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, July 22-25, 1996

      

E. Wilkins, P. Atanasov, A.L. Ghindilis, S. Yang and C. Salehi, In Vivo Rechargeable Glucose Biosensor, The 6th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, July 22-25, 1996

 

A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Direct (Mediatorless) Bioelectrocatalysis: a Novel Sensing Principle, The 6th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, July 22-25, 1996

 

R. Krishnan, A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Highly Dispersed Flow Immunoelectrodes for Fast Immunoassay

The 6th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, July 22-25, 1996

 

A.L. Ghindilis, M. Misra, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Biosensor for On Site Environmental Monitoring of Organophosphorus Pesticides, The 6th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, July 22-25, 1996

 

E. Wilkins, I. Abdel-Hamid Q. Yang A.L. Ghindilis and P. Atanasov, Needle-Type Sensor for Intravascular Glucose Monitoring During Hemorrhagic Shock, The 6th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, July 22-25, 1996

 

E. Wilkins, S. Yang, C. Salehi, A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov and D. Schade, Implantation of a Glucose Monitoring-telemetry Device, BIOSENSORS ’96, Fourth World Congress on Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Bangkok, Thailand, May 29-31, 1996

 

A.L. Ghindilis, R. Krishnan, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Amperometric Sandwich’ Scheme Immunosensor

BIOSENSORS ’96, Fourth World Congress on Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Bangkok, Thailand, May 29-31, 1996

 

P. Atanasov, S. Gamburzev and E. Wilkins, New Concept for the Needle-type Biosensors

BIOSENSORS ’96, Fourth World Congress on Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Bangkok, Thailand, May 29-31, 1996

 

J. Diehl-Faxon, A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Potentiometric Electrodes for Environmental monitoring of Organophosphorus Pesticides, HSRC/WERC Joint Conference on the Environment, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May  21-23, 1996

 

S. Yang, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Development of a Novel Sandwich Membrane in the Rechargeable Glucose Biosensor Based on Oxygen Electrode Principle, AIChE 1996 Spring Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-29, 1996, Membranes: Theory and Practice Session

 

1995

 

S. Yang, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Performance of Rechargeable Glucose Biosensors Based on Oxygen Electrode

AIChE 1995 Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, November 11-15, 1995, Biomedical Engineering Session

 

E. Wilkins, Q. Yang and P. Atanasov, Needle-Type Intravascular Glucose Biosensor

AIChE 1995 Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, November 11-15, 1995, Biomedical Engineering Session

 

Q. Yang, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Glucose Biosensor Based on Porous Matrix of Stöber Glass Beads

AIChE 1995 Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, November 11-15, 1995, Biomedical Engineering Session

 

R. Krishnan, A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Fast Amperometric Immunosensor

AIChE 1995 Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, November 11-15, 1995, Biomedical Engineering Session

 

J. Diehl-Faxon, A.L. Ghindilis, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Biosensor for Determination of Toxic Organophosphorus Compounds

AIChE 1995 Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, November 11-15, 1995, Environmental Engineering Session

 

E. Wilkins, I. Abdel-Hamid and P. Atanasov, Needle-Type Biosensor Employing Poly(1,3-phenylenediamine) as an Entrapping Film, BCEIA’95 The International Sixth Beijing Conference and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis, Beijing, China. October 24-27, 1995

 

E. Wilkins and P. Atanasov, Short Term In Vivo Evaluation of Glucose Sensor, Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Society 1995 Annual Fall Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, October 6-8, 1995, a. 459

      

M. Morshed, I. Abdel-Hamid, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Development of a Needle-Type Intravascular Glucose Biosensor

ACS 1995 National Meeting, Anaheim, California, April 2-6, 1995

 

E. Wilkins, A.L. Ghindilis and P. Atanasov, Potentiometric Mediatorless Immunosensors

EUROSENSORS IX, European Conference on Solid-State Transducers, Stockholm, Sweden, June 25-29, 1995, a. N-506

 

1994

 

E. Wilkins and P. Atanasov, Development of Implantable Glucose Biosensor with Integrated Telemetry System

AIChE 1994 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, November 13-18, 1994, a. 32cc

 

I. Abdel-Hamid, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Needle-type Glucose Biosensor with Electrochemically Deposited Enzyme in a Platinum Black Matrix, ANABIOTEC’94, 5th International Symposium on Analytical Methods and Strategies in Biotechnology, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 31 - November 2, 1994

 

E. Wilkins and P. Atanasov, Development of an Implantable Glucose Sensor,Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Society 1994 Annual Fall Meeting, Tempe, Arizona, October 14-16, 1994, a. 11

 

E. Wilkins and P. Atanasov, Integrated Implantable Device for Long-Term Glucose Monitoring, BIOSENSORS ’94, Third World Congress on Biosensors and Bioelectronics, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 1-3, 1994, a. 2.52

 

1993

 

R. Vaidya, P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Application of Polymer-Coated Membranes in Glucose Biosensors

AIChE  1993 Annual Meeting, St.Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., November 7-12, 1993, Symposium on Bioartificial Organs, a.121j

 

E. Wilkins, R. Vaidya and P. Atanasov, Assessment of Interference Effect on Glucose Biosensor, BCEIA’93 International Fifth Beijing Conference and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis, Beijing, China, October 9-12, 1993, F.Electroanalytical Chemistry

 

E. Wilkins and P. Atanasov, Development of Rechargeable Glucose Biosensor, Fourth International Seminar on Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun, China, October 4-7, 1993, p.p.17-23 

 

S. Gamburzev, A. Kaisheva, I. Iliev, P. Atanasova and P. Atanasov, XPS, IR and XRD Spectroscopic Study  of  Pyrolyzed CoTMPP Catalysts. EUROPACAT-I, First European Conference on Catalysis, Montpelier, France, September 12-17, 1993, Vol. 2, p. 164

 

I. Iliev, P. Atanasov and A. Kaisheva, Chemically Modified Carbon Black Matrix Biosensors, EUROSENSORS VII, European Conference on Solid-State Transducers, Budapest, Hungary, September 7-11, 1993, p. 312

 

P. Atanasov and E. Wilkins, Development of Biosensor for Glucose Monitoring, CHISA ’93, 11th International Congress of Chemical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, August 29-September 3, 1993, a. H3.76, p. 648

 

E. Wilkins and P. Atanasov, Glucose Biosensors with Polymer-coated Membranes, Second Gauss Symposium, International Conference: Medical Mathematics and Physics, Munich, Germany, August 2-7, 1993

 

1992

 

P. Atanasov, E. Boshnakova and I. Iliev, Nickelocene/Tetracyanquinodimethane as a New Electrode Material for Amperometric Biosensors, EUROSENSORS VI, European Conference on Solid-State Transducers, San-Sebastian, Spain, October 5-7, 1992, p. 108

 

I. Iliev, P. Atanasov, A. Kaisheva and S. Gamburzev, Enzyme Electrodes with PTFE Modified Carbon Black-Mediator Matrix and their Application in Glucose Biosensors, BIOSENSORS ’92, Geneva, Switzerland, May 20-22, 1992, p. 203

 

1991

 

P. Atanasov, A. Kaisheva, S. Gamburzev, I. Iliev and S. Bobrin, Nickelocene as Electrochemical Mediator for Glucose Oxidase Immobilized on Pyrolytic Graphite Electrode, Status Seminar: Biosensors: Fundamentals, Technologies and Application, Bogensee, Land Brandenburg, Germany, May 12-14, 1991

 

I. Iliev, P. Atanasov, S. Gamburzev and A. Kaisheva, Amperometric Biosensors for Glucose and Lactate      

East-West Workshop on Microelectronic Sensors, Sozopol, Bulgaria, May  7-9, 1991, p. 49

 

P. Atanasov, A. Kaisheva, S. Gamburzev and I. Iliev, Amperometric Biosensors for One-Shot Glucose Determination

East-West Workshop on Microelectronic Sensors, Sozopol, Bulgaria, May  7-9, 1991, p. 50

 

E. Spassova, G. Danev and P. Atanasov, Porous Polyimide Membrane for Diffusion Control in Chemical Sensors

East-West Workshop on Microelectronic Sensors, Sozopol, Bulgaria, May  7-9, 1991, p. 74

 

I. Iliev, P. Atanasov, S. Gamburzev, A. Kaisheva and V. Tonchev, Transient Response of Electrochemical Biosensors with Asymmetrical Sandwich Membrane, East-West Workshop on Microelectronic Sensors, Sozopol, Bulgaria, May  7-9, 1991, p. 51

      

1990

 

S. Gamburzev, I. Iliev, A. Kaisheva and P. Atanasov, Porous Catalyst for Electrochemical Reduction of Oxygen

41st Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Prague, Czech Republic, August 20-25, 1990, Vol.I, p. Mo-104

 

S. Gamburzev, I. Iliev, P. Atanasov, A. Kaisheva, F. Scheller and D. Pfeiffer, Enzyme Electrode with CoTMPP Catalyst

41st Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Prague, Czech Republic, August 20-25, 1990, Vol.I, p. Tu-45

 

I. Iliev, P. Atanasov, S. Gamburzev, A. Kaisheva and V. Tonchev, Mathematical Model of Enzyme Electrodes with Sandwich Membrane in Diffusion Limited Operation, 41st Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Prague, Czech Republic, August 20-25, 1990, Vol.I, p. Tu-57

 

1989

 

P. Atanasov, A. Kaisheva, S. Gamburzev and I. Iliev, Enzyme Electrodes with Immobilized Glucose Oxidase, 5th International Conference on Chemistry and Biotechnology of Biologically Active Natural Products, Varna, Bulgaria, September 18-23, 1989, Vol. 4, p. 162-167  

WORKSHOPS and PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR MEETINGS (presenting reports and proposals):

 

ONR Molecular Biomimetics Program Review

April 9-13, 2003, Coolfont, West Virginia

 

DOE Workshop on Non-Platinum Electrocatalysts                              Invited Plenary Talk

March 20-22, 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Industrial Advisory Board Meeting of the Ceramics and Composite Materials Center (CCMC)

March 11-12, 2003, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

 

Industrial Advisory Board Meeting of the Ceramics and Composite Materials Center (CCMC)

October 8-9, 2002, Piscataway, New Jersey

 

ASEE Chemical Engineering Summer School,

July 27 – August 1, 2002, Boulder, Colorado

 

Workshop on Bio-Fuel Cells (ARO & DARPA)

June 30-July 2, Washington, DC

 

Industrial Advisory Board Meeting of the Ceramics and Composite Materials Center (CCMC)

March 20-21, 2002, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Workshop on Biological Processes for New and Innovative Engineering Systems and Applications (ARO)

February 26-27, 2002, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

 

Workshop with the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (SNL & LANL)

September 27-29, 2001, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Workshop on the Applications of Design of Electrochemical Power Systems (ARO)

August 30 – September 1, 2001, Berkley, California

 

Advancing Energy Science and Technology through Partnerships (NSF & DOE)

May 30-31,, 2001 Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York

 

Industrial Advisory Board Meeting of the Ceramics and Composite Materials Center (CCMC),

February 27-28, 2001, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Industrial Advisory Board Meeting of the Ceramics and Composite Materials Center (CCMC)

September 27-28, 2000, Piscataway, New Jersey

 

Innovative Materials, Applications and Technologies (NIH, NCI IMAT PI Meeting)

July 6-8, 2000, Chantilly, Virginia

 

Mesoscale Integrated Circuit Electronics (DARPA PI Meeting)

June 7-9, 2000, Breckenridge, Colorado

 

 
 
INVITED PRESENTATIONS and DEPARTMENT SEMINARS:

 

Enzyme-Catalyzed Direct Electron Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications, March 30, 2003,

Department of Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (Department Seminar)

 

Non-Platinum Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells, January 28, 2003,

Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY (Department Seminar)

 

Direct Electron Transfer and its Applications in Sensors and Power Sources, September 30, 2002,

Sandia National Laboratories, Computational Materials and Molecular Biology, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Department Seminar)

 

Enzyme-Catalyzed Direct Electron Transfer and its Applications in Biosensors and Bio-Fuel Cells, September 6, 2002,

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas (Department Seminar)

 

Enzyme-Catalyzed Direct Electron Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications, April 5, 2002,

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Riverside, California (Department Seminar)

 

Biomimetic Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells, February 27, 2002,

Department of Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (Materials Engineering Topical Seminar)

 

Non-Platinum and Biomimetic Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells, February 8, 2002,

Symyx Technologies, Santa Clara, California (invited technical presentation)

 

Biosensors Based on Enzyme Catalyzed Direct Electron Transfer, February 4, 2002,

Materials Engineering Program, College of Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL  (Department Seminar)

 

Biomimetic Approaches in Electrocatalysis, December 10, 2001,

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX (Bioengineering Topical Seminar)

 

Non-Platinum Electrocatalysts for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, March 15, 2001,

Los Alamos National Laboratory, MST-11, Los Alamos, NM (Group Seminar)

 

Non-Platinum and Biomimetic Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells, October 25, 2000,

Motorola Labs, Tempe, AZ (invited technical presentation)

 

Biosensors Based on Enzyme Catalyzed Direct Electron Transfer, March 11, 2000,

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM (Department Seminar)

 

Electrocatalysts Synthesis via Spray Pyrolysis, September 5, 1999,

Center for Electrochemical Research and Hydrogen Technology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (Topical Seminar)

 

Department Seminars Interviews:

 

Novel Non-Platinum Electrocatalysts for Sensors, Batteries and Fuel Cells, March 15, 1998,

Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (Department Seminar)

 

Enzyme-Catalyzed Direct Electron Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications, February 26, 1998

Naval Research Laboratory, Surface Warfare Research Station, Energy Materials Division, Indian Head, MD (Group Seminar)

 

Non-Platinum Electrocatalysts for Electrochemical Sensors and Fuel Cells, April 17, 1997,

Materials Engineering Department, California State Polytechnic Institute, San Luis Obispo, CA (Department Seminar)

 

Fast Automated Immunoassay System for Clinical Immunoassays, April 2, 1997

Chemistry Department and Cleveland Clinic, Clinical Chemistry Program, Cleveland, OH (Department Seminar)

 

Novel Electrocatalysts and Materials for Sensor Applications , March 11, 1997

Chemistry Department, Portland State University, Portland, OR (Department Seminar)

 

Long-Term Implantable Biosensors for In Vivo Glucose Monitoring, March 3, 1997

Chemical Engineering Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (Department Seminar)

 

Enzyme-Catalyzed Direct Electron Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications, May 11, 1996

Los Alamos National Laboratory, MST-4, Los Alamos, NM (Group Seminar)

 

Novel Non-Platinum Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells, March 11, 1996,

Sandia National Laboratories, Materials for the Environment, Albuquerque, NM (Department Seminar)

 

 

 


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·          Guest Editor for the special issue of Electrochimica Acta on bio-fuel cells (Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

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Biotechnology & Bioengineering (Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

·          Book and paper reviewer for American Chemical Society.

·          Peer-reviewer for national funding institutions: NSF, NIH, DOE, DOD

·          Regular panelist for the NSF SBIR programs in biosensors, catalysis and electronic materials.

·          Reviewer for local funding agencies in New Mexico, Arkansas, North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi.

 


COURCES TAUGHT:

 

Fall 2000               ChNE 461 Chemical Reactor Engineering (FIRST TEACHING)

This has been my first core undergraduate course that I have taught at UNM. The teaching philosophy followed the established traditions at this Department. Some additional flavor was added by including the enzyme kinetics and bioreactors in the syllabus.

Teaching Assistant: Henry Gerung

 

ChNE 437/537 Biotechnology (instructor E. Wilkins)

Participated with a series of two lectures on “Biosensors: Fundamentals and Applications” in this course, which has been traditionally taught in a seminar series format.

               

Spring 2001         ChNE 499/515 Electrochemical Engineering (NEW COURSE)

Developed a new course “Electrochemical Engineering” which was first offered Spring 2001 as ChNE 499 Senior Technical Elective and as ChNE 515 Graduate Engineering Design course. There are only 3-4 Electrochemical Engineering courses currently taught nationwide. This is a course where my current research is being immediately integrated with the teaching process. It is particularly pronounced through the design/research assignments for the graduate students. The class consisted of Chemical Engineers (Undergraduate and Graduate students), Electrical Engineers and Chemists. 

                               

                                ChNE 494 Senior Engineering Design (instructor T. Ward)

Participating as a project advisor for 4 seniors on their design/research projects: Kanika Chawla, Sarah Coleman, Julie Voss and Joe Hardesty. The projects selected by these students are being part of ongoing research or will be used for collecting preliminary data for upcoming proposals.

 

Fall 2001               ChNE 461 Chemical Reactor Engineering

I have taught this course for a second time. The teaching was based again on Fogler’s book but we succeeded to cover more materials this time. I kept the enzyme kinetics and bioreactors in the syllabus and added some practical illustrations from the recently published Moulijn’s book on contemporary chemical technologies.

Teaching Assistant: Gautam Gupta

 

ChNE 499/515 Bioengineering Seminar (co-instructor with G. P. Lopez)

We have established a seminar series, which will accommodate our joint group meetings, provide a site for visitor seminars and create a format for student presentations and discussions.

 

ChNE 437/537 Biotechnology (the instructor on this course is E. Wilkins)

Participated with a series of two lectures on “Biosensors: Fundamentals and Applications” in this course, which has been traditionally taught in a seminar series format.

 

Spring 2002         ChNE 561 Kinetics of Chemical Processes  (FIRST TEACHING)

This has been my first core graduate course that I have taught at UNM. The teaching philosophy followed the established traditions at the Department. The first part of the course is devoted to the chemical kinetics followed by macro-kinetics, catalysis and rector modeling and design topics.

Teaching Assistants: Sanjoy Mukherjee and Rhett Zyla (tutoring)

 

ChNE 499/515 Biosensors: Fund. and Appl. (NEW COURSE co-instructor with G. P. Lopez)

This is practically a new course, which is being dramatically re-arranged and updated from the first time we have offered it during the Fall 1997. It is currently being offered as ChNE 499 Senior Technical Elective and as ChNE 515 Graduate Engineering Design course for engineers and as Chem 545 Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry. The course drew a large number of students (25) across the campus and several auditing researchers from SNL and even faculty. This is a course where our long-term research interests are being closely integrated with the teaching. It is particularly pronounced through the design/research paper assignments for the graduate students.

                       

 

 

 

ChNE 499/515 Bioengineering Seminar (co-instructor with G. P. Lopez)

We are continuing with the seminar series, which accommodates our joint group meetings, provide a site for visitor seminars and create a format for student presentations and discussions.

 

ChNE 492 Undergraduate Problems (Electrochemical Engineering)

This was the way chosen by Sacha De’Angeli to take my course  Electrochemical Engineering” which is not offered Spring 2002 as an independent study course. This setting provides some flexibility for a student with expressed interest in graduate studies in the area of Fuel Cells to get prepared for it in the year when the corresponding course in not being offered.

 

Fall 2002               ChNE 461 Chemical Reactor Engineering

I have taught this course for a third time. The teaching was based again on Fogler’s book and the coverage followed the established syllabus. We have developed handouts that were well received by the students and increased the attention to problem-based learning.

Teaching Assistant: Gautam Gupta

 

ChNE 499/515 Bioengineering Seminar (co-instructor with G. P. Lopez)

We have continued the seminar series, which accommodates our joint group meetings, provide a site for visitor seminars and create a format for student presentations and discussions.

 

ChNE 437/537 Biotechnology (the instructor on this course is E. Wilkins)

Participated with a series of two lectures on “Biosensors: Fundamentals and Applications” in this course, which has been traditionally taught in a seminar series format.

 

ChNE 499/515 Nanotechnology (the instructor on this course is E. Nuttall)

Participated with a series of two lectures on “Nanotechnology in Hydrogen Starage and Fuel Cells” in this course, which has been taught in a seminar series format.

 

ChNE 492 Undergraduate Problems (Biosensor Research)

This was the way chosen by Jennifer Corona to acquire exposure to biosensor research. Her research was in the area of electrochemical immunosensors.

 

Spring 2003       ChNE 561 Kinetics of Chemical Processes  (co-instructor with T. Ward)

Second time teaching the core graduate course. The engagement is for the half of it that covers the introduction to statistical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, macro-kinetics and catalysis.

Teaching Assistants: Shailendra Rathod

 

ChNE 499/515 Electrochemical Engineering

Second teaching of the course “Electrochemical Engineering” with more emphasis on the design component. The class gathered many Chemical Engineers (Undergraduate and Graduate students), and few Chemists.  There are also scientists from Sandia National Laboratories and local industry.

                               

                                ChNE 494 Senior Engineering Design (instructor D. Kauffman)

Participating as a project advisor for one senior on her design/research projects: Roya Coen. The project is to develop an undergraduate unit operations teaching laboratory experiment based on fuel cell operations.

 

ChNE 492 Undergraduate Problems (Biosensor Research)

This was the way chosen by Jennifer Corona to continue her exposure to biosensor research. This will be used to complete her research in immunosensors.

 

 

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS and RESEARCH ASSISTANTS:

 

Gautam Gupta                      Research Assistant                 MS/PhD  Chem. Engin.                                           Started Fall 2000

Project: Enzyme Electrocatalysis                                                            Graduation Spring 2003

 

Sanjoy Mukherjee                               Research Assistant                 MS          Chem. Engin.                                           Started Fall 2000

Project: Metal Macrocycles as Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts        Graduation Spring 2003

 

Rhett Zyla                              Research Assistant                 MS          Chem. Engin.                                           Started Fall 2000

Project: Novel Electrocatalysts for Methanol Oxidation in DMFC         Graduation Spring 2003

 

Adam Rowen                         Part-time SNL                         MS          Chem. Engin.                           Started Fall 2001

Project: Porous Anodized Alumina for Sensor Applications

 

Stephen Levendosky            Research Assistant                 MS          Chem. Engin.                                           Started Fall 2002

Project: Novel Electrocatalysts for Methanol Oxidation in DMFC

 

Zhen (Cherry) Yuan            Research Assistant                 PhD         Chem. Engin.                                           Started Fall 2002

Project: Biomimetic Approaches in Electrocatalysis

 

Bryan Key                             Part-time LANL                     MS          Chem. Engin.                           Started Spring 2003

Project: Kinetics of Slow Cooking of Energy Materials

 

David Wood                           Part-time LANL                     PhD         Chem. Engin.                           Started Spring 2003

Project: Transport Limitations in Gas Diffusion Electrodes for PEMFC

 

Frisia Colon                         Research Assistant                 MS          Chem. Engin.                                           Started Spring 2003

Project: Enzyme Bio-Fuel Cells

 

 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS:     

 

Vijaykumar Rajendran Arumungaswamy (PhD Lund, Sweden) Project: Bio-Fuel Cells Started Spring 2001

 

Jucaho Yan (Assistant Professor at ENMU since Fall 2002) Project: Anodized Aluminum Oxide     Spring-Summer 2002

 

Dmitri Brevnov (PhD West Virginia)   Project: Anodized Aluminum Oxide                                        Started Spring 2003

 

 

RESEARCH WITH UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:

 

Sarah Coleman                    Research Assistant                 Senior      Chem. Engin.                                           Fall 2000 – Spring 2001

                Project: Reversed Iontophoresis for Non-Invasive Assays

                                                Currently: Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech

 

Julie Voss                              Research for Credit                 Senior      Chem. Engin.                           Fall 2000 – Spring 2001

Project: Automation and Miniaturization of PCR

Currently: US Navy

 

Joe Hardesty                         Research for Credit                 Senior      Chem. Engin.                           Spring 2001

Project: Design and Construction of a Fuel Cell Test Module

Currently: Biochemical Engineering, Stanford University

 

Kanika Chawla                     Research for Credit                 Senior      Chem. Engin.                           Spring 2001

Project: Enzyme Catalyzed Electro- reduction of Oxygen

Currently: Biomedical Engineering, UC San Diego

 

Sacha De’Angeli                  Research for Credit                 Senior      Chem. Engin.                           Spring 2002

Project: Design and Construction of a Fuel Cell Test Module

Currently: Electrochemical Engineering, UC Berkley

 

Nick Lockard                         REU visitor from Oregon State University                                            Summer 2002

 

Jennifer Corona                   Research for Credit                 Senior      Chem. Engin.                           Started Fall 2002

Project: Design Electrochemical Immunosensors

 

Roya Cone                             Research for Credit                 Senior      Chem. Engin.                           Started Spring 2003

Project: Design of Fuel Cell Experiment for Undergraduate Lab

 

RESEARCH WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

 

 

Daniel Appel                         Research for fun and personal enrichment.                                             Started Fall 2002

Project: Design and Construction of a Bio-Fuel Cell Test Module

Currently: El Dorado High School, Albuquerque.

 


 

FUNDED PROPOSALS:

 

·          Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia-University Research Program)                                                      10/1/00-09/30/02

Title: New Generation Electrocatalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells                 Amount: $60,000

This is a start-up support program for junior faculty provided by Sandia National Laboratory in areas of strategic DoE interest. This program has been mainly used to gather preliminary results for establishing a broader research program. Pyrolyzed Cobalt Porphyrins have been studies as oxygen reduction electrocatalysts. They have been also evaluated for methanol tolerance and for methanol oxidation.

PI has 10% commitment time during the academic year.

 

·          Motorola                                                                                                                                                        February 2001

Title: “Basic Electrochemical Instrumentation”                                                                                             Amount: $25,000 Donation of used equipment: a set of key electrochemical instruments received as a donation from Motorola Labs.

 

·          NSF/UNM Ceramics and Composite Materials Center (IAB Project)                                                   04/1/01-03/31/03

Title: Electrocatalysts for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells                                                                                Amount: $60,000

This is an industry-university technology development program funded by The Industrial Advisory Board.

PI has 10% commitment time during the academic year.

 

·          DOE Waste Management Education and Research Consortium (Seed Project)                                    11/1/01-02/28/02

Title: Environmental Sensors with Electrochemical Detection of Enzyme label                                         Amount: $16,000

This is a start-up support program for junior faculty provided by WERC in areas of environmental DoE interest. The program consists in graduate student support and supplies.

 

·          American Cancer Society  (Institution Research Grant)                                                                            01/1/02-12/31/02

Title: DNA sensors with Electrochemical Detection of Enzyme label                                                         Amount: $20,000

This is a seed funding support program for junior faculty provided by ACS in areas of cancer-related research. The program consists in graduate student support and supplies.

 

·          Office of Naval Research (IRS HSIs) Research Proposal                                                                           01/1/02-06/30/04    

Title: “Bioelectrocatalytic Fuel Cells                                                                                                            Amount: $350,000

A research proposal funded within the program for Instrumentation and Research Support for Hispanic Serving Institutions and dedicated to biological (enzymatic fuel cells). Areas in which this project is complementary to the proposal are indicated in the text. This is mainly in establishing electrochemical properties of enzymes.

PI has 10% commitment time during the academic year and 1 month in the summer.

 

·          Army Research Office (Workshop Proposal)                                                                                             04/1/02-08/31/02

Title: “Workshop on Bio- Fuel Cells                                                                                                           Amount: $35,000

This project supports the organization of the first Bio-Fuel Cells Workshop. It was held with success in Washington DC, June 30-July 2, 2002. This was a pioneering conference on the topic. More than 40 presentations were given by 100 participants.

 

·          Army Research Office (DEPSCoR)                                                                                                             07/1/02-06/30/05

Title: “Non-platinum Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells                                                                                   Amount: $300,000

This is a project to establish materials research in the area of meso-structured electrocatalysts. Areas in which this project is complementary to the proposal are indicated in the text. This is mainly in synthesis and evaluation of pyrolyzed catalysts.

PI would have 10% commitment time during the academic year and 1 month in the summer.

 

·          Motorola (University Partnership in Research)                                                                                            10/1/02-09/30/03

Title: Methanol Tolerant Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction                                                Amount: $24,000

Industry supported research project focused on pyrolyzed macrocycles as electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction unaffected by methanol crossover in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells.

 

 

 

 

Note:       In this and subsequent sections, funding  figures represent the part that is/will be administered by P. Atanssov as a Co-PI in cases of multi-investigator awards or represent UNM subcontract if appropriate.

 

 


PENDING PROPOSALS:

 

·          National Institutes of Health (NIBIBE)                                                                                                     07/1/03-06/30/06

Title: “Nanofibrous Supports for Biomedical Sensors”                                                                                 Amount: $200,000 

This SENSOR proposal is in collaboration with A. Niemak (the PI) from TRI, Princeton, NJ

Dr. Atanassov is responsible for the development of biosensing platform and electrochemical characterizations.

                           

·          National Science Foundation (SENSORS and SENSOR SYSTEMS)                                                       07/1/03-06/30/06

Title: “Development of New Nanostructure-based Transportation and Detection Modules                          Amount: $360,000

 for on-Chip Sensor Systems                                                       

This SENSOR proposal is in collaboration with O. Velev (the PI) and J. Genzer (NCSU), and G.P. Lopez (UNM).

Dr. Atanassov is responsible for the development of biosensing platform and electrochemical characterizations.

 

·          National Science Foundation (SENSORS and SENSOR SYSTEMS)                                                       07/1/03-06/30/06

Title: “Nanostructured Electrode Array and Sensors Network for Pathogens Detection”                            Amount: $330,000

This SENSOR proposal is in collaboration with P. Takhistov (the PI) from Rutgers University.

Dr. Atanassov is responsible for the development of biosensing platform and electrochemical characterizations.

 

·          Army Research Office (DOD-DURIP)                                                                                                       04/1/03-03/31/04

Title: “Fuel Cells Testing and Evaluation System”                                                                                      Amount: $170,000

This proposal is being submitted on response to the Defense-University Research Instrumentation Program. The proposal is aiming purchasing of FC testing equipment.

 

·          National Science Foundation (NIRT)                                                                                                        05/1/03-04/31/07

Title: “Electrochemical Biosensors Based on Nanoporous Metals                                                             Amount: $480,000

This NIRT proposal is in collaboration with K. Sieradzki (ASU), who is the PI, S. Corcoran (VT) and J. Erlebacher (JHU).

Dr. Atanassov is responsible for the development of biosensing platform and electrochemical characterizations.

 

PROPOSALS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR FUNDING or WITHDRAWN

 

·          Army Research Office (DOD-HSI)                                                                                                            

Title: “Enzymatic Bio-Fuel Cells”                                                                                                               

This proposal is being submitted on response to the Hispanic Serving Institutions Research Projects Program. The proposal is aiming development of a new generation enzyme-catalyzed fuel cells.

 

·          Department of Defense (DARPA)                                                                                                             

Title: “Multi-parametric Ultrasonic Resonance Analayzer                                                                        

Collaborative proposal by the UNM and Artann Laboratories, Inc. (PI is Dr. A. Sarvasyan)

Dr. Atanassov is responsible for the development of biosensing application and beta-site characterizations.

 

·          National Science Foundation (CCLI)                                                                                                       

Title: “Integrating Emerging Technologies into the Undergraduate Chem. E. Unit Ops Laboratory       

Group (PI is Dr. A. Datye), where P. Atanassov is responsible for the Fuel Cell teaching module.

 

·          National Science Foundation (CAREER)

Title: “Enzyme-Catalyzed Direct Electron Transfer – Fundamentals and Bioengineering Applications

This CAREER Proposal received positive reviews and a recommendation for funding. Still, it was left unfounded due to unavailability of funds. PI will resubmit it in nearest future.

 

·          Department of Energy (NSET)                                                                                   

Title: “Biomimetic Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells”                       

This proposal received positive reviews and a recommendation for funding “upon availability of funds”.

 

·          Office of Naval Research (IRH-HSI)          Instrumentation Grant           

Title: “Fuel Cells Testing and Evaluation System”                                                                      

This proposal was declined because of LATE ARRIVAL. It was sent TOGETHER with its “sister” research application (that got funded). So, thanks to Airborne Express (our official UNM courier service provider) we were unable to participate in the limited competition.

 

·          Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF)

Title: “Fundamentals of Fuel Cells Based on Enzyme-Catalyzed Direct Electron”

An international collaboration grant, which would have funded mostly the Russian counterpart.

 

·          Department of Defense (DARPA)  

Title: “Bioelectrocatalytic and Biomimetic Fuel Cell Technologies”

Collaborative proposal by the UNM and Combimatrix Corp. (PI is Dr. A. Ghindilis)

 

·          Department of Defense (MURI)  

Title:   Active Transport in Artificial Nano-Engineered Systems”                                                                            

Group proposal by the UNM/Sandia National Laboratory and Duke University (PI is Dr. G.P. Lopez)

 

·          National Science Foundation (NIRT)

Title: “Nanostructured Catalysts

Group proposal by the UNM/AML scientists (PI is Dr. A. Datye)

       

·          National Science Foundation (STTR)

Title: “Reagentless Immuno-Assay Instrumentation

Phase II STTR subcontract to SynectiQ Corp., Denville, New Jersey (project PI Dr. A. Ghindilis)

 

SERVICE:

 

Departmental

 

Qualifying Examination Coordinator: Starting Fall 2001, organized the Written and Oral Sections of the PhD Qualifying Exam

Graduate Committee: Starting Fall 2001, participated in recruitment and admission and advisement

Department’s Library Liaison: On this service since Fall of 2000.

Departments Safety Committee: Starting Fall 2001, participated in safety inspections and follow up activities.

Master’s Thesis Defense Committees (3)

Dissertation Defense Committees (2)

Department Seminar Series: inviting and hosting seminar speakers:

  • Joe Wang (New Mexico State University): DNA assays with lab-on-a-chip
  • Ashok Mulchandani (University of California, Riverside): Bioremediation and Biosensors
  • Piotr Zelenai (Los Alamos National Laboratory): Direct Methanol Fuel Cells at Los Alamos
  • Tina Nenoff (Sandia National Laboratories): New Materials in Purification and Separation Technologies
  • Branko Popov (University of South Carolina): New Materials for Lithium Batteries
  • Orlin Velev (North Carolina State University): Nano-Particles Manipulations and Technologies
  • Peter Vekilov (University of Houston): Protein Crystallization
  • Tim Anderson (University of Florida): Chemical Engineering in Electronics Materials Industry
  • Paul Takhistov (Rutgers University): Ordered Nanoporous Materials
  • Atul Parikh (University of California, Davis): Biomimetic Approaches in Materials Design

 

College/University

 

Faculty Senate (starting Fall 2002)

Participated in the Biomedical Engineering Program initiative

Participated in the Materials Science/ Engineering Program Initiative

Dissertation Defense Committees (3 in Chemistry)

Tenure Evaluation Committee (Library)

 

Community/Outreach

 

CMEM Outreach programs for Nanoscience Education: participated/presented at the teachers’ workshop (Fall 2002)

Santa Fe High School: popular lecture on Hydrogen Economy and Fuel Cells (Fall 2002)

Los Lunas Middle School, orientation visit to School of Engineering by students and parents (Fall 2002)

Albuquerque Academy, Senior Science Fair, speaker in professional orientation (Spring 2002, 2003)

Mentoring Daniel Appel (junior student at Eldorado High) with special interests in bio-fuel cells (from Fall 2002)

 

 

National/International (Member of the Steering/Program Committees):

 

9th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors, July 7-10, 2002, Boston, MA

Selection Committee for North America

ARO Workshop on Bio-Fuel Cells, June 30 – July 2, 2002, Washington, DC

PI of the project and principal workshop organizer

Electrochemical Society Meeting, October 12-17, 2003, Orlando, FL

                Organizer and co-chair of the bio-fuel cell session

American Institute of Chemical Engineers, November 16-21, 2003, San Francisco, CA

Organizer and co-chair of the biosensors session

American Institute of Chemical Engineers, November 7-12, Austin, TX

Organizer and co-chair of the bio-warfare detection systems session

 

 

AWARDS:            Fall 2000, “Top Gobbler” Students’ Appreciation Award J