Summary of Awards to Date

Nanoscale analysis of chemical residues in foods using whispering gallery mode miniature sensors.

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Date

Jan. 1, 2009 - Dec. 31, 2010

Award Number

NJ10902

Funding Agency

USDA - CSREES

Amount Awarded

$100,000.00

Summary

To enhance protection of public health, a pressing demand is the development of novel sensors capable of nanoscale recognition specifically for targets important to food safety and agriculture biosecurity. The goal of this project is to develop a new generation of nanostructured and universal high-performance detector for analysis of very small amounts of veterinary drug and pesticide residues, and contaminants in foods. A lab-based instrument will be built to perform proof-of-concept experimental tests.