Paul Anderson (Associate Professor, Director of the Environmental Engineering program at IIT): Water resources assessment and management, including water quality monitoring, treatment, natural and engineered process modeling, and process efficiency.

Jean-Luc Ayitou (Research Assistant Professor, Chemistry): Application of organic chemistry, photochemistry, and physical organic chemistry to devise new molecular scaffolds and synthetic protocols and to rationalize molecular interactions and transformations. Current research interests include energy transfer (excitons diffusion) in organic crystalline solids; stimuli responsive organic materials and patterning of 2D frameworks; nanostructured biocompatible organic frameworks; organic photocatalysis and synthetic photochemistry; molecular recognition and supramolecular photochemistry.

Abhinav Bhushan (Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering): Study of inflammation and metabolic diseases through novel microfluidics and microfabrication that are used to engineer tissues as well as to develop sensors for chemical and biochemical measurements, and to ultimately translate the discoveries from bench-to-the-bedside to improve health outcomes.

Jack C. Cappozzo (Director of research and Development, International Dehydrated Foods, Inc.): Microbial food safety; freshproduce and sprout safety; foodborne viruses; novel food processing techniques; low moisture food safety; large-scale experimental work involving the BSL-3 laboratory and biocontainment pilot plant.

Jim Clark (Principal Systems Engineer, Advanced Development Group, Zebra Technologies Corporation): Currently develops thermal printer technology with special expertise in quantitative print analysis. Prior industrial R&D experience includes development and design of robotic biofluid dispensing systems, industrial ink jet printing systems, direct laser marking equipment and electrophotographic developers.

Chunhai Fan (Professor and Chief, Division of Physical Biology & Bioimaging Center, Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Associate Editor of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces): Electrochemical/optical biosensors for cancers and infectious diseases; Nanoscale cellular imaging; Self-assembled DNA nanotechnology for nanoscale construction and biomedical applications.

Xiyun (Richard) Guan (Professor, Chemistry): Development of nanopore biosensors for bio-terrorist/bio-defense chemicals, environmental pollutants, toxins, DNA and protein molecules; direct and in-situ environmental monitoring and medical diagnosis.

Gretchen Gutierrez (Technical Director, Northland Laboratories): Analysis of foods and beverages and their ingredients for nutritional components, contaminants, microbial safety and quality; shelf life studies; validation studies; method development; regulatory for the food industry.

John-Bruce D. Green (Senior Scientist, Baxter Healthcare Corporation): Creation and characterization of nanoscale architectures and the development of specialized instrumentation geared toward these functions; development of hybrid and high-throughput techniques which pushed force measurements with atomic force microscopy to more rapid and parallel formats; development of single molecule devices with electrical, mechanical and/or biological function (e.g., testing the capabilities of viral mapping of cells); kinetics of complex phenomena such as protein aggregation, emulsion destabilization and crystal nucleation and growth, among others.

Jeremy Hajek (Associate Industry Professor, Information Technology and Management): Embedded systems and small computers; rapid prototyping solutions; battery and solar panel implementation; creating mesh- data networks for collection and transmission of data; mobile and web application development in support of data collection.

Seok-Hoon Hong (Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering): Cell-free protein synthesis, synthetic biology, biofilms and persister cells, development of novel antimicrobial proteins, characterizing natural products for medical and food-safety applications, intra/inter cellular signaling, genetic circuit design, biocatalysis, bioenergy, biopolymers.

James A. Kaduk (The President and Principal Scientist of Poly Crystallography, Inc.; Research Professor of Chemistry): Characterization of the atomic and microstructure of materials using powder and single crystal diffraction techniques, as well as by quantum chemical techniques.

Ishaque Khan (Professor, Chemistry): Design, synthesis and properties of advanced materials including nanostructured materials for applications in chemical sensing, energy storage, biomedical usage, and heterogeneous catalysis.

Allen Liao (Staff Electrical Engineer, Nuclear Engineering Division, Sensors and Instrumentation Group, Argonne National Laboratory; Adjunct Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT): RF and microwave radar imaging and tomography systems, wireless energy harvesting/charging, millimeter/THz wave radars and instrumentation, laser nano-photonics sensors/detectors, graphene, nano metamaterials/surface plasmon, atmosphere/space remote sensing, acoustics/ultrasonic NDE/NDT, fast Computational Electromagnetics (CEM), novel detectors, sensors, imagers and instrumentation development such as polarized x-ray, neutron detector, compressive sensing and biomedical sensors/instrumentation, imaging and spectroscopy applications.

Tudor Luchian (Professor, Biophysics, Alexandru I. Cuza University, Romania): Molecular characterization and manipulation (e.g., nano-tweezing) of analytes electro-diffusion across nano-channels; use of protein nanopores to assess physical properties of single peptides and small proteins with the ultimate goal of achieving primary structure readout of elongated proteins; understanding the action mechanism of lipid membrane-active peptides (e.g., antimicrobials, amyloidic peptides) to reveal novel membrane-related modulatory pathways of such peptides activity in biomimetic structures.

Yuanbing Mao (Professor and Department Chair of Chemistry):
Development of luminescent inorganic nanoparticles for contactless
thermometry, biomedical monitoring and diagnosis, decontamination of
bacterial and viral infections, and destruction of environmental pollutants.

David Minh (Associate Professor, Chemistry): Computational prediction of binding affinities between analytes and macromolecular receptors; data analysis methods.

Ali K. Oskouie (Senior Scientist with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago [Strategic Planning]; Adjunct Professor -Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering and Chemistry Departments): Design, analysis and optimization of wastewater and biosolids systems; design and analysis of air pollution control systems; analysis for odors and corrosion in wastewater infrastructure; micropollutants (aerosol) characterization using time-of-flight laser based systems; modeling environmental systems; water resources and hydraulics.

Victor H. Perez-Luna (Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering): Surface modification and analysis of materials, self assembled monolayers, hydrogels, metallic nanoparticles with plasmonic properties, protein interaction at interfaces and biocompatibility of materials.

Vijay K. Ramani (Roma B. and Raymond H. Wittcoff Professor, Director of Center for Solar Energy and Energy Storage, Washington University): Multi-functional electrolyte and electrocatalyst materials for electrochemical systems, analyzing the source and distribution of overpotential in electrochemical systems, mitigating component degradation in electrochemical devices, and in-situ diagnostics to probe electrochemical systems.

Jason Wan (Professor, Associate Director of IFSH, Associate Chair, Department of Food Science and Nutrition): Molecular microbiology and development of DNA-based methods for detection, differentiation and tracking of foodborne pathogens in food systems and environment; dairy processing, protein chemistry, and development and evaluation of bioactive dairy ingredients for functional food applications; food processing microbiology of emerging nonthermal technologies, i.e. high pressure processing (HPP), pulsed electric field (PEF), ultrasound, UV and cool plasma, for microbial inactivation, shelf-life extension and food safety enhancement.

Rong Wang (Professor, Director of ICSSE, Chemistry): Development of new tools for sensitive detection of protein local abundance and gene expression with spatiotemporal resolution at the single cell level; quantification of subtle changes in biomechanics of clinical tissue and model biocomposite materials in correlation with tissue dysfunction and cancer metastasis; examination of preferential virus adhesion on food-processing materials to reveal the potential route of virus transmission.

Thomas T.Y. Wong (Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering): Characterization of electromagnetic properties of materials; space-charge interactions in mesoscopic structures; and microwave instrumentation.

Hongjun Zeng (Lead Scientist of Product Development, Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc.): Novel thin-film diamond products including doped micro-, nano- and ultrananocrystalline diamond, super thin diamond coating, low temp diamond deposition, and film engineering. These new diamond technologies are used in several industrial and academic applications of MEMS/Nano devices, nanofabrication, electrochemistry (water/treatment and biosensing), as well as biocompatible surface engineering and components.