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MSI - On-Chip Nanostructure Surface Plasmon Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Sensor for Space Applications


University of Alabama with Alabama A&M University

Miniaturized sensors with integrated functions are very desirable for NASA applications due to size and weight limitations faced by almost all space missions. In this program, faculty members from two Alabama universities investigated innovative new on-chip nanostructured surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) sensor technology for space applications. The onchip SERS sensor can measure Raman scattering signals from target chemical analytes without using external and bulky Raman spectrometers. A research group in the Alabama NASA EPSCoR program at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) collaborates with a research group at Alabama A&M University (AAMU), an HBCU, to explore a new frontier of nanophotonics sensor technology for potential NASA applications. An African American minority junior faculty member at AAMU is engaged in the proposed research program as a science co-investigator. The research program puts emphasis on this faculty member’s research capability development and professional growth through the partnership and collaboration between the NASA EPSCoR research group and minorityserving institution (MSI).

Dr. Junpeng Guo, Science PI, Professor, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Theresa Martinez, PMP, NASA Technical Monitor, Kennedy Space Center

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