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Paul Bohn

Paul W. Bohn

Arthur J. Schmitt Professor

College of Engineering

Email: pbohn@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-1849

Office: 318 Stinson-Remick

Education

B.S. Chemistry, University of Notre Dame (1977)

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison (1981)

Biography

Member of Technical Staff, Special Materials Groups, Bell Laboratories (1981-1983)
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1983-1989)

Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1989-1992)

Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1992-2006)

Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame (2006-present)

Representative Publications

Xu, W.; Ma, C.; Bohn, P.W. “Coupling of Independent Electrochemical Reactions and Fluorescence at Closed Bipolar Interdigitated Electrode Arrays,” ChemElectrochem 2016, in press. [DOI 10.1002/celc.201500366]

Xu, W.; Foster, E.; Ma, C.; Bohn, P.W.  “On-Demand In situ Generation of Oxygen in a Nanofluidic Embedded Planar Microband Electrochemical Reactor,” Microfl. Nanofl.  2015, in press [DOI 10.1007/s10404-015-1636-7].

Baig, N.F.; Dunham, S.J.B.; Morales-Soto, N.; Shrout, J.D.; Sweedler, J.V.; Bohn, P.W.  “Multimodal Chemical Imaging of Molecular Messengers in Emerging Pseudomonas aeruginosa Bacterial Communities,” Analyst 2015, 140, 6544-6552. [DOI 10.1039/ c5an01149c]

Zaino, L.P. III; Grismer, D.A.; Han, D.; Crouch, G.M.; Bohn, P.W.  “Single Molecule Spectroelectrochemistry of Freely Diffusing Flavin Mononucleotide in Zero-Dimensional Nanophotonic Structures,” Faraday Disc. 2015, in press.

Ma, C.; Zaino, L.P.; Bohn, P.W.  “Self-Induced Redox Cycling Coupled Luminescence on Nanopore Recessed Disk-Multiscale Bipolar Electrodes,” Chem. Sci.2015, 6, 3173-3179. [DOI 10.1039/c5sc00433k]

Zaino, L.P.;Contento, N.M.; Bohn, P.W. “Nanopore Embedded Reactions for Enhanced Chemical Transformations,” in The 18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, The Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society, 2014, 54-57.

Awards

Fellow, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, 2012

Haines-Morris Lecturer, University of Tennessee, 2011

Kritzler Lecturer, Ohio Northern University, 2011

Theophilus Redwood Award, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2010

Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2008

Professional Activities

Analyst, Royal Society of Chemistry, Editor for the Americas, 2007-2009; Chair of the Editorial Board, 2010-present.

Supervisory Board, Tyndall FlexiFab for Applied Convergent Nanotechnologies (TYFFANI), Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland, 2011-present.

Editorial Board, Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry, Annual Reviews, 2012-present.

Executive Committee, Center for Nano-Chemical Electrical and Mechanical Manufacturing Systems – an NSF NSEC, 2008 – present.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Dr. Bohn’s research interests include: (a) integrated nanofluidic and microfluidic chemical measurement strategies for personal monitoring, (b) chemical and biochemical sensing in mass-limited samples, (c) smart materials, and (d) molecular approaches to nanotechnology. 

He holds a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and also serves as the Director of the Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics InitiativeAs director he has also worked to establish the Precision Medicine program within the AD&T initiative.

News

Student research to combat cancer, COVID-19 inflammatory reaction

July 1, 2020

Two students have received fellowships through the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics’ Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program. Their projects focus on early-stage ovarian cancer detection and cytokine storm detection.

Student research to combat cancer, COVID-19 inflammatory reaction

July 1, 2020

Two students have received fellowships through the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics’ Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program. Their projects focus on early-stage ovarian cancer detection and cytokine storm detection.

Notre Dame to collaborate with industry in new NSF-funded center

September 24, 2019

With a grant from the National Science Foundation, researchers from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University and Purdue University have formed a new center that will work to solve ongoing and emerging industry-relevant challenges in measurement science. 

Notre Dame to collaborate with industry in new NSF-funded center

September 24, 2019

With a grant from the National Science Foundation, researchers from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University and Purdue University have formed a new center that will work to solve ongoing and emerging industry-relevant challenges in measurement science. 

Notre Dame researchers to tackle autism, preeclampsia and more through new funding

September 7, 2018

Nine faculty from the University of Notre Dame have received awards for five projects from the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics’ Discovery Fund. Each year, grants from the Discovery Fund are awarded to researchers who propose novel technologies and diagnostics that can improve human and environmental health.