Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos, PhD

Professor, Chemistry (Affiliate)


Research Overview

The prime focus of my research interests is supramolecular self-assembly and its usage in biosensing. The nanostructures researched in my laboratory involve redox enzymes, cofactors, single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), quantum dots and biocompatible polymers. Another important frontier is the development of miniaturized, fully implantable glucose sensors. These devices are structured in such fashion that provide superb sensitivity, linearity, biofouling resistance and foreign-body response suppression. Currently, these devices are extended into metabolic monitoring, hence my interest with In-CHIP. In addition, I am a co-founder of two UCONN start-up corporations, one of which (Biorasis Inc., www.bio-orasis.com) is geared to commercialize the aforementioned implantable biosensor platform.

Education

University of Athens, Athens, GREECE, B.S. 08/1987 Chemistry
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, M.S. 05/1989 Polymer Science & Engr.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, Ph.D. 01/1993 Polymer Science & Engr.

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Emailpapadim@uconn.edu
Phone860.486.3447
Mailing AddressThe Institute of Materials Science
97 N. Eagleville Road, U-3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office LocationInstitute of Materials Science, Room 203