Imperial College London

DrAgnieszkaRutkowska

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Visiting Researcher
 
 
 
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Contact

 

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Location

 

R545ChemistrySouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Solid-state nanopores for enhanced protein and peptide detection

I work at the interface of nanotechnology and electrochemistry. My current project, performed in collaboration with Dr. Tim Albrecht and funded by The Leverhulme Trust, is focused on the development of solid-state nanopores for enhanced protein and peptide detection using both electronic and electrochemical methodologies. I specialise in the growth of nanostructures, electrochemical deposition of nanoparticles, and fabrication of  nano-scale electrodes. My main point of interest is the development of nanoelectrodes for single molecule detection and mechanistic studies of physical and chemical interactions at the nano-scale.

I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Warwick in 2010. The studies concentrated on the fabrication of carbon nanotube devices as nano-scale electrodes and optically transparent electrodes. The project was carried out under the supervision of Prof. Julie Macpherson and Prof. Patrick Unwin, and was funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). 

My interest in nanotechnology began during my undergraduate studies at Warsaw University, Poland. In my final year project I studied the nucleation and growth of one-dimensional nanostructures of silicon carbide, supervised by Prof. Andrzej Huczko. At the same time I undertook an internship at the Institute of Technology of Electronic Materials, in a project on the fabrication of silicon carbide monocrystals.

I am a co-author of a number of publications and have presented my work at national and international conferences. 

Conferences

  • Summer school "Biosensing with channels" France 2010
  • Workshop on nanopores, London 2011
  • Zing Conference on Nanopores, Spain 2012

Publications