Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos

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The development of zero-order release systems capable of delivering drug(s) over extended periods of time is deemed necessary for a variety of biomedical applications. We hereby describe a simple, yet versatile, delivery platform based on physically cross-linked poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) microgels (cross-linked via repetitive freeze/thaw cycling) containing(More)
Attaining high photoluminescence quantum yields for single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) in order to broaden their optoelectronics and sensing applications has been a challenging task. Among various nonradiative pathways, sidewall chemisorption of oxygen provides a known defect for exciton quenching through nanotube hole doping. We found that an aliphatic(More)
This work proposes a potentiostat circuit for multiple implantable sensor applications. Implantable sensors play a vital role in continuous in situ monitoring of biological phenomena in a real-time health care monitoring system. In the proposed work a three-electrode based electrochemical sensing system has been employed. In this system a fixed potential(More)
Ab initio computational studies were performed for CdSe nanocrystals over a wide range of sizes and topologies. Substantial relaxations and coordination of surface atoms were found to play a crucial role in determining the nanocrystal stability and optical properties. While optimally ͑threefold͒ coordinated surface atoms resulted in stable closed-shell(More)
Operating lifetime is the main problem that complicates the use of polymeric light-emitting diodes (LEDs). A class of electron transport (ET) polymers [poly(aryl acrylate) and poly(aryl ether)s] is reported in which moieties with high electron affinities are covalently attached to stable polymer backbones. Devices based on poly(p-phenylenevinylene) (PPV)(More)
Integrated microfluidic devices with nanosized array electrodes and microfiltration capabilities can greatly increase sensitivity and enhance automation in immunoassay devices. In this contribution, we utilize the edge-patterning method of thin aluminum (Al) films in order to form nano- to micron-sized gaps. Evaporation of high work-function metals (i.e.,(More)
Unlike non-invasive and minimally invasive continuous monitoring of glucose (CGM) devices, invasive devices require less rigorous calibration and exhibit smaller subject-to-subject variability. Biorasis, Inc. and the University of Connecticut are developing a totally implantable CGM device. Glucowizzard™ is engineered at the smallest possible(More)
This paper presents the design and fabrication of a highly-miniaturized system for continuous glucose monitoring which holds great promise for patients inflicted with diabetes mellitus. To achieve the realization of a truly implantable system, a variety of issues such as robust electrochemical sensor design, miniaturization of the electronic components and(More)
The function of implantable glucose sensor is hindered by post-implantation effects such as biofouling and negative tissue responses both of which lead to permeability reducing fibrous encapsulation. Utilization of drug-eluting composite coatings based on dexamethasone-containing poly (lactic-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA) microspheres and poly (vinyl alcohol)(More)
This paper presents the design and implementation of highly-miniaturized, low-power CMOS signal conditioning schemes intended for use in a totally implantable biomedical sensor platform. Due to the thrust for the development implantable biomedical sensing systems for health management and disease prevention, there exists a need for signal processing schemes(More)