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  • 11-15-2019: Read about our printed graphene pesticide biosensor research in this news blog post by USDA-FIFA New Nanosensor Detects Microscopic Contaminants in Water
  • 11-15-2020: Congratulations to our undergraduate researcher Jacob Schmeider in being named one of the 2020-2021 Stupka Scholars. The Stuptka scholar program was established here at Iowa State University in memory of Rob Stupka. Recepients of the award must maintain a min. GPA of 3.0 and have conducted or actively conduct high quality research as evidenced by, but not limited to, progress towards a research publication.
  • 9-30-2019: Warmest regards to Dr. Ivan Kucherenko as he is headed back to Ukraine after being with our lab for a year through the Fulbright Scholar Program.
  • 8-9-2019: "Congrats to now Dr. Bolin Chen for succesfully defending his PhD dissertation!
  • 7-1-2019: Congrats to Dr. Claussen for becoming an Associate Editor at Microchimica Acta! Microchimica Acta Editorial Board
  • 7-1-2019: "Congrats to Dr. Claussen for being promoted to Associate Professor with tenure one year early!
  • 5-1-2019: Congrats to PhD student Bolin Chen for winning the Iowa State University Research Excellence Award for Spring 2019!
  • 4-10-2019: Congrats to PhD student Kshama Parate for winning first place at the 6th annual Graduate and Professional Student Research Conference (GPSRC) poster competition! GPSRC Research Conference
  • 4-4-2019: Congrats to John Hondred for succesfully defending his PhD dissertation. John will graduate this spring and will lead a new biosensor division at Cornerstone Research Group (CRG) in Ohio. CRG
  • 4-4-2019: Read our article on flexible, printed thermoelectric generators that back the Back Cover of the journal Nanoscale. CRG
  • 10-30-2018: Read the press release regarding recent research on fertlizer ion soil sensors that is funded by the NSF SitS program. Engineers develop ‘bury-and-forget’ sensors, data networks for better soil, water quality
  • 9-14-2018: Congrats to Prof. Claussen for receiving the 'Early Career Engineering Faculty Research Award' from the Iowa State University College of Engineering. Faculty and staff recognized for excellence at 2018 Convocation
  • 9-12-2018: Congrats to Phd Candiate Kshama Parate and Postdoc Loreen Stromberg for receiving fisrt place at the research poster award competition at the Conference of Food Engineering 2018 in Minneapolis, MN. The title of their poster was "Printed graphene interdigitated electrodes for bacterial pathogen biosensing"
  • 7-23-2018: Congrats to Phd Candiate Kshama Parate for receiving the runner-up graduate student poster award at the 2nd annual Nano@IASTATE meeting!
  • 7-23-2018: Congrats to Phd Candiate John Hondred for receiving the Iowa State University Research Excellence Award for Summer 2018 from the Human Computer Interaction Graduate Program!
  • 5-17-2018: Read about our 'Wash and Wear Electronics' published by the Iowa State University Foundation Link to News Article
  • 5-3-2018: Congrats to Shaowei Ding on passing her final exam and graduating with her PhD from ISU!
  • 5-3-2018: Congrats to Matt Krause on passing his final exam and graduating with his MS from ISU!
  • 4-15-2018: Congrats to Phd Candiate John Hondred for obtaining the USDA-NIFA pre-doctoral fellowship award!
  • 3-14-2018: Listen to our radio conversation with Jolie Rose from BYUradio. 'Washable, Wearable, Everywhere Electronics'
  • 3-2-2018: Congrats to PhD Candidate Shaowei Ding for winning best poster at the 2018 ME Grad Research Syposium. The title of her poster was "CIP2A Immunosensor Comprised of Vertically-aligned Carbon Nanotube Interdigitated Electrodes Towards Point-of-Care Oral Cancer Screening".
  • 2-5-2018: Jacob Pelko from Channel 5 News in Des Moines visits our lab and reports on our printed graphene biosensors. Watch the news clip that made the 6 o'clock news here. Channel 5 News Video
  • 1-23-2018: Read the press release about our recent research on superhydrophobic inkjet printed graphene titled. This research was also highlighted on the front cover of the journal Nanoscale. "Engineers develop flexible, water-repellent graphene circuits for washable electronics" Nanoscale Cover Article


The Claussen group is focused on understanding/developing science and technology that interfaces with biology on the nano/microscale. The laboratory develops carbon nanomaterials (e.g., graphene, carbon nanotubes, carbon dots) and hybrid nanostructured materials for disease diagnostics/treatment, energy, molecular logic, and small-scale propulsion applications. The use of biological agents (enzymes, antibodies, DNA, cells) and surface chemistry techniques are widely explored within our research. We also seek to understand and model the reaction-diffusion kinetics associated with the nano-bio interface. These research efforts are highly interdisciplinary and require expertise from nearly all engineering and science backgrounds.

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Cover Art

Nanoscale,9,48,(2017). COVER ARTICLE

Adv Healthc Mater,6,7,(2017). COVER ARTICLE

Nanoscale,35,8,(2016). COVER ARTICLE

ACS Appl. Mater. & Interfaces. 6,6, (2014). COVER ARTICLE

Nanoscale. 5,24, (2013). COVER ARTICLE

Adv. Funct. Mater. 22, 16, (2012). COVER ARTICLE

Analyst, 136, 23, (2011). COVER ARTICLE.

ACS Nano, 3, 1, (2009). COVER ARTICLE

    Journal Articles
  1. Stamped multilayer graphene laminates for disposable in-field electrodes: application to electrochemical sensing of hydrogen peroxide and glucose,

    L.R. Stromberg, J.A. Hondred, D. Sanborn, D.Mendivelos-Perez, S. Ramesh, I.V. Rivero, J. Kogot, E. Smith, C. Gomes, J.C. Claussen,

    Microchimica Acta, 186, 533 (2019).

  2. SNAPS: Sensor Analytics Point Solutions for Detection and Decision Support Systems,

    E.S. McLamore, S.P.A. Datta, V. Morgan, N. Cavallaro, G. Kiker, D.M. Jenkins, Y. Rong, C. Gomes, J. C. Claussen, D. Vanegas, E.C. Alocilja

    Sensors, 19, 22, (2019).

  3. Determination of electrical stimuli parameters to transdifferentiate genetically engineered mesenchymal stem cells into neuronal or glial lineages

    M. Uz, J.A. Hondred, M. S. Donta, J. Jung, E. Kozik, J. Green, E.J. Sandquist, D.S. Sakaguchi, J.C. Claussen, S.K. Mallapragada

    Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine, 1-11, (2019).

  4. Fabrication of high-resolution graphene-based flexible electronics via polymer casting

    M. Uz, K. Jackson, M. S. Donta, J. Jung, M. T. Lentner, J.A. Hondred, J.C. Claussen, S.K. Mallapragada

    Scientific Reports, 9, 10595, (2019).

  5. Porous wood monoliths decorated with platinum nano-urchins as catalysts for underwater micro-vehicle propulsion via H2O2 decomposition

    B. Chen, A. Gsalla, A. Gaur, Y. H. Lui, X. Tang, J. Geder, M. Pruessner, B. J. Melde, I. L. Medintz, B. Shafei, S. Hu, J. C. Claussen

    ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2, 7, (2019).

  6. Electrochemical cotinine sensing with a molecularly imprinted polymer on a graphene-platinum nanoparticle modified carbon electrode towards cigarette smoke exposure monitoring

    K. Parate, C. Karunakaran, J.C. Claussen

    Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 287, 165-172, 2018.

  7. Enhanced electrochemical biosensor and supercapacitor with 3D porous architectured graphene via salt impregnated inkjet maskless lithography

    J. A. Hondred, I. L. Medintz, J. C. Claussen

    Nanoscale Horizons, 4, 735-746, 2019.

  8. Flexible, thermoelectric generators with inkjet-printed bismuth telluride nanowires and liquid metal contacts

    B. Chen, M. Kruse, B. Xu, R. Tutika, W. Zheng, M. D. Bartlett, Y. Wu and J. C. Claussen

    Nanoscale, 11, 5222-5230, 2019.

  9. 2018
  10. Flexible laser-induced graphene for nitrogen sensing in soil

    N. T. Garland, E. S. McLamore, N. D. Cavallaro, D. Mendivelso-Perez, E. A. Smith, D. Jing J. C. Claussen

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b10991.

  11. Electrochemical glucose sensors enhanced by methyl viologen and vertically aligned carbon nanotube channels

    Benjamin J. Brownlee, Melsam Bahari, John N. Harb, Jonathan C. Claussen, Brian D. Iverson

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10, 34, 2018.

  12. Advances in controlling differentiation of adult stem cells for peripheral nerve regeneration

    Metin Uz, Suprem R. Das, Shaowei Ding, Donald S. Sakaguchi, Jonathan C. Claussen

    Advanced Healthcare Materials, 7, 1701046, 2018.

  13. CIP2A immunosensor comprised of vertically-aligned carbon nanotube interdigitated electrodes towards point-of-care oral cancer screening

    Shaowei Ding, Suprem R. Das, Benjamin J. Brownlee, Kshama Parate, Taylor Davis, Loreen R. Stromberg, Edward K.L. Chand, Joseph Katz, Brian D. Iverson, Jonathan C. Claussen

    Biosensors and Bioelectronics,117, 68-74, 2018.

  14. Printed graphene electrochemical biosensors fabricated by inkjet maskless lithography for rapid and sensitive detection of organophosphates

    J. A. Hondred, J. C. Breger, N. J. Alves, S. A. Trammell, S. A. Walper, I. L. Medintz, J. C. Claussen

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10, 13, 2018.

  15. Cryoconcentration of bioflavonoid extract for enhanced biophotovoltaics and pH sensitive thin films, Appl. Mater. & Interfaces, DOI 10.1021/acsami.7b19763.

    A. Demirbas, K. Groszman, M. Pazmino, R. Nolan, D.C. Vanegas, B. Welt, J.A. Hondred, N.T. Garland, J.C. Claussen, E.S. McLamore

    Biotechnology Progress, 34, 1, 2018.

  16. 2017
  17. Superhydrophobic inkjet printed flexible graphene circuits via direct-pulsed laser writing

    Suprem R. Das, Srilok Srinivasan, Loreen Stromberg, Qing He, Nate Garland, Warren Straszheim, Pulickel M. Ajayan, Ganesh Balasubramanian and Jonathan C. Claussen

    Nanoscale, 9, 48, 2017 - FRONT COVER ARTICLE

  18. High resolution graphene films for electrochemical sensing via inkjet maskless lithography

    J. Hondred, L. R. Stromberg, C. L. Mosher, J. C. Claussen

    ACS Nano, DOI: acsnano.7b03554

  19. Enhanced enzymatic activity from phosphotriesterase trimer gold nanoparticle bioconjugates for pesticide detection

    John A. Hondred, Joyce Breger, Nate Garland, Eunkeu Oh, Kimihiro Susumu, Scott Walper, Igor Medintz and Jonathan C. Claussen

    Analyst, 142, 17, 2017

  20. Improving sensitivity of electrochemical sensors with convective transport in free-standing, carbon nanotube structures

    B. J. Brownlee, K. M. Marr, J. C. Claussen, B. D. Iverson

    Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 20, 28, 2017

  21. Inkjet printing of single-Crystalline Bi2Te3 thermoelectric nanowire networks

    Bolin Chen, Suprem R. Das, Wei Zheng, Bowen Zhu, Biao Xu, Sungbum Hong, Chenghan Sun, Xinwei Wang, Yue Wu, Jonathan C. Claussen

    Advanced Electronic Materials, 3, 4, 2017

  22. Enabling inkjet printed graphene for ion selective electrodes with post-print thermal annealing

    Qing He, Suprem R. Das, Nathaniel T Garland, Dapeng Jing, John A. Hondred, Allison A. Cargill, Shaowei Ding, Chandran Karunakaran, and Jonathan C. Claussen

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9, 14, 2017

  23. Electrical differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into schwann-cell-like phenotypes using inkjet-printed graphene circuits

    Suprem R. Das, Metin Uz, Shaowei Ding, Matthew T. Lentner, John A. Hondred, Allison A. Cargill, Donald S. Sakaguchi, Surya Mallapragada, Jonathan C. Claussen

    Advanced Healthcare Materials, 6, 7, 2017 - FRONT COVER ARTICLE

  24. Rapid and label-free detection of interferon gamma via an electrochemical aptasensor comprising a ternary surface monolayer on a gold interdigitated electrode array

    Shaowei Ding, Curtis Mosher, Xian Y. Lee, Suprem R. Das, Allison A. Cargill, Xiaohui Tang, Bolin Chen, Eric S. McLamore, Carmen Gomes, Jesse M. Hostetter, and Jonathan C. Claussen

    ACS Sensors, 2, 2, 2017

  25. 2016
  26. PulSED: pulsed sonoelectrodeposition of fractal nanoplatinum for enhancing amperometric biosensor performance

    M Taguchi, N Schwalb, Y Rong, DC Vanegas, N Garland, M Tan, H Yamaguchi, JC Claussen, ES McLamore

    Analyst, 141,11,2016

  27. A volume miniaturized hydrogen peroxide sensor based on peroxidase activity of copper(ii) chlorophyllin on zinc oxide and polypyrrole nanocomposite

    Balamurugan, Murugesan; Santharaman, Paulraj; Madasamy, Thangamuthu; Claussen, Jonathan; Karunakaran, Chandran

    Sensor Letters, 14,7,2016

  28. Label-free electrochemical immunosensor for the rapid and sensitive detection of the oxidative stress marker Superoxide Dismutase 1 at the point-of-care

    Paulraj Santharaman, Mainak Das, Sushil K Singh, Niroj K Sethy, Kalpana Bhargava, Jonathan C Claussen, Chandran Karunakaran

    Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 236,29,2016

  29. Platinum nanoparticle decorated SiO2 microfibers as catalysts for micro unmanned underwater vehicle propulsion

    Bolin Chen, Nathaniel T. Garland, Jason Geder, Marius Pruessner, Eric Mootz, Allison Cargill, Anne Leners, Granit Vokshi, Jacob Davis, Wyatt Burns, Michael A. Daniele, Josh Kogot, Igor L. Medintz, and Jonathan C. Claussen

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8,45,2016

  30. 3D nanostructured inkjet printed graphene via UV-pulsed laser irradiation enables paper-based electronics and electrochemical devices

    Suprem R. Das, Qiong Nian, Allison A. Cargill, John A. Hondred, Shaowei Ding, Mojib Saei, Gary J. Cheng and Jonathan C. Claussen

    Nanoscale, 8, 35, 2016 - FRONT COVER ARTICLE

  31. A paper based graphene-nanocauliflower hybrid composite for point of care biosensing

    Stephanie L. Burrs, M. Bhargava, R. Sidhu, J. Kiernan-Lewis, Carmen Gomes, Jonathan C. Claussen and Eric McLamore

    Biosens. Bioelectron., 85, 15, 2016

  32. 2015
  33. Biosensing with förster resonance energy transfer coupling between fluorophores and nanocarbon allotropes

    Shaowei Ding, Allison A. Cargill, Suprem R. Das, Igor L. Medintz and Jonathan C. Claussen

    Sensors, 15, 6, 2015

  34. High aspect ratio carbon nanotube membranes decorated with pt nanoparticle urchins for micro underwater vehicle propulsion via H2O2 decomposition

    Kevin M. Marr, Bolin Chen, Eric J. Mootz, Jason Geder, Marius Pruessner, Brian J. Melde§, Richard R. Vanfleet∥, Igor. L. Medintz, Brian D. Iverson, and Jonathan C. Claussen

    ACS Nano, 9, 8, 2015

  35. Increasing the activity of immobilized enzymes with nanoparticle conjugation

    Shaowei Ding, Allison A. Cargill, Igor L. Medintz, Jonathan C. Claussen

    Curr. Opin. Biotechnol., 34, 2015

  36. Probing the enzymatic activity of alkaline phosphatase within quantum dot bioconjugates

    J.C. Claussen, A. Malanoski, J.C. Breger, E. Oh, S.A. Walper, K. Susumu, R. Goswami, J.R. Deschamps, I.L. Medintz

    J. Phys. Chem. C., 9, 8, 2015

  37. 2014
  38. Three-dye dynamic DNA scaffolds for photonic switching and logic through fluorescence resonance energy transfer

    S. Buckout-White, J.C. Claussen, M.G. Ancona, E. White, I.L. Medintz

    RSC Advances, 4, 90,2014

  39. Platinum-paper micromotors: An urchin-like nanohybrid catalyst for green monopropellant bubble-thrusters

    J.C. Claussen, M. A. Daniele, J. Gedder, M. Pruessner, Antti J. Mäkinen, B. Melde, Mark Twigg, Jasenka Verbarg, and Igor Medintza

    ACS Appl. Mater & Interfaces, 6, 20,2014 - FRONT COVER ARTICLE

  40. Nanomaterial-mediated biosensors for monitoring glucose

    M. Taguchi, A. Ptitsyn, E.S. McLamore, J.C. Claussen

    Journal of diabetes science and technology, 8,2,2014

  41. 2013
  42. Complex logic functions implemented with quantum-dot bionanophotonic circuits

    J.C. Claussen, N. Hildebrandt, K. Susumu, M.G. Ancona, I.L. Medintz

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6,6,2013

  43. Biophotonic logic devices based on quantum dots and temporally-staggered Förster energy transfer relays

    J.C. Claussen, W.R. Algar, N. Hildebrandt, K. Susumu, M.G. Ancona, I.L. Medintz

    Nanoscale, 5,24,2013 - FRONT COVER ARTICLE

  44. Emerging technologies for non-invasive quantification of physiological oxygen transport in plants

    P. Chaturvedi, M. Taguchi, S.L. Burrs, B.A. Hauser, W. Salim, J.C. Claussen, E. S. McLamore

    Planta, 238,3,2013

  45. 2012
  46. Acoustic droplet vaporization and propulsion of perfluorocarbon‐filled microbullets for targeted tissue penetration and deformation

    J.C. Claussen, D. Kagan, M.J. Benchimol, E. Chuluun‐Erdene, S. Esener, J. Wang

    Angewandte Chemie, 124,30,2012

  47. Nanostructuring platinum nanoparticles on graphene petal nanosheets for electrochemical biosensing

    J.C. Claussen, A. Kumar, D.B. Jaroch, M.H. Khawaja, A.B. Hibbard, D.M. Porterfield, T.S. Fisher

    Advanced Functional Materials, 22,16,2012 - FRONT COVER ARTICLE

  48. Multiplexed and switchable release of distinct fluids from microneedle platforms via conducting polymer nanoactuators for potential drug delivery

    J.C. Claussen, G. Valdés-Ramírez, J.R. Windmiller, A.G. Martinez, F. Kuralay, M. Zhou, R. Narayan, J. Wang

    Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 161,1,2012

  49. 2011
  50. Bacterial isolation by lectin-modified microengines

    S. Campuzano, J. Orozco, D. Kagan, M. Guix, W. Gao, S. Sattayasamitsathit, J.C. Claussen, A. Merkoci, J. Wang

    Nano Letters, 12,1,2011

  51. Effects of carbon nanotube-tethered nanosphere density on amperometric biosensing: simulation and experiment

    J.C. Claussen, J.B. Hengenius, M.M. Wickner, T.S. Fisher, D.M. Umulis, D.M. Porterfield

    The Journal of Physical Chemistry C., 115,43,2011

  52. A comparative study of enzyme immobilization strategies for multi-walled carbon nanotube glucose biosensors

    J. Shi, J.C. Claussen, E.S. McLamore, A. ul Haque, D. Jaroch, A.R. Diggs, P. Calvo-Marzal, J. L. Rickus, D.M. Porterfield

    Nanotechnology, 22,35,2011

  53. Electrochemical glutamate biosensing with nanocube and nanosphere augmented single-walled carbon nanotube networks: a comparative study

    J.C. Claussen, M.S. Artiles, E.S. McLamore, S. Mohanty, J. Shi, J.L. Rickus, T.S. Fisher, D.M. Porterfield

    Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21,30,2011

  54. Microbiosensors based on DNA modified single-walled carbon nanotube and pt black nanocomposites

    J. Shi, T.G. Cha, J.C. Claussen, A.R. Diggs, J.H. Choi, D.M. Porterfield

    Analyst 136, 136,23,2011 - FRONT COVER ARTICLE

  55. Transforming the fabrication and biofunctionalization of gold nanoelectrode arrays into versatile electrochemical glucose biosensors

    J.C. Claussen, M. Wickner, T.S. Fisher, D.M. Porterfield

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 3,5,2011

  56. A self-referencing platinum nanoparticle decorated enzyme-based microbiosensor for real-time measurement of physiological glucose transport

    E.S. McLamore, J. Shi, D. Jaroch, J.C. Claussen, A. Uchida, Y. Jiang, W. Zhang, M.K. Banks, K.K. Buhman, D. Teegarden, J.L. Rickus, D.M. Porterfield

    Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 26,5,2011

  57. 2010
  58. Oscillatory glucose flux in INS1 pancreatic Beta cells: a self-referencing microbiosensor study

    J. Shi, E.S. McLamore, D. Jaroch, J.C. Claussen, J.L. Rickus, D.M. Porterfield

    Analytical Biochemistry, 411,2,2010

  59. Electrochemical glucose biosensor of platinum nanospheres connected by carbon nanotubes

    J.C. Claussen, S.S. Kim, A. ul Haque, M.S. Artiles, D.M. Porterfield, T.S. Fisher

    Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 4,2,2010

  60. A self-referencing glutamate biosensor for measuring real-time neuronal glutamate flux

    E.S. McLamore, S. Mohanty, J. Shi, J. Claussen, J.L. Rickus, S. Jedlicka, D.M. Porterfield

    Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 189,1,2010

  61. 2009
  62. Electrochemical biosensor of nanocube-augmented carbon nanotube networks

    J.C. Claussen, A.D. Franklin, A. ul Haque, D.M. Porterfield, T.S. Fisher

    ACS Nano, 3,1,2009 - FRONT COVER ARTICLE

  63. 2008
  64. Independently addressable fields of porous anodic alumina embedded in SiO2 on Si

    A.D. Franklin, D.B. Janes, J.C. Claussen, T.S. Fisher, T.D. Sands

    Applied Physics Letters, 92,1,2008

  65. Book Chapters
  66. "Microbial Pathogen Detection Strategies"

    D. Vanegas, J.C. Claussen, E.S., McLamore, C. Gomes

    Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological EngineeringThird Edition, Taylor & Francis, (2017), ISBN 9781439811115

  67. "Synthesis and applications of cellulose nanohybrid materials"

    Nathaniel T. Garland, Eric S. McLamore, Carmen Gomes, Ethan A. Marrow, Michael A. Daniele, Scott Walper, Igor L. Medintz, Jonathan C. Claussen

    Hybrid Polymer Composite MaterialsElsevier, (2017), ISBN 978-0-08-100785-3

  68. "Biomimetic Fractal Nanometals As A Transducer Layer in Electrochemical Biosensing"

    ES McLamore, M Convertino, I Ocsoy, DC Vanegas, M Taguchi, Y Rong, C Gomes, P Chaturvedi, JC Claussen

    Semiconductor-Based Sensors World Scientific, (2016), ISBN 978-981-3146-72-3

  69. "Hybrid metallic nanoparticles: enhanced bioanalysis and biosensing via carbon nanotubes, graphene, and organic conjugation"

    M. Daniele, S. Campuzano, F. Kirilay, E.S. McLamore, Allison Cargill, Shaowei Ding, J.C. Claussen

    Nanobiosensors and Nanobioanalyses. Springer, (2015), ISBN 978-4-431-55189-8

  70. "FRET-based cellular sensing with genetically encoded fluorescent indicators"

    J.C. Claussen, I.L. Medintz FRET – Förster Resonance Energy Transfer. From Theory to Applications. Wiley-VCH, (2013), ISBN: 9783527656028

  71. "Nano-sized biosensors"

    J.C. Claussen, J. Shi, C.S. Rout, M.S. Artiles, M.M. Wickner, M.S. Stensberg, D.M. Porterfield, T.S. Fisher

    Biosensors for Medical Applications, Woodhead Publishing, (2012), ISBN 1 84569 935

  72. Electrochemical Biosensors of Carbon Nanotubes

    J.C. Claussen, J. Shi, A.R. Diggs, D.M. Porterfield, T.S. Fisher

    Nanomaterials for the Life Sciences, Wiley-VCH, (2011), ISBN 978-3-527-32169-8

  73. Conference Proceedings
  74. "Biomimetic nanosensors for measuring pathogenic bacteria in complex food matrices"

    D.A. Oliveira, L.R. Stromberg, C.C. Pola, K. Parate, N.D. Cavallaro, J.C. Claussen, E.S. McLamore, C.L. Gomes

    Smart Biomedical and Physiological Sensor Technology XV, Maryland, United States (2019).

  75. "Impedance biosensor for the rapid detection of Listeria spp. based on aptamer functionalized Pt-interdigitated microelectrodes array"

    R. Sidhu ; Y. Rong ; D. C. Vanegas ; J. Claussen ; E. S. McLamore ; C. Gomes

    Smart Biomedical and Physiological Sensor Technology XIII, Maryland, United States (2016).

  76. "Bio-inspired patterned networks (BIPS) for development of wearable/disposable biosensors"

    E. S. McLamore ; M. Convertino ; John Hondred ; Suprem Das ; J. C. Claussen ; D. C. Vanegas ; C. Gomes

    Smart Biomedical and Physiological Sensor Technology XIII, Maryland, United States (2016).

  77. "Effect of platinum nanoparticle deposition parameters on hydrogen peroxide transduction for applications in wearable electrochemical glucose biosensors"

    Allison A. Cargill ; Kathrine M. Neil ; John A. Hondred ; Eric S. McLamore ; Jonathan C. Claussen

    Smart Biomedical and Physiological Sensor Technology XIII, Maryland, United States (2016).

  78. "Modified kinetics of enzymes interacting with nanoparticles"

    S. A. Díaz, J. C. Breger, A. Malanoski, J C. Claussen, S. A. Walper, M. G. Ancona, C. W. Brown, M. H. Stewart, E. Oh, K. Susumu, I. L. Medintz

    SPIE Conference Proceedings – Biosensing and Nanomedicine VIII, San Diego, CA. (2015).

  79. "Enhancing molecular logic through modulation of temporal and spatial constraints with quantum dot-based systems that use fluorescent (förster) resonance energy transfer"

    J.C. Claussen, W. R. Algar, N. Hildebrandt, K. Susumu, M. G. Ancona, I.L. Medintz

    SPIE Nanoscience & Engineering Meeting, San Diego, CA. (2013).

  80. “Biosensor capture kinetics model of nanocube-augmented carbon nanotube networks,”

    J.C. Claussen, A. ul Haque, T.S. Fisher, M.D. Porterfield

    Materials Research Society Conference, Boston, MA. (2009).

  81. Research Reports
  82. "Nanoparticle biosensor for noninvasive glucose sensing."

    Sensing & Measurements, SPIE Newsroom – Nanotechnology (2013), DOI: 10.1117/2.1201308.005030

  83. “Using Nanotechnology to Improve Lab on a Chip Devices”

    J.C. Claussen, I.L. Medintz

    J. Biochip Tissue Chip., (2012), DOI: 10.4172/2153-0777.1000e117

Our Amazing Team

Researchers and Students

Dr. JC

Dr. Jonathan Claussen

Phone: 515-294-4690

Address: 2624F, Howe Hall, Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC) | Iowa State University | Ames, IA 50011

Email: jcclauss@iastate.edu

Loreen Stromberg


Bolin Chen

PhD student

Shaowei Ding

PhD candidate

Nate Garland

PhD student

Lucas Hall

PhD student

John Hondred

PhD student

Kshama Parate

PhD student

Matthew Kruse

MS student

Fred Mace

Undergradute, ME

Jonathan Green

Undergradute, ME

Abraham Polonia-Suarez

Undergradute, ME

Please contact Prof. Claussen via email if you are interested in joining the group. We are currently looking for highly motivated postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students to join the group.



Enjoying the Moments

The group has some fun!

MRS Conference 2017

Final oral defense


MRS conference 2015


Fun with Cy


Laser tag

Eating Pizza


Where the Magic Happens

Black Engineering

Student and Graduate Student Office Space located at VRAC.

Gilman Hall

Laboratory space with chemical/biological hoods located at Gilman Hall.

Applied Sciences

Cleanroom and nano-manufacturing/characterization located at the Applied Sciences Complex.

Aerial ISU

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