University of Florida (UF) Associate Professor Eric S. McLamore was recently recognized with the Researcher of the Year from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, the New Teacher of the Year Award from the USDA/APLU and the Innovative Teaching Award from the American Society of Engineering Education.
McLamore joined UF in 2010, and is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering within the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. His research interests lie in the development and application of sensors for measuring small molecules, cells and whole organisms by engineering devices that combine two dimensional materials (graphene, MoS2), nanometals (Pt, Pd, Au) and biorecognition agents (e.g., aptamers, lectins, oxidase). The research program spans two areas: 1) exploring fundamental mechanisms of binding and biotransduction at the bio-nano interface, and 2) engineering minimally-invasive point-of-use biosensors in agricultural, environmental and medical research. His group has published 64 peer-reviewed journal articles and 22 conference papers. McLamore’s total research funding is $0.6 million, and he is currently the principal investigator for a grant from NSF Nanobiosensing for developing biomimetic stimulus-response nanobrushes to detect Listeria monocytogenes in food.
McLamore has also received other awards and recognitions, including: IFAS Early Career Award, Ralph Hering Medal for Paper of the Year from the American Society of Civil Engineering, UF Professor Excellence Award and awards for highlighted articles in the Analyst (Burrs et al., 2015) and Biotechnology and Bioengineering (Huang et al., 2013; Jaroch et al., 2011).
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