Reza Ghodssi
  Herbert Rabin Distinguished Chair in Engineering
  Director, Institute for Systems Research
 


Contact Information

2173 A.V. Williams Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301)405-8158
E-mail: ghodssi@umd.edu


Affiliations

  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • The Institute for Systems Research
  • Maryland Nanocenter
  • Fischell Department of Bioengineering
  • BioChip Collaborative
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • University of Maryland Energy Research Center
  • University of Maryland



  • Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, University of Maryland, 2014-15
  • Herbert Rabin Distinguished Chair in Engineering, University of Maryland, 2012
  • Best Paper Award, INCOSE Conference, 2012
  • National Academy of Engineering (NAE) EU-U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 2010
  • Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland, 2008
  • National Academy of Engineering (NAE) U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 2007
  • Best Paper Award, IPRM Conference, 2005
  • Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award, University of Maryland, 2003
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2002
  • George Corcoran Award, University of Maryland, 2001
  • Vilas Graduate Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, 1995-96
  • Graduate Research Award, American Vacuum Society (AVS), 1995



  • Selected News Articles

    Visualizing the Operation of a Lithium-ion Batttery, Frontiers in Energy Research, 2014

    Preventing Costly, Life-Threatening Catheter Infections, The Baltimore Business Journal, PharmaLive, Market Watch, CBS's KFMB-8 San Diego, 2012

    Bad Virus Put To Good Use: Breakthrough Batteries, Discovery News, Nanowerk, Science360, Diamondback, 2010

    Stopping Bacterial Infections Without Antibiotics, Nanowerk, Physorg, Medical News Today Tech Journal South, The Street, AZoNano, 2010

    Microball Bearing Technology for Miniature Machines, ASME, Micro Manufacturing, 2009

    Not Just for Eatin': Blue Crab Nano-Sensor Detects Dangers, Chemical & Engineering News, AVS, NBC's WBAL-11 Baltimore, Washington Business Journal, The Biotech Weblog, Physorg, 2006

    III-V Optical MEMS, Compound Semiconductor, 2006


    Patents

    "Controlled Electrochemical Deposition of Polysaccharide Films and Hydrogel and Materials Formed Therefrom", Gregory F. Payne, Li-Qun Wu, Reza Ghodssi, William E. Bentley, Gary W. Rubloff, Hyunmin Yi, Rohan Fernandes, Tianhong Chen, David A. Small, U.S. Patent No.7,883,615, issued Feb. 8, 2011.

    "Biolithographical Deposition and Materials and Devices formed therefrom", Gregory F. Payne, Gary W. Rubloff, Hyunmin Yi, Rohan Fernandes, Li-Qun Wu, Reza Ghodssi, and William E. Bentley, U.S. Patent No. 7.820,227, issued Oct. 26, 2010.

    "Spatially Selective Deposition of Polysaccharide Layer onto Patterned Template", William E. Bentley, Reza Ghodssi, Gregory F. Payne, Gary W. Rubloff, Li-Qun Wu, Hyunmin Yi, Wolfgang Losert, Douglas S. English, U.S. Patent No. 7,790,010, issued Sep. 7, 2010.

    "Fabrication and Integration of Polymeric BioMEMS", Jung Jin Park, Reza Ghodssi, Gary W. Rubloff, Mark Joseph Kastantin, Sheng Li, Li-Qun Wu, Hyunmin Yi, Theresa Michelle Valentine, U.S. Patent No. 7,375,404, issued May 20, 2008.





    Books

    R. Ghodssi and P. Y. Lin, Co-editors, "MEMS Materials and Processes Handbook", Springer, March 2011, (ISBN 978-0-387-47316-1).

    S. A. Tadigadapa, R. Ghodssi, and A. K. Henning, "MEMS/MOEMS Components and Their Applications IV", Microelectromechanical Systems, SPIE 2007 (ISBN 0819465771).




    Special Proceedings

    R. Ghodssi, C. Livermore, and D. Arnold, Guest Editors, "Selected papers from the 9th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2009)," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (JMM), vol. 20, no. 10, 2010.

    A. Khaligh, P. L. Chapman, and R. Ghodssi, Guest Editors, "Special Section on Energy Harvesting," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 810-812, March 2010.


    Selected Publications

    F. Zang, K. Gerasopoulos, X. Z. Fan, A. D. Brown, J. N. Culver, and R. Ghodssi, "An electrochemical sensor for selective TNT sensing based on Tobacco mosaic virus-like particle binding agents," Chemical Communications, vol. 50, pp. 12977-12980, September 2014.

    H. Ben-Yoav, P. H. Dykstra, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "A controlled microfluidic electrochemical lab-on-a-chip for label-free diffusion-restricted DNA hybridization analysis," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol. 64, pp. 579-585, September 2014.

    H. Ben-Yoav, P. H. Dykstra, T. Gordonov, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "A Microfluidic-based Electrochemical Biochip for Label-free DNA Hybridization Analysis," Journal of Visualized Experiments, iss. 91, pp. e51797(8pp), September 2014.

    M. Mosteller, M. Austin, S. Yang, and R. Ghodssi, "Platforms for Engineering Biomedical Experiments," IEEE Systems Journal, vol.PP, pp. 1-11, September 2014.

    T. Gordonov, E. Kim, Y. Cheng, H. Ben-Yoav, R. Ghodssi, G. Rubloff, J. Yin, G. F. Payne, and W. E. Bentley, Electronic modulation of biochemical signal generation," Nature Nanotechnology, vol.9, pp. 605-610, July 2014.

    B. Hanrahan, C. Waits, and R. Ghodssi, "Isotropic Etching Technique for Three-Dimensional Microball Bearing Raceways", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 24, pp. 1-13, January 2014.

    E. Pomerantseva, H. Jung, M. Gnerlich, S. Baron, K. Gerasopoulos, and R. Ghodssi, "A MEMS platform for in situ, real-time monitoring of electrochemically induced mechanical changes in lithium-ion battery electrodes," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 23, pp. 114018-1-10, October 2013.

    X. Z. Fan, E. Pomerantseva, M. Gnerlich, A. Brown, K. Gerasopoulos, M. McCarthy, J. Culver, and R. Ghodssi, "Tobacco mosaic virus: a biological building block for micro/nano systems," Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, vol. 31, pp. 050815-1-24, August 2013 (Invited Paper).

    R. J. Hergert, B. Hanrahan, R. Ghodssi, and A. S. Holmes, "Performance of integrated retainer rings in silicon micro-turbines with thrust style micro-ball bearings," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (JMM), vol. 23, pp. 1-11, May 2013.

    X. Chen, E. Pomerantseva, K. Gregorczyk, R. Ghodssi, and G. Rubloff, "Cathodic ALD V2O5 thin films for high-rate electrochemical energy storage," RSC Advances, vol. 3, pp. 4294-4302, March 2013.

    V. Roy, M. T. Meyer, J. A. I. Smith, S. Gamby, H. O. Sintim, R. Ghodssi, and W. E. Bentley, "AI-2 analogs and antibiotics: a synergistic approach to reduce bacterial biofilms," Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol. 97, pp. 2627-2638, March 2013.

    H. Ben-Yoav, P. Dykstra, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "A microfluidic-based electrochemical biochip for label-free diffusion-restricted DNA hybridization analysis," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol. 38, pp. 114-120, May 2012.

    K. Gerasopoulos, E. Pomerantseva, M. McCarthy, A. Brown, C. Wang, J. N. Culver, and R. Ghodssi, "Hierarchical Three-Dimensional Microbattery Electrodes Combining Bottom-Up Self-Assembly and Top-Down Micromachining," ACS Nano, vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 6422-6432, June 2012.

    E. Pomerantseva, K. Gerasopoulos, X. Chen, G. Rubloff, and R. Ghodssi, "Electrochemical performance of the nanostructured biotemplated V2O5 cathode for lithium-ion batteries," Journal of Power Sources, vol. 206, pp. 282-287, January 2012.

    Y.W. Kim, S. E. Sardari, M. T. Meyer, A. A. Iliadis, H. C. Wu, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "An ALD aluminum oxide passivated surface acoustic wave sensor for early biofilm detection," Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol. 163, pp. 136-145, March 2012.

    P. Dykstra, V. Roy, C. Byrd, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "Microfluidic Electrochemical Sensor Array for Characterizing Protein Interactions with Various Functionalized Surfaces," Analytical Chemistry, vol. 83, pp. 5920-5927, 2011.

    M. T. Meyer, V. Roy, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "Development and validation of a microfluidic reactor for biofilm monitoring via optical methods," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (JMM)--Special issue: MEMS in Biology and Medicine, vol.21, no. 054023, May 2011.

    X. Z. Fan, N. P. Siwak, and R. Ghodssi, "An adaptive feedback circuit for MEMS resonator,"Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (JMM), vol. 21, no. 045008, March 2011.

    S. T. Koev, P. H. Dykstra, X. Luo, G. W. Rubloff, W. E. Bentley, G. F. Payne and R. Ghodssi, "Chitosan: an integrative biomaterial for lab-on-a-chip devices," Lab on a Chip, vol. 10, 2010.

    K. Gerasopoulos, X. Chen, J.N. Culver, C. Wang, and R. Ghodssi, "Self-assembled Ni/TiO2 nanocomposite anodes synthesized via electroless plating and atomic layer deposition on biological scaffolds," Chemical Communications, vol. 46, pp. 7349-7351, August, 2010.

    X. Chen, K. Gerasopoulos, J. Chuo, A. Brown, C. Wang, R. Ghodssi, and J. Culver, "Virus-Enabled Silicon Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries," ACS Nano, August, 2010.

    S. T. Koev, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "Interferometric readout of multiple cantilever sensors in liquid samples," Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol. B146, issue 1, pp. 245-252, April 2010.

    K. Gerasopoulos, M. McCarthy, and R. Ghodssi, "Biofabrication methods for the patterned assembly and synthesis of viral nanotemplates," Nanotechnology, vol. 21, February 2010.

    C. M. Waits, M. McCarthy, and R. Ghodssi, "A Microfabricated Spiral-Groove Turbopump Supported on Microball Bearings," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 99-109, February 2010.

    R. Fernandes, X. Luo, C. Tsao, G. F. Payne, R. Ghodssi, G. W. Rubloff, and W. E. Bentley, "Biological nanofactories facilitate spatially selective capture and manipulation of quorum sensing bacteria in a bioMEMS device," Lab on a Chip, issue 10, pp. 1128-1134, February 2010.

    S. T. Koev, R. Fernandes, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "A Cantilever Sensor With an Integrated Optical Readout for Detection of Enzymatically Produced Homocysteine," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 415-423, December 2009.

    M. McCarthy, C. M. Waits, M. I. Beyaz, and R. Ghodssi, "A rotary microactuator supported on encapsulated microball bearings using an electro-pneumatic thrust balance," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (JMM), vol. 19, August 2009.

    L. A. Mosher, C. M. Waits, B. Morgan, and R. Ghodssi, "Double-Exposure Gray-scale Photolithography," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 308-315, April 2009.

    M. I. Beyaz, M. McCarthy, N. Ghalichechian, and R. Ghodssi, "Closed-loop control of a long-range micropositioner using integrated photodiode sensors," Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, vol. 151, pp. 187-194, April 2009.

    M. McCarthy, C. M. Waits, and R. Ghodssi, "Dynamic Friction and Wear in a Planar-Contact Encapsulated Microball Bearing using an Integrated Microturbine," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 263-273, April 2009.

    P. Dykstra, J. Hao, S. T. Koev, G. F. Payne, L. Yu and Reza Ghodssi, "An optical MEMS sensor utilizing a chitosan film for catechol detection," Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol. B138, no. 1, pp. 64-70, April 2009.

    Nathan Siwak, Xiao Zhu Fan, Dan Hines, S. Kanakaraju, Neil Goldsman, and Reza Ghodssi, "Indium Phosphide MEMS Cantilever Resonator Sensors Utilizing a Pentacene Absorption Layer," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 103-110, February 2009.

    S. T. Koev and R. Ghodssi, "Advanced interferometric profile measurements through refractive media," Review of Scientific Instruments (RSI), vol. 79, no. 9, pp. 093702(1-7), September 2008.

    K. Gerasopoulos, M. McCarthy, E. Royston, J.N. Culver, and R. Ghodssi, "Nanostructured nickel electrodes using the Tobacco mosaic virus for microbattery applications," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (JMM), vol. 18, no. 10, September 2008.

    N. Ghalichechian, A. Modafe, M. Beyaz, and R. Ghodssi, "Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of a Rotary Micromotor Supported on Microball Bearings," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 632-642, June 2008.

    B. Morgan, and R. Ghodssi, "Vertically-shaped Tunable MEMS Resonators," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 85-92, February 2008.

    S. T. Koev, M. A. Powers, H. Yi, L-Q. Wu, W. E. Bentley, G. W. Rubloff, G. F. Payne, and R. Ghodssi, "Mechano-transduction of DNA hybridization and dopamine oxidation through electrodeposited chitosan Network," Lab on a Chip (LOC), vol. 7, pp. 103-111, 2007.

    C. M. Waits, B. Geil, and R. Ghodssi, "Encapsulated ball bearings for rotary micro machines," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (JMM), vol. 17, pp. S224-S229, 2007.