Portable, Integrated Microscale Sensors (PIMS) for Explosives Detection

Develop and leverage novel, bifurcation-based microsensors

Technical emphasis placed on functionality over “extreme” metrics

  • Seek minimal false positive/negative rates
  • Seek integration with mobile platforms
  • Seek low-cost solutions

The sensor’s utility is as broad as possible functionalizations

  • Broad application space from an HS perspective
  • Current focus: pervasive, vapor-phase explosives detection
Project Leader
  • Jeffrey F. Rhoads
    Associate Professor
    Purdue University

  • George T.-C. Chiu
    Purdue University

Students Currently Involved in Project
  • Nikhil Bajaj
    Purdue University