Thrust 2
Trace & Vapor Sensors

Thrust Leader: Stephen P. Beaudoin, Purdue University

This thrust concentrates on understanding the fundamental problems of trace and vapor detection of explosives. The goal of this effort is to enable development of sensing systems capable of detecting ultra-low amounts of explosives which are both selective (i.e., able to reduce number of false positives and false negatives), and adaptable (i.e., can accommodate new explosives as they become threats). This effort will require fundamental materials research for next generation sensors, such as development of hybrid quantum dot/polymer array structures. The sensor concepts developed here can be integrated into sensor systems as discussed in Thrusts R3 and R4.

Project Leaders

  • Stephen P. Beaudoin
    Professor
    Purdue University
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  • Gary A. Eiceman
    Professor
    New Mexico State University
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  • Otto J. Gregory
    Professor
    URI Center for Sensor and Instrumentation Research
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  • Jeffrey F. Rhoads
    Associate Professor
    Purdue University
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  • William B. Euler
    Professor & Chair, Chemistry
    URI
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  • Scott Howard
    Assistant Professor
    University of Notre Dame
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  • Anthony J. Hoffman
    Assistant Professor
    University of Notre Dame
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Faculty and Staff

  • George T.-C. Chiu
    Professor
    Purdue University
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