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

12-15-2017: Read about our Printed Graphene Pesticide Biosensor Research in the Annual Report of the National Nanotechnology Initiative – see “Smart Technology for Food Technology on Page 8”.

11-30-2017: Congrats to PhD student John Hondred for winning best poster by the Committee of the B102 Materials Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture and Energy Symposium at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit in Boston, MA. The title of his poster was “In-field, disposable soil sensor for monitoring pesticide levels via laser annealed graphene electrodes”.

8-15-2017: Check out our inkjet printed graphene research featured in the 2017 summer edition (vol.6, no.2) of the Iowa State University Foundation magazine under the article titled “The Next Big Breakthrough”

7-27-2017: Congrats to PhD student John Hondred for winning first place in the Iowa State University Nanotechnology Conference called Nano@IAState!

6-21-2017: Listen to our interview titled “Growing electrically stimulated Schwann-like cells on printed graphene: an interview with Jonathan Claussen and Surya Mallapragada”.ßß

6-6-2017: Congrats to our postdoc Suprem Das for accepting an Assistant Professor faculty position in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Kansas State University.

6-6-2017: Congrats to Suprem Das for winning the 2016-2017 best postdoc award from the ISU Department of Mechanical Engineering!

4-11-2017: Congrats to the Claussen Lab on making the cover of Advanced Healthcare Materials with the manuscript titled “Electrical Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Schwann‐Cell‐Like Phenotypes Using Inkjet‐Printed Graphene Circuits”

11-30-2016: USDA twitted about laser annealed graphene electrodes:

10-22-2016: Congrats on making cover of Nanoscale (issue 35) for the laser processed graphene work:!divAbstract

9-1-2016: Iowa State engineers treat printed graphene with lasers to enable paper electronics, devices.

10-22-2015: Creating a power source for unmanned micro underwater vehicles:

8-28-2015: The ACS Nano podcast inverview for Dr.Claussen is available online:

4-30-2015: Congrats to Shaowei and Allison as their paper “Increasing the Activity of Immobilized Enzymes with Nanoparticle Conjugation” is now accepted in Curr. Opin. Biotechnol.

4-23-2015: Dr. Claussen gave an invited talk at SPIE DDS on graphene biosensors

4-15-2015: Congrats to Shaowei and Allison for their work on the book chapter “Hybrid metallic nanoparticles: enhanced bioanalysis and biosensing via carbon nanotubes, graphene, and organic conjugation” published in Nanobiosensors and Nanobioanalyses.