Omowunmi Sadik, assistant professor of chemistry, has been invited to speak in early January 2002 at the National Science Foundation Workshop, “The New Challenges of Chemical and Biological Sensing,” in Arlington, VA.
The workshop is designed to bring together researchers whose work has implications or applications in the nation’s war against bioterrorism. The goal will be to facilitate the exchange of information between chemical and biological terrorism experts and scientists. During the workshop, researchers will be asked to address some specific challenges involved in detection and accurate prediction of the transport of harmful chemical and biological agents. A brief report of outcomes will be published to help researchers decide whether and how their research might be applied or adapted to this area.
Sadik’s groundbreaking research focuses on microelectrode biosensors. She has two patents pending pending on the use of her “electronic nose” technology for explosive detection and in place of drug-sniffing dogs. She was one of just 21 researchers from throughout the state to be cited earlier this year for research excellence in the sciences, engineering and medicine by State University of New York Chancellor Robert King.