Office: MEYR 140C
As head of the Institute of Fluorescence (IOF) at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (UMBI), Chris has pushed the field of plasmonics and fluorescence to new heights. In his seminal paper of 2005, “Annealed Silver-Island Films for Applications in Metal-Enhanced Fluorescence: Interpretation in Terms of Radiating Plasmons”. Chris postulated the mechanism of metal enhanced fluorescence which has been borne out over the years and enhanced to postulate in 2009 the first “Unified Plasmon Fluorophore Theory”.
- Increased efficiency of fluorescence emission
- Increased detection sensitivity
- Protect against fluorophore photobleaching
- Applicability to almost any molecule, including both intrinsic and extrinsic chromophores
- CHEM 303: Physical Chemistry for Biochemical Sciences