Dr. Pedro Cortes

Dr. Cortes and his team has recently developed with the collaboration of Javier Lara at The Universidad the Michoacán,  a sensor based on renewable biological carbon nanotubes capable of detecting parts per million of hazardous gases. The novel approach will open opportunities for relatively non-expensive chemical sensors. The team is currently working towards the detection of explosives, cancer, and bioanalytes.

Publication: Covalent coupling of polyacrylic acid coated magnetic-nanoparticles to multi-wall carbon nanotubes for manipulation targets

P. Cortes, T. Zhu, R. Guzman & G.B. Smith. “Covalent coupling of polyacrylic acid coated magnetic-nanoparticles to multi-wall carbon nanotubes for manipulation targets” Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. 6, 6 (2011) 665-678.