News

January 20, 2016

Abbas Lab welcomes two middle school students: Curtis Love and Alondra Fuentes Avila in the framework of our K12 Acdemic Mentorship Program for students from underepresnted communities. The students will be initiated to research, engineering and nanotechnology. The program is in collaboration with Timothy Chase (Murray Middle School). Welcome Curtis and Alondra !

 

June 14, 2016

Abbas Lab receives funding from the MnDRIVE Environment for the development of a novel sponge nanotechnology to clean water from mercury contamination. We are thankful to MNE for this support to help solve the mercury problem.

May 6, 2016

Abbas Lab receives funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a 3-years project starting June 1, 2016. Project title: "Homogeneous plasmonic assays for instantaneous microbial detection". We are thankful to NSF for this extremely valuable support that will help develop the next generation of detection technologies.

January 28, 2016

Dr. Abbas is giving a seminar at the 3M R&D center, to present our latest technologies in rapid Microbial detection

January 25, 2016

Dr. Olga Saiapina and Dr. Renu Sing join the lab as postdoctoral research associates. Fatemeh Haidary and Yan Wu join the lab as graduate students. Welcome everyone.

December 10, 2015

Abbas Research Lab highlighted in Food Technology Magazine. Read

October 7, 2015

Abbas Research Lab received funding from the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC). We are grateful to the MITPPC and the State Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund for their support of our research. Read

September 1st, 2015

Congratulations to Snober Ahmed for receiving the Schwan Food Company Fellowship. We are grateful to Schwan Food Company for their valuable support of our research. Read

August 26, 2015

Congratulation to Phuong and Snober for their excellent paper in Nano Letters. Read

June 20, 2015

Dr Aiqin Fang joins the the lab as a postdoctoral research associate. Aiqin received her PhD from the University of Louiseville in 2015, and will be working on plasmonic colorimetry-based assays.

June 12, 2015

Abbas research lab received renewal funding from the MnDRIVE Global Food Venture. We are extremely grateful to Mndrive Food for the significant and continuous support to our projects on food safety.

April 19, 2015

Congrats to Snober Ahmed and John Brockgreitens for winning each an Award of Merit at the Global Congress for Nanoengineering in Medecine and Biology, held in Minneapolis on April 19-22, 2015.

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From left to right: Min-Phuong Bui (postdoc), Snober Ahmed (Grad student) and John brockgreitens (Grad student).

 

 


March 6, 2015

Congrats to John Brockgreitens and Ke Xu for receiving a Teaching Assistant Fellowship. They will be joining the lab as graduate students in Summer 2015.

Jan. 15, 2015

Our MnDRIVE funded research on the development of soil nitrate sensor is highlighted in Minnesota Daily. Read more

Jan. 15, 2015

Abbas Lab received funding from the Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center and the Midwest Dairy Association for the development of "rapid and specific detection of molds in dairy products using a hend-held electrochemical magnetosensor"

Dec. 30, 2014

Prof. Abbas becomes a board member of the Algerian-American Foundation (AAF) for Culture, Education, Science and Technology.

Dec. 17, 2014

Congrats to John for his first paper, accepted for publication in the Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macreocyclic Chemistry.

Nov. 21, 2014

Prof Abbas is meeting with the R&D team at General Mills to give a seminar on "Ultrasensitive detection technologies", and explore potential partnerships with the leading food company.

Nov. 20, 2014

Abbas Lab received funding from the MnDRIVE Robotics Sensors and Manufacturing (RSAM) for the development of a hand-held nitrate soil sensor.

Nov. 14, 2014

Prof. Abbas and Prof. Marin Bozic (Department of Applied Economics) visit TetraPack Plant in Vancouver (Washington State) to explore potential partnerships with the leading food packaging company.

Nov. 8, 2014

Prof. Abbas is giving a seminar on "Nanotechnolog" for high school teachers.

Nov. 5, 2014

Congrats to Phuong for his first paper in the lab, accepted for publication in Sensors and Actuators.

Sept. 16, 2014

Congrats to John for winning the Best Poster Award at the Food Defense Conference, organized by the National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD).

August. 4, 2014

Our research is featured in a news story on KSTP TV News-Channel 5 (August 4, 2014). Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

Congrats to John for winning the Best Poster Award at the Food Defense Conference, organized by the National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD).

July 31, 2014

Our research on bioresponsive food packaging is highlighted in Minnesota Daily. Read more »

June 16, 2014

The BBN lab received funding from the MnDRIVE Global Food Venture

June 6, 2014

John Brochgreitens (undergraduate student) received his second UROP award. Congrats John.

May 13, 2014

The BBN lab received funding from the UofM Grant-in-Aid of Reserach

May 12, 2014

Dr Abbas is elected to a 3 year term on the Faculty and University Senate, starting in academic year 2014-2015.

March 3, 2014

Dr. MinPhuong Bui joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Welcome Phuong.

Feb. 7, 2014

The BBN lab received funding from the MnDRIVE Environment.

Jan. 14, 2014

New group members: Snober Ahmed (graduate student), Ke Xu, Collin Smith, John Brockgreitens and Monalisa Majumber (Undergraduate students) join the lab. Welcome everyone.

Nov. 25, 2013

Congratulations to Ke Xu, Collin Smith, John Brockreiten, and Monalisa Majumber for obtaining the UROP award.

August 26, 2013

The Biosensors and Bionanotechnology Lab officially begins activity in August 26th, 2013

June 15, 2013

Dr. Abbas is invited to speak at TEDx Algiers, in June 15, 2012. Link to the video»

June 4, 2013

Dr. Abbas speaking about self-testing healthcare technologies at TEDx Paris in June 4, 2013- Link to the video»

April 20, 2013

Dr Abbas has accepted a faculty position at the university of Minnesota Twin Cities. He will be directing the "Biosensors ans Bionanotechnology Laboratory" begining August 2013.

March 26, 2013

Dr Abbas is selected among the Top 10 Innovators under the age of 35 in France by the MIT Technology Review. He will be attending the award ceremony in Paris in March 26th. N