Bobby Join us as our own Dr. Swomitra K. Mohanty, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Utah, presents his lecture on, “Synthesis and Applications of Titanium Dioxide Nanomaterials.” The presentation will take place on October 30th from 1:30-2:15pm in WEB 1650. All are welcome to attend.

Titanium dioxide is a versatile material that has been used in many house hold products such as pigments in paint, sunscreen, and toothpaste. However, when formed into ordered structures such as nanotubes, they exhibit interesting properties that can be leveraged in a wide variety of applications such as sensing and environmental remediation. This talk will discuss the synthesis and modification of TiO2 nanotubes utilizing a simple anodization processing and show current research in using these materials for rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis from the breath, and point of use purification of drinking water.

Swomitra Mohanty is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah. Prior to joining the University of Utah, he was a Posdoctoral Fellow at the University of California-Berkeley, and received is PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has done extensive research in developing micro/nano devices for point of use applications. His current research focuses on the developing and integrating nanomaterials into devices for sensing platforms, catalytic applications in renewable energy, and improvement in air and water quality.