Sarah Swisher

Assistant Professor

Research Area: Micro and Nanostructures; Biomedical and Biological Computational Methods, Devices, and Systems

6-117 Keller Hall
612-625-8033
sswisher@umn.edu
http://z.umn.edu/sswisher

Area of Expertise:

Semiconductor materials and devices, nanocrystal synthesis and characterization, flexible electronics, biomedical devices

Education:

Ph.D., 2015, University of California, Berkeley
M.S., 2012, University of California, Berkeley
B. S., 2004, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Synopsis:

My research sits at the intersection of semiconductor device physics, materials science, and bioengineering. Our primary aim is to leverage the beneficial properties of nanomaterials and flexible electronics to address societal-scale challenges. We focus on the materials, devices, and fabrication processes that will enable innovative advancements in biological sensors and green electronics.

Publications:

“Tailoring Indium Oxide Nanocrystal Synthesis Conditions for High-performance Solution-processed Thin-film Transistors”, S.L. Swisher, S.K. Volkman, and V. Subramanian. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7 (19), pp 10069–10075. doi: 10.1021/acsami.5b00893

“Impedance Sensing Device Enables Early Detection of Pressure Ulcers in vivo”, S.L. Swisher, M. Lin*, A. Liao*, E. Leeflang, Y. Khan, F. Pavinatto, K. Mann, A. Naujokas, D. Young, S. Roy, M.R. Harrison, A.C. Arias, V. Subramanian, and M.M. Maharbiz.Nature Commun., vol. 6, pp. 1-10, 2015. doi: 10.1038/ncomms7575

“Transparent High-performance Thin Film Transistors from Fully Solution-processed SnO2/ZrO2 Gel-like Precursors”, J. Jang, R. Kitsomboonloha, S.L. Swisher, E.S. Park, H. Kang, and V. Subramanian. Adv. Mater. 2013 25, 1042-1047. doi: 10.1002/adma.201202997

“Photovoltaic Performance of Ultrasmall PbSe Quantum Dots”, W. Ma, S.L. Swisher, T. Ewers, J. Engel, V.E. Ferry, H.A. Atwater, and A.P. Alivisatos. ACS Nano 2011 5 (10), 8140-8147. doi: 10.1021/nn202786g