Construction and application of surface enhanced Raman spectrometer in biomolecules characterization
Project Description

Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is a powerful surface-sensitive analytical technique that utilizes Nano material to enhance Raman response to yield single molecule sensitivity in biomedical research. In this project, students will learn the foundation of SERS and enjoy a hands-on experience of constructing a SERS experimental platform. Biomolecules such as DNA and protein will be characterized using the device built by students to reveal structural information at the molecular level.

Supervisor
HUANG Jinqing
Co-Supervisor
HUANG Jinqing
Quota
4
Course type
UROP1000
UROP1100
UROP2100
UROP3100
UROP4100
Applicant's Roles

Applicants are expected to spend time in the research lab to construct optical setup.

Applicant's Learning Objectives

Applicants are expected to obtain theoretical knowledge and instrumental skills of surface enhance Raman spectroscopy.

Complexity of the project
Moderate