The Corn Research Group at UC Irvine
Prof. Robert M. Corn
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Irvine
We do surface chemistry, surface spectroscopy, biosensing and nanomaterials research.
Our current research project areas include: Single Nanoparticle SPR Imaging, Nanostructured Mesoscale Optical Materials, Diffraction-Based Biosensing and Robust Attachment Chemistries for Surfaces and Nanoparticles.
21 June 2021
It's summer now and time to do research! Congratulations to Athena Bengston on her B.S. degree - AND we are happy to welcome Athena as a staff member in our group!
18 February 2021
Check out our latest paper in J. Phys. Chem. Letters!
Complex Resonant Scattering Behavior in the Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging Microscopy of Single Gold Nanorods
Yunshan Fan, Yara Aceta, Esther Hessong, Athena Bengston, Laris A. Biageyian, Quan P. Huynh, and Robert M. Corn*
Congratulations to Yunshan and everyone else in the group!
02 September 2020
We've been back in lab for almost two months now, slowly chipping away at the science. We are now cleared to have our undergraduates back in lab -- Athena, Alex and Laris are excited to be with real chemicals and instruments again instead of just working at home on data analysis! Welcome back!
15 June 2020
After staying home for over a month, our labs are now back up and running!! We got a lot of data analysis done in May, and the good part of a nice FTIR paper. But now it's time to get back in lab and take new data - which is already happening!
22 November 2019
Congratulations to Kellen (now Dr. Kartub!) for a successful
Ph. D. defense!
09 August 2019
Congratulations to Hiroshi and Brandon on their paper just published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics on "MicroRNA detection on microsensor arrays by SPR imaging measurements with enzymatic signal enhancement"!
15 July 2019
Dr. Yunshan Fan (firstname.lastname@example.org) joins our research group as a Postodoctoral Scientist! Yunshan received her Ph. D. from the University of Washington in the labs of Prof. Bo Zhang.
08 July 2019
We run a 2019 AAUW Tech Trek Camp session in our labs on Nanoparticle Chemistry!
17 June 2019
Thao and Nguyen graduate from UCI with B. S. Chemistry degrees. Congratulations Thao and Nguyen!!
31 May 2019
Brandon successfully defends and earns his Ph. D. Congratulations, Brandon!
04 April 2019
Millie completes her Ph. D. work and is off to Seattle. Farewell, Millie!
22 February 2019
Congratulations to Brandon Matthews, Adam Maley and Kellen Kartub on their paper just accepted to J. Phys. Chem. C!
"Characterizing the Incorporation of DNA into Single NIPAm Hydrogel Nanoparticles with Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging Measurements," Brandon M. Matthews, Adam M. Maley, Kellen M. Kartub, and Robert M. Corn, J. Phys. Chem. C., 123 6090-6096 (2019). ACS link>
17 January 2019
Congratulations to Millie Fung, Kellen Kartub and Seulgi So on their paper that is now officially published in J. Phys. Chem. C!
H. W. M. Fung, S. So, K. Kartub and R. M. Corn, "Quantitative Characterization of Optical Coupling in Nanoporous ZnO-WO3 and ZnO-PEDOT Composite Electrodeposited Gratings using Electrodiffraction Measurements" J. Phys. Chem. C., 123 762-769 (2019). ACS link>
My longtime friend Prof. Hubert Girault from EPFL is retiring this year (2021). Here are some random photos of Hubert (and me) at various locations. I also have a short video of my 2021 Jejudo ISE meeting talk on our time together (15 min). Click here for the video (.mp4 format). Congratulations, mon vieux!
We now have two Matlab codes that can identify and quantify the diffraction peaks in our single nanoparticle SPRI data
2019 AAUW Tech Trek Camp Chemistry Session in our Labs on Nanoparticle Chemistry.