Birck Nanotechnology Center

Helen A. McNally

Stach

Associate Professor

 

Contact Information:

Phone: +1 765-494-7491
E-mail: mcnallyh@purdue.edu

 

Education:

B.S., Engineering Physics/Murray State University/1986;

M.S., Radar Systems/Southeastern Institute of Technology/1990;

PhD, Electrical Engineering/Arizona State University/1997

 

Research Interests:

Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM); Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM); Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM); Optimization and development of techniques for fluid applications; Neuroscience, Spinal Cord Injury; Nanomedicine; Cell Communications; Cell Biology; Cell Physiology; Hyperbaric, Conditions; Nanotechnology Education

 

Research Impact Statement:

Our research team interests are in the development and optimization of scanning probe microscopy (SPM) techniques in fluids for biological and medical applications. Specifically we are investigating Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM) techniques to enable the areas of study in spinal cord research, cell-to-cell communications and nanomedical applications. We are also participating in the integration of SPM with electrophysiology techniques and varying environmental conditions to enhance research in cell biology. Our team is involved in nanotechnology education at all levels including K-12, undergraduate and graduate programs.

 

Links:

College of Technology Faculty Page

 

Current Projects:

  1. SPM for Paralysis Research, Collaborator: Brad Duerstock, Center for Paralysis Research, Purdue
  2. Magnetic Force Microscopy for Nanomedicine and cell-to-cell communications, Collaborator: James Leary, Basic Medical Sciences, Purdue
  3. SPM in Hyperbaric Conditions, Collaborators: Jay Dean and Dominic D'agostino, University of South Florida
  4. SPM integration with Patch Clamp Techniques, Collaborators: Jay Dean, Dominic D'agostino, USF; Eugenio Culurciello, Yale; Marshall Porterfield, Purdue

 

Recent publications

 

nanoHUB Contributions

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