Our research focuses on optical biosensors, micro/nanodevices, and surface engineering of cell-material interactions. See the overview page for a description of the research areas, funding, collaborators, and student participation along with details on past and current projects. A complete list of publications, including links to published articles, is also available.
Dr. McShane has taught courses in the general areas of biomedical instrumentation, optics, and biomaterials.
Fall 2009 Course: BMEN 486/686: Biomedical Nanotechnology
Introduction to applications of nanotechnology to biomedicine; survey of current research and development of medical devices and novel nanomaterials for medical applications. Concepts of scale and unique properties at the nanoscale; nanofabrication techniques; characterization of nanoscale structures; nanomaterials as sensors, diagnostic tools, drug delivery systems, and therapeutic devices; biocompatibility of nanomaterials; interactions of cells and biological molecules with nanostructured surfaces; hybrid biomaterials.
Students and postdoctoral research associates have come from all over the world. Click here to meet the lab personnel and learn more about their backgrounds and interests.
Dr. McShane and his students are members of several professional organizations, regularly participating in national and international conferences. Dr. McShane currently serves on two IEEE society boards: the IEEE Sensors Council (secretary/treasurer) and IEEE EMBS (elected North America rep for 2010-2012). He also regularly reviews manuscripts for many different journals and proposals for government grant programs.