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Dave McIlroy

Neuromorphic materials, biomaterials, biotoxicity

Degree: Physics
Broad Expertise/Interests: Neuromorphic materials and their development
Equipment/Techniques: XPS, electrical measurements, materials development
Seeking Collaborators with Skill Sets: Modeling of neuron activity
Neuroscience Research Interests: I am a experimental physicist with an interest in the role of short range order, but no long range order, in nature and now to harness this concept of Mother Nature towards the development of multifunctional materials that can emulate biological function, such as the brain.
Funding in the Last Three Years:

DoD-ONR, Next Generation of Explosive Sensors, ~$400k

Publication Highlights:

A Spring in Performance: Silica Nanosprings Boost Enzyme Immobilization in Microfluidic Channels,ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9, 34641(2017).

Jamie L Hass, Erin M Garrison, Sarah A Wicher*, Ben Knapp*, Nathan Bridges, DN Mcllroy and Gustavo Arrizabalaga, Synthetic osteogenic extracellular matrix formed by coated silicon dioxide nanosprings, Journal of Nanobiotechnology , 10:6 (2012).

Daniel C. Julien*, Casey C. Richardson, Miles F. Beaux II, David N. McIlroy, Rodney A. Hill,  In vitro proliferating cell models to study cytotoxicity of silica nanowires, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, 6, 84-92 (2010).

Karl F. Schilke, Kelly L. Wilson, Timothy Cantrell, Giancarlo Corti, David N. McIlroy, Christine Kelly,  A novel enzymatic microreactor with Aspergillus oryzae β-galactosidase immobilized on silicon dioxide nanosprings, Biotechnology Progress, 26, 1597-1605 (2010).

Steve M. Nelson, Tarek Mahmoud, Miles Beaux II, Pamela Shapiro, David N. McIlroy, Deborah L. Stenkamp, Toxic and teratogenic silica nanowires in developing vertebrate embryos, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine , (2009).

Beaux III, F. Beaux, David N McIlroy, and Kurt E. Gusting, Utilization of solid nanomaterials for drug delivery, Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, V5, 725, 2008.