Title: Professor; Patricia Valian Reser Faculty Scholar
Division: Analytical
Research Areas: Analytical, Materials, Micro- and Nanotechnology
Location: LPSC 277
Phone: 541-737-8181
Fax: 541-737-2062
Email: vincent.remcho@oregonstate.edu

Education:Vince Remcho
B.S., Biochemistry (1989) 
Ph.D., Chemistry, Virginia Tech (1992) 
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Utah (1993-1994)

Appointed Affiliate Staff Scientist at PNNL (1995) 
NSF Career Award (1999) 
Milton Harris Award for Basic Research (2010)
Elected Fellow of AAAS (2014)

Research group web site:

Professor of Materials Science, OSU 
Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, OSU 
Adjunct Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, OSU 
Affiliate Staff Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Research Interests

We design, model, build and apply tools to address complex biochemical and environmental chemical problems.  Most of this involves microfluidics, a field that builds the chemical analogues to integrated circuit chips.  For example, we have built “lab-on-a-chip” devices to detect antimalarial drug adulteration, measure disease biomarkers in biological fluids, synthesize genes and detect toxins in the environment.  Our work is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative.

We have active research projects in the following areas:

  lab-on-a-chip technology - fabrication and implementation of analytical instruments in the microchip format

  nanomaterial-enabled sensors

  nanostructure and surface chemistry to enable droplet microfluidics

  molecular recognition technologies - high selectivity sorbents for separations and sensing

  development of miniaturized, automated assays for clinical chemistry applications

  development of microscale reactors for nanomaterial synthesis

  using semiconductor nanoparticles as components of assay systems


Representative Publications

M. Koesdjojo, Y. Wu, A. Boonloed, E. Dunfield, V.T. Remcho "Low-cost, rapid identification of counterfeit antimalarial drugs on paper" Talanta (2014) 130, 122-127..

Saltzgaber, G., Wojcik, P., Sharf, T., Leyden, M., Wardini, J., Heist, C., Adeniga, A., Remcho, V.T., Minot, E.D., “Scalable graphene field-effect sensors for specific protein detection”, Nanotechnology (2013) 24, 355502-7.

Liyanage, A., Ikhuoria, E., Adenuga, A., Remcho, V.T., Lerner, M.M., “Synthesis and Characterization of Low-Generation Polyamidoamine (PAMAM) Dendrimer–Sodium Montmorillonite (Na-MMT) Clay Nanocomposites” Inorganic Chemistry (2013) 52, 4603-4610.

Adenuga, A., Truong, L., Tanguay, R.L., Remcho, V.T. “Preparation of water soluble carbon nanotubes and assessment of their biological activity in embryonic zebrafish”, Int. J. Biomed. Nanosci. and Tech. (2013) 3, 38-51.

Huang, C.C., Mason, A.D., Conley, J.F., Heist, C., Koesdjojo, M.T., Remcho, V.T. Afentakis, T., “Impact of Parylene-A Encapsulation on ZnO Nanobridge Sensors and Sensitivity Enhancement via Continuous UV Illumination”, Journal of Electronic Materials (2012) 41, 873-880.

Leyden, M.R., Messinger, R.J., Schuman, C., Sharf, T., Remcho, V.T., Squires, T.M., Minot, E. D., “Increasing the Detection Speed for an All-Electronic Real-Time Biosensor”, Lab on a Chip (2012) 12, 954-959.

Koesdjojo, M.T., Nammoonnoy, J., Wu, Y., Frederick, R.T., Remcho, V.T. “Cost Efficient Fabrication Techniques for Microchips and Interconnects with Polycaprolactone”. J. Microtech, Microeng. (2012) 22, 1-7.

Dunfield, E.M., Wu, Y., Koesdjojo, M.T., Remcho, T.P., Remcho, V.T. “Simple and Rapid Fabrication of Paper Microfluidic Devices Utilizing Parafilm”. Lab-on-a-Chip - Chips & Tips (online 2012).

E. Chatterjee, T. Marr, P. Dhagat,  V.T. Remcho, “A microfluidic immunosensor based on ferromagnetic resonance induced in magnetic bead labels” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (2011) 156, 651-656

Koesdjojo, M.T., Nammoonnoy, J., Remcho, V.T. “Reusable Magnetic Connector for Easy Microchip Interconnects”. Lab-on-a-Chip - Chips & Tips. (online 2011)

Tennico, Y.H., Remcho, V.T.  “In-line extraction employing functionalized magnetic particles for capillary and microchip electrophoresis”Electrophoresis 2010, 31, 1-10.

Tennico, Y.H., Hutanu, D., Koesdjojo, M.T., Bartel, C.M., D.T., Remcho, V.T.  “On-Chip Aptamer Based Assay for Thrombin Detection Employing Magnetic Beads and Quantum Dots” Analytical Chemistry (2010) 82, 5591-5597.

M.T. Koesdjojo, C. Koch and V.T. Remcho “A novel technique for microfabrication of polymeric microfluidic chips from an SU-8 master with temperature assisted vaporized organic solvent bonding”, Analytical Chemistry - ASAP (2009) 81 (4), 1652–1659.

C-H. Chang, B.K. Paul., V.T., Remcho, S. Atre, J. E Hutchison, “Synthesis and post-processing of nanomaterials using microreaction technology” J. Nanopart. Res. (2008) 10 (6), 965-980.

M.T. Koesdjojo, H.T. Rasmussen, A.F. Fermier, P. Patel, V.T. Remcho “Development of a semi-automated procedure for the synthesis and screening of a large group of molecularly imprinted polymers” J. Combi. Chem. (2007) 929-934.

S.L. Clark and V.T. Remcho, “Electrochromatographic retention studies on a flavin-binding RNA aptamer sorbent.” Analytical Chemistry75(21) (2004) 5692-5696.

G.S. Chirica and V.T. Remcho, “Novel Monolithic Columns with Templated Porosity” Journal of Chromatography A, 924 (2001) 223-232.

P.T. Vallano and V.T. Remcho, “Modeling Interparticle and Intraparticle (Perfusive) Electroosmotic Flow in Capillary Electrochromatography” Analytical Chemistry, 72 (2000) 4205.