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Vincent Remcho

Vincent T. Remcho

Department of Chemistry

Vincent T. Remcho

Department of Chemistry


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.


Postdoctoral Fellowship (1993-1994) University of Utah

Ph.D. (1992) Chemistry, Virginia Tech

B.S. (1989) Biochemistry (1989)

Research areas

Analytical Chemistry


  • 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)


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