International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society
Leaders in Lyme Disease Education and Training
A.T. Charlie Johnson, Jr., PhD
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Breakout E - Laboratory Advances - Moderator: Raphael B. Stricker, MD
Carbon Nanotube - Based Lyme Testing (3:30 PM - 4:00 PM)
Speaker Bio: A. T. Charlie Johnson received a B.S. from Stanford University, and a M.S. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, all in Physics. He was a European Union ESPRIT Postdoctoral Fellow at the Delft University of Technology and a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Boulder, CO). He leads an independent research group at Penn, focused on nanostructure physics and nanoelectronics. Johnson worked extensively in the science of carbon nanotubes, making significant contributions to the understanding of thermal and electronic transport in this important nanomaterial. More recently he has been active in the area of vapor- and liquid-phase molecular sensing using functionalized nanotube field effect transistors, as well as graphene electronics and synthesis of wafer-scale graphene. Johnson was the recipient of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, a Packard Foundation Science and Engineering Fellowship, a Sloan Fellowship, and selection as a Fellow of the American Physical Society, among other honors. Along with the authorship of over 140 peer-reviewed articles, Johnson holds three awarded patents, with 18 other patents submitted. Johnson is a member of the Founding Editorial Board of AIP Advances. He is also a scientific founder of two companies based on technology from his laboratory, Graphene Frontiers and Adamant Technologies.