Kim Lab: Oxygen-Sniffing Nanoparticles

Jinsang Kim, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and his team of researchers have developed a nanoparticle that emits light in oxygen-deficient environments. By doing so, they hope that doctors are able to use these nanoparticles in environments such as tumors, where there is a lack of oxygen, to more precisely measure tumors once diagnosed.