Alexander Star

Alexander Star is a Professor of Chemistry, Bioengineering, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. His current research is focused on synthesis and properties of carbon nanomaterials and their applications in sensors, energy conversion devices, and nanomedicine. Originally from Kazakhstan, Professor Star received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from Tel Aviv University in 1994 and 2000, respectively. He then spent two years as a postdoctoral associate at California NanoSystems Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he investigated synthetic schemes to functionalize carbon nanotubes in a noncovalent fashion to improve their processability and biocompatibility. Between 2002 and 2005 he served as Senior Scientist and Manager of Applications Development at Nanomix, Inc. a nanotechnology startup company where he worked on development and commercialization of carbon nanotube-based sensors. He joined the Chemistry faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. During his academic career, Professor Star co-authored 105 peer-reviewed publications, four book chapters, and was listed as a co-inventor on nine issued patents and over 20 patent applications. His research was recognized by Intel Award, three University of Pittsburgh Innovator Awards, Chancellors Distinguished Research Award, NSF CAREER Award, and NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award.

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A System for Simple Real-Time Anastomotic Failure Detection and Wireless Blood Flow Monitoring in the Lower Limbs
Current totally implantable wireless blood flow monitors are large and cannot operate alongside nearby monitors. To alleviate the problems with the current monitors, we developed a system to monitor blood flow wirelessly, with a simple and easily interpretable real-time output.... Read more