RESEARCH

Sensors for Environmental Contaminants

We are interested in the development and testing of sensor technologies for the detection of environmental contaminants. A current focus of our work in this area is in the use of Raman spectroscopy to detect both biologic as well as organic contaminants.

Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology

A long standing focus of our research effort has been to examine the environmental implications of nanotechnology. We utilize a fundamental approach to systematically evaluate how engineered and natural nanomaterials behave in environmental matrices.

Environmentally Mediated Antibiotic Resistance Dissemination

A developing research thrust in the Vikesland group is the study of the environmental dissemination of antibiotic resistance.

Dr. Peter Vikesland

1145 Perry Street (0246)

415 Durham Hall

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Vikesland Research Group

E-mail: pvikes 'at' vt edu

(540) 231-3568