A New Paradigm for Accessing Chemical Information
In the 1960s work began toward the personal computer – a landmark in information processing. Since then, devices to access and analyze information have become smaller, faster, cheaper, easier to use and more powerful.
In the 1960s work also began toward the glucometer - a landmark in chemical information processing. Since then, instruments to access and analyze chemical information have generally become larger, more expensive and require specially-trained users.
Why have these trajectories been so markedly different? And, how can we apply the power of information processing to the “harvesting” chemical information?
In this work, we are building materials interfaces that enable molecular information to be accessed electrochemically. By tailoring electrical inputs, we aim to access increasingly complex chemical information.