Kagan Kerman

Kagan Kerman

Research Interests: 

Our research focuses on the analytical detection of biological events on surfaces. Observing the effect of small molecules on nucleic acids and cells is of particular interest. Nanoparticles conjugated with biomolecules enable us to monitor the recognition events using electrochemical (voltammetry) and spectroscopic (localized surface plasmon resonance) techniques. The modification of carbon, gold and mercury surfaces with nanoparticles and biomolecules is carried out to obtain innovative biosensing schemes. Our research involves aspects of diverse disciplines ranging from surface science, electronics and molecular biology to materials science and nanotechnology.


  • Biosensor
  • electrochemistry
  • neurodegenerative diseases
  • diagnostics

Research Area: Chemical Biology, Analytical Biochemistry, Biosensors and Neuroscience

Teaching Interests: 

  • CHMB16 Techniques in Analytical Chemistry
  • CHMD71 Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • CHM1150H Advances in Electroanalytical Chemistry and Electrochemical Sensors