Marcel Roberts

Marcel Roberts

Marcel Roberts

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Areas of Expertise: electrochemistry, spectroscopy and analytical chemistry

I initially got interested in science and performing well in science classes when I was about 11. I was hoping to impress a girl I had a crush on who was top of the class in both physics and chemistry. I never had a chance with her but as I started paying more attention to the sciences, I found an endless source of fascination. The amazing complexity and elegance of the world viewed through scientific lenses has kept me interested since then.

My research interests focus on creating novel devices for identification but also the detection of drugs, explosives and contaminants. My specialty is chemical biology but I have a profound interest in toxicology and biomedical engineering. I am fascinated with creating devices that can have immediate and practical applications in border security, forensic science and food safety. My interest and love for science is linked to my love for science fiction and all things geeky and nerdy.

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