Allison Dennis

Associate Professor,  Chemical Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Bioengineering


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Research Focus

Semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) for biomedical imaging and biosensing


  • PhD, Bioengineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009

Honors & Awards

  • Scialog ABI (Advanced Biomedical Imaging) Fellow, 2021-2023
  • MAVEN Sr. Scientist, 2021-22

Research Overview

Semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) for biomedical imaging and biosensing

Research Centers and Institutes

  • Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems (CILS)

Selected Publications

  • Kays JC, Conti III CR, Margaronis A, Kuszynski JE, Strouse GF, and AM Dennis*. Controlled synthesis and exploration of CuxFeS4 bornite nanocrystals. Chemistry of Materials, 2021, 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c02029
  • Saeboe AM, Nikiforov A, Toufanian R, Kays JC, Chern M, Casas JP, Han K, Piryatinski A, Jones D, and AM Dennis*. Extending the Near Infrared Emission Range of Indium Phosphide Quantum Dots for In Vivo Imaging. Nano Letters, 2021, 21(7):3271–3279. 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00600
  • Toufanian R, Chern M, Kong V, and AM Dennis*. Engineering Brightness-Matched Indium Phosphide Quantum Dots. Chemistry of Materials, 2021, 33(6):1964–1975. 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c03181
  • Chern M, Garden PM, Baer RC, Galagan JE, AM Dennis*. Transcription Factor Based Small Molecule Sensing with a Rapid Cell Phone Enabled Fluorescent Bead Assay. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020, 59(48):21597-21602. 10.1002/anie.202007575
  • Chern M, Toufanian R, and AM Dennis*. Quantum Dot to Quantum Dot Förster Resonance Energy Transfer: Engineering Materials for Visual Color Change Sensing. Analyst, 2020, 145(17):5754 – 5767. 10.1039/d0an00746c
Allison Dennis


Jul 08, 2022

New Faculty Spotlight: Allison Dennis

Allison Dennis joins the Chemical Engineering department in July 2022 as an Associate Professor.

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