Gymama Slaughter | AIChE

Gymama Slaughter

Executive Director of the Center for Bioelectrics
Old Dominion University

Gymama Slaughter is the Executive Director of the Center for Bioelectrics. She received her B.S. in Chemistry in 2001, M.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2003, and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005. She was selected to participated in the Office of Naval Research Sabbatical Leave Program at the Naval Research Laboratory’s Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering (CBMSE) where she served as CBMSE Visiting Scholar and conducted research on the development of flexible biodegradable biological and chemical sensors. Slaughter develops and applies sensor-processor platforms, focusing on innovative contributions to identifying a pathway to embed sensing and processing functions in the same device to eliminate bottlenecks arising from communication between the sensor, transducer and processor, thus, resulting in ultra-fast and ultra-low power devices. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Department of Army, TEDCO Maryland Innovative Initiative, and the Maryland Industry Partnership. Her research interests include biosensors, nanosensors, microfabrication technology, and BioMEMS. She is the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER AWARD. The award recognizes faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research.