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Derrick Butler (Fed)

Currently, Derrick Butler is a National Research Council/NIST Postdoctoral Fellow in the Biophysical and Biomedical Measurement Group. He received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Vermont, USA in 2016 followed by a M.S.E. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, USA in 2017. In 2022, he received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University, USA where his research focused on the development of electrochemical and electronic biosensors based on two-dimensional materials to detect neurochemicals and bacteria. At NIST, Derrick is developing electronic sensors on porous membranes to incorporate in an organ-on-a-chip system for the study of cardiac physiology and pathophysiology. More broadly, his research interests reside at the intersection of device physics and fabrication, materials engineering, electronics, and biology.

Created December 7, 2022, Updated August 25, 2023