Kurouski Lab


October 15, 2019

Rui’s paper on temperature-induced transformations in gold microplates has been accepted to ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. Congrats, Rui!


October 14, 2019

Dmitry gave three invited talks at SXIC 2019, Palm Springs, CA.


September 17, 2019

Mark’s and Charlie’s paper on non-invasive assessment of nutrient content in corn and Raman-based phenotyping of corn varieties has been accepted to ACS Omega. Congrats Mark and Charlie!


August 25, 2019

Lee’s paper on detection and identification of canker and blight on orange trees using a hand-held Raman spectrometer has been accepted to the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy. Congrats, Lee!



July 19, 2019

Friday lunch at Hopdoddy



July 12, 2019

Stas’s paper on AFM-IR study of amyloids has been accepted to ChemBioChem. Congrats, Stas!


July 10, 2019

Dmitry gave a talk at ICAVS 10 that was held in Auckland, New Zealand.


July 7, 2019

We are delighted to have Dr. Lei Zhou and Dr. Zhandong Li joining our group as Postdoctoral Researchers. Welcome Lei and Zhandong!




July 3, 2019

Dmitry gave a talk at 7th International Conference on Frontiers of Nonlinear Physics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.


June 24, 2019

Dmitry gave a talk at Forensics Section of North East Regional ACS Meeting (NERM 2019) that has held in Saratoga, NY


June 18,2019

Dmitry is giving a talk at ICES 2019 in London, Canada on the discovered by Rui 3D TERS.



June 13, 2019

Charlie’s paper on Raman-based diagnostics of rose rosette has been accepted to Planta. Congrats, Charlie!


May 17, 2019

Our review on “Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques for Plant Disease Diagnostics” has been accepted to Trends in Analytical Chemistry. Congrats to Charlie, Mark M. and Lee!


May 8, 2019

Isaac got a Golden Medal for completing the LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Scholars program and submitting a senior thesis. Congratulations, Isaac!



May 4, 2019

Isaac’s and Rui’s paper on SERS-based analysis of hair colorants is accepted to Analytical Chemistry. Congrats, guys!



April 26, 2019

Mark continues working on his corn project.


April 19, 2019

Group meeting at Dmitry’s house.



April 5, 2019

Dr. Rizevsky made a very interesting presentation about biology of human cercarial dermatitis and newly developed approaches to battle this disease. Thank you, Stas!



April 4, 2019

BBQ lunch at J. Cody.



March 29, 2019

Charlie and Isaac presented posters at The 1st Annual Biochemistry & Biophysics Research and Technologies Symposium.



March 27, 2019

We are delighted to have Dr. Stanislav Rizevsky as a visiting scholar from Biology Department, Belarussian State University. Welcome, Stas!


March 26, 2019

Mark has been accepted to a Graduate Program in Biophysics at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Congratulations, Mark!



March 21, 2019

Charlie and Isaac made excellent oral and poster presentations at PittCon 2019 that was held in Philadelphia, PA. Great job, guys!



March 11, 2019

Lee’s paper on “Rapid and Non-invasive Diagnostics of Huanglongbing and Nutrient Deficits on Citrus Trees with a Hand-Held Raman Spectrometer” is now accepted to Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. Congratulations, Lee!



March 8, 2019

Look what a great work these two guys made. Isaac is going to report these exciting results at PittCon 2019 that will start in just a week in Philadelphia, PA.



March 7, 2019

We got our AFM-IR system! Now we are the first group in the world that is going both TERS (nano-Raman) and AFM-IR (nano-IR). Many thanks to Anirban and Yi (Bruker) for such a quick and efficient installation.



March 3, 2019

Awesome bowing night!



February 20, 2019

Lee and Dr. Kurouski visited Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at Stephenville, TX. Many thanks to Bill McCutchen, Charles Simpson and John Cason for their kind invitation to visit the center. Our lab is excited to work together with a great team of scientists on the launched peanut breeding program.



February 18, 2019

Mark Krimmer was accepted to 2019 Summer Research Program at Brandeis University. Mark will work on cell and molecular visualization. Congratulations, Mark!


February 15, 2019

Signe made an excellent presentation about fucoidan, a sulfated polysaccharide that has various excited application in medicine and cosmetics. Great job, Signe and thank you!

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February 5, 2019

Charlie’s paper on “Complementarity of Raman and Infrared Spectroscopy for Structural Characterization of Plant Epicuticular Waxes” is now accepted to ACS Omega. Great job, Charlie!



February 4, 2019

We are delighted to have Signe Ptak as a visiting scholar from Chemical Engineering Department of University of Southern Denmark. Welcome, Signe!


January 9, 2019

Charlie’s paper on “Nanoscale Structural Organization of Plant Epicuticular Wax Probed by Atomic Force Microscope Infrared Spectroscopy” is now accepted to Analytical Chemistry! This work opened up a new direction in our laboratory: AFM-IR. Great job, Charlie!



January 8, 2019

Lee’s and Charlie’s paper on “Non-Invasive and Non-Destructive Detection of Cowpea Bruchid Within Cowpea Seeds with a Hand-Held Raman Spectrometer” is now accepted to Analytical Chemistry. Congrats, guys!


January 6, 2019

Dr. Kurouski was invited to give a talk at PQE 2019 meeting in Snowbird, UT.


December 14, 2018

Our project “Non-Invasive And Non-Destructive Detection Of Huanglongbing On Citrus Trees Using Raman Spectroscopy” has been funded by T3 Grant of Texas A&M University!


December 12, 2018

Finals are over and Winder Break is coming. Happy Holidays y’all!



November 1, 2018

Charlie was selected by our Department for The Graduate Student Spotlight. Congrats, Charlie!



October 23, 2018

Dr. Kurouski gave an invited talk on the meeting on rose rosette disease in Crossville, TN. Many thanks to Profs. Byrne and Windham for their invitation.


October 22, 2018

Dr. Kurouski gave a talk on SCIX 2019 in Atlanta, GA on “Raman-based plant pathogen diagnostics”.


October 19-20, 2018

Charlie, Lee and Rui presented their research work on 2018 Scott Medal Symposium. Well done!


September 10, 2018

Rui’s first paper on TERS entitled “Elucidation of Tip-Broadening Effect in Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS): A Cause of Artifacts or Potential for 3D TERS” is accepted to The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Great job, Rui!


August 28, 2018

Charlie Farber got The Best Poster Award on ICORS 2018! This year, around 900 scientists came to ICORS from all different parts of the world and more than 300 posters presented. There were only 20 poster awards, which means that only ~5% of students got awarded. Many congratulations, Charlie!



August 27, 2018

Dr. Kurouski gave an invited talk and Charlie Farber presented a poster on The International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (ICORS) 2018 in Jeju, Korea.


August 15, 2018
Dr. Kurouski and Lee Sanchez visiting Citrus Center and laboratory of Dr. Mandadi at Weslaco on Raman-based detection of HLB on citrus trees.











July 16, 2018

Dr. Kurouski was invited to give a talk at LPHYS 18, Nottingham, UK


June 13, 2018

Our paper on “Detection and Identification of Fungal Infections in Intact Wheat and Sorghum Grain Using a Hand-Held Raman Spectrometer” is accepted by Analytical Chemistry, the top analytical journal of ACS!



June 8, 2018

Congratulations to Rui and his wife on the birth of their beautiful baby girl!!! We all are wishing both of you the best of luck with your new little princess!!!!



May 9, 2018

Our paper on “Forensic Identification of Urine on Cotton and Polyester Fabric with a Hand-held Raman Spectrometer” is accepted by Forensic Chemistry. Many congratulations to Elizabeth and Charlie!



April 25, 2018

Our confocal Raman system is built and aligned!



April 12, 2018

Prof. Kurouski was invited to give an invited seminar at the Department of Physics, Florida International University.


April 4, 2018

Prof. Kurouski was invited to give an invited seminar at the Department of Physics, Baylor University.


March 28, 2018

We are delighted to host Chris Welch, formal Scientific Lead at Merck! Chris gave excellent talk about “High throughput analysis and high throughput experimentation in pharmaceutical development” in our department and conduced a great career workshop for our graduate students. Thank you Chris!


March 23, 2018

Many congratulations to Charlie, who just won The First Place Poster Award on 21st Annual Student Research Week!



February 21st, 2018

We are pleased to host Peter Tessier from The University of Michigan, as our department seminar speaker!


February 21st, 2018

Our first paper is accepted to Analytical Chemistry. Congratulations, Charlie! Great job!

Check it out here



January 18th, 2018

We are pleased to host Niklas Waasem from Hübner, who gave an excellent talk about lasers and career development in both academia and industry. Thank you, Niklas!


January 9th, 2018

Prof. Kurouski gave an invited talk on TERS at PQE 2018 meeting, Salt Lake City, UT


December 21, 2017

Welcome to Charlie, Elizabeth and Veronica, first year graduate students! We are excited to have every one of you in the lab.
















November 21, 2017


Our review on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is published by Spectroscopy Magazine. Check it out here!



November 14, 2017

Our TERS system has arrived! Andrei Krayev (HORIBA) explains how great and hard is TERS.
















November 13, 2017

We are excited to have Rui Wang (PhD from Fudan University, China) as a Postdoctoral Fellow in our group. Welcome, Rui!



November 2, 2017

Electrochemistry in action!

We are delighted to host Dr. Alex Peroff, the expert in electrochemistry from Pine Instruments.
















October 19, 2017

Elizabeth and Charlie making gold nanoplates.
















September 15, 2017

Alex and Minal help setting up the lab.




September 6, 2017

The laser tables have arrived!