Intellectual Property

    • Water Cleaning Technologies

  1. A. Abbas and A. Snober, J. Brockgreitens, “Methods of Making Porous Nanocomposites Sorbents for Multipollutant Capture", US Patent Pending # 62/476,166 (March 24, 2017).
  2. Abbas a. and Brockgreitens J., "Enhanced filtration through compression of compressible sorbent", US Patent Pending # 62/444,520, (January 10, 2017)
  3. Abbas A. and Ahmed S., “Selenium Nanomaterials and Methods of Making and Using Same”, International Patent Application No. PCT/US2016/056850 (Oct 14, 2016), US Patent Pending # 62/240,764

    Microbial Diagnostic Technologies

  4. A. AAbbas and M. Bui, "Methods for Microbial Screening and Identification", US Patent Pending No. 62/480,242 (March 31, 2017).
  5. A. Abbas and J. Brockgreitens, "Methods of Separating Microbes from Samples", US Patent Pending No. 62/480,236 (March 31, 2017)
  6. Abbas A., “Methods of attaching probes to microorganisms and methods of use thereof”, International Patent Application No. PCT/US2017/015044, (January 26, 2017), US Patent Pending # 62/287,894 (2016).
  7. Abbas A., “Detection Assays and Methods”. International Patent Application No. PCT/US2016/019772, (2016).
  8. Abbas A., J. Brockgreitens, J.  “Lateral flow assay device and methods of using”, US Patent Pending #  62/287,892 (Jan. 27, 2016)
  9. Abbas A., J. Brockgreitens, J.  “Soil sampling and sensing device”, US Patent Pending #  62/335,286 (May 12, 2016)


  1. Singh R., Feltmeyer A., Saiapina O., Juzwik J., Arentz B., and Abbas A.*, "Rapid and PCR-free DNA Detection by Nanoaggregation-Enhanced Chemiluminescence", Scientific Reports, 2017, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-14580-w.
  2. Singh R, Brockgreitens J, Saipiana O, Wu Y, Abbas A.*, "Microbial Separation From a Complex Matrix by a Hand-held Microfluidic Device", Chemical Communication, 2017, 53, 10788-10791.
  3. Ke X, P Bui, A. Fang, A. Abbas*, "Plasmonic Cell Nanocoating: A New Concept for Rapid Microbial Screening", Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2017. doi: 10.1007/s00216-017-0612-3 (Forefront Paper).
  4. Snober Ahmed, John Brockgreitens, Ke Xu, Abdennour Abbas*, "A nanoselenium sponge for instantaneous mercury removal to undetectable levels", Advanced functional Materials, 2, 2017, 1-10. (Front Cover)
  5. M-P. N. Bui, J. Brockgreitens, S. Ahmed, and Abdennour Abbas*, "Dual Detection of Nitrate and Mercury in Water using Disposable Electrochemical Sensors", Biosensors and Bioelectronics", 85 (2016), 280-286.
  6. Snober Ahmed, John Brockgreitens, Ke Xu, Abdennour Abbas, "Sponge-supported synthesis of colloidal selenium nanospheres", Nanotechnology, 27(46):465601, 2016.
  7. S. Ahmed, M-P N. Bui and A. Abbas, "Paper-based Chemical and Biological Sensors: Engineering Aspects", Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 77 (2016) 249-263.
  8. Minh-Phuong Ngoc Bui, Snober Ahmed, and Abdennour Abbas*, "Single Digit Pathogen and Attomolar Detection with the Naked Eye using Liposome-Amplified Plasmonic Immunoassay", Nano Letters, 2015, 15 (9), 6239–6246.
  9. J. Brockgreitens and A. Abbas*, "Responsive Food Packaging: Recent Progress and Technological Prospects", Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 2015, 15 (1), 3-15.
  10. M-P N. Bui, S. Ahmed and A. Abbas*,"Biosensors in food engineering" in"Food Engineering: Emerging Issues, Modeling, and Applications", Book chapter, APS editions, ISBN: 9781771883689, 2015)
  11. J. Brockgreitens and A. Abbas*,"Food Packaging Technologies " in "Food Engineering: Emerging Issues, Modeling, and Applications", Book chapter, APS editions. 350p.,ISBN: 9781771883689, 2015.
  12. M-P. Bui and A. Abbas*, "Simple and Rapid Colorimetric Detection of p-Nitrophenyl Substituent Organophosphorous Nerve Agents", Sensors & Actuators B, 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2014.10.010 .
  13. J. Brockgreitens, S. Ahmed and A. Abbas*, "Kinetic Analysis of a-Cyclodextrin Interactions using Polydiacetylene Liposomes", Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s10847-014-0470-y.

Student Awards

  1. George T Walker Prize from Sigma Xi, The scientific research honor society, 2017 (Student, Shreeman Misurya).
  2. Award of Merit at the Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology, 2015 (student: Snober Ahmed).
  3. Award of Merit at the Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology, 2015 (student: John Brockgreitens).
  4. Team finalists at the Dow Innovation Challenege, 2015, (J. Brockgreitens and Snober Ahmed)
  5. Best Poster Award at the Food Defense Conference, organized on September 18-19, 2014, by the National Center for Food Protection and Defense.(Student: J. Brockreitens)

Prior to U of M

Intelectual Property

  • 1. S. Singamaneni and A. Abbas, “Plasmonic Biosensors with Built-In Artificial Antibodies”, US Patent Application No.15/030,004 (April 15, 2016).
  • 2. Abbas A., Supiot P. and Bocquet B., “Method for making microchannels on a substrate, and substrates including such microchannels”, Patent N°: WO/2010/097548, publication date: 09-02-2010, US Patent N°: US20120043649A1,(Feb. 23, 2012).


  1. Abbas, A.; Brimer, A; Tian, L; Singamaneni, S. “Multifunctional Analytical Platform on a Paper Strip: Separation, Pre-Concentration and Sub-Attomolar Detection”.  Analytical Chemistry, 2013, DOI: 10.1021/ac303567g. Read
  2. Abbas A,  Brimer A., Tian T., d’Avignon D. A, . Hameed A. S, . Vittal J. J and Singamaneni S., "Vesicle-Mediated Growth of Tubular Branches and Centimeter-long Microtubes From a Single Molecule", Small, 2012, DOI: 10.1002/smll.201202509. Read
  3. Abbas, A.; Tian, L.; Morrissey, J.; Kharasch, E. D.; Singamaneni, S.“Hot-spot Localized Artificial Antibodies for Label-free Plasmonic Biosensing”. Advanced Functional Materials, DOI: 2012, 10.1002/adfm.201202370. Read
  4. Abbas, A., Max Fei, Limei Tian, Srikanth Singamaneni, "Trapping proteins within gold nanoparticle assemblies: dynamically tunable hot-spots for nanobiosensing". Plasmonics (2012 ), DOI: 10.1007/s11468-012-9431-8. Read
  5. Gandra, N.; Abbas, A.; Tian, L.; Singamaneni, S.“Plasmonic Planet-Satellite Analogues: Hierarchical Self-assembly of Gold Nanostructures”. Nano Letters, 2012, DOI: 10.1021/nl3012038. Read
  6. Abbas, A.; Kattumenu, R.; Singamaneni, S.“Molecular Linker-Mediated Self-assembly of Gold Nanoparticles: Understanding and Controlling the Dynamics” . Langmuir, 2012, DOI: 10.1021/la303368q. Read
  7. Tian, L.; Fei, M.; Kattumenu, R.; Abbas, A.; Singamaneni, “Gold Nanorods as Plasmonic Nanotransducers: Distance-dependent Refractive Index Sensitivity, Langmuir, 2012, DOI: 10.1021/la3034534.
  8. Abbas A., Tian L., Kattumenu R., Halim A., Singamaneni, S., "Freezing the assembly process of gold nanocrystals", Chemical Communications, 2012, 48 (11), 1677 - 1679. Read
  9. Limei Tian, Max Fei, Ramesh Kattumenu, Abdennour Abbas and Srikanth Singamaneni, "Gold nanorods as nanotransducers to monitor the growth and swelling of ultrathin polymer films". Nanotechnology. 2012, 23 255502. Read
  10. Abbas, A.; Kattumenu, R.; Tian, L.; Nergiz S. Z; Singamaneni, S. “Self-assembly of plasmonic nanostructures”. Journal of Nanoscience Letters, 2012, 2, 1-17. Invited Review. Read.
  11. Lee, C. H.; Tian, L.; Abbas, A.; Kattumenu, R.; Singamaneni, S. “Directed Assembly of Gold nanorods using Aligned Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers for Highly Efficient SERS Substrates”. Nanotechnology, 22 (2011) 275311. Read
  12. Abdennour Abbas, Matthew J. Linman and Quan Cheng. "Patterned resonance plasmonic microarrays for high performance SPR imaging". Analytical Chemistry, 83 (2011), 3147–3152. Read
  13. Abdennour Abbas, Matthew J. Linman and Quan Cheng, "Sensitivity comparison of surface plasmon resonance and plasmon-waveguide resonance biosensors". Sensors and Actuators B, 156 (2011), 169-175. Read
  14. Matthew J. Linman, Abdennour Abbas, Chris Robert and Quan Cheng, "Etched glass microarrays with differential resonance for enhanced contrast and sensitivity of SPR imaging". Analytical Chemistry, (2011). Read
  15. Abdennour Abbas, Matthew J. Linman and Quan Cheng. "New trends in instrumental design for surface plasmon resonance-based biosensors". Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 26 (2011) 1815-1824. Read
  16. Matthew J. Linman, Abdennour Abbas and Quan Cheng. "Interface Design and Multiplexed Analysis with Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Spectroscopy and SPR Imaging", Analyst, 135 (2010) 2759-1824. Invited Review. Read
  17. A. Abbas, A. Trezeibre, P. Supiot,  N. Bourzegui, D. Guillochon, D. Vercaigne-Marko, B. Bocquet, Cold plasma functionalized TeraHertz BioMEMS for enzyme reaction analysis, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 25 (2009) 154–160. Read
  18. A. Abbas, P. Supiot, V. Mille, D. Guillochon, B. Bocquet, Capillary microchannel fabrication using plasma polymerized TMDS for fluidic MEMS technology. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 19 (2009) 045022,1-8. Read
  19. A. Abbas, D. Vercaigne-Marko, B. Bocquet, P. Supiot, C. Vivien, D. Guillochon, Covalent attachment of trypsin on plasma polymerized allylamine, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 73 (2009) 315-324. Read
  20. A. Abbas, C. Vivien, B. Bocquet, D. Guillochon , P. Supiot, Preparation and multi-characterization of plasma polymerized allylamine films, Plasma Processes and Polymers, 6 (2009), 593–604. Read
  21. A. Abbas, T. Dargent, D. Croix, M. Salzet, B. Bocquet, Ex-vivo detection of neural events using millimeter-wave BioMEMS, Medical Science Monitor, 2009; 15 (9): MT121-125. Read
  22. Abbas Abdennour, Vivien Céline, Supiot Philippe, Bourzgui Nour-Eddine, Bocquet Bertrand, Guillochon Didier, « Polymérisation par plasma pour la fabrication de circuits microfluidiques », Récents Progrès en Génie des Procédés, Numéro 98 – 2009, 2-910239-72-1, Ed. SFGP, Paris, France.