United States

North Carolina State University

SensUs Digital


SenseNC combines a team of engineers to develop an innovative biosensor. The team is composed of eight students enrolled at North Carolina State University across the disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering. Through teamwork and mentorship from our team’s supervisor, Dr. Michael Daniele, SenseNC will contribute ground-breaking advancement of modern medical technology.

Our goal is to accurately detect H1N1 in a saliva sample while producing a positive user experience. H1N1 is a dangerous disease, commonly known as swine flu, and is aerially transmitted through coughing/sneezing. Thanks to the SensUs 2021 competition we will be
provided the opportunity to safely research, develop, and test a device that will be able to determine the concentration of H1N1 in human saliva. This challenge will allow each team member to advance professional skills that will be used in their future careers. The SenseNC team is excited to participate in this international competition while contributing to the improvement of biosensors.



Dr. Michael Daniele
Dr. Daniele’s primary area of interest is the broad application of soft nanomaterials to engineer devices that monitor, mimic, or augment biological function. Specific topics of research include wearable and implantable biosensors, organ-on-a-chip models, and human-machine interfaces.

Brendan Turner
Brendan Turner is one of SenseNC's team coaches and is studying to receive his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.

Katie Kilgour
Katie Kilgour is one of SenseNC's team coaches and is studying to receive her Ph.D. under the joint department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.

Mc Kenna Downey
Sydney Stine
Sucheta Malladi
Shannon Pinnell
Joshua Wilson
Kaila Peterson
Grace Maddocks
Meredith Robbins

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