National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

Serving Nanoscale Science, Engineering & Technology

David Gottfried


Georgia Institute of Technology


Senior Research Scientist

David's research interests are at the interface between nanoscale and microscale fabrication and measurement and the biomedical and life sciences.  His areas of expertise include: surface functionalization and characterization; biomolecule and polymer deposition using ink-jet printing and other technologies; nanoparticle characterization; chemical and biological sensor development; applications of quartz-crystal microbalance measurements.

David was recently elected as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society

David recently gave a lecture on Ink Jet Printing, available here or in the NNIN Video Gallery


  • Farshid Ghasemi, Ali Asghar Eftekhar, David Gottfried, Xuezheng Song, Richard D. Cummings, and Ali Adibi, “Self-Referenced Silicon Nitride Resonator Array Biosensor for Multiplexed Toxin Detection Using Glycan Surface Coatings at Visible Wavelengths”, Proc. of SPIE, in preparation (2012).
  • Emanuele Baravelli, Matteo Senesi, David S. Gottfried, L. De Marchi, Massimo Ruzzene, “Inkjet Fabrication of Spiral Frequency-Steerable Acoustic Transducers (FSATs)”, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2012, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8348, 834817 (2012).
  • David S. Gottfried, “Review of Nanotechnology in Undergraduate Education, J. Chem. Educ., 88, 544–545 (2011).
  • Paul L. Edmiston, Daniel P. Campbell, David S. Gottfried, Jessi Baughman, and Margaret M. Timmers, “Detection of Vapor Phase Trinitrotoluene in the Parts-per-Trillion Range Using Waveguide Interferometry”, Sensors and Actuators B 143, 574-582 (2010).
  • Jie Xu, David Suarez, and David S. Gottfried, “Detection of Avian Influenza Virus using an Interferometric Biosensor”, Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 389, 1193-1199 (2007).
  • Swaminathan Rajaraman, Hong-Seok Noh, Peter J. Hesketh, and David S. Gottfried, “Rapid, Low Cost Microfabrication Technologies toward Realization of Devices for Dielectrophoretic Manipulation of Particles and Nanowires”, Sensors and Actuators B 114, 392-401 (2006).