National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

Serving Nanoscale Science, Engineering & Technology

David Gottfried


Georgia Institute of Technology

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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).