Dr. Burns is a Senior Materials Scientist at GE Research, working at the interface of materials and biology.
In 2008, Dr. Burns completed a PhD in Materials Science at Cornell University, developing injectable fluorescent nanoparticles for in vivo & in vitro imaging and sensing. He then joined GE, where his work has focused on tailoring the bulk, surface and functional properties of polymeric and inorganic materials for bio-applications at the molecular, cellular and physiological level. His current work focused on the interplay of materials properties with device design and human physiology for wearable biofluidic and electrophysiologic sensors to enable new applications in human performance (e.g., hydration) and clinical monitoring.
Natarajan, A., Boden, E.P., Burns, A., McCloskey, P.J., et al., Synthesis, chemical reactivity, and photophysical properties of 2′,7′ phenylated rhodamine dyes. Tetrahedron Lett. 2014, 55, 4222–4226.