Date of Award

Spring 2024

Document Type


Terms of Use

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Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Engineering Department, Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

First Advisor

E. Carr Everbach

Second Advisor

Kathryn R. Riley


Designing methods to comprehensively understand nanomaterial interactions is of paramount importance as nanomaterials gain widespread use and their environmental impact becomes a concern. While current characterization methods are suitable for initial assessments, there is a need for comprehensive techniques to evaluate end-of-use scenarios and environmental effects. This report emphasizes the potential of electrochemistry as a versatile measurement tool for nanomaterial analysis. Two projects are presented, showcasing innovative analytical architectures to overcome the limitations of existing techniques. Project 1 integrates linear sweep stripping voltammetry (LSSV) and particle impact voltammetry (PIV) to achieve kinetic resolution and size analysis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and silver ions (A(I)) released from nano-enabled textiles. Project 2 focuses on understanding the interaction between released AgNPs and proteins using PIV, with promising preliminary results. The integration of electrochemical methods provides a valuable toolset for achieving a balance between material innovation and environmental consciousness. This report highlights the significance of assessing nanomaterial interactions and illustrates the potential of electrochemistry in advancing nanomaterial research.