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Edgar D. Goluch

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
Affiliated Faculty, Bioengineering
Affiliated Faculty, Biology
253 Egan
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


Joined the Chemical Engineering Department in Fall 2010.

The primary focus of our research is the development of detection strategies that are tailored for the micro and nanoscale, with emphasis on biological systems. We work at size scales ranging from single molecules to single cells. Applications of this research range from personalized medicine to environmental monitoring. We also have expertise in electrochemistry and fabrication of integrated microfluidic systems.


  • BS (Chemical Engineering) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
  • MS (Mechanical Engineering) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005
  • PhD (Bioengineering) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
  • N.S.F. Postdoctoral Fellow Delft University of Technology, NL, 2008-2010

Research & Scholarship Interests

Detection of biomolecules at the nanoscale, specifically inside micro and nanofluidic channels. This is applied to a broad range of scientific fields including: biophysics, micro and systems biology, ecology, environmental sensing, and analytical instrumentation
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Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Outstanding Translational Research Award

Selected Publications

  • J. Sun, N. Tandogan, A.Z. Gu, S. Müftü, E.D. Goluch, K.T. Wan, Quantification of Colloidal Filtration of Polystyrene Micro-Particles on Glass Substrate Using a Microfluidic Device, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 165, 2018, 381-387
  • C.R. Santiveri, H.J. Sismaet, M. Kimani, E.D. Goluch, Electrochemical Detection of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa in Polymicrobial Environments, ChemistrySelect, 3(11), 2018 2926-2930
  • H.J. Sismaet, E.D. Goluch, Electrochemical Probes of Microbial Community Behavior Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry, 2018
  • P.N. Abadian, P.J. Buch, E.D. Goluch, J. Li, Z. Zhang, Real-Time Monitoring of Urinary Encrustation Using a Quartz Crystal Microbalance, Analytical chemistry 90 (3), 2018, 1531-1535
  • E.D. Goluch, Microbial Identification Using Electrochemical Detection of Metabolites, Trends in Biotechnology, 35(12), 2017, 1125-1128
  • H.J. Sismaet, A.J. Pinto, E.D. Goluch, Electrochemical Sensors for Identifying Pyocyanin Production in Clinical Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Isolates, Biosensors and Bioelectronics 97, 2017, 65-69
  • N. Tandogan, P.N. Abadian, B. Huo, E.D. Goluch, Characterization of Bacterial Adhesion and Biofilm Formation, Antimicrobial Coatings and Modifications on Medical Devices, 2017, 67-95
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Related News

February 12, 2019

Chemical Engineering PhD student Pranali Buch, advised by Professor Edgar Goluch, recently had her review paper "Treating Polymicrobial Infections in Chronic Diabetic Wounds" published in Clinical Microbiology Reviews.

October 19, 2018

ChE Associate Professor Edgar Goluch created the company QSM Diagnostics to help diagnose bacterial infections in animals quickly which would allow for faster treatments.

September 21, 2018

Research Scientist at the Wyss Institute and current ChE graduate student Daniel Wiegand's research was featured in the ACS Synthetic Biology article "Establishing a Cell-Free Vibrio natriegens Expression System" for using super fold GFP as a read-out for tweaking a multitude of parameters in order to retain sustained protein expression in the cell-free reaction over a long period of time.

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