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Office Location: ETC 9.158

Tanya Hutter

Assistant Professor

Department Research Areas:
Advanced Materials Science and Engineering

Hutter Research Group

Dr. Tanya Hutter is an Assistant Professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the Advanced Materials Science and Engineering research area. Her research interests lie in the fields of emerging molecular sensing technologies, nanomaterials, microfabrication and nanophotonics with applications in environmental and industrial sensing, homeland security and medical diagnostics.

Dr. Hutter has a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (Ben-Gurion University), M.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering (Tel-Aviv University) and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (University of Cambridge). Since completing her Ph.D., she worked as a Research Fellow in Physical Chemistry at the University of Cambridge and received several prestigious fellowships to develop her independent research. Dr. Hutter published 25 peer-reviewed papers and is an inventor on four patents. In 2016, she was awarded L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowship UK & Ireland for her scientific achievements. Dr. Hutter also has a strong interest in technology commercialization and entrepreneurship. Alongside her academic career she co-foundered two startups in the fields of nanophotonic sensing and MedTech.

Dr. Hutter is Chair of the Sensors Research Interest Group (RIG) - it is a multidisciplinary group of researchers with interests in sensor materials, methods, devices and sensor applications for healthcare, environment, civil, petroleum, chemical industries and military applications. This group provides an opportunity to exchange ideas, present early findings, and explore collaborations and interdisciplinary funding opportunities. RIG’s aims are to connect sensor technologies, middleware and applications, and to provide an interface between academic and industrial research.

Recent Publications

  1. William Winter, Coco Day, Joshua Prestage and Tanya Hutter, Temporally resolved thermal desorption of volatile organics from nanoporous silica preconcentrator, RSC Analyst, 2020 (DOI).
  2. Coco Day, Nathan Rowe and Tanya Hutter, Nanoporous silica pre-concentrator for vapor-phase DMNB, a detection taggant for explosives, ACS Omega, 5, 29, 18073-18079, 2020 (DOI).
  3. Farah Alimagham, Max Platkov, Joshua Prestage, Svetlana Basov, Gregory Izakson, Abraham Katzir, Stephen Elliott and Tanya Hutter, Mid-IR Evanescent-field Fiber Sensor with Enhanced Sensitivity for Volatile Organic Compounds, RSC Advances, 9, 21186-21191, 2019 (DOI).
  4. Coco Day, Sindre Sopstad, Hanbin Ma, Chen Jiang, Arokia Nathan, Stephen R. Elliott, Fiona E. Karet Frankl and Tanya Hutter, Impedance-based sensor for potassium ions, Analytica Chimica Acta, 1034, 39-45, 2018 (DOI).
  5. Tanya Hutter, Stephen R. Elliott and Sumeet Mahajan, Optical fibre tip probes for SERS: numerical study for design considerations, Optics Express, 26(12), 155539-15550, 2018 (DOI).
  6. Li Li, Tanya Hutter, Wenwu Li and Sumeet Mahajan, Single nanoparticle-based heteronanojunction as a plasmon ruler for measuring dielectric thin films, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 6 (12) 2282-2286, 2015 (DOI).
  7. Sumeet Mahajan, Tanya Hutter, Ulrich Steiner and Pola Goldberg-Oppenheimer, Tuneable microstructured surface enhanced Raman scattering substrates via electrohydrodynamic lithography, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 4 (23) 4153-4159, 2013 (DOI).
  8. Tanya Hutter, Sumeet Mahajan and Stephen R. Elliott, Near-field optical enhancement by lead-sulfide quantum dots and metallic nanoparticles for SERS, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 44 (9) 1292-1298, 2013 (DOI).
  9. Nikolaos Bamiedakis, Tanya Hutter, Richard V. Penty, Ian H. White and Stephen R. Elliott, PBS-integrated optical waveguide sensors: an ammonia gas sensor, IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 31 (10) 1628-1635, 2013 (DOI).
  10. Li Li, Tanya Hutter, Ullrich Steiner and Sumeet Mahajan, Single molecule SERS and detection of biomolecules with single gold nanoparticle on mirror junctions, Analyst, 138, 4574-4578, 2013 (DOI).
  11. Tanya Hutter, Stephen R. Elliott and Sumeet Mahajan, Near-field plasmonics of individual dielectric nanoparticles above a metallic substrate, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117 (15), 7784, 2013 (DOI).
  12. Tanya Hutter, Stephen R. Elliott and Shlomo Ruschin, Dynamic range enhancement and phase-ambiguity elimination in wavelength-interrogated interferometer sensor, Sensors and Actuators B, 178, 593-597, 2013 (DOI).
  13. Tanya Hutter, Stephen R. Elliott and Sumeet Mahajan, Interaction of metallic nanoparticles with dielectric substrates: effect of optical constants, Nanotechnology 24 (3) 035201, 2013 (DOI).