David Kinnamon


David earned his BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Dallas. He spent two years working with a Texas-based start-up company before joining the Chilkoti Group as a PhD Student.

Contact Information

  • Email Address: david.kinnamon@duke.edu

Research Interests

Development of affordable, accessible, and easy-to-use point-of-care diagnostic platforms with clinical-grade performance for the detection and screening of disease.

Awards/Honors: The BME Scholar Award (Duke BME), 2x Tony B. Travel Award Recipient (SLAS conference)


D. Kinnamon, K.C. Lin. D. Sankhala, S. Muthukumar, and S. Prasad, “AWARE: A Wearable Awareness with Real-time Exposure, for monitoring alcohol consumption impact through Ethyl Glucuronide detection,” Alcohol, 2018

D. Kinnamon, R. Ghanta, K.C. Lin, S. Muthukumar, and S. Prasad, "Portable biosensor for monitoring cortisol in low-volume perspired human sweat," nature Scientific Reports, vol. 7, no. 1, p. 13312, 2017.

D. Kinnamon, S. Muthukumar, A.P. Selvam, and S. Prasad, “Portable Chronic Alcohol Consumption Monitor in Human Sweat through Square-Wave Voltammetry,” SLAS Technology, vol. 23, no. 2, 2017.

D. Kinnamon, S. Krishan, S. Brosler, E. Sun, S. Prasad, “Screen Printed Graphene Oxide Textile Biosensor for Applications in Inexpensive and Wearable Point-of-Exposure Detection of Influenza for At-Risk Populations,” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, vol. 165, no. 8, 2017.

V. Kamakoti, D. Kinnamon, K. H. Choi, B. Jagannath, and S. Prasad, “Fully electronic urine dip-stick probe for combinatorial detection of inflammatory biomarkers," Future Science OA, vol. 4, no. 5,2018.

J. Craven, D. Kinnamon, and S. Prasad, “Randles Circuit Analysis Towards Investigating Interfacial Effects on Microchannel Electrodes,” IEEE Sensors Letters, vol. 2, no. 1, 2018.

R. T. Kumar, P. Kanchustambham, D. Kinnamon, S. Prasad, “2D dielectrophoretic signature of Coscinodiscus wailesii algae in non-uniform electric fields,” Algal Research. vol. 27, pp. 109-114, 2017.

R. T. Kumar, I. D. Grindi, D. Kinnamon, D. C. Rodrigues, C. P. Frizzo, S. Prasad, “Use of dicationic ionic liquids as a novel liquid platform for dielectrophoretic cell manipulation,” RSC Advances, vol. 6, pp. 22594-22603, 2016.

 Conference Posters:

“Portable biosensor for monitoring cortisol in low-volume perspired human sweat.” Presented at The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening Conference and Exhibition 2018, February 5, 2018, San Diego, CA

 “On-Chip Electrokinetic Module for Plasmapheresis.” Presented at The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening Conference and Exhibition 2015, February 9, 2015, Washington, D.C.

 Conference Podium talks:

“Electronic Bracelet for Monitoring of Alcohol Lifestyle.” Presented at IEEE Sensors 2016, October 31, 2016, Orlando FL [Podium Presentation]

“Actuated tweezers for “touch-free” sample separation.” Presented at The American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting 2015, November 10, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah [Podium Presentation]