Peter Burke

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

BurkeLab is interested in quantum properties of reduced dimensional systems and using them to probe processes in electrophysiology and mitochondrial biology. BurkeLab has defined and pioneered fundamental understanding of the effects on quantum mechanics in the electromagnetic (e.g. nano-antenna) properties of reduced dimensional systems. BurkeLab has also demonstrated monitoring of opening and closing of ion channels with nanowire transistors. Finally using nanotechnology BurkeLab has demonstrated that mitochondria cristae behave as induvial batteries, redefining the orthodox interpretation of electrophysiology in this organelle. Quantum sensors in biology could further enhance this revolutionary “interface with life”, an emerging theme in exploiting quantum engineering and medicine to monitor and enhance human health.

Contact Info:

Phone: (949) 824-9326
Fax: (949) 824-3732
Email: pburke@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
EG 2232
Irvine, CA 92697


Professor William J. Evans, Director

Please email Ms. Jenise Shourds

164 Rowland Hall
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-4675