Thursday, October 25th
Functional Active Nanosystems: From Solar Energy Conversion to Cellular Prostheses
Kenneth T. Norris Professor of Engineering & Professor of Physics, Nanostructure Materials & Devices Laboratory, University of Southern California
The ability to synthesize and characterize nanostructures of a wide variety of inorganic, organic, and bio-organic materials has enabled the fabrication of functional nanodevices that provide designed function and can be assembled in increasingly sophisticated architectures with expanding arenas of applications. In this talk I shall illustrate this exciting frontier through selected examples of the use of inorganic nanostructures (quantum dots, wires, and wells) in novel composite and hybrid integrated architectures that reveal new approaches to addressing issues of importance to human environment and health: from a new paradigm for solar energy conversion to nanoscale real–time imaging of biomarkers of intracellular processes in live cells, to manipulating or endowing new cell function for disease diagnosis and therapy.
Refreshments at 10:50 AM. Seminar begins at 11:00 AM.
Building 8, Room 241
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