Presented by: Dr. Alexander Wei, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University
Description: Hosted by the Chemistry Department https://www.towson.edu/fcsm/departments/chemistry/ , Dr. Wei will deliver his lecture as part of a grant funded by The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Inc. https://www.towson.edu/news/2017/dreyfusfoundation.html There will be a reception in Smith 554 following his lecture. Below is the abstract for his talk:
As nanotechnology matures, emphasis has gradually shifted from discovery and application to translation, process development, and sustainability. This seminar will illustrate such an evolution in the discovery, biomedical application, and re-engineering of metal nanoparticles with plasmonic and magnetic function, namely gold nanorods (GNRs), gold nanostars with magnetic cores, and magnetic gold nanoclusters (MGNCs). Robust methods of surface modification play a key role for realizing the translational potential of engineered nanomaterials. Applications to be highlighted include tumor cell targeting, delivery and photothermal release of siRNA, magnetomotive function in chemical and biomolecular analysis, and novel directions in nano-manufacturing.
Time: 4:00 PM on the 14th of March 2018
Location: Smith Hall, 264