Dr. Lei Zhai
Lecture Title: Polymer Composite of Nanomaterials
Research Areas: Corrosion protection, improving plastic strength, graphene, nanoparticles, fibers
Dr. Swadesh Santra
Lecture Title: Nanotechnology enabled bactericides/fungicides for crop protection
Research Areas: Bactericide, fungicide, plant disease, nanotechnology, agriculture, antimicrobial
Dr. Qun Treen Huo
Lecture Title: Gold nanoparticle for in vitro diagnostic applications
Research Areas: Gold nanoparticle, in vitro diagnostics, infectious diseases, immunology, cancer, light scattering
Dr. Andre Gesquiere
Lecture Title: Advanced Optical Imaging for Nanomaterial Research
Research Areas: Single photon detection, Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Conjugated Polymers, Nanostructured devices, In-planta tracking
Dr. Yang Yang
Lecture Title: Nanostructured thin-film materials for renewable energy applications
Research Areas: nanostructures, thin-film, renewable energy, battery, solar energy
Dr. Titel Jurca
Lecture Title: From small molecules to materials: leveraging precursor design for thin film growth by Atomic Layer Deposition
Research Areas: The use of synthetic inorganic chemistry in service of catalytic organic transformations, and thin film materials chemistry
Dr. Laurene Tetard
Lecture Title: Advanced Atomic Force Microscopy for materials and life sciences
Research Areas: nanoscale imaging, nanoscale spectroscopy, catalysis, plants, bacteria
Dr. Jihua Gou
Lecture Title: Science and Technology of Buckypapers and their Nanocomposites applications
Research Areas: Electromagnetic Interference, Lightning Strike Protection, Fire Retardancy, Flexible Strain Sensing, Heat Conduction
Dr. Arkadiy Lyakh
Lecture Title: Quantum cascade laser design and applications
Research Areas: Semiconductor laser, intersubband transport, infrared spectroscopy, high power, high efficiency
Dr. Enrique del Barco
Lecture Title: Molecular electronics / diodes at the molecular scale
Research Areas: Molecular electronics, tunnel junctions, charge rectification, single molecule transport
Dr. Saiful Khondaker
Lecture Title: Carbon nanotube, graphene and 2D materials for electronic device applications
Research Areas: Carbon nanotubes, graphene, 2D materials, Transistors, nanodevice fabrication technologies
Dr. Jayan Thomas
Lecture Title: Principles and working of polymer and hybrid solar cells
Research Areas: Polymer solar cells, perovskite cells, flexible devices, energy harvesting, green energy
Joe Sleppy (Guest Lecturer)
Lecture Title: Market Dictated Commercialization Practices
Capacitech Energy LLC
Dr. Matt McInnis (Guest Lecturer)
Lecture Title: Graphene composites for advanced structural and functional materials
Research Areas: Graphene, nanocomposites, structural materials, polymers, conductive composites
Dr. Karin Chumbimuni-Torres
Lecture Title: Nanomaterials for optical and electrochemical sensors and biosensors
Research Areas: virus detection, carbon nanotubes, nanobeads, DNA, ions
Dr. Gang Chen
Lecture Title: Anisotropic Plasmonic Nanoparticles Based Ultrasensitive SERS Sensor
Research Areas: Plasmonic Nanoparticles, SERS, Hot Spots, Surface Blocking, Sensor
Dr. Debashis Chanda
Lecture Title: Nanophotonics for Real Life Applications: From Displays to Infrared Cameras
Research Areas: Nanophotonics, Light-Matter Interactions, Reflective Displays, Infrared Photon Detection, Printed Optoelectronics
Dr. Masahiro Ishigami
Lecture Title: Ballistic Nanofriction: Surprising, Vanishing Friction at High Speeds
Research Areas: Using novel microscopy technique to measure physical properties of nanoscale materials
Dr. Kollbe Ahn
Lecture Title: Bioinspired wet-adhesion and its applications
Research Areas: Biomimetic, Bioinspired, Adhesion, Catechol, Polyelectrolytes
Dr. Hyoung Jin Joe Cho
Lecture Title: Nanotechnology for environmental sensors
Research Areas: Miniaturized sensors, actuators, and microfluidic components; The application of new and emerging materials into microscale host device platforms.
Dr. Hyeran Kang
Lecture Title: Introduction to nanotechnology
Research Areas: Mechanics of biological polymers, molecular mechanism of protein actin assembly
Dr. Marshall Weihua Ming
(Guest Lecturer)
Lecture Title: Nanostructured Multifunctional Polymeric Coatings
Research Areas: Smart functional coating, corrosion detection and prevention, self-healing polymeric materials, nanostructured polymer hybrid composites
Dr. Jodi McGill (Guest Lecturer)
Lecture Title: Polyanhydride nanoparticle-based vaccines against bovine respiratory disease complex
Research Areas: innate and adaptive immune response to respiratory pathogens in cattle, polyanhydride nanoparticle-based vaccines