November

November 28, 2012

Minutes by: T.J. Wallin

Attendance:

Students: Mohammad, Amanda, Seth, Vanessa, Rabia, Marc, TJ, Lei, Sonny, Thej, Hareesh, Tasha, Quincy, Ahmad, Teresa

Faculty: Dr. Black

Meeting Called: 10:00am

Second part of presentations of the Independent Research Module continued with presenters Lei and Thej

Presenter 1: Lei

Title: Sensibility Gain of Surface Plasmons Resonance Biosensors

Nanoplasmonics enhance local electromagnetic fields which can help enhance the sensitivity.  This enhancement is dependent on the shape, size, and distance between other nanoplasmons.  Lei will change a novel SPR surface biosensor from a gold nanosphere and gold film set up to a gold nanorod and gold film one.  The resulting change in the plasmonic properties might improve the sensitivity of SPR.

Presenter 2: Thej

Title: Tapping into Bioelectricity: Modulating Cell Functions Using Thermoelectric Materials

Various disorders and diseases are directly linked to malfunctioning of cells and current treatment methods are limited.  The body is a complex electrical circuit the can be manipulated, with bioelectric experiments dating back to Galvani.  By controlling the transmembrane potential through the Seebeck effect of a pair of connected nanorods, the behavior of diseased cells might be manipulated

Next Meeting: THURSDAY, December 6, 2012

Presenters for next week (December 5, 2012): T.J., Amanda, Hareesh, Olu

Meeting adjourned at 11:20 am

 

 

November 7, 2012

Minutes by: Rabia Hussain

Attendance:

Students: Mohammad, Amanda, Seth, Vanessa, Rabia, Marc, TJ, Lei, Hareesh,Sonny, Tasha, Ahmad, Quincy, Tanya, Thej, Olu, Tareassa (just joined from Cornell in last few minutes- Welcome to group !)

Faculty: Dr. Black

Meeting Called: 10:00am

Second part of presentations of the Independent Research Module continued with presenters Tasha and Seth. Sha'La didn't present today.

Presenter 1: Tasha

Title: Use of Case Studies in Exploring Public Perceptions of Bio-nanotechnology Applications

Presenter 2: Seth

Title: Challenges and breakthrough in recovering from a broken heart

Research Idea: Use of stem cells.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Presenters for next week (November 14, 2012): Vanessa, Ahmad, Sonny (probably!)

Meeting adjourned at 11:20 am


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