Detroit, MI 48201
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center Auditorium.The seminar is free and open to the entire campus community; a reception will immediately follow.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Ray T. Chen, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Texas Austin. Dr. Chen will present, "Label-free Early Cancer Detection using Silicon Nanophotonic Devices."
We experimentally demonstrate a myriad of devices on the silicon nanmomembrane based photonic crystal platforms for chip-integrated optical absorption spectroscopy and chip-integrated biomolecular microarray assays. Infrared optical absorption spectroscopy and biomolecular assays based on conjugate-specific binding principles represent two dominant sensing mechanisms for a wide spectrum of applications. The easy scalability of photonic crystal devices to any wavelength ensures that the sensing principles hold across a wide electromagnetic spectrum. Silicon, the work horse of the electronics industry, is an ideal platform for the above optical sensing applications.