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January 14, 2014 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Welcome Center Auditorium | Map
42 W. Warren
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

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.

For more information about this event, please contact Julie O'Connor at 313-577-5600 or julie.oconnor@wayne.edu.