Postdoc Practice Job Talk: Swarnapali Indrasekara, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering
On Feb 6 at 9:30 am, Swarnapali Indrasekara from the Department of Biomedical Engineering will present her talk on "Nanoscale Materials, Interfaces and Optical Manipulation for Advanced Biochemical Analyses" (abstract below). We encourage postdocs to attend and support Swarnapali by providing feedback! You don't have to be in the same field of study; presenters receive valuable info from audience members about clarity, communication style, and other 'big picture' issues.
Title and Abstract: Nanoscale Materials, Interfaces and Optical Manipulation for Advanced Biochemical Analyses
Nanoscale plasmonic materials have been widely explored for biomedical and bioanalytical applications due to their extraordinary optical properties. In order to translate these technologies into real life applications, not only the performance but also the behavior of these functional nanomaterials in their microenvironments need to be carefully controlled and optimized.
Using rational materials design strategies, we have developed nanosensors that exploit the enhanced optical properties of plasmonic nanoparticles. With purpose tailored, engineered interfaces, these nanos