Physics Department Colloquium, "Nanomedicines that change phase" by Ming Su, BME-WPI

Science / Technology - Colloquium

Monday, October 7, 2013
4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Olin Hall
223

With their unique physical and chemical properties, nanomedicines are considered as promising candidates for future diagnostics, imaging and therapeutics. It is believed that nanomedicines with novel properties can bring unprecedented capabilities to healthcare. Instead of relying on nanomedicines with well-known properties (optical, electrical, magnetic and chemical ones), I had developed a new type of nanomedicines based on thermal property of nanoparticles, i.e., phase change nanoparticles (nano-PCMs). Nano-PCMs of metallic and organic materials undergo reversible transitions between solid phase and liquid phase, absorb or release heat during heating or cooling process, and have sharp and composition-dependent melting peaks. In this talk, I will discuss our on-going efforts of using nano-PCMs to detect multiple biomarkers, and to tag drugs for anti-counterfeiting purpose.
Dr. Ming Su obtained his PhD degree from Materials Science and Engineering Department at Northwestern University. He has been a Eugene P Wigner fellow in Bioscience Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory before joining University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2006. His research interests include nanomedicines, biological sensing, and advanced health care materials.

Refreshments will be served in Olin Hall 118 at 3:30 P.M.

Cost: Free

Suggested Audiences: College

E-mail: physics@wpi.edu
Phone: 508-831-5258

Last Modified: October 2, 2013 at 11:37 AM

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