"Nanotechnology Advances for Healthcare and Environment"

Sameer Sonkusale | Tufts University
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm


Science for the Public: Science Literacy Lecture Series
Lecture - 6-6:30PM | Q&A - 6:30-7PM

This series is hosted by Science for the Public - a grassroots nonprofit organization committed to improving public understanding of, and appreciation for, science. Visit the Science for the Public website for science info and for videos of other programs featuring outstanding scientists.

The answers to the grand challenges facing the society may lie in going small....really small. I will introduce nano-scale science and engineering where we can design and manipulate matter bottom-up with precision of less than one thousandth the thickness of human hair into life-size devices. While the promise of nanotechnology is endless, I will concern ourselves with democratizing this science for the public. I will address ways we can make such nano-enabled devices to sense our environment, food and  health using low cost environmentally friendly techniques. 

Speaker: Sameer Sonkusale | Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of Bioedical Engineering (adjunct), Director, Nano Lab | Tufts University

Prof. Sonkusale's teaching and research interests are in the area of flexible bioelectronics, biomedical micro- and nanodevices, lab-on-chip systems, nanoscale sensors,  low power integrated circuits, analog to information converters, and active metamaterials for terahertz applications. His current research on "smart threads" to use engineered smart nano-infused threads for surgical sutures, wound dressings and wearable diagnsotics has been featured prominently by leading news organizations like the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Fast Company, Inc.com, National Public Radio (WBUR), IEEE Spectrum, The Telegraph (UK) to name a few.

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