2016 Micro and Nanoscale Science for Addressing Grand Challenges

By Purdue Student Chapter OSA (organizer), Purdue Student Chapter SPIE (organizer), Purdue NSAC (organizer)



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This conference served as a platform to bring together Purdue students and faculty to discuss how light-based technologies could help address the grand challenges facing our society such as providing affordable solar energy, personalized medicine, etc.

The talks are by Graduate students and Postdocs and focus on one or more of the following areas of significant general interest:

  • Life Science
  • Ultrafast and Quantum Photonics
  • Energy (Solar, etc)
  • Lithography/Fabrication
  • Thermal Science

Each presentation identifies the Grand challenges being faced in those fields, which if solved would result in major breakthrough innovations that would have a huge positive impact on our world.




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  • Purdue Student Chapter OSA; Purdue Student Chapter SPIE; Purdue NSAC (2016), "2016 Micro and Nanoscale Science for Addressing Grand Challenges," http://nanohub.org/resources/24110.

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In This Workshop

  1. Opening Remarks

    04 Nov 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ali Shakouri

  2. Laser Shock Fabrication of Metallic Micro/Nanostructures

    03 Nov 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Yaowu Hu

  3. Optical Signal Processing of Broadband Entangled Photons

    03 Nov 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ogaga Daniel Odele

    Over the last few years, our group has been involved in developing novel techniques for controlling the correlations of broadband time-frequency entangled photons (“biphotons”) using classical optical-signal processing techniques. We believe our manipulation schemes will become...

  4. Novel Plasmon Nano-Optical Tweezers for Single Molecule Analysis: Opportunities and Challenges

    22 Nov 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): justus ndukaife

  5. Surprising Nanophotonic Phenomena in Nature

    11 Jul 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter Bermel

    A broad range of optical phenomena in nature have created long-standing mysteries. For example, what gives butterflies and birds their rich colors? And how can sightings of some unusual natural phenomena like mirages or ball lightning be explained? The process of solving these mysteries has...