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[Illinois] Beckman Graduate Seminar: Dispersion-relation Spectroscopy of Intracellular Transport
18 Dec 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ru Wang
The interior of a living cell is a busy place. Molecular motors move materials along prescribed biopolymer tracks. This sort of active transport is required to rapidly move products over large...
[Illinois] Beckman Graduate Seminar: Membrane Sculpting by F-BAR Domains Studied by Molecular Dynamics Simulations
18 Dec 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Hang Yu
Interplay between cellular membranes and their peripheral proteins drives many processes in eukaryotic cells. Proteins of the Bin/Amphiphysin/Rvs (BAR) domain family, in particular, play a role in...
[Illinois] Nano EP Series - Vertical Cavity Transistor Laser
17 Dec 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mong-Kai Wu
"Vertical Cavity Transistor Laser"
This work presents the recent progress of the transistor laser. The transistor laser is a three terminal device which can simultaneously produce...
[Illinois] Nano EP Series: Thermoelectrics of Roughened Silicon Nanowire Arrays
12 Dec 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jyothi Sadhu
"Thermoelectrics of Roughened Silicon Nanowire Arrays"
The possibility of using silicon as a thermoelectric material for waste heat recovery is technologically significant due to silicon's...
[Illinois] Coping with the Unknown: A Guide for Bacteria and Bacteriologists
07 Dec 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter Freddolino
Bacteria and other microorganisms rely on a complex sensory and regulatory network in order to respond appropriately to hazards and opportunities in their surroundings. This network, shaped over...
[Illinois] Nanohour Seminar Series -"Proton-Coupled Mechanochemical Transduction" Mechanogenerating Acids.
05 Dec 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Charles Diesendruck
Biological structural materials have the intrinsic capability to self-reinforce, self-heal or remodel in response to macroscopic damage. Incorporation of these features in synthetic polymers could...
[Illinois] BioEngineering Seminar Series: Novel Receptor-Targeting Radiolabeled Peptides for Cancer Imaging
26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Yubin Miao
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and melanocortin-1 (MC1) receptors are attractive molecular targets for cancer imaging due to their over-expressions on cancer cells. GnRH and...
[Illinois] Beckman Director's Seminar - Quantitative Phase Imaging
26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu
"Ever since the invention of the microscope in the 17th century, it has been observed that live cells are transparent under visible illumination, i.e. they do not absorb (or scatter) light...
[Illinois] Bionanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2012: The value of an international research experience and how it can change your approach to research
26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Heather Huntsman, Samantha Knoll
Oct. 9, 2012
Heather and Samantha spent part of Summer 2012 at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.
This series is organized by PhD students who are appointed as Trainees in the NIH/NCI...
[Illinois] Nano-EP Seminar Series: Nanogenerators and piezotronics - from basic science to novel applications
26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Zhong Lin Wang
Developing wireless nanodevices and nanosystems is of critical importance for sensing, medical science, environmental/infrastructure monitoring, defense technology and even personal electronics....
[Illinois] Nano EP Seminar Series: Thin-Film Nanocalorimetry of Lamellar Silver Alkanethiolate Crystals
26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Lito de la Rama
"Thin-Film Nanocalorimetry of Lamellar Silver Alkanethiolate Crystals"
Materials exhibit unique thermodynamic properties at the nanoscale.The study of size-dependent phenomena is critical in our...
[Illinois] Nano EP Seminar Series: Dipole Instabilities in AlGaN/GaN Heterostructures and the Direct Generation of Millimeter-Wave Oscillations and Intrinsic Tristability in RTDs
26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Paul Douglas Yoder
Negative differential drift velocity in wurtzite GaN has been verified experimentally, yet in spite of the wealth of documented theoretical investigations of GaN-based Gunn diodes, not a single...
[Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2012: Understanding and Controlling Fibrotic Myocardium
26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Guy Genin
Hypertension kills 1 in every 5000 Americans each year and affects the majority of those over the age of 55. Following prolonged hypertension, cardiac fibroblasts within the heart convert to...
[Illinois] Microbiology Seminar Series: Salmonella Resistance to Phagocytic Superoxide
26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): James M. Slauch
"Salmonella cause 1.4 million cases of gastroenteritis and enteric fever per year in the US and lead all other foodborne bacterial pathogens as a cause of death. The long-term objectives of our...
[Illinois] CPLC Seminar Series: Living Cell Studies Assisted by Nanoengineering Surfaces
26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Logan Liu
It is known that living cells interact with their micro and nanoscale environments. We created a variety of nanoengineered surfaces which can interact with living cells grown on top. Two...
[Illinois] MechSE Bio Interest Group Seminar Series: Spatially-Patterned Collagen Scaffolds for Orthopedic Tissue Engineering and Regulating Stem Cell Fate
26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Steven Caliari
"Regeneration of multi-tissue structures like the tendon-bone junction (TBJ) requires dynamic new biomaterial technologies. The TBJ contains gradations of protein and mineral content that serve to...
[Illinois] CABPN Workshop
26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rashid Bashir, Matthew V. Schulmerich, Jianjun Cheng, Brian Cunningham, William Helferich, Manas Ranjan Gartia, Jozef L. Kokini, Lila Vodkin
CABPN is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center. Its mission is to conduct industry-relevant fundamental research, enhance graduate education and...
[Illinois] Bioengineering Seminar Series: The Role of Cell Geometry and Adhesion Ligand Presentation in Guiding Stem Cell Differentiation
26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kristopher A. Kilian
"Substrates that are designed to mimic the extracellular matrix are useful tools for studying cellular processes. Recently, we showed how micropatterning single mesenchymal stem cells can be used...
[Illinois] CSE Seminar Series: Advances in First-principles Computational Materials Science
20 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Elif Ertekin
Title: Advances in first-principles computational materials science
Subtitle: Things we can calculate now, that we couldn't when I was in grad school.
The capability to rationally design new...
[Illinois] B3SI 2012: Cells in Action: Precision Measurements of Neutrophil Motility in Medicine
07 Aug 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Daniel Irimia