2016 Light/Matter Interactions at the Nano-Bio Interface

Attendees visit UIUC and participate in a two-day workshop focused on the engineering of light-matter interactions for applications in biomedicine, biophysics and molecular biology. Learning will be accomplished through topical lectures delivered by faculty experts in the field, live demonstrations, and hands-on training on nanoBIO node's simulation tools on optics, photonics, molecular functionalization and dynamics (hosted at


Who should apply?
The intended audience is advanced undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, and faculty members from engineering, physical sciences, and biological sciences who are interested in state-of-the-art interdisciplinary modeling and design at the intersection of engineering and biology.


The workshop will be held at the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL) Room 1000 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus on November 28-29, 2016. Participants' accommodation and food including breakfast and lunch each day will be covered

NOTE: Limited financial assistance is available for travel. If you wish to attend and require financial help, please indicate your request on the application form.


Workshop Organizers: Prashant K. Jain, Nahil Sobh, Aleksei Aksimentiev, Progna Banerjee, Chen-Yu Li, Abby Sobh, and Bara Saadah.

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Cosponsors: Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST), Micro & Nanotecnology Laboratory (MNTL), Beckman Institute, & UC Merced