Navigation Links
Interfacing with the future
Date:1/28/2014

BROOKLYN, N.Y.--Many of today's most significant technological advanceselectronic devices, the iPhone, medical implants, disease detection methods, and advanced materials hinge on the development of revolutionary interfaces. The study of creating and optimizing the meeting of materialsalso known as interface engineeringis one of the most exciting research frontiers. This week, the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering will welcome leading engineers, physicists, chemists, and clinicians from around the world to the first gathering of the newly established Institute for Engineered Interfaces (IEI).

The workshop will set the initial research agenda for the institute, which aims to make Brooklyn and New York City a powerhouse in advancing interfacial science and developing new materials and procedures with a variety of applications. The institute is multidisciplinary, uniting faculty from several NYU areas including the School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, College of Dentistry, and School of Medicine.

The workshop will convene Friday, January 31, 2014, at the NYU School of Engineering's Pfizer Auditorium at 5 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn. It is open to the public but registration is required.

Harvard Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology George Whitesides will offer the plenary lecture, followed by presentations from IEI faculty and visiting researchers.

Avi Ulman, professor of chemistry at the School of Engineering and IEI founder, explained that many critical medical and technological challenges may be addressed through advances in engineered interfaces. "Interfacial science is what underlies the convergence of medicine and technologyit's what allows us to bring nanoscience to bear on disease detection or to engineer artificial bones. The first IEI workshop will set the stage for highly innovative research collaborations with real-world applications."

The all-day workshop will include presentations on the development of microfluidic devices for point-of-care disease detection; using nanostructured surfaces to prevent bacterial contamination in surgical settings; engineering endochondral bone; and more. Among the morning speakers will be Professor Emanuel P. Giannelis, Cornell University Materials Science and Engineering, speaking on nanostructured hybrids. Among the afternoon speakers will be Professor Michael Grunze, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, and professor emeritus of the University of Heidelberg, speaking on nanostructured surfaces that prevent bacteria from attaching; and Professor Sherman Fan, University of Michigan Biomedical Engineering, speaking on bio-inspired optofluidic lasers.


'/>"/>

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
kathleen.hamilton@nyu.edu
718-260-3792
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. The future of plant science - a technology perspective
2. The future of plant science a technology perspective
3. Is seaweed the future of biofuel?
4. Algae biofuels: the wave of the future
5. Researchers identify Achilles heel of dengue virus, target for future vaccines
6. Desert to Rainforest global classroom links future teachers, classrooms in Phoenix and Panama
7. New technologies for a blue future
8. Research is ensuring stormwater systems are designed for the future
9. Undersea warriors, undersea medicine: The future force
10. Earlier detection of bone loss may be in future
11. New understanding of terrestrial formation has significant and far reaching future implications
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/31/2016)... , March 31, 2016   ... ("LegacyXChange" or the "Company") LegacyXChange is excited ... of its soon to be launched online site for ... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyTLBzmZogV1y2D6bDkBX5g ) will also provide potential shareholders a ... DNA technology to an industry that is notorious for ...
(Date:3/23/2016)... 2016 Einzigartige ... und Stimmerkennung mit Passwörtern     ... MESG ), ein führender Anbieter digitaler Kommunikationsdienste, ... SpeechPro zusammenarbeitet, um erstmals dessen Biometrietechnologie einzusetzen. ... Möglichkeit angeboten, im Rahmen mobiler Apps neben ...
(Date:3/21/2016)... -- Unique technology combines v ...   Xura, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... communications services, today announced it is working alongside SpeechPro ... particularly those in the Financial Services Sector, the ability ... a mobile app, alongside, and in combination with, traditional ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Researchers at the Universita Politecnica delle Marche in Ancona combed medical journal articles ... findings are the subject of a new article on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. ... blood, lung fluid or tissue of mesothelioma patients that can help point doctors to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... 2016 , ... UAS LifeSciences, one of the leading manufacturers ... Probiotics, into Target stores nationwide. The company, which has been manufacturing high quality ... list of well-respected retailers. This list includes such fine stores as Whole Foods, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... /PRNewswire/ - FACIT has announced the creation of ... company, Propellon Therapeutics Inc. ("Propellon" or "the Company"), ... portfolio of first-in-class WDR5 inhibitors for the treatment ... represent an exciting class of therapies, possessing the ... cancer patients. Substantial advances have been achieved with ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital ... Sports Association to serve as their official health ... Methodist Willowbrook will provide sponsorship support, athletic training ... association coaches, volunteers, athletes and families. ... Sports Association and to bring Houston Methodist quality ...
Breaking Biology Technology: