Speaker: Dr. Qian Chen
Affiliation: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: Direct Imagine of Crystallization Kinetics of Nanoparticle Superlattices
Host: Dr. Baker
Host: Giorgio Rizzoni
Speaker: Avinash Vallur
Title: Simulation of Look-Ahead Based Energy Management Strategy using Traffic In Loop Framework
ECE MeetUp Social/Tech Series
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 260, Dreese Lab, 2015 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH (edit map)
Parking is available at the Tuttle Park Place Visitors Garage: 2050 Tuttle Park Place.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is fortunate to have two professors at the forefront of implantable technology in solving today’s biomedical needs. Assistant Professor Liang Guo recently was awarded the prestigious DARPA Young Faculty Award for his proposal, “Implantable, Programmable Integrated Cellular Circuits.” Assistant Professor Asimina Kiourti was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant for her research on “Fully-Passive and Wireless Multichannel Neuro-Recording.”
What this means to us is we get to spend some time with these two rising stars within the ECE Department and learn about their groundbreaking work in fueling biomedical advancements! Please join us for an overview of research in the areas of:
– Deep Brain Neuropotential Recording – fully-passive (e.g. no battery), wireless brain implants for continuous and unobtrusive monitoring
– Application-specific integrated biocircuits – think ASICs using living cells
– Implantable and Ingestible Antennas
6:00-6:45: Social hour and refreshments in Dreese Lab 260
6:45-7:30: Implant Technology Overview by Profs Kiourti and Guo
7:30-8:00: Tour Prof. Guo’s Lab
Parking is in the Visitors Parking Garage (Tuttle) near Dreese Lab on Neil Ave. Complimentary parking passes provided.
** Bring your aspiring Engineers with you! **
As a reminder, guests are welcome, and we would especially like to see future Engineers who are interested in learning more attending our events!
** Do Meetup events count toward Continuing Education Credits? **
While the ECE Alumni Society or ECE Department do not offer a guarantee that a Meetup event qualifies based on the Ohio Continuing Education guidelines, if an attendee believes it qualifies and documents the justification, we will be able to vouch for attendance and participation in the event.
Speaker: Dr. Matthew Becker, Associate Dean for Research; W. Gerald Austen Endowed Chair in Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
Affiliation: University of Akron
Title: Building bone with polymers – How new materials and additive manufacturing are changing medicine
Recent synthetic advances have enabled the synthesis of polymers designed to elicit specific cellular functions and to direct cell-cell interactions. Motivated by traumatic injuries experienced by warfighters, we are developing novel materials and devices designed to repair segmental bone defect and achieve limb salvage. Biomimetic approaches based on polymers derivatized with adhesive receptor-binding peptides glycoproteins and tethered growth factors have been reported to enhance interactions at the biotic-synthetic interface. Further advances in both synthetic methodology and scaffold fabrication are needed to drive these efforts forward. This presentation will describe the use of several translationally relevant chemistries and functionalization strategies that are impacting the practice of medicine and how physicians are planning for future therapies that were not possible previously.
Matthew L. Becker is the W. Gerald Austen Endowed Chair of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering and The Associate Dean for Research in the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron. His multidisciplinary research team is focused on developing bioactive polymers for regenerative medicine and addressing unmet medical needs at the interface of chemistry, material science and medicine. He is the founder of three start-up companies. He earned a PhD in organic chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis as an NIH Chemistry Biology Interface Training Fellow. In 2003, Dr Becker moved to the Polymers Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology for a NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship. He joined the permanent staff as a project leader in 2005 before moving to The University of Akron in 2009. Professor Becker was awarded the ACS Publications Macromolecules-Biomacromolecules Young Investigator Award in 2015 and is a fellow of the ACS PMSE Division and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Affiliation: GE Aviation, Cincinnati, OH
Hosted by: Professor Marcelo Dapino
Speaker: Yongze Yu
Title: Electron Transfer Kinetics of a Series of Bilayer Triphenylamine-Oligothiophene-Perylenemonoimide Sensitizers for Dye-Sensitized NiO
Advisor: Dr. Wu
Host: Giorgio Rizzoni
Speaker: Tong Zhao
Title: Benchmarking ECMS Algorithm with Dynamic Programming
Speaker: Dr. Yizhou Dong
Affiliation: The Ohio State University
Title: Development of nanomaterials for mRNA therapeutics and genome editing
Messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics have shown great promise for purpose of expressing functional proteins. However, the efficient and safe delivery of mRNA remains a key challenge for the clinical application of mRNA based therapeutics. Lipid and lipid-like nanoparticles possess the potential for mRNA delivery. Based on our previous experiences, we have designed and synthesized N1,N3,N5-tris(2-aminoethyl)benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide (TT). We applied an orthogonal experimental design to investigate the impacts of formulation components on delivery efficiency. TT3 LLNs, a lead material fully recovered the level of human factor IX (hFIX) to normal physiological values in FIX-knockout mice. In addition, we demonstrated that TT3 LLNs were capable of effectively delivering Cas9 mRNA and guide RNA to the mouse liver for genome editing.
Dr. Dong received his Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) in 2009 under the supervision of Professor K.-H. Lee. He was a postdoctoral fellow from 2010-2014 in Children’s Hospital Boston at Harvard Medical School and also in the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT in the laboratory of Professors Robert Langer and Daniel Anderson. He also holds B.S. in pharmaceutical sciences from Peking University, Health Science Center (2002) and M.S. in organic chemistry from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (2005). He joined the Division of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at The Ohio State University as Assistant Professor in 2014.
Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Hosted by: Dr. Musier-Forsyth
Speaker: Anna Balazs, Distinguished Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Affiliation: University of Pittsburg