Micro and nanoscale systems for biotechnology and medicine
Dr. Melikhan Tanyeri, Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Micro and nanotechnology has radically transformed our daily lives by catalyzing a paradigm shift in the development of products and services. Materials, devices and functional structures at the micro & nanoscale have also enabled a number of key advancements in biology and medicine. In my talk, I will give a brief overview of micro/nanotechnology and its applications in biology and medicine, and present examples of enabling technologies towards addressing key questions and challenges in these fields. I will summarize my previous research efforts on developing microsystems with applications to biosensors and manipulation of micro & nanoparticles, and cells.
Date: Friday July 06, 2012
Place: EA 409 Seminar Room
Dr. Melikhan Tanyeri received his Ph.D. in Physics from University of California, Davis where he developed chemical and biological sensor platforms based on optical resonances in microcavities. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is developing a new class of microfluidic tools for single particle and cell manipulation with applications in nano- and biotechnology. His research interests include microfluidics, chemical and biomolecular sensors, and high resolution imaging.