Welcome to Nano@Wayne, a website that provides information on various nanoscience and nanotechnology initiatives at Wayne State University. Our faculty researchers come from diverse fields such as Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Science, and Physics. Many collaborate in the areas of NanoDevices, NanoMaterials, and NanoBioMedicine, where WSU strives to make noteworthy contributions to new knowledge and technology. Please follow the links to our faculty and their departments. You can also view our faculty interests and publications, as well as our instrumentation and facilities.
We have initiated a seminar series comprised of outstanding speakers from around the country as well as from our own faculty, and welcome your participation. The seminars are available for viewing on-line, as well as real time so you can participate in the Q&A sessions.
WSU nanoscience faculty meet regularly to discuss interests and collaborations. If you would like more information or want to join the group, please send a note to Freda Giblin at email@example.com.
Associate Vice President for Research
- Nano@Wayne seminar with Dr. Tomoko Fujiwara
- October 28 2014 at 2:30 PMWelcome CenterThe Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne Seminar on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at Wayne State University's Welcome Center Auditorium. The guest presenter will be Dr. Tomoko Fujiwara, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Memphis. Dr. Fujiwara will present, "Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Biomaterials for Drug and Gene Delivery." A reception will immediately follow in the Welcome Center Lobby. The seminar is free; registration is requested. Dr. Fujiwara received her Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from Kyoto Institute of Technology in 2001. Her research interest is polymeric architectures in molecular- and nano-scale that govern various properties of materials. Stimuli-responsiveness is an addition to use the polymeric/organic materials in smart ways. Abstract: Polymeric micelles and gels have been applied to biomedical field with remarkable advance in the therapeutic and clinical devices/methods for drug delivery, tissue engineering, and medical sensors. Biodegradable and bio-based polymer, polylactide (PLA) has been studied and used for a variety of applications. Designing the systems that enhance the unique properties of PLA is of great interest towards smart and sustainable treatment. Chemistry manages PLA structure into different crystal forms, and the block copolymer systems provide unique nanostructures. Thermo-responsive hydrogel using stereo-isomeric PLA blocks was reported earlier, and recently improved for the mechanical strength and controllability of sol-gel transitions using ‘hybrid’ micelles by our group. This system is further being developed for gene delivery system by fabricating three-layered micelles. Additionally, several stimuli-responsive delivery systems from the combination of PLA and other biocompatible polymers developed in our group will be discussed.
- Nano@Wayne Seminar with Dr. Christopher Kelly of Physics and Dr. Federico Rabuffetti of Chemistry
- November 4 2014 at 2:30 PMWelcome CenterThe Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne Seminar on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Wayne State University Welcome Center Auditorium, 42 W. Warren, Detroit, MI 48201. The presenters will be Wayne State University faculty members Dr. Christopher Kelly, assistant professor of physics, and Dr. Federico Rabuffetti, assistant professor of chemistry. Dr. Kelly will present, "The Interplay of Molecular Organization, Lipid Phases, and Curvature in Biological Membranes." Dr. Rabuffetti will present, "Inorganic Materials for Bioimaging and Solid-State Lighting." A reception will follow in the Welcome Center Lobby from 3:30-4:00 p.m. The seminar is free; registration is requested. Dr. Kelly's Abstract: Many essential biological processes depend on the interaction of lipid, proteins, and carbohydrates that occur at nanometer length scales. However, the diffraction-limit of conventional optical microscopes prevents the resolution of structures smaller than 200 nm. Dr. Kelly and his research team are developing novel optical methods to elucidate the interdependence of molecular organization, lipid phase, and membrane curvature. With near-field fluorescence cross-correlation spectroscopy, they have resolved the single-molecule cross-linking of membrane proteins in the initial stage of an immunological response. With polarized localization microscopy, they have resolved membrane curvature and molecular reorganization with 20 nm uncertainty. They aim to utilize these techniques to determine the preferential sorting of membrane proteins and lipid phases to sites of nanoscale membrane curvature for the discovery of the basic physical mechanisms governing complex biological processes. Dr. Rabuffetti's Abstract: In this talk, Dr. Rabuffett will give an overview of the research program he is developing at Wayne State University, which focuses on the development of inorganic solid state materials and nanomaterials employed in fluorescence bioimaging and solid state lighting. He will describe the scientific challenges in each one of these areas and how he will address them with two distinct subtasks. The first subtask targets the synthesis of new functional materials whose performance surpasses the current state-of-the-art. The second subtask emphasizes the simultaneous use of complimentary analytical techniques to achieve a comprehensive description of composition‒structure‒function relationships; this information is critical for the development of functional materials by design.
- PAD Seminar - Developing a Budget for Your Grant Proposals (School of Medicine)
- November 6 2014 at 1:00 PMScott HallThe offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost, and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer the Professional and Academic Development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Seminars are free, but registration is required. This seminar, Developing a Budget for Your Grant Proposals, will take place Thursday, November 6, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m. at Margherio Conference Center, Mazurek Education Commons, Scott Hall, School of Medicine. The moderator will be Gail Ryan, Assistant Vice President for Sponsored Program Administration. Although PAD seminars will no longer be recorded due to low viewing activity, please see past seminar videos and handouts on the PAD website. If you have questions about this seminar series, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you at this informative PAD session!
- PAD Seminar - Developing a Budget for Your Grant Proposals
- November 13 2014 at 1:00 PM5057 WoodwardThe offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost, and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer the Professional and Academic Development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Seminars are free, but registration is required. This seminar, Developing a Budget for Your Grant Proposals, will take place Thursday, November 13, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m. at 5057 Woodward, 6th Floor, Conference Room A. The moderator will be Gail Ryan, Assistant Vice President for Sponsored Program Administration. Although PAD seminars will no longer be recorded due to low viewing activity, please see past seminar videos and handouts on the PAD website. If you have questions about this seminar series, please contact email@example.com. We hope to see you at this informative PAD session!
- COS Pivot/WSU ResearchConnect Training
- November 19 2014 at 2:00 PMUndergraduate Library, David AdamanyFaculty, staff and students are invited to a hands-on demonstration to learn how to join and use COS Pivot and WSU ResearchConnect. Wayne State University subscribes to COS Pivot, the single most comprehensive source of funding information available. Whether your work is in the sciences or the arts, COS Pivot services can help support and advance your research. Much more efficient than Googling, the database is an aggregation of funding information that is verified for accuracy, updated for currency and formatted for quick, targeted searching. COS Pivot is available to all current WSU faculty, staff and students. Click on the links below to view COS Pivot handouts Getting StartedFinding ScholarsFinding Funding OpportunitiesYour COS PIVOT Home Page In an effort to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research, Wayne State University is committed to using innovative research tools and information technologies to promote collaboration. ResearchConnect is one of these tools which provides a searchable database of expertise across most disciplines at WSU. Explore the profiles, publications, and grant data of hundreds of researchers within our university. Follow the network and collaborations within WSU, throughout the SciVal Experts Community, and across the national DIRECT and VIVO networks. The publications and grants listed for faculty members reflect their expertise in the unit(s) with which they are affiliated here at WSU or at prior institutions and offer a snapshot of their knowledge and interests. This training seminar will take place Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 2-3:30 p.m., in the Undergraduate Library, Computer Lab A. This event is free, but space is limited, and registration is required!
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