SEMINAR by a Guest Professor (Host/連絡先:神谷秀博)

April 27, 15:30-17:00
Place: BASE building, 1st Floor. >> MAP
Speaker: Dr. Brij Moudgil, Distinguished Professor & Alumni Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida
Title: Engineered Particle Systems for Nano-Bio Technology Applications

A number of nano and bio applications are based on manipulating particle properties to control their behavior at the inorganic or biological interfaces. In food and agriculture industry applications, evaluation and adaptation of nano and biotechnology approaches are underway to develop more effective and efficient antimicrobial agents (silver, titanium dioxide etc.), nano-bio pesticides (hydrophobic silica), and extended delivery systems (e.g., polymeric and clay particles). Multimodal contrast agents are being developed to enable non-invasive imaging and image guided cancer therapies. Copper coated silica nanoparticle catalysts are more effective odor control agents as compared to the conventional systems. Nanocomposite formulations of polyhydroxy fullerene and titania yield a two to three fold increase in antibacterial activity as compared to titania particles alone.

In this presentation, particle systems mediated nano and bio applications will be discussed, and particle technology challenges and opportunities will be highlighted.

Dr. Brij M. Moudgil is a Distinguished Professor and Alumni Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Director of the Particle Engineering Research Center (PERC) at the University of Florida. His current research interests are in particulate materials based systems for enhanced performance in bioimaging, diagnosis and therapies; photocatalytic degradation of hazardous microbes; and nanotoxicity. Dr. Moudgil received his B.E degree in Metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and his M.S and Eng.Sc.D degrees from the Columbia University, New York, NY. He has published more than 300 technical papers and has been awarded 14 patents. His research and professional leadership accomplishments are recognized by several major awards including his election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).