Breakthroughs in Nanotechnology
Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations
Sept 27, 2016, Belmont Media Center
Sameer Sonkusale, Ph.D., Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts University; Principal Investigator, Nanoscale Integrated Sensors and Circuits Laboratory (NanoLab). the Sonkusale NanoLab.
The Sonkusale Nanolab is currently engaged in cutting-edge research in several interdisciplinary areas, including nano-devices that benefit medicine and the life sciences. A major interest is the development of flexible, embedded sensors for diagnostics. Dr. Sonkusale and his team also work on zero-cost "do-it-yourself" diagnostics for the developing world. In this discussion (w/footage from his lab), Dr. Sonkusale explains how nanotechnology works and how it is revolutionizing medicine as well as other fields.
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