Functional Nanoassemblies:

Fundamentals and Applications (MSNT504)

Institute for Micromanufacturing, LaTech

Co-Chairs: Yuri Lvov, Leland Weiss, David Mills




#148, January 11,  Tuesday, 4 p.m.  Leland Weiss (IfM) ¡°Tiny electric motors: from micro to nano¡±

#149, January 25,  Tuesday, 4 p.m.  Wenbo Wei, E. Abdullayev, D.Mills, Y. Lvov, A. Hollister,   (IfM & LSU Heath Center, Shreveport) ¡°Clay nanotube composites for bone cement with controlled release of antibiotics¡±

#150, February 8,  Tuesday, 4 p.m.  Joseph Nealy, J. Palmer, H. Hegab, Y. Lvov ¡°Enzymatic nanocoating for ethanol biocatalysis¡±. + Pizza reception to celebrate  150th  jubilee

#151, February 22, Tuesday, 4 p.m. Ilija Pjescic, N. Crews (IfM) ¡°Continuous observation of intra-molecular changes of DNA caused by non-ionizing radiation¡±



#131, January 12, Raja Mannam, Despina Davis (IfM), ¡°Thermoelectric Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion¡±

#132, January 26, Erwin Poliakoff, CAMD, LSU-Baton Rouge, ¡°Photoionization of Molecules and Clusters: New Spectroscopies and New Samples¡±

#133, February 9, Eric Broaddus, Scott Gold (IfM) ¡°An Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Investigation of Formic Acid Oxidation"

#134, March 23, Tuesday, 3 p.m.  Tabbetha Dobbins (Physics, IfM),  ¡°Relevance of Synchrotron Studies in Graduate Research.¡±

#135, March 30, Tuesday, 3 p.m.  Phadungsak Phongphonkit, P. Sidney Sit (Biomedical Engineering, IfM), ¡°Molecular Release Profile of Patterned Polyethylene Glycol Hydrogel.

#136, April 6, Tuesday, 3 p.m.    Niel Crews (Mechanical Engineering, IfM), TBA.

#137, April 21, Tuesday, 3 p.m.  Katsuhiko Ariga, National Institute for Materials Sciences, Tsukuba, JAPAN, ¡°Supramolecular Materials and Hand-Operating Nanotechnology.¡±

#138, April 27, Tuesday, 3 p.m. David Mills, Biology and IfM, ¡°Creating Competencies, Curricula, and Careers Through University K-12 Research Partnerships.¡±

#139, May 4, Tuesday, 3 p.m.  Karthik Gatrala and Sidney Sit (Biomedical Engineering, IfM),  ¡°Characterization and ¡°Modification of Tissue Engineering Scaffold by Electrokinetic-Based Methods¡±

#140, May 11, Tuesday, 3 p.m.  Joseph Buchanan Vega (MSNT/Physics & IfM), Henry Cardenas (Civil Engineering, TTC) and Tabbetha Dobbins (Physics, IfM)  ¡°Electrokinetically Assisted Densification of Ceramics.¡±

#141, September 21, Tuesday, 4 p.m.  Yuri Lvov, Henry Cardenas  (IfM & Civil Engineering, TTC) ¡°Micro / Nano Containers for Sustained Protective Coating and Self-Healing (plastics, metals, concrete).¡±  Co-speaker: Anupam Joshi

#142, October 5, Tuesday, 4 p.m.   Pravin Pattekari, Xingcai Zhang (IfM & Biomed) ¡°Converting Poorly Soluble Materials into  Stable Aqueous Nanocolloids¡±

#143, October 26, Tuesday, 4 p.m.  Wenbo Wei, Elshad Abdullayev, Keita Sakakibara, Katsuhiko Ariga (IfM/Biomed & NIMS/Tsukuba, Japan) ¡°Synthesis of Silver Nanorods in Clay Nanotube Lumens.¡±

#144, November 2, Tuesday, 4 p.m. Weng On Yah, Atsushi Takahara, Institute for  Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan ¡°Polymer Nanohybrid through Hierarchical Functionalization of Natural Inorganic Nanofiber Imogolite.¡±

#145, November 16, Tuesday, 4 p.m. David Mills, Yuri Lvov (Biology & IfM) ¡±Two Nanoscale Ideas on Enhancing Wound Healing.¡±

#146, December 2, Thursday, 4 p.m.  Chad O¡¯Neal (IfM) ¡°Nano Drilling¡±

#147,  December 14, Tuesday, 4 p.m.  Tianhua Zhang, Long Que (IfM), "Label-Free Biosensing Using Nanostructured Fabry-Perot Interferometer"



#117, January 6, Tuesday, 2 p.m.  Neil Crews, IfM, "Medical Micro and Nanofluidics: Genotyping with Light¡±

#118, January 20, Tuesday, 2 p.m. June Feng, Biomed Engineering, ¡±Early Detection of Diseases Using Medical Micro and Nanofluidics¡±

#119, February 3, Tuesday, 2 p.m. Zhiguo Zheng, X. Zhang, D. Carbo, Y. Lvov, IfM & Biomed, ¡°Nanoparticle Production through Ultrasonication with Gradual Desolvation Assisted with  LbL Coating¡°

#120, February 17, Tuesday, 2 p.m.  Mridhula Thangaraj, S. Stewart-Clark, D. Mill, Biology & IfM, ¡°Design of Smart Nanofilms for Regenerative Medicine Using LbL Nanoassembly¡±

#121, March 17, Pranitha Vangala, Greg Michalak, S. Balkundi, P. O¡¯Neal,  Y. Lvov, and J. Cardelli (LSU Health Center, Shreveport) ¡°Gelatin nanocapsules for EGCG delivery with continues monitoring¡±

#122, April 1, Wednesday, Vladimir Kolesnichenko, Galina Goloverda, Xavier University, New Orleans, ¡°Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticles with Controlled Surface Chemistry¡±

#123, April 14, Tuesday,  Pravin Pattekari, H. Zhu, J. Jacob, P. S. Sit, Biomedical Engineering & LSU Health Center in New Orleans,  ¡°Development and Material  Characterization of a Novel Methacrylate-Containing Hydrogel for  Corneal Applications¡±

#124, April 28, Tuesday,  Dustin Green, Mark  Decoster,  Biomedical Engineering & IfM, ¡°Nano-printing for cell directing¡±

# 125, May 12, Tuesday,  Stephanie Tully-Dartez, Henry Cardenas, P. S. Sit, Biomedical & Mechanical and Nanosystem Engineering., ¡°Micro and Nano Structural Characterization of Tissue Engineered Scaffolds¡±

#126, September 22, Elshad Abdullayev, Yuri Lvov (IfM) ¡°Halloysite Clay Nanotubes for Controlled Release of Protective Agents¡±

#127, October 6, James McNamara, Mark Decoster (IfM and Biomedical Engineering) ¡°Nanoparticle Assembly with Cell Assistance¡±

#128, October 20, Xingcai Zhang, Z. Zheng (IfM) C. Clark, C-A. Nathan (LSU-HS, Shreveport), ¡±Stealth Technology for Targeted Delivery of LbL Drug Nanoparticles¡±

#129, November 3, Kiran Amancha, Alamdar Hussein, (Pharmacy, ULM-Monroe) ¡°Nanoorganized Insulin Microcapsules for Sustain Release¡±

# 130 December 8, Ken Benson, David Mills, Elshad Abdullayev, Yuri Lvov, Anna Hollister, (IfM & Biomedical Engineering, and LSU-Health Center, Shreveport) ¡°Biocompatibility of Halloysite Nanotubes and their Usage for Bone Implants¡±



#102,  Jan 15,  Tuesday, 2 p.m.   Qi Xing, Si Chen, Mark DeCoster, Yuri Lvov, IfM and BioMed, ¡°3D Cell Scaffolds through Cellulose Fiber / Gelatin Composites¡±

#103,  Jan 31,  Thursday, 2 p.m. Ville Kaajakari, IfM, ¡°Nanotechnology versus Microtechnology in Electrical Devices¡± 

#104, Feb 12, Tuesday, 2 p.m. Sandra Selmic, Scott Gold Joey Cannon, IfM, ¡°Alumina Templated Polymeric Nanotubes for Electric Devices¡±

#105, Feb 25, Monday, 11 a.m.   Raj Mutharasan, Department of Chemical Engineering, Drexel University, ¡°Biosensors Based on Piezoelectric Excited Cantilevers¡±

#106, March 11, Tuesday, 2 p.m.  John Flake, Mike Benton, James Henry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge,  1) J. Flake: Electrochemical Processing of Silicon Nanowire Films; 2) M. Benton: A Green Approach to DNA Damage Detection; 3) J. Henry: Biomimetic Materials for Biomedical Applications

#107, March 25, Tuesday, 2 p.m. Rahul Krishnan, Tabbetha Dobbins, IfM, "Microwave Irradiation Effects on Reversible Hydrogen Desorption in Sodium Aluminum Hydrides (NaAlH4)"

#108, April 8, Tuesday, 2 p.m. Mangilal Agarwal, Qi Xing, Yuri Lvov, Kody Varahramyan, IfM, ¡°Smart Paper: Electronic Devices based on Nanocoated Cellulose Composites¡±

#109, April 22, Tuesday, 2 p.m. Shantanu Balkundi, Matthew Eby, Yuri Lvov, Glen Johnson, Tyndall Airforce Base, Research Division,& IfM, ¡°Microbial Spores as Microtemplates for Nano-organized Polyelectrolyte Assembly¡±

#110, May 6, Tuesday, 2 p.m.   Shradda Patel, Scott Gold, David Mills, IfM and School of Biology, ¡°Nanoporous Titania Cellular Scaffolds: a Novel Substrate for Enhanced Osseointegration"

#111, September 16, Tuesday, 2 p.m.  Tabbetha Dobbins (IfM, Physics) ¡°Understanding Catalysis: A Case Study of the Role of Transition metals in Complex Metal Hydrides"

#112, September 30, Tuesday, 2 p.m.    Long Que (IfM, Electrical Engineering), ¡°Nanoassembly Using Microfluidic Devices: Vision and Results¡±

#113, October 14, Tuesday, 2 p.m. Elshad Abdullayev, Yuri Lvov, IfM, ¡°Halloysite Nanotubes as a Reservoir for Corrosion Inhibitors¡±

#114, October 28, Tuesday, 2 p.m.   Proyag Datta, LSU (CAMD), ¡±Modular Microfluidic Systems - A Research & Development Platform for Biological and Chemical Applications¡±

#115, November 11, Tuesday,  2 p.m.   Subhra Nag, David Mills (IfM/Biology)   ¡°Fibrochondrocyte Response on Growth Factor Treated PCL Electrospun Scaffolds¡±

#116, December 3, Wednesday, Stefano Leporatti, Viviana Vergaro, National Institute of Nanotechnology, Lecce, Italy, ¡°Engineering Micro/Nano Environment via Layer-by-Layer Composite Films for Breast Cancer Cells¡¯ Controlled Growth¡±