DLP-CONFÉRENCE CHAPITRE CAS/EMB: Nanotextured Engineered Interfaces to Living Systems

#Brain-computer #interfaces #Electrical #and #optical #stimulation #Biosensor #technologies

The modern nanofabrication techniques have resulted into many interesting
architectures to interface living systems. A new phenomenon has emerged in recent years that
uses nanostructured or nanotextured sensor surfaces made with many diverse materials to
interface cells. These surfaces show good antibacterial properties, better adhesion to cells and
in some cases, very unique behavior between normal and diseased cells. It is important now
for the engineering researcher that are working with life sciences to understand the challenges
associated with making such surfaces and how to make them compatible with mammalian cells
and for tissue integration. There are many important questions that need to be studied in life
sciences especially from engineering point of view like which nanofabrication methods would
be most suitable for which materials and why. These are important topics that will be covered
in this tutorial.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 26 Oct 2018
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
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  • Québec, Quebec
  • Canada G1V 0A6

  • Contact Event Host
  • Benoit Gosselin, IEEE EMB/CAS Quebec Chapter Chair

  • Co-sponsored by ReSMiQ


Samir Iqbal of University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


Nanotextured Engineered Interfaces to Living Systems

The tutorial relates to the three topics listed above. There are many challenges in braincomputer
interfaces that require surface engineering of the interface materials. Nanotexturing
has emerged as a way to direct neurons in specific direction and manners. These substrates
can also be used for enhanced electrical stimulation of the brain cells. These come under the
overall scheme of the biosensor development.


Dr. Samir Iqbal received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, USA in 2007. His research is
focused on enhancing sensitivity and selectivity of solid-state sensors, understanding the
physics of nano-bio interfaces and using molecular interactions for disease detection. He is a
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a senior member of IEEE, and member of many
professional societies. He has published about 60 journal articles and presented at more than
100 conferences. He is a Distinguished Lecturer IEEE Nanotechnology Council and IEEE EMBS.
He has received many research, teaching, mentoring and service awards.


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