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19th Annual Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Forum NanoDay! 10/3/18 – Keynote Speaker Yi Cui

Posted by on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in Events, News, VINSE Colloquium, .

19th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

A yearly forum for faculty, postdocs, and students engaged in nanoscience and nanotechnology research. 

1:00 – 1:15  Welcome Sandra Rosenthal, Director of VINSE
1:15 – 1:30  Optical Metasurfaces for Wavefront Control Jason Valentine, ME
1:30 – 1:45  Carbon-based Nanomaterials for Biosensing Yaqiong Xu, EECS
1:45 – 2:00  Deep-subwavelength confinement in dielectric optical resonators Sharon Weiss, EECS
2:00 – 2:15  Thermal Transport through Quasi-1D van der Waals Crystal Nanowires Deyu Li, ME
2:15 – 2:30  Computation Nanoscience Peter Cummings, ChBE

2:30 – 3:15  POSTER SESSION
3:15 – 3:30  Examining the Self-Assembly of Skin Lipids Clare McCabe, ChBE
3:30 – 3:45  Polymeric Nanomedicines for Undruggable Targets Craig Duvall, BME
3:45 – 4:00  Multimodal, Multiplexed Imaging to Detect Immunomarkers with Gold Nanostars Yu-Chuan ‘May’ Ou, Graduate Student, ChBE
4:00 – 4:15  Measuring and Mimicking Sub-cellular Mechanics in Disease Cynthia Reinhart-King, BME
4:15 – 5:00  POSTER SESSION
5:10 – 6:00  KEYNOTE SPEAKER Nanomaterials Design for Energy and Environment Yi Cui, Stanford University

Abstract.  Nanotechnology has provided a novel technology platform which can address critical energy and environmental problems and enable new opportunities. In the past decade, my group has conducted research on innovative ideas to address problems related to energy conversion, storage and saving, and environment cleaning (air, water and soil), to create new opportunities in wearable applications. Here I will show exciting examples, including: 1) high energy battery materials including Si and Li metal anodes and S cathodes; 2) electrochemical tuning of catalysts; 3) Water disinfection using conducting nanofilters and uranium extraction for seawater. 4) Nanofiber air filters for efficient PM2.5 removal and low air resistance. 5) Cooling and heating textile for personal thermal management. Nanotechnology represents the most important foundational technology platform to impact nearly all areas of applications.

Bio. Yi Cui is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He received B.S. in Chemistry in 1998 at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Ph.D in 2002 at Harvard University. After that, he went on to work as a Miller Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Berkeley. In 2005 he became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. In 2010 he was promoted with tenure. His current research is on nanomaterials for energy storage, photovotalics, topological insulators, biology and environment. He has founded three companies to commercialize technologies from his group: Amprius Inc., 4C Air Inc. and EEnovate Technology Inc. He is a Fellow of Materials Research Society, a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of Electrochemical Society. He is an Associate Editor of Nano Letters. He is a Co-Director of the Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium and a Co-Director of Battery 500 Consortium. He is a highly proliferate materials scientist and has published more than 400 research papers. In 2014, he was ranked NO.1 in Materials Science by Thomson Reuters as “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”. His selected awards include: Blavatnik National Laureate (2017), MRS Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanoscience (2015), the Sloan Research Fellowship (2010), KAUST Investigator Award (2008), ONR Young Investigator Award (2008), Technology Review World Top Young Innovator Award (2004).


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