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Graphene for biomedical applications: challenges and opportunities

Speaker: 
Chwee Teck Lim (Dept. Biomedical Engineering & MBI, NUS)
Date: 
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
S16-06 (Graphene Centre Theory Common)
Host: 
Antonio Castro Neto
Event Type: 
Seminars

Abstract

Graphene and graphene oxide have very unique mechanical, electronic, and optical properties and we have seen their applications as novel electronic materials and in high-performance devices that generate and store energy. Recently, researchers are looking into applying them for use in the biomedical area. Some emerging applications include biosensing, enhanced stem cell differentiation and growth as well as for mass spectrometry. We will review current multidisciplinary research efforts in exploiting these materials for biomedical research and applications and their associated challenges. We will also look at some of the biomedical research being performed here at NUS and the opportunities that these materials can play in providing alternative solutions to some of the unmet needs encountered.

Speaker's bio

Prof Lim is a Professor of Bioengineering at NUS, a PI of the Mechanobiology Institute as well as a member of the Graphene Research Centre. His research interests include mechanobiology of human diseases and the development of microfluidic biochips for disease detection and diagnosis. He has also worked on applying graphene for directing stem differentiation and growth. Prof Lim has authored more than 220 peer-reviewed papers (including 30 invited/review articles) and delivered more than 210 plenary/keynote/invited talks. He is currently on the editorial boards of 12 international journals. Prof Lim has won more than 30 research awards and honors including the Credit Suisse Technopreneur of the Year Award, Wall Street Journal Asian Innovation Award (Gold), TechVenture Most Disruptive Innovation Award, Asian Entrepreneurship Award (First Prize) in 2012, President's Technology Award and Faculty Research Award in 2011, IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award in 2010 and highly cited author awards and best paper awards in international conferences. His research was cited by the MIT Technology Review magazine as one of the top ten emerging technologies of 2006 that will "have a significant impact on business, medicine or culture"

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