报告人： Prof. Xiaowu (Shirley) Tang, University of Waterloo
报告题目：Nanocarbon-Bio Hybrid Materials: Chemistry and Applications
报告时间：10:00 AM, June 19th (Tuesday)
Controlled assembly of biopolymers, minerals, and carbon nanostructures, specifically graphene, carbon nanotube (CNT), and their chemical derivatives, can lead to nanocarbon-bio hybrids that not only impart specific bio-functionalities but also possess extraordinary physical and chemical properties. CNT and graphene are among the most frequently investigated nanomaterials in the past decade, and yet both continue to offer exciting opportunities for the discovery of new science and applications. In this talk, I will present our recent progress in the creation of advanced materials and devices through hierarchical organization of nanocarbon-bio hybrids. Examples include CNT and graphene oxide nano-porous membranes, sp2-C incorporated 3D tissue scaffolds, and various C/inorganic hybrid architectures. Our main interests are to develop new material and surface chemistries for material synthesis, to pursue fundamental studies on interface dictated phenomena, and to explore potential applications, especially in biosensing and tissue engineering.
Professor Xiaowu (Shirley) Tang joined the Department of Chemistry & Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) at the University of Waterloo (UW) in 2006. She served as the Director of Nanotechnology Engineering (NE) program (2014-2017), Canada’s only undergraduate NE program, and on the Board of Directors, WIN (2018-present). Prior to joining UW, she received her Ph.D. from MIT in 1999, worked at private companies in Silicon Valley, California (2000-03), and pursued postdoctoral work at Stanford University (2003-05). The Tang group pioneered work on hybrid nanobio- materials and devices, with contributions particularly to the material, surface, and physical chemistries dealing with carbon nanostructures. Her work has led to publications on prestigious journals, such as Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Biotechnology, Journal of American Chemical Society, Advanced Materials, and Nano Letters, as well as patent applications, multiple industrial partnerships, media reports, and invited lectures. Prof. Tang received the Leader’s Opportunity Award from Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) in 2008 and the Stars in Global Health Award from Grand Challenges Canada in 2012.
Contact: Prof. Zhuang Liu