Inventor of nanosubmarine to give talk at USC
A leading global chemist who created the world’s tiniest, fastest rocket – a nanosubmarine that zooms around a petri dish – as well as biosensor tattoos that can measure lactic acid or blood-alcohol levels, will visit the University of the Sunshine Coast on 22 and 23 August.
Professor Joseph Wang, Chair of Nanoengineering at the University of California San Diego, will present a free public seminar at USC’s Innovation Centre, Sippy Downs, on Monday 22 August from 5pm to 6.30pm.
His talk, ‘From Wearables to Nanosubmarines’, will outline the latest advances in wearable (stick-on) tattoos that can sense the amount of alcohol in a person’s blood or lactic acid in an athlete’s muscles. He will also discuss future prospects for self-propelled nanomachines.
Recognised as one of the world’s top 10 chemists and most influential scientific minds, Professor Wang’s research has been cited 56,000 times.
USC Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Professor Roland De Marco said the public lecture would be a fantastic opportunity for students, staff and the wider Sunshine Coast community to hear from this renowned researcher and entertaining speaker.
“USC research students and academics interested in nanoscience and biotechnology fields will get to have further discussions with Professor Wang on the Tuesday,” Professor De Marco said.
“His work on biosensors aligns to the research of USC Senior Lecturer in Molecular Engineering Dr Joanne Macdonald, and we are excited about collaborations into the future.”
To register for the USC seminar on 22 August go to www.usc.edu.au/public-rsvp
'From Wearables to Nanosubmarines' free public seminar pdf
5pm to 6:30pm
22 August 2016
University of the Sunshine Coast
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