Fall 2019 Newsletter

Welcome

By Trevor Thornton, NCI-SW Director The fall semester is in the final stages and we wanted to share with you some of the interesting and exciting events and research happening with NCI-SW. The NNCI Annual Conference was held at the Harvard University campus on October 23 – 25, coinciding with a glorious spell of east Read More …

If it is Summer, it is time for Research

NCI-SW continued its summer tradition of offering undergraduate students the opportunity to perform research at ASU. Two students, Samantha Faltermeier and Amanda Morrison, were selected for the 2019 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. Both are from Phoenix College, one of the 10 schools within the Maricopa Community Colleges system. Both students had the opportunity Read More …

ASU Featured Nano Research: Laser-activated Nanosealants (LANS)

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering featured ASU researcher Kaushal Rege, Ph.D., Professor of Chemical Engineering in the following article:  https://www.nibib.nih.gov/news-events/newsroom/laser-activated-silk-sealants-outperform-sutures-tissue-repair Dr. Rege’s comments on this work clarify some of the ground breaking advances their research results provide. Rege said that “Our results demonstrated that our combination of tissue-integrating nanomaterials, along with the Read More …

NanoPhotonics

Integrated Nanophotonics was the subject of the Oct. 17, 2019 NCI-SW webinar. Consider, the combination of those two words, nano and photonics, with the goal of moving signals around with light, as we would do with electricity. The key technology device is called a PIC, Photonics Integrated Circuit. View the recording here. The use of Read More …

Multi-Responsive Nanogels for Biosensing, Drug Delivery, and Regenerative Medicine

We hope you will join us for the upcoming Feb. 20, 2020 webinar when we will feature Dr. John Clegg, from Harvard University, who will discuss synthetic strategies for generating nanoscale hydrogels that recognize and respond to multiple biological stimuli. These multi-responsive nanomaterials are useful for (i) actuating biological signals, (ii) targeting drug delivery, and Read More …