CNST Nanotechnology Workshop 2016

May 5-6, 2016


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Poster Display Information

Posters are invited from graduate students, postdocs, faculty, relevant departments, local tech community, and industry. General themes include Nanoelectronics, Nanophotonics, Nanomaterials, Nanomanufacturing, Nanomedicine, and Bionanotechnology.

Poster Session A: Thursday, May 5, 10:30 am-12:45 pm in ECEB Atrium
Poster Session B: Friday, May 6, 8:30-9:30 am in ECEB Atrium


3002 Electrical and Computer Engineering Building (ECEB)
306 N. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801

All posters should be put up on Thursday, May 5, between 8:00-9:30 a.m. and taken down on Friday, May 6 from 9:30 am-1:00 p.m. We will recycle posters left after 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6.

Each poster should have a representative on hand to explain the research on Thursday, May 5 from 10:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m and Friday, May 6 from 8:30-9:30 am. Posters should remain on display at least through Friday, May 6 at 9:30 a.m..

Poster Size
Maximum display area: 4 feet x 4 feet. Easels and mounting supplies will be available at the registration table.

Submitting Posters
All poster titles should be submitted through the workshop registration website by Monday, May 2. Late registrations will be accepted on a limited basis.

Posters will be judged for awards. Award recipients will be announced and recognized at the concluding session on May 6 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Poster Information
Include the following on each poster:
Poster Title
Presenter Name(s)
Job Title(s)
Department/Company Affiliation
Email Address
Faculty Advisor(s)
Project Sponsors(s)

Contact Information
For questions and clarifications please call 217-244-1353 or email


2016 Poster Winners

Session 1
#1: Wenjia Zhou:
Monolithic, Widely Tunable Quantum Cascade Laser Source
#2: Yue Zhuo: Quantitative Measurement of Cellular Adhesion Using Photonic Crystal Enhanced Microscopy
#3: Aaron Schwartz-Duval: Towards a Cell-Level Personalization of Nanomedicine:  Pathology Dependent In Situ Reduction of Gold Nanoparticles by Action of Mammalian Cells
Honorable Mention: Guru Vulugundam

Session 2
#1: Jui-Nung Liu:
Narrowband Fano-Resonant Photonic Crystal Microresonators for Mid-Infrared Chemical Imaging
#2: Wen Huang: S-RuM Nanotechnology for Compact and High Performance RFIC/MMIC
#3: Jeong Dong Kim: Metal-Assisted Chemical Etching of Semiconductor Nanostructures and Applications
Honorable Mention: Zainab Rahil: Substrate Stiffness Modulates the Mechanical Tension Required for Integrin Activation


2015 Poster Presenters

List of presenters

2015 Poster Winners

Group A
#1: Phuong Le:
Dynamic, Single-Molecule Imaging of the Breast Cancer Microenvironment of Metastasis
#2: Enrique Daza: A Nanotechnology Approach for Efficient Crude Oil Spill Treatment via Entrapment, Dispersal, and Removal using Carboscavenger
#3: Bara Saadah, Kareem Al-Qadi: DDSCAT Spectroscopy of Various Metal Nanostructures
Honorable Mention: Rachel Hatano: Cardiomyocytes from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells: Towards the Fabrication of a Cardiac Patch
Honorable Mention: Matthew Leslie: Oncogenic RAS Modulates Glutamine’s Contribution to Mitochondrial Redox Homeostasis

Group B
#1: Yue Zhuo:
Dynamic Label-free Live-Cell Imaging With Photonic Crystal Enhanced Microscopy (PCEM)
#2: Santosh Misra: Pro-Nifuroxazide-NPs for Cancer Specific Trigerable Anti-cancer Therapy via STAT-3 Pathway
#3: Ritu Raman: Optogenetic Skeletal Muscle Powered 3D Printed Biological Machines
Honorable Mention: Zainab Rahil: Studying Cell Adhesion Using DNA Nanotechnology
Honorable Mention: Claire McGhee: Developing Cancer Biomarker Assay Using DNA Functionalized Gold Nanorod PC-SERS Detection