Each morning of the 2014 Summer Institute, participants will hear lectures by, and have the opportunity to interact with, experts in the field.

Incomplete List of 2014 Summer Institute Lecturers

Rashid Bashir
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Prashant K. Jain
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Michelle Khine
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of California Irvine

Hyun Joon Kong
Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Amrinder Nain
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech

Teri Odom
Professor, Chemistry, Northwestern

Manu Platt
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, Georgia Tech

Beth Pruitt
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford

Scott Siechen
Natural Sciences, Parkland College

Chelsey Simmons
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida


The Summer Institute is sponsored by NSF IGERT, NIH M-CNTC, NSF EBICS, CNST, and NSF nanoBIO node.

Students in discussion at 2013 Summer Institute.

Cancer Nanotechnology and Cell Mechanics


The overall objective is to enhance the ability to address challenges in Cancer Nanotechnology and Mechanobiology. The 2014 Summer Institute offers expertise from interdisciplinary faculty in biology, engineering, materials science, and nanotechnology through a combination of lectures and hands-on lab experiences.

Specific objectives include:

  • Train next-generation researchers in nanotechnology, applied to both engineering and biology through lectures and hands-on experiences
  • Foster multi-lateral and multi-disciplinary collaboration and interaction