题目：Biocompatible nanomaterials for bio-applications
报告人：SUNY Distinguished Professor, Dr. Paras N. Prasad
单位：University at Buffalo
Nanomedicine has made great progress toward the diagnosis and treatment of diseases by exploiting physicochemical properties and biological interactions of nanomaterials that differ from the corresponding conventional materials. In the past decade, the advancement of biocompatible and biodegradable inorganic nanostructures has produced numerous nanomedicine platforms. Silicon and, more recently, black phosphorus (BP) offer promising nanoplatforms for bio-applications, including bioimaging, phototherapy, drug delivery, combination therapy, and theranostics, due to their intrinsic unique properties, negligible elemental cytotoxicity, high drug-loading potential, long blood circulation time, and specific clearance pathways. In view of the growing importance of silicon and BP nanomaterials in the progress of nanomedicine, and their common feature characteristics as biodegradable biocompatible elemental semiconductors, this report summarizes the latest advances in silicon and BP-based biomedical nanomaterials for disease diagnosis and therapy.
Paras N. Prasad is a SUNY Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Medicine; the Samuel P. Capen Chair of Chemistry; the Executive Director of Institute for Lasers, Photonics, and Biophotonics, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. He was named among top 50 science and technology leaders in the world by Scientific American in 2005. He has published over 800 scientific and technical papers, four monographs and eight edited books. He has received many scientific awards and honors. His interests include biophotonics, nanophotonics, nanomedicine, metamaterials, and solar cells.