Planning IUCRC: Center for Biological Applications of Solid-State Systems (C-BASS)
The Center on Biological Applications of Solid-State Systems (C-BASS) seeks to transform both the biotechnology and semiconductor sectors by forging new connections between these two largely disjoint ecosystems and by training a generation of scientists and engineers well versed in both fields. The Center proposes a comprehensive research program designed to expand and train the workforce required to implement this vision, while creating new technologies. This planning meeting will bring together a range of stakeholders including educational institutions, large and small companies, manufacturing partners, and venture capitalists who will decide on key research areas as potential members of the Center.
Date & Time
Monday, April 18 & Tuesday, April 19, 2022
This planning event is sponsored by NSF.
All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time (ET).
|9:00 a.m.||Breakfast and Participant Registration|
|9:30 a.m.||Welcome Remarks|
Kenneth Shepard (Center Director), Lau Family Professor of Electrical Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University
Rein Ulijn (Site Director), Director of the Nanoscience Initiative, Advanced Science Research Center, City University of New York
Donhee Ham (Site Director), Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Harvard University
|10:45 a.m.||NSF IUCRC Presentation
IUCRC Program Director and Evaluator
|11:15 a.m.||FOCUS AREA 1: Biomolecular and chemical sensing. In this focus area, we describe projects associated with new technologies for biomolecular and chemical sensing.
Rein Ulijn, ASRC CUNY
|11:30 a.m.||Melanin mimics as sensors and bioelectronic interfaces
Salma Kassem, ASRC CUNY
|11:45 a.m.||Implantable sensors
Pooja Gaikwad, ASRC CUNY
|12:00 p.m.||Nanoprobes for intracellular sensing
Rui Jia, Queens College CUNY
|12:15 p.m.||Supramolecular materials for catalysis and medicine
Ilse Nava, ASRC CUNY
|1:15 p.m.||FOCUS AREA 2: Electrophysiological interfaces. In this focus area, we describe projects assoicated with building next-generational electrophysiologic interfaces to the nervous system.
Donhee Ham, Harvard University
|1:30 p.m.||Rapid medical device prototyping at the ASRC
Marom Bikson, CCNY CUNY
|1:45 p.m.||Subdural wireless multielectrode arrays
Nanyu Zeng, Columbia University
|2:00 p.m.||CMOS platform for intracellular interface with mammalian neuronal networks
Jun Wang, Harvard University
|2:15 p.m.||Deciphering the complexity of brain communication using MEA and synthetic nanofibers
Hiye Jin Park, ASRC CUNY
|2:30 p.m.||FOCUS AREA 3: Optical and acoustic sensing technologies. In this focus area, we will describe project ideas around imaging devices which exploit both ultrasound and light.
Ken Shepard, Columbia University
|2:45 p.m.||Implantable optical imaging
Eric Pollmann, Columbia University
|3:00 p.m.||Nanophotonics for enhanced imaging and sensing
Michele Cotrufo, ASRC CUNY
|3:15 p.m.||Wearable and implantable ultrasound arrays
Shiva Letchumanan, Columbia University
|3:30 p.m.||Wearable diffuse optical tomography
Kevin Renehan, Columbia University
|4:00 p.m.||INDUSTRY WORKSHOP: Five-minute introductions from industrial participants followed by panel discussion.
Moderator: Ken Shepard, Columbia University
|6:00 p.m.||NSF Close Session with Industry|
|6:30 p.m.||Buffet Dinner|
|7:30 p.m.||Day 1 Ends|
|11:00 a.m.||Keynote Address for C-Bass and CAT Program
Ted Letavic, CTO, Global Foundries
|12:45 p.m.||Event Ends|