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ECE Colloquium Series – Professor Abdennour Abbas
November 8 @ 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
As part of the *Eleanore Hale Wilson Lecture Series, ECE is proud to present:
Nanodiagnostics: Advancements and Challenges in Microbial Detection Technologies
Professor Abdennour Abbas
University of Minnesota
Host: Professor Sang-Hyun Oh
In this upcoming talk, I will present the research conducted in my laboratory “Biosensors and Bionanotechnology” over the last 5 years, related to microbial detection technologies. The presentation will include the recent achievements on the use of nanotechnology to enhance the sensitivity and reduce the cost and detection time in microbial diagnostics. I will also address the urgent need for a paradigm shift in microbial and disease diagnostics.
Abdennour Abbas is an Assistant Professor of Bionanotechnology in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities (www.abbaslab.com). He is also the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Claros Technologies Inc., a nanotechnology and advanced materials company (www.clarostech.com). He holds a PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering and a Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems from the University of Lille (France). He is the recipient of the 2013 European edition of the MIT Technology Review Award. He published over 35 papers and 12 patents and patents pending on the used of nanotechnology and nanomaterials for healthcare, food safety and environmental applications.
*Established in 2009, the Eleanore Hale Wilson Fund supports engineering field leaders for travel to Minnesota to share their expertise and discoveries with University of Minnesota graduate students, faculty, and alumni. The fund also supports the receptions held in honor of each speaker.