Kai Wu’s poster “Smart Magnetic Nanoparticles for Multiplex Detection of Diseases” has received the Bronze Poster Award at the 2016 IEEE Magnetics Summer School hosted by Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. There were 110 posters presented at the summer school.
Due to their size, comparable to biomolecules such as proteins, magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) have been used in biological and medical applications. Kai and other collaborating researchers have developed a search coil based detection system that can be used to characterize Brown and Néel relaxation of MNPs by a highly sensitive mixing-frequency method. Using this technique, he has successfully monitored the real-time binding process of biomolecules to surface functionalized MNPs, and performed human serum viscosity tests. Kai Wu is a doctoral candidate working under the guidance of ECE faculty Prof. Jian-Ping Wang.
The IEEE Magnetics Summer School is designed for graduate students studying magnetism and related areas. It presents lectures by international experts and includes poster presentations by participating graduate students. Student attendees to the school are selected through a competitive application process.