PIERS 2016 in Shanghai
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Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium 

PIERS 2016 in Shanghai, China, 8 August - 11 September, 2016

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PIERS2016 Shanghai Focus/Special Sessions  
SC3: Micro-/Nano-scale Chemical and Physical Sensing and Imaging, and Their Early Adaptations in Translational Medicine
Organized by Prof. Hyuck Choo (California Institute of Technology) and Prof. Jongho Lee (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology)
Session's Information:
<< Session Chairs >>
Professor Hyuck Choo, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA USA
Professor Jong-Ho Lee, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Republic of Korea

<< Session Organizers >>
Professor Hyuck Choo, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA USA
Professor Jong-Ho Lee, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Republic of Korea

<< Honorary Session Chairs & Organizers >>
Professor Yeon Sik Jung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Professor Monika Fleischer, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany

The trend in molecular sensing has been continuously moving towards higher spatial/temporal resolutions and chemical sensitivities. Researchers in this field have been actively adapting well-established nanofabrication techniques from the semiconductor industry and created novel nanofabrication techniques necessary for nano-optical and nano-electronic structures. For example, employing advanced nano-fabrication techniques has led to the fabrication of the extreme nanoscale gaps in optical nano-antennas, nano-electrodes, and an array of sensing surfaces and significantly improved both spatial resolution and electromagnetic enhancement factors. Taking a step further, researchers are working on novel exciting nanoscale sensing structures such as tunable localized-surface-plasmon resonators capable of detecting a minute change in the refractive index, spectrally narrow Fano-resonance sensors, shape-optimized surface-enhanced-Raman spectroscopy platforms, nanoscale sensors for detecting a minute change in resistance or capacitance, nanoscale structures for observing and determining single molecule transport characteristics, and more.

In this session, we intend to bridge (1) the cutting-edge research in nanoscale sensing platforms carried out in the lab and (2) the practical adaptation of the outcomes by clinicians in translational medicine. These micro-/nanoscale sensors involve optical and possible combinations with mechanical, electronic, or chemical/molecular approaches and can be applied to therapeutics, diagnostics, imaging, sensing, and patient management. Both early stage conceptual investigations and early translational stage work will be presented.

The scope of the session includes (but is not limited) to the following topics:
- Nanofabrication strategies for molecular sensing
- Novel surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy platforms
- High sensitivity biochemical sensing via changes in optical or electrical signals
- Design considerations and new challenges for nano-sensor concepts
- Device integration of nano sensors
- Early stage adaptation of the aforementioned approaches in translational medicine

<< Keynote Speaker >>

Professor Juyoung Yoon, Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
"Recent Progress on Fluorescent Probes and Activatable Photosensitizer"

<< Invited Speakers >>

Professor Qimin Quan, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
"Photonic Crystal Nanocavities: A Label-free Method to Study Molecular Interactions"

Professor Alan X. Wang, Oregon State University, Oregon, USA
"Photonic Crystal Biosilica for Biosensing with Single Molecule Sensitivity"

Professor Sivashankar Krishnamoorthy, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
"Nanoscale Platform for Control, Interrogation and Optimization of Molecular Sensing Interfaces, toward Application to Nanomedicine"

Professor Jonghwa Shin, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
"Field-enhancing Metasurface for Sensing Applications"

Professor Jian Ye, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China "Gap Enhanced Raman Tags (GERTs) for Bioimaging"

Dr. Daejong Yang, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
"Glucose Measurement Using Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering"

Professor Jongho Lee, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
"Subdermal Photovoltaic Power Generation for Medical Electronic Implants"

Professor Yves-Alain Peter, Polytechnique Montréal, Montréal, Canada
"Microfluidics and optical micro resonators on chip for biomedical sensing"

Dr. Jeong Oen Lee, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
"In Vivo Intraocular Pressure Measurements Using a Miniaturized Nanophotonics-enhanced Sensor Implant"

Professor Huigao Duan, Hunan University, Hunan, China
"Reflective Color Filters and Monolithic Color Printing Based on Asymmetric Fabry-Perot Cavities"

<< Contributed Talks >>

Ashwin Balakrishna, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
"A Neural Network Approach to Monitor Intraocular Pressure for Glaucoma Diagnosis with Optical Readout"

Kelly Woo, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
"ZnO-nanowire Morphology Optimization for Glucose-SERS Sensing"

Jun Qian, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, China
"Aggregation-induced Emission (AIE) Nanoparticles for Multiphoton Microscopic in vivo Brain Imaging"

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