Clemson University

Colloquium: Pengyu Chen, Auburn University


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Clemson University, Kinard Lab of Physics, G01, Lecture Hall

Thursday, October 12, 4:00 pm


Pengyu Chen, PhD

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Auburn University

Nanoplasmonic Biosensors towards Precision Medicine

Abstract: The framework of precision medicine envisions a world in which diseases are diagnosed not simply on the basis of a patient’s symptoms but on accumulated data that reveals the fundamental mechanistic bases of human diseases. This raises an emerging demand for transformative tools/biosensors that can measure the biochemical and biological markers to understand the dynamical response of the patient status in a rapid and accurate manner. In this talk, I will present several nanomaterials based opto-microfluidic sensing platforms for monitoring functional immune response and their translation in clinical applications towards precision medicine. Our strategies of monitoring immune functions using optofluidic nanobiosensors achieved high accuracy and sensitivity with spatiotemporal resolution at single-cell level. These results provide new insights into disease severity and therapeutic response and offer great potential in future medical treatment for personalized medicine.

Biography: Pengyu Chen received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Nanjing University in 2006. He obtained M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (2009) and Ph.D. in nanomaterials and biophysics (2012) from Clemson University, where his work centered on nano-plasmonic materials and their environmental and biological applications. He then worked as a research fellow in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, focusing on the development of optofluidic sensor platforms for disease diagnosis. He joined Materials Engineering Program in Department of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University as an assistant professor in 2016. He was the recipient of US Environmental Protection Agency, National Research Council Fellow and won several presentation awards (oral and poster) at national and international conferences.

Refreshments after the colloquium in the PandA Café

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Kinard Laboratory of Physics, G01 Kinard Lab
140 Delta Epsilon Ct., Clemson, SC 29634, USA

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Lectures / Seminars / Speakers


College of Science, Physics and Astronomy

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Faculty, Students, Undergraduate, Graduate

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