Lasers: Optical Tweezers for Medicine – UROP Summer Symposium 2021

Lasers: Optical Tweezers for Medicine

David Pulido

David Pulido

Pronouns: He/Him/His

UROP Fellowship: Engineering
Research Mentor(s): Somin Lee, PhD
Research Mentor Institution/Department: College of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Presentation Date: Wednesday, August 4th
Session: Session 3 (5pm-6:20pm EDT)
Breakout Room: Room 3
Presenter: 9

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Using laser beams as a means of manipulating and trapping particles on the nanoscale has been proven extremely beneficial to the fields of chemistry and biology. These “optical tweezers” are highly useful for their non-invasiveness and precise delivery of nano-objects such as metal nanoparticles. In this study, we will optimize a two phase ligand exchange process to develop stable metal nanoparticles. This two phase ligand exchange technique is a reliable and relatively straightforward method of producing stable metal nanoparticles capable of being used in a variety of biological applications.

Authors: David Pulido, Kailee Conley, Dr. Somin Eunice Lee
Research Method: Laboratory Research

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