When: Weeks of Monday October 29th – Saturday Nov. 10th
PhoSoc @ UCSB has organized a week of events promoting Women in Engineering and Science.
We will send local scientists to give talks at local K-12 schools, host a lecture given by Dr. Caroline Lai from Rockley Photonics, and host two Nanofab tours led by the women who work there.
Tuesday Oct. 30th from 3:30 pm - 5pm : Freedom Photonics Nanofab Tour
US citizens from grades 6+ are welcome to register (limited space available)
Saturday Nov. 3rd from 1 pm - 3pm : UCSB Nanofab Tour
Everyone ages 10+ is welcome to register (limited space available)
Tours will be led by:
Paula Heu of Innovative III-V Solutions
Cheyenne Lynsky from UCSB Solid-State Lighting and Energy Electronics Center
Victoria Rosborough from the research group of Prof. Jonathan Klamkin
Industry Perspective Lecture by Dr. Caroline Lai from Rockley Photonics
Rockley Photonics' Vision of In-Package Optics for the Future of Datacenter Networking
Dr. Caroline Lai, Rockley Photonics
Thursday Nov 8, Elings 1605 at 3pm
Abstract: Rockley Photonics is a silicon photonics company based in Pasadena, CA, that is a fabless supplier of silicon photonics chipsets, IP, and custom designs for high-volume optics applications. One of our goals is to enable in-package optics to create an optical switching solution for datacenter network applications. In this seminar, I will give an overview of Rockley Photonics, outlining our core technology platform and key strengths.
Saturday November 10th from 9 am - 4 pm : I HEART STEM Conference at UCSB
Young women in grades 9 - 12 are encouraged to check out the science workshops!
For more information and to register for the event, click the link below!
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Department of Bioengineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tuesday, Oct 16th, 11am, ESB 1001
Circulating exosomal miRNA represents a potentially useful class of bloodborne biomarkers for cancer. We present the initial proof-of-concept of an approach in which gold nanoparticle tags are prepared with thermodynamically optimized nucleic acid toehold probes that displace a oligonucleotide and reveal a capture sequence that is used to selectively pull down the target-probe-nanoparticle complex to a photonic crystal (PC) biosensor surface. By matching the surface plasmon resonant wavelength of the nanoparticle tag to the resonant wavelength of the PC nanostructure, the reflected light intensity from the PC is dramatically and locally quenched by the presence of each nanoparticle.
The talk described the optical operating principles of Photonic Resonator Absorption Microscopy (PRAM), the thermodynamic design of DNA toehold probes, and our first results demonstrating the detection limits, selectivity, and dynamic range of the assay.