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Sensing the molecular world – opportunities and challenges

Diamond, Dermot (2016) Sensing the molecular world – opportunities and challenges. In: Invited Seminar, GE Global Gesearch, 4 November 2016, Niskayuna, New York.

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Breakthroughs in fundamental research now allow unprecedented control of materials at the molecular level, enabling a wide range of exquisite 3D structures to be assembled through a bottom-up approach. Simultaneously, developments in 3D fabrication technologies are heralding completely new and disruptive ways to control the 3D form of a rapidly growing range of materials, from hard metals, to transparent polymers, and soft biopolymers and gels, and at feature sizes from nano through micro and meso scale. Bringing this dynamically expanding knowledge base together thus will allow us, for the first time, to build devices and platforms whose form we can control over this tremendous diversity of scale. I believe this has profound implications for science and society, leading to, for example, completely new chem/bio-sensing concepts that could revolutionise how we monitor personal health, the quality of water and air, biopharma manufacturing processes, and food production.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Talk)
Event Type:Seminar
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Analytical chemistry
Physical Sciences > Photochemistry
Biological Sciences > Microfluidics
Biological Sciences > Biosensors
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Research Initiatives and Centres > INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Industry NBMC, Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, European Framework Programme 7
ID Code:21463
Deposited On:07 Nov 2016 09:50 by Dermot Diamond. Last Modified 07 Nov 2016 09:50

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