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Russ College to host lecture on nanoparticles

The Ohio State University professor Jessica Winter will give a free lecture about nanoparticle synthesis for biological imaging from 11:10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Academic & Research Center 102.
Winter, a chemical and biomolecular engineering faculty member, will explain how nanoparticles, which can be used to enhance images, particularly of cells in the body, have significantly advanced both in vitro and in vivo biological imaging.

Winter will explain how with the success of quantum dots, gold, and iron oxide nanoparticles for fluorescence, surface plasmon resonance, and magnetic resonance imaging, several research groups have tried to combine multiple particle types into a single nanocomposite that combines the features of constituent particles. She will detail her attempt to make particles that provide two types of imaging: fluorescence and magnetic (MRI).

Winter holds master’s and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. She is the recipient of an NSF IGERT fellowship, along with numerous other awards and fellowships.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, part of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University.