Advances in informatics, nanotechnology, and deeper understanding of biological systems have provided new opportunities to make fundamental advances in sensing and dynamic control of engineered systems. BioSensing-BioActuation (BSBA) is a developing new research frontier that will profoundly impact both engineering and biological sciences in sensing/actuation science and technologies, and could has the potential for bringing a paradigm shift in engineering and biological research by creating new, truly cross-disciplinary research methodologies. BSBA refers to an emergent research area that aims at developing novel bio-derived and bio-inspired sensing/actuation technologies based on the fundamental understanding of biological systems. It is highly interdisciplinary by nature, drawing expertise from biology, engineering, computer science, materials science, and mathematics.
For Immediate Release
The Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL) at the University of Illinois is hosting the Biosensing-Bioactuation Summer Institute 2010. Funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and National Science Council of Taiwan, the institute will run through July 23.
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The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Science Council (NSC) of Taiwan funded BSBA Summer Institute 2010 is part of a six year series (initial funding for three years), with alternate institutes planned in the U.S. and Taiwan. US Summer Institutes will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010, 2012, 2014). The Taiwanese Summer Institutes will be held at the National Taiwan University (2011, 2013, 2015).
Summer Institute Organizing Committee:
- Jimmy Hsia, Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Event Chair
- Irfan Ahmad, Associate Director, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, and Research Faculty Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Event Co-chair
- Rashid Bashir, Director, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Taher Saif, Director, Center for Cellular Mechanics, and Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Atif Irfan, Administrative Assistant, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Shuo Hung Chang, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
- Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL)
- Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering (MechSE)
- Department of Bioengineering (BioE)
- Center for Cellular Mechanics (CCM)
- The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- NSF Center on Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Georgia Institute of Technology
- NCI Siteman Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (SCCNE) at Washington University in Saint Louis and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Global Enterprise for MicroMechanics and Molecular Medicine (GEM4)