Meeting Announcement: Thursday, November 17, 2011 in
Please make reservations by 5:00
pm, Monday November 14, 2011.
See details below.
Continuing Education Credit Hours
for Sensing & Medical Applications
Presented by Dr. Dwight L. Woolard, U.S. Army Research
U.S. Army has strong interests in biologically-based nanoscale
(bio-nano) architectures that enable enhanced extraction
and controllable multiplication of the THz/IR regime spectral
signatures associated with specific bio-molecular targets.
Emerging DNA-based nano-assemblies (i.e., either materials
or structural devices) will be discussed that realize
novel sensing paradigms through the incorporation of organic
and/or biological molecules such that they effect highly
predictable and controllable changes into the electro-optical
properties of the resulting superstructures. Results will
be given to illustrate the utility of functionalized DNA
materials in sensing, as well as how the basic associated
science is to be leveraged to address medical applications.
Dwight L. Woolard manages the U.S. Army Research Laboratory
(ARL) U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) Program on
Solid-State & High-Frequency Electronics which emphasizes:
(1) THz-Frequency Science & Technology, (2) Nanoelectronics
& Molecular Electronics, and (3) Advanced Solid-State
Woolard presently leads one of the largest U.S. Research
Programs in THz-Frequency Science & Technology, and
pioneered the development of THz Spectroscopy for biological
agent sensing. Dr. Woolard has been active in the research
areas of THz-Frequency Bio-Sensing Science, THz-Frequency
Oscillations & Lasing in Solid-State Tunneling Devices
and Novel Nanoscale/Molecular Device Concepts since joining
the ARL in 1993.
Woolard is a graduate of North Carolina State University
Raleigh, Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering.
He was elected an IEEE Fellow in 2004 for leadership
in the discovery and development of novel sensing methodologies
and advanced electronic devices at terahertz frequencies,
and was the receipient of the 2008 IEEE-USA Harry Diamond
Award for contributions and leadership in the discovery
and development of novel electronic and optoelectronic
devices and systems, with emphasis on terahertz frequencies.
He was recognized for his Program Management skills by
a 2011 U.S. Army SBIR Achievement Award.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Social: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Talk: 8:00 PM
Cost: Members & Guests $20.00, Students $10.00
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Education Credit Hours
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