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Harnessing Nano for Drug Delivery

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Dr. Kayte FischerTuesday March 17, 2015
Noon – 1  pm
Texas Instruments (TI) Auditorium E-1
2900 Semiconductor Drive
Santa Clara, CA
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TITLE: Harnessing Nano for Drug Delivery

SPEAKER: Dr. Kayte Fischer, CTO, Nano Precision Medical Inc.

ABSTRACT:
Nanoscale biomaterial interactions differ significantly from micro and macroscale interactions, enabling a variety of new technologies to address drug delivery challenges. This presentation will focus on nanoscale biological interactions and nano drug delivery technologies (apart from nanoparticles) in the larger drug delivery context. We will direct particular attention to the technology and history of Nano Precision Medical, a small startup in Emeryville that is utilizing titania nanoporous membrane technology to control the rate of drug delivery over the course of months.

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY:
Since founding Nano Precision Medical, Dr. Kayte Fischer has been the Chief Technology Officer, coordinating technical development and scientific research with a larger strategic vision for the company.

Kayte completed her Ph.D. in the Therapeutic Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory at the UC San Francisco/UC Berkeley Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering, Class of 2010. Her award-winning research focused on novel adhesive properties of nanostructured materials in the context of gastrointestinal drug delivery. During her time in graduate school, Kayte completed the Management of Technology program through the Haas School of Business and the College of Engineering. She also has a designated emphasis in Nanoscale Science and Engineering and served as the president of the Berkeley Nanotechnology Club. Prior to attending graduate school, Kayte graduated with honors from the California Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. She has research experience in a variety of areas, from nanoscale biological interactions to biofluid mechanics and robotics.

Nano Precision Medical is developing a small, implantable device to improve treatment for people suffering from chronic diseases by providing sustained medication levels over several months without the need for injections.

AGENDA:

  • 11:30 am – Registration & light lunch (pizza & drinks)
  • Noon – Presentation & Questions/Answers
  • 1:00 pm - Adjourn
COST: FREE

 

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Integrated On-Chip Energy Storage Using Nano Porous-Silicon Electrochemical Capacitors

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Don GardnerTuesday February 17, 2015
Noon – 1  pm
Texas Instruments (TI) Auditorium E-1
2900 Semiconductor Drive
Santa Clara, CA
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TITLE: Integrated On-Chip Energy Storage Using Nano Porous-Silicon Electrochemical Capacitors

SPEAKER: Donald. S. Gardner, Principal Engineer, Intel Corp. and IEEE Fellow

ABSTRACT:
Capacitors are favored over batteries for many energy storage applications as well as suitable to work in synergy with batteries and energy harvesting devices because they can capture energy at high rates and lower voltages, as well as provide higher power. They also don’t degrade significantly over thousands of charging cycles. These properties follow because capacitors are electrostatic devices and do not rely on chemical reactions to store energy, as batteries do. Intel researchers built and studied electrochemical (EC) capacitors based on porous-silicon (P-Si) nanostructures coated with various atomic layer deposited (ALD) films. The devices were fabricated with conventional silicon technology, opening up the potential to integrate them on a single die with silicon CMOS circuits, sensors, or energy-harvesting systems like silicon solar cells. The talk will detail how they optimized the porous-silicon nanostructure and the surface-coating processes. Some of the porous-silicon electrochemical capacitors they built that had a TiN coating, exhibited stable capacitance even after 1,000 cycles at 50 mV/sec and with an energy density one to three orders of magnitude higher than electrolytic capacitors. A short video clip demonstrating a device with 1.2 Farads of capacitance on a 100mm silicon wafer will be shown.

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY:
Donald Gardner is currently a Principal Engineer at Intel. From 2001 until the present he created and co-developed high-frequency voltage converters that are in current use in the latest Intel “Haswell” microprocessors. He also created inductor structures using magnetic materials that met the needs of power delivery and RF circuit applications and resulted in the world’s first fully integrated voltage regulator. In addition he conceived and codeveloped electrochemical capacitor technology for energy storage. From 1991 to 2001 he invented embedded MIM capacitor structures as well as a reflow copper deposition technology.

Donald is a named inventor on 90 patents and has published 160+ electrical engineering and materials science papers in journals and conferences. He is a visiting scholar at Stanford University where he received his PhD in Electrical Engineering. He is an IEEE Fellow.

AGENDA:

  • 11:30 am – Registration & light lunch (pizza & drinks)
  • Noon – Presentation & Questions/Answers
  • 1:00 pm - Adjourn
COST: FREE

 

Please RSVP here to make sure we have enough lunch.