Workshop on Biomedical Micro and Nano Devices

2/25/2012

As a forum for novel ideas, the OCRF-sponsored workshop designed by Prof. Jurgen Kosel,  promoted contacts between experts from the academia and industry. It was addressed to the scientific community working on integrated devices for biological and medical applications utilizing the benefits of Micro or Nano technology.

In the course of this workshop, 12 talks about cutting edge research in the field were given by distinguished international speakers and KAUST researchers. The workshop attracted a lot of attention in the Saudi research community and about 40 people from KAU, KFUPM and KSU were visiting KAUST to attend.  

The workshop helped to strengthen the ties between external collaborators and KAUST faculty and created new foundations for future collaborations. KAUST students were invited to attend the lectures of the workshop to get insight in the most recent developments in the field. Micro- or nanotechnology is rapidly drawing the attention of the biomedical research and industrial community in KAUST due to the many potential benefits expected from these technologies. This workshop addressed the scientific community working on integrated devices for biological and medical applications utilizing the benefits of micro- or nanotechnology.

The workshop provided graduate students with insights into the most recent developments in this field. The topics included: 

        • Wireless, Implantable Sensors
        • Implantable Drug Delivery Devices
        • Magnetic Nanotechnology And Micro Devices For Biomedical Applications
        • Microfluidic Systems For Lab-On-A-Chip Devices
        • Energy Harvesters For Implantable Devices
        • Molecular Diagnostic Systems