Biomimetics photonic nanostructures

Nanoparticles, Nanostructures and Biomimetics

Nanotechnology Summer School flyer


This one-day course is part of the Nanotechnology Summer School 2014 on nanotechnologies in biology. It can be taken individually or as part of the one-week Summer School.

The programme for the Nanoparticles, Nanostructures and Biomimetics course provides an introduction to nanoparticles and their applications, as well as biomimetics. It includes the following topics:

  • Natural and incidental nanoparticles
  • Engineered nanoparticles and their syntheses
  • Applications of nanoparticles
  • Biologically inspired nanostructures - introduction to biomimetics
  • Biomimetics of photonic nanostructures
  • Hydrophobic coatings and their applications
  • Spider silk and novel bio-inspired synthetic polymers.

Dr Christiane Norenberg

Role: Director

Christiane is the Nanotechnology HEIF Manager at the University of Oxford's Begbroke Science Park. She received her DPhil in Materials Science from the University of Oxford in 1998 and continued with postdoctoral research. In 2001, Christiane was awarded the Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship for her work on the growth and characterisation of nanostructures on semiconductor surfaces. After a period as a lecturer at the Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre at Swansea University, Christiane returned to Oxford in 2007 to take up her present post.

Her interests and expertise are in the areas of surface science, growth and characterisation of nanostructures on surfaces, and nanotechnology in general. Christiane also teaches nanoscience and materials science at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Professor Peter J Dobson OBE

Role: Presenter

Professor Dobson was the Academic Director at Begbroke Science Park. After a career as a lecturer in Physics at Imperial College and Senior
Nano-engineering of Colloidal Particles, Synthetic Biomimetic Blood Cells, Synthetic Opals, Photonic Crystals and the Physics of Self-assembling Nanostructures
Book (UMI / ProQuest Company)

Paper battery?

by edsdesk

Mon Dec 7, 4:28 pm ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ordinary paper could one day be used as a lightweight battery to power the devices that are now enabling the printed word to be eclipsed by e-mail, e-books and online news.
Scientists at Stanford University in California reported on Monday they have successfully turned paper coated with ink made of silver and carbon nanomaterials into a "paper battery" that holds promise for new types of lightweight, high-performance energy storage.
The same feature that helps ink adhere to paper allows it to hold onto the single-walled carbon nanotubes and silver nanowire films

Some ... some not.

by setArcos

Biotechnology, bioinformatics
Emerging technology
Genetic engineering
Synthetic biology, synthetic genomics
Artificial photosynthesis
Anti-aging drugs: resveratrol, SRT1720
Vitrification or cryoprotectant
Hibernation or suspended animation
Stem cell treatments
Personalized medicine
Body implants, prosthesis
In vitro meat
Regenerative medicine
[edit] Energy systems
Emerging technology
Concentrated solar power includes thermal

Graphene: fundamentals and emergent applications  — Chemistry World
In this context, the text offers an extremely timely and valuable perspective on the first of these materials to attain such enormous attention and is an excellent reference by which to direct analogous research towards other two-dimensional nanomaterials.

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