Nanotechnology has already revolutionized numerous applications from alternative energy to electronics to medicine. Unfortunately, many of these nanomaterials are made through the use of toxic catalysts or material fabrication processes which leave a large carbon footprint. This presentation will cover how one can create environmentally friendly nanomaterials using a laser alone and how such materials are improving disease prevention, detection, and therapy. Moreover, laser etching has proven to be an excellent process to create nanotextures on today’s implants to promote tissue growth, limit infection, and inhibit inflammation. In fact, this talk will cover human implantation of such nanotextured surfaces and how there have been no failures in over 14,000 cases of implantation. Moreover, this presentation will cover the future of using laser fabricated green nanoparticles across other fields of medicine.
Audience Take Away Notes:
- Learn how to make nanoparticles from lasers
- Learn how to make nanotextures from lasers
- Learn how such nanomaterials are being used to improve medicine
Thomas J. Webster’s (H index: 120; Google Scholar) degrees are in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 1995; USA) and in biomedical engineering from RPI (Ph.D., 2000; USA). He has served as a professor at Purdue (2000-2005), Brown (2005-2012), and Northeastern (2012-2021; serving as Chemical Engineering Department Chair from 2012 - 2019) Universities and has formed over a dozen companies who have numerous FDA approved medical products currently improving human health. He is currently helping those companies and serves as a professor at Hebei University of Technology, Saveetha University, Vellore Institute of Technology, UFPI, and others. Dr. Webster has numerous awards including: 2020, World Top 2% Scientist by Citations (PLOS); 2020, SCOPUS Highly Cited Research (Top 1% Materials Science and Mixed Fields); 2021, Clarivate Top 0.1% Most Influential Researchers (Pharmacology and Toxicology); 2022, Best Materials Science Scientist by Citations (Research.com); and is a fellow of over 8 societies. Prof. Webster is a former President of the U.S. Society For Biomaterials and has over 1,350 publications to his credit with over 53,000 citations. He was recently nominated for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2023).