Monthly Archives: September 2012

Welcome Maysam Chamanzar!

Maysam just joined our group as a postdoc, co-advised by Tim Blanche as part of an NSF-funded effort to develop implantable electrical/optical neural interfaces.

He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2012. His Ph.D. thesis was on developing novel hybrid plasmonic-photonic on-chip biochemical sensors. Maysam received his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering majoring in Microsystems from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008. He has also received a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering majoring in microwaves and optics from Sharif University in 2005. He received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 2003 from Tehran Polytechnique (AmirKabirUniversity). Maysam has received and have been nominated for a number of awards such as the SPIE research excellence award, GTRIC innovation award, OSA Emil Wolf best paper award, and Edison innovation award.

Maysam’s current research interests include the design and implementation of optoelectrical integrated neural interfaces to explore and control the brain activity.

Gabriel’s ratchet is out!

A Synthetic Chemomechanical Machine Driven by Ligand–Receptor Bonding
Gabriel J. Lavella, Amol D. Jadhav, and Michel M. Maharbiz
Nano Letters Article ASAP

whoo hoo!