SLAC Colloquium Series

SLAC Colloquium Series


Colloquium Detail

Nanomagnetic Materials and Devices for Cancer Diagnostics and Efficient Power Delivery

Date: 6/29/2009

Shan Wang
Stanford University

Stanford Professor Shan Wang will address two research areas in nanomagnetic materials. The first makes use of a combination of magnetic nanoparticle tags and giant magnetoresistance spin valve sensor arrays to allow rapid detection of biological molecular markers in diagnostics of cancer and infectious, cardiovascular and other complex diseases. In cancer diagnostics, for example, such a technique makes it possible for clinical oncologists to ascertain the presence or absence of a large number of tumor markers. It also provides oncologists a tool to track the effectiveness of chemotherapy in real time.

The second area enables efficient power delivery of integrated electronics, such as system-on-a-chip and system-in-package, by embedding magnetic cores in solenoid inductors in the integrated electronics. 

Wang is a professor in the Center for Magnetic Nanotechnology and Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University.

Last update: October 03, 2013