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Optical Science and
Technology Center

2017 Optical Science & Technology Center Annual Symposium REGISTRATION

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Join us for the fifteenth annual Optical Science & Technology Center's Symposium & Poster Session

Friday, May 5, 2017

Held in the University of Iowa's Iowa Advanced Technology Center, the birthplace of OSTC, there will be an impressive lineup of special sessions and events.


8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Speaker Session

8:30a   Continental Breakfast

8:45a   Opening Remarks

9:00a   “Efficient Generation of Triplet Excitons in 2D layered hybrid perovskites”

           Prof. Kenan Gundogdu, Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 

9:45a   Break

10:00a “Nanoscale hemocompatible and antithrombotic coating for intracranial stents”

           Prof. David Hasan, Associate Professor of Neurology and Otolaryngology, University of Iowa 

10:45a  “Enzyme Dynamics and Their Role in Enzyme Catalyzed Reactions” 

            Prof. Chris Cheatum, Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa 

11:30a  “Performance enhancement of solar cells utilizing nanoscale structures and films”

            Prof. Fatima Toor, Department of Electrical-Computer Engineering, University of Iowa

12–1:00 p.m. Luncheon

1:00–3:00 p.m. Poster Session



Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Genette Campbell in advance at or 319-353-0974.

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