Category: Conferences

ACS Fall 2015 at Boston

Last week I attended the ACS conference at Boston. On Monday, August 17, I gave a talk in the division of Physical Chemistry, “Molecular Biophysics: Revealing the Interplay between Different Forces & Effects in Biochemical Processes” session. My talk was titled “Tracking viral membrane molecular dynamics through temporally-resolved plasmon coupling microscopy” and it was the […]

Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Medicine

This week I’ve been attending the 3rd one of this annual workshop arranged by the lab of Ali Khademhosseini of Harvard. I have enjoyed the talks of several great scientists of the field including Joanna Aizenberg, Roger Kamm and Paul Weiss, in addition to meeting other young researchers. Also, I’m glad I had an opportunity […]

Graduate Research Symposium at Boston University

Today, I presented my recent research results entitled “Quantification and a Molecular Dynamics Study of Viral Membrane Lipids through Plasmon Coupling Microscopy” in the Graduate Research Symposium at Boston University. It was great to describe the researches for several interested people and judges of the symposium. The environment was quite friendly and educational.

ACS Abstract Accepted

My abstract for an oral presentation in ACS 249th National Meeting, Physical Chemistry division, to be held in Denver, CO, in March 2015, is accepted. In this presentation, I will report the results of our latest studies on the GM1 and GM3 contents of the HIV-1 and Ebola virus-like particles.

MRS Fall 2014 Conference

MRS has been going really well since this morning. I’ve attended several great talks mostly in the field of nanotechnology and learnt a lot. And, I’ll be giving my talk on Wednesday morning entitled “Quantification of Lipids on HIV-1 and Ebola Virus-Like Particles through a Plasmonic Approach” in the symposium of “Medical Applications of Noble […]

MRS Fall 2014

I’ll have an oral presentation of my latest research in Materials Research Society (MRS) conference, Fall 2014 session, on December 3rd, in the Medical Applications of Noble Metal Nanoparticles (NMNPs) symposium. I’ll be also serving as one of the conference assistants on Dec. 1st and 2nd in the 3D Mesoscale Architectures–Synthesis, Assembly, Properties and Applications […]

A new semester and my 4th year of PhD has started and I have two new undergraduate students, Camille Silva and Crystal Wong, to mentor and use their cooperation in pushing the projects forward. In addition, my last paper is getting published in Small soon, and I’ll have a talk in MRS Fall session in […]

Gordon Research Conference 2014

The GRC 2014 finished with some posters being selected to be presented again on the last day including mine. The following is a group photo of the attendees:

GRS group photo

GRS on “Noble Metal Nanoparticles” finished on Sunday, June 15th, 2014. Here is a group photo of the attendees:

Gordon Research Conference (GRC)

GRC 2014 has begun since last evening with the great talks of Federico Capasso on advances in metamaterials and Sharon Goltzer on entropic assemblies. It was continued today with a Plasmonics session which included talks of Alexander Govorov, Stephan Link and Jill Millstone. Also, I’ll present my poster today on characterization of viral surfaces using plasmon coupling […]

Gordon Research Seminars (GRS)

The last two days have been scientifically very fruitful days for me in Gordon Research Seminars (GRS), the “Noble Metal Nanoparticles” session in Mount Holyoke, MA. I’ve had the opportunity to listen to the student talks and see posters of the best researchers of the field from all over the globe. Also, we had the […]

CLEO 2014

I presented a part of my research this morning, June 9th, in “Advances in Molecular Imaging” session of CLEO 2014. The details of the talk will be added to the “Publications” page of this website. In addition, I enjoyed attending the short course of “Plasmonics” taught by Prof. Mark Brongersma of Stanford University. It was a […]

CLEO 2014

I checked in the CLEO 2014 today and found the opportunity to attend the Howard Schlossberg’s retirement symposium and listen to the fantastic talks of a few outstanding scientists who had relied on his funding from DOD for many years. Interestingly, his supports have resulted in the invention of many useful biomedical supplies based on Optics and […]


My abstracts have been accepted to CLEO 2014, San Jose, CA for the Advanced Molecular Imaging session and Gordon Research Conferences and Seminars, South Hadley, MA for the Noble Nanoparticles session, both to be held in June, 2014.

Travel Awards

I’ve been awarded the three following travel grants recently to attend two conferences during the Summer of 2014: 1-Feldman Travel Award of Boston University Chemistry Department 2-Travel Grant of Boston University Photonics Center 3-Travel Grant of Boston University Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology