428 Natural Science Complex
Preparation, processing and theoretical modeling of
nanostructured photonic materials, Biophotonics, Nonlinear optical
Photonics is emerging as a multidisciplinary new frontier of
science and technology and is capturing the imagination of
scientists and engineers worldwide because of its potential
applications to many areas of present and future information and
image processing technologies. Photonics is the analog of
electronics in that it describes the technology in which photons
instead ofelectrons are used to acquire, store, transmit, and
process information. Nonlinear optics provides key operational
functions needed for the implementation of photonics technology.
See also the UB Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics website.
Our Photonics Research Laboratory is engaged in
multidisciplinary research in the field of photonics and nonlinear
optics. It has excellent research facilities for a comprehensive
multidisciplinary research program and features state-of-the-art
- “A Chemically Labelled Cytotoxic Agent: Two-Photon
Fluorophore for Optical Tracking of Cellular Pathway
inChemotherapy,” X. Wang, L. J. Krebs, M. Al-Nuri, H. E.
Pudavar, S. Ghosal, C. Liebow, A. A. Nagy, A. V. Schally and P.
N.Prasad, Natl. Acad. Sci., 96, 11081-11084 (1999).
- “Observation of Stimulated Emission by Direct
Three-Photon Excitation,” G. S. He, P. P. Markowicz, T.-C.
Lin and P. N.Prasad, Nature, 415, 767-770 (2002).
- “Nanochemistry: Synthesis and Characterization of
Multifunctional Nanoclinics for Biological Applications,” L.
Levy, Y.Sahoo, K. S. Kim, E. Bergey and P. N. Prasad,
Mater., 14, 3715-3721 (2002).
- “Ceramic-Based Nanoparticles Entrapping Water-Insoluble
Photosensitizing Anticancer Drugs: A Novel Drug-CarrierSystem for
Photodynamic Therapy,” I. Roy, T. Y. Ohulchanskyy, H. E.
Pudavar, E. J. Bergey, A. R. Oseroff, J. Morgan, T. J.Dougherty and
P. N. Prasad, Am. Chem. Soc., 125, 7860-7865 (2003).
- “Organically Modified Silica Nanoparticles – A
Novel Non-Viral Vector for In Vivo Gene Delivery and Expression in
theBrain,” D. J. Bharali, I. Klejbor, E. K. Stachowiak, P.
Dutta, I. Roy, N. Kaur, E. J. Bergey, P. N. Prasad and M. K.
Stachowiak,Natl. Acad. Sci., 102, 11539-11544 (2005).
- “New Method for Delivering a Hydrophobic Drug for
Photodynamic Therapy Using Pure Nanocrystal Form of the
Drug,”K. Baba, H. E. Pudavar, I. Roy, T. Y. Ohulchanskyy, Y.
Chen, R. K. Pandey and P. N. Prasad, Molecular Pharmaceutics,4(2),
- “Imaging Pancreatic Cancer Using Surface-Functionalized
Quantum Dots,” J. Qian, K.-T. Yong, I. Roy, T. Y.
Ohulchanskyy,E. J. Bergey, H. H. Lee, K. M. Tramposch, S. He, A.
Maitra and P. N. Prasad, Phys. Chem. B, 111(25), 6969-6972
- “Multiplex Imaging of Pancreatic Cancer Cells Using
Functionalized Quantum Rods,” K.-T. Yong. I. Roy, H. E.
Pudavar E. J.Bergey, K. M. Tramposch, M. T. Swihart and P. N.
Prasad, Advanced Materials, 20(8), 1412-1417 (2008).
- “High Contrast in Vitro and in Vivo Photoluminescence
Bioimaging Using Near Infrared to Near Infrared Up-Conversionin
Tm3+ and Yb3+ Doped Fluoride Nanophosphors,” M.
Nyk, R. Kumar, T. Y. Ohulchanskyy, E. J. Bergey and P. N.
Prasad,Nano Lett., 8(11) 3834-3838 (2008).
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