May 19, 2016
SUDIPTA SEAL, FASM
University Distinguished Professor
Dept. of Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Engineering
Department of Materials Science Engineering, & AMPAC & Nano Center
University of Central Florida
RARE EARTH OXIDE NANOPARTICLES: FROM METALLURGY TO BIOLOGICAL ANTIOXIDANTS
Nanomaterials have been shown to effectively protect stainless steels from high temperature degradation. However, recently we discovered the unique antioxidant properties of the same rare earth nanoparticles, where it protects mammalian cells against damage caused by increased reactive oxygen or nitrogen species, and has been shown to act as effective superoxide dismutase mimetic in vitro. The redox ability of rare earth oxides has been used in a wide range of applications such as three way catalysis, oxygen buffer systems, sensors and corrosion prevention. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the applications of these nanostructures in treatment of disorders caused by reactive oxygen species. I will also describe how I took this journey from my undergraduate research till now. I will end the talk by discussing pathways to transform research to technology commercialization.
Sudipta Seal, FASM, University Distinguished Professor and UCF Pegasus Professor, joined the Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center (AMPAC) and Mechanical Materials Aerospace Engineering at the University of Central Florida in Fall 1997 after a postdoctoral work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley. At UCF, he pioneered nanostructured cerium oxide and other metal/oxide platforms (micro to nano) and discovered its antioxidant properties and applied in various biomedical problems. He is also involved in plasma based large scale manufacturing of coatings and nano-energetics materials. He is funded by DOD, NSF, NIH, NIH, NASA, SBIR programs, and many industries.
At UCF, he served as Nano Initiative Coordinator for VP-Research. He is the Director of Nanoscience Technology Center (tenure unit) and Advanced Materials Processing Analysis Center and Professor, Interim Chair of Materials Science and Engineering and holds an appointment with College of Medicine. He oversees a large no staff, students and faculty in these academic units. He is the recipient of the 2002: Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (ONR-YIP), JSPS fellowship, Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow, ASM IIM Lecturer award, Royal Soc of Eng - Visiting Professor Distinguished Fellowship at Imperial College, UK, Academic Trail Blazor Award and Schwartz Tech award. He was elected to attend the Eng Symposium by National Academy of Engineering.
He is the recipient of Fellow of FASM, FAAAS, FAVS, FIoN, FAIMBE, FNAI, FECS. He has won multiple teaching and research awards from UCF and was awarded the UCF Dean's Advisory Board: Faculty Award for Excellence. He has more than 350 journal papers, conference proceedings papers, book chapters, and three books on nanotechnology (including one on Nanoscience and Technology Education). He received his BTech-Hons from Indian Institute of Technology (KGP) in Metallurgy and Materials Eng, worked for TATA Steel India, MMet, University of Sheffield, UK, and Ph.D. from U Wisconsin (UWM). He is an active member of ASM Intl and served on many ASM committees. He has 45 issued patents (and many pending), and h index > 61 and his technology is responsible for various startups. He graduated more than fifty PhD, MS, postdoc/researchers and mentored many undergraduate students.
Location & Schedule
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Dr.
6:00 PM Social
6:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Election of
Executive Committee Officers
7:30 PM Presentation
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