(9c) Green Synthesis of Fluorescent Nanomaterials for Optical Bioimaging and Beyond
- Conference: World Congress on Particle Technology
- Year: 2018
- Proceeding: 8th World Congress on Particle Technology
- Group: Particle & Nanoparticle Functionalization
- Time: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 8:50am-9:10am
Fluorescent nanoparticles have received intense scientific attention and offer promising applications in many fields from optoelectronic devices to cancer treatment. The development of robust mass-scale nanoparticle synthesis methods is one of key materials challenges in moving towards fluorescent nanoparticles for commercialization and advanced applications. In this talk, I will summarize our work on green and scalable synthesis of fluorescent nanoparticles for multifunctional applications, including biomass-derived carbon dots for sensing and bioimaging, subcritical water nanonization of organic compounds for diagnosis and therapy, preparation of lanthanide-doped inorganic nanoparticles by high gravity method for transparent, flexible and luminescent composite films. A brief overview of this exciting field, along with some challenges and opportunities, will also be presented.