Qi Wang, a Ph.D. Bioengineering graduate student working in Prof. Thomas Webster’s Nanomedicine Laboratory, won the “Best Presentation” award at the AIChE Meeting held in Pittsburgh last October, 2012.
The paper entitled “The synthesis of selenium nanoparticles via a simple fast reaction and its antibacterial application”, presented by Qi Wang at the Annual AIChE Meeting, was just identified as a “Best Presentation” of the session on January 4, 2013.
Qi was also invited to submit a research article as a “Best Paper” to the AIChE Journal about his studies on fighting against biofilm infections using selenium nanoparticles. He determined for the first time that selenium can be coated on a wide range of surfaces to inhibit bacteria growth, showing promise for numerous applications from medical devices to keeping hospitals clean.
January 15, 2013