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MIE Seminar Series: Seeing beyond the time limit in nanoscale bioimaging


Friday, April 29, 2022 - 11:30am to 12:45pm


Professor Somin Lee, University of Michigan


Life Sciences Laboratory, S330 - 340


Light-matter interactions play essential roles in realizing a new generation of super-resolution imaging to overcome traditional trade-offs between spatial resolution and time capabilities. By harnessing engineered nanophotonic materials, scattered light can be shaped to enhance lightmatter interactions for super-resolution imaging. We achieved super-resolution imaging with record long time capabilities. Long time super-resolution has the potential to unlock a wide range of new dynamical studies and insights in assembly, organization and pattern formation in biological and material systems, where nanoscopic rearrangements drive group-level movements at the macroscale over time.

Somin Eunice Lee is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She holds joint appointments in Biomedical Engineering, Biointerfaces Institute, Macromolecular Science & Engineering, Applied Physics.She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the AFOSR Young Investigator Award. She is a member of IEEE and SPIE.Her research is in light-matter interactions to image below the diffraction limit and to control nanoscale objects in the fields of nanophotonics, super-resolution and plasmonics.