Workshop 2D Materials for Biomedical Application

The UT Austin Portugal Program is organizing a one-day workshop on 2D Materials for Biomedical Applications, under the scientific coordination of Dr. Artur Pinto (*) (LEPABE – Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal) and Professor Jean Anne Incorvia (the University of Texas at Austin, USA).

The training will take place on December 9, 2021, in the main auditorium of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal.

It will bridge disciplines between Nanotechnologies and Biomedicine, by exploring the large library of 2D materials available today as well as its potential applications in health and medicine.

Who can register?

This training activity is aimed at participants in the areas of medical physics and nanotechnologies, including people in medicine who are interested in new materials for medical technologies, as well as people who work in nanotechnologies, especially in 2D materials, and want to learn their potential applications in medicine.

What should participants expect to learn?

  • The library of 2D materials, their different types, and their different functions;
  • How 2D materials can be produced, grown and exfoliated;
  • How to measure 2D material properties, and what the range of their behavior is;
  • How 2D materials are currently used in cancer therapies;
  • How new 2D materials could impact cancer therapy and other medical areas.


09.00 a.m.Introduction and WelcomeJean Anne Incorvia & Brian Korgel (UT Austin)
09:25 a.m.Library of 2D MaterialsJean Anne Incorvia (UT Austin)
10:05 a.m.Graphene-based materials for biomedical applicationsArtur Pinto (LEPABE – FEUP)
10:45 a.m.Coffee Break
11:00 a.m.Graphene tattoos for medical applicationsDeji Akinwande (UT Austin)
11:30 a.m.Brainstorming session: what does medicine need from 2D materials?Artur Pinto (LEPABE – FEUP) & Deji Akinwande (UT Austin)
12:30 p.m.Networking Lunch (courtesy of the Program)
02:00 p.m.Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, their properties, exfoliation, and characterizationXintong Li (UT Austin)
02:30 p.m.Heterostructures for tuning the properties of 2D materialsEmanuel Tutuc (UT Austin)
03:00 p.m.Creating suspensions of MoS2 exfoliated in liquid (or TBD)Navid Saleh (UT Austin)
03:30 p.m.Short Break
03:45 p.m.2D Silicon and GermaniumBrian Korgel (UT Austin)
04:15 p.m.Brainstorming session: How can researchers in nanotechnology and medicine work better across disciplines?Jean Anne Incorvia (UT Austin)

Register here

Important information:

– Participation is free of charge. Kindly note, however, that to put on this course, we mobilised several people and incurred expenses. Therefore, if you register at the event, we expect you to attend it – as when we assign a seat to someone, we might be preventing other people from participating as vacancies are limited.

– The registration period runs until December 6.

– The workshop will be entirely recorded for archival and reporting purposes and may be publicly available on the Program’s communication channels after its completion (e.g. website, YouTube channel). If you do not want your image to be captured, stored and used by the Program, please make sure to inform us at the day of the event, when checking in.

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