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Thomas J Webster, Speaker at Nanotechnology Conference
Hebei University of Technology, United States
Title : Making a nano bandaIdâ„¢: The merging of nanotechnology and artificial intelligence (AI) for improved medicin


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has already revolutionized numerous industries. Nanotechnology, or more specifically nanomedicine, has already generated hundreds of products aiding in human health today. This invited presentation will provide a review of how AI is being used with nanomedicine to further improve disease prevention, detection, and therapy. Specifically, efforts to design implantable sensors that monitor human health, communicate human health to a hand-held device, and respond on-demand to reverse adverse health events will be presented. Research will also be presented how AI is being used to develop nanoscale surface features that inhibit bacteria, limit inflammation, and promote tissue growth on any medical device. Further, commercialization efforts will be reviewed which are using AI to interpret nanoscale temperature profiles to enable hand-held devices to diagnose infection or inflammation after implant surgery by the patient themselves. In summary, while the field is just getting starting, the merging of AI and nanomedicine is providing that BandAIdTM badly needed to move our healthcare into the 21st century.

Audience Take Away Notes:

  • What is AI and how is it being used to improve medicine
  • What nanomedicine AI and how it is being used to improve medicine
  • How AI is being merged with nanomedicine to improve medicine


Thomas J. Webster’s (H index: 111; Google Scholar) degrees are in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 1995; USA) and in biomedical engineering from RPI (Ph.D., 2000; USA). He has served as a professor at Purdue (2000-2005), Brown (2005-2012), and Northeastern (2012-2021; serving as Chemical Engineering Department Chair from 2012 - 2019) Universities and has formed over a dozen companies who have numerous FDA approved medical products currently improving human health.  Dr. Webster has numerous awards including: 2020, World Top 2% Scientist by Citations (PLOS); 2020, SCOPUS Highly Cited Research (Top 1% Materials Science and Mixed Fields); 2021, Clarivate Top 0.1% Most Influential Researchers (Pharmacology and Toxicology); and is a fellow of over 8 societies.