October 16, 2017

Sadik presents Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture on Thursday

The Sigma Xi Honors Research Society will host two lectures on campus Thursday, Oct. 19, by Professor Omowunmi Sadik of State University of New York-Binghamton.

Her lecture “Can your iPhone tell you what's in your food? --- Nanosensors for rapid detection of food pathogens” is at 7 p.m. in the SIU School of Law Hiram H. Lesar Building auditorium.

Sadik will also present a more scientific-based lecture, “Directional Templating of Anisotropic Nanoparticles Using Poly (pyromellitic dianhydride-p-phenylene diamine” at 4 p.m. in the College of Engineering Building A auditorium, Room 111.

Sadik is a professor of bioanalytical and environmental chemistry at SUNY-Binghamton. She is visiting campus Wednesday through Friday, Oct 18-20.

The lectures are open to the public and free of charge. External sponsors included the Sigma Xi Honors Research Society, the Sigma Xi SIU Carbondale chapter and Southern Illinois Healthcare. Within SIU Carbondale, there are 15 academic units supporting the lectures and events: the Office of Vice Chancellor for Research, Graduate School, College of Science, College of Business, Materials Technology Center, Fermentation Science Institute, School of Medicine, School of Law, the departments of Chemistry, Microbiology, Physiology, Plant Biology, Zoology, Plant, Soil & Agricultural Systems, and the NIH-supported Bridges Program.

Sigma Xi, the scientific research honor society, is the international honor society of science and engineering. It is one of the oldest and largest scientific organizations in the world.