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Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
208 North Wright Street Urbana, Illinois 61801


Office hours 8:30a - 5:00p


Phone: 217-333-3097
Fax: 217-244-6375


Andrew M. Smith

Assistant Professor
3114 Micro and Nanotechnology Lab
208 N. Wright Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
(217) 300-5638
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Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
3114 Micro and Nanotechnology Lab
208 N. Wright Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
(217) 300-5638
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Ph.D. Bioengineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Statement:
The Smith Lab develops new nanomaterials for studying cancer biology. We are particularly interested in nanoparticles called quantum dots, fluorescent crystals that can be used to image cancer-related cellular events at the microscopic level of individual molecules. By combining these particles with new transgenic animal models of cancer and a variety of imaging and microscopy techniques, we aims to understand fundamental molecular mechanisms of tumor development which will lead to a new generation of cancer treatments.
Research Interests:
  • Nanomaterials
  • Quantum dot chemistry and physics
  • Cancer biology
  • Single-molecule imaging
  • Intravital microscopy
  • Live-cell imaging
For more information:
Smith Lab Website

Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements:

  • NCI K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award (2010-2015)
  • Emory University Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence Distinguished Fellowship (2008-2012)
  • Whitaker Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2002-2006)
  • NSF Undergraduate Research Scholarship (2000-2002)
  • Lubrizol Scholarship for Excellence in Chemistry (2002)
  • Outstanding Rising Junior in Computer Science (1999)
  • Georgia HOPE Scholarship (1997-2002)

Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements for Research:

  • Annals of Biomedical Engineering 2006 Best Review Paper of the Year
  • Outstanding Poster Award, Emory-Georgia Tech Frontiers of Cancer Nanotechnology Symposium
  • Photochemistry and Photobiology 2004 Best Review Paper of the Year
  • Biomedical Engineering Society Undergraduate Research Award