By controlling the quantum state of atoms on the nanoscale, extremely precise measurements can be obtained for macroscopic quantities. Atom interferometry using Bose-Einstein condensation is a powerful method for achieving this goal.
Our long-term goal is to exploit the unique targeting properties of contrast ultrasound in developing therpaeutic nanomedicine strategies for the improved treatment of limb claudication, myocardial ischemia, and solid tumors with poor surgical accessibility.
Professor Poon's research group is highly interdisciplinary and his research focuses on using basic materials physics principles to design, synthesize, and investigate amorphous metals, nanostructured materials, and intermetallic compounds.
His objective is to find new approaches in the development of advanced light microscopy and optoelectronic devices. These will allow studying and monitoring various biological and clinical systems ranging from a single cell to single molecule in living cells and tissues. In vivo imaging is another ideal device he is developing to monitor the cellular behavior in the brain of an animal.
Her current research interests include: thermal management, optical measurement techniques, microscale heat transfer, thin-film thermophysical properties, integration of sol-gel materials into microanalytical devices and sensors, and advancement of aerogel technology.