UCR’s BCOE Collaborates with Mexican Universities to Host First Binational Symposium of Laser-Induced Cavitation and its Applications

UCR gathers with Mexican universities for an inaugural laser-induced cavitation symposium

Last month, a dozen UC Riverside faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students joined representatives from more than 15 Mexican academic institutions at La Casa de la Universidad de California in Mexico City for the first Binational Symposium of Laser-Induced Cavitation and its Applications. The Symposium marks a unique binational collaboration with Mexican universities and featured two keynote speakers, 20 talks and poster sessions about laser-based cavitation, the method of using lasers to create bubbles within solid objects or liquids.

Sessions covered a variety of topics related to cavitation including thermocavitation, biomedical applications, fiber-assisted cavitation, and femtosecond laser cavitation. Keynote speakers included UC Los Angeles Distinguished Professor Gary A. Williamspresenting on laser-induced bubble luminescence in water and cryogenic liquids and UC Irvine Professor and Chair Vasan Venugopalan discussing laser-generated microtsunamis for targeted cell lysis, molecular delivery and mechanotransduction.

Bourns College of Engineering Professor Guillermo Aguilar along with three professors from Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y Educacion Superior de Ensenada (CICESE), Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (INAOE), and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) were the co-organizers of the Symposium.

Given the success of the meeting, organizers are working on a follow up to the Symposium with plans to make it a biannual gathering to continue advancing cavitation research and promote student and postdoc exchanges between the two countries.

To view all photos from the event, view our album on Flickr.

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