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MLK Luncheon featuring Visiting Professor LaShanda Korley, Department of Chemistry
May 18, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Please join us for an MLK Luncheon featuring Visiting Professor LaShanda Korley, Department of Chemistry.
Room W11-190 (located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Amherst St.)
Please RSVP to Shauna Bush-Fenty, firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking cues from biological systems, we are interested in understanding the design rules employed by Nature and applying these strategies to the development of mechanically-enhanced and tunable materials. Of particular interest is:
1) the layered configuration and synergistic mechanics of nacre,
2) the architecture, building blocks, and manufacturing of spider silk, and
3) the composite structure and reinforcement of wood. With this bio-inspired mechanical framework, our research projects in responsive composites, advanced film and fiber manufacturing, and polymer-peptide hybrids will be highlighted.
Events are open to all community members. We welcome people of every identity, ability/disability, and background, and will strive to meet all needs for full participation.