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Engineering Distinguished Lecture by Professor Huajian Gao

Probing mechanical principles of cell-nanomaterial interactions

Nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, nanowires, nanofibers and graphene have potential applications for next generation microchips, composites, barrier coatings, biosensors, and drug delivery. There is also an urgent need to understand the hazards of nanomaterials to health.

Professor Huajian Gao, Walter H. Annenberg Professor from the School of Engineering, Brown University had delivered a lecture on December 14, 2012 about the recent studies at Brown University on the mechanics of cell-nanomaterial interactions, including the mechanics of cellular uptake of nanoparticles by receptor-mediated endocytosis and coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations of complete lipid bilayer segments interacting with nanoparticles.

Professor Gao with Professor Tien
Professor Norman C Tien (Left), Dean of Engineering presented souvenir to Professor Gao.

Prof Gao's Lecture

Professor Gao

 

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