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[Illinois] Biophysics 401 Lecture 7: Sequencing DNA & PCR
29 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Paul R Selvin
[Illinois] Biophysics 401 Lecture 5: How to make and use ATP
23 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Paul R Selvin
[Illinois] Biophysics 401 Lecture 4: DNA & X-Ray Diffraction
22 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Paul R Selvin
[Illinois] Nanoindentation Workshop 2015
18 Sep 2015 | Workshops | Contributor(s): George Pharr, Michelle Oyen, Richard Chadwick, Virginia Ferguson, Hadi Nia, Nahil Sobh, Derrick Kearney, Kathy Walsh, Emad Moeendarbary, Iwona Jasiuk, Yuhang Hu, Joseph Jakes
For Workshop report and recommendations, click here. Characterizing the mechanical properties of materials using indentation has been around for centuries. It has recently emerged as the technique of choice for evaluating and characterizing hard and soft tissue. Recent work on mechanotransduction - the transduction of biological signals through mechanical signals also provides fertile ground for work in this area. It has also been used in understanding the different cell functions and...
[Illinois] Advances in Nanoindentation Techniques for Wood Cell Walls
18 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joseph Jakes
Dr. Jakes recieved his B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2005, his M.S. in Materials Science in 2007, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science in 2010 all from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He currently works as a Materials Science Engineer with the Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, WI. He is also an Associate Visiting Scientist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison since 2011.
[Illinois] Probing the Mechanical Properties of Materials at Small Scales with Nanoindentation
18 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): George Pharr
George M. Pharr received his BS in Mechanical Engineering at Rice University in 1975 and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford in 1979. After one year of postdoctoral study at the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge, England, he returned to Rice in 1980 as a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. During a sabbatical leave in 1987-88, he worked with the Ceramic Sciences Group at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. He moved to his current joint position at UT/ORNL in 1998 and was head of the UT Materials Science and Engineering Department during the period 2006-11. He received ASM International’s Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers of Metallurgy in 1985 and was elected a Fellow of ASM International in 1995. His honors also include the Amoco Award for Superior Teaching at Rice University in 1995 and the Innovation in Materials Characterization Award of the Materials Research Society in 2010. He has been an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society since 1990 and served as Volume Organizer for the MRS Bulletin in 2000. He has chaired or co-chaired many large professional society meetings including the 1995 Spring Meeting of the Materials Research Society in San Francisco and the 2000 Gordon Research Conference on Thin Film Mechanical Behavior, which he co-founded in 1998. He is an author or co-author of more than 220 scientific publications, including 4 book chapters, and a Thomson ISI "Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science". His research focuses on nanoindentation and small-scale mechanical behavior of materials.
[Illinois] Mechanics of bone
18 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Iwona Jasiuk
Iwona Jasiuk received her Ph.D. (Theoretical and Applied Mechanics) in 1986 from Northwestern University. She is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering and a part-time faculty member at the Beckman Institute's 3D Micro and Nanosystems group. Her interests are in the mechanics of materials, more specifically in modeling and characterization of composite materials with a focus on biological materials and nanocomposite materials. Prior to joining UIUC in 2006, she was on faculty at Michigan State University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Concordia University.
[Illinois] Experimental variations in nanoindentation testing
18 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Michelle Oyen
Michelle L. Oyen is a Reader in Bioengineering in the Mechanics and Materials Division and the Bioengineering research group in the Cambridge University Engineering Department. She holds a B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering and an M.S. Degree in Engineering Mechanics, both from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. degree in Biophysical Sciences and Medical Physics from the University of Minnesota. She joined Cambridge Engineering in 2006 following an appointment as Research Scientist at the University of Virginia Center for Applied Biomechanics.
[Illinois] Nanomechanics of adherent cells
18 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Richard Chadwick
Dr. Chadwick received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Cornell University. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1971, where he studied light scattering phenomena in blood. Dr. Chadwick joined the engineering faculty at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in 1971 where he began his studies on cochlear mechanics. He moved to UCLA as an assistant professor in 1975 where he continued this work with Julian Cole. Dr. Chadwick joined the Bioengineering and Instrumentation Branch at NIH in 1980, where he began research in cardiovascular dynamics, and then moved to the NIDCD as a Senior Investigator in 1996. He is an elected fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. Dr. Chadwick's laboratory is studying the biomechanics of cochlear fine-tuning.
[Illinois] Nanomechanics of nonadherent cells
[Illinois] Challenges unique to nanoindentation of biological tissues
18 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Virginia Ferguson
Virginia Ferguson (Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2001) is Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder since 2006. She held a joint postdoctoral appointment in Materials Science at Queen Mary, University of London and Anatomy and Developmental Biology at University College London where she studied mineralized tissues using nanoindentation and quantitative backscattered electron imaging. Her current research examines how tissue microstructure and composition, across the bone—cartilage interface and within tissue in pregnancy, facilitate effective function in health or contribute to failure with aging and disease. Dr. Ferguson has coauthored ~27 peer-reviewed journal articles and 4 book chapters.
[Illinois] Experimental considerations for soft materials testing
18 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kathy Walsh
[Illinois] Indentation: a simple and robust method to characterize poroelasticity of gels
18 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Yuhang Hu
Dr. Yuhang Hu is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Wyss Institute of Bioinspired Engineering and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard working with Professor Joanna Aizenberg. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Department of Engineering Mechanics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China in 2005, and master’s degree in Mechanics and Structures from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2007. She obtained her Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics from Harvard University working with Professor Zhigang Suo and Professor Joost Vlassak in 2011. Dr. Hu’s research focuses on the mechanics of soft materials and bioinspired materials. Her study involves analytical and numerical modeling, mechanical tests, materials design, and fabrication. Dr. Hu is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering.
[Illinois] Case studies in nanoindentation : The world soft and biological materials
[Illinois] Ultrastructure of Cartilage Extracellular Matrix (ECM)
18 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Hadi Nia
Hadi Tavakoli Nia completed his PhD at MIT in June 2013 under the supervision of Prof. Alan Grodzinsky and Prof. Christine Ortiz. Hadi�s PhD thesis was at the interface of mechanical engineering, materials science and biology. He investigated the nanomechanics of cartilage in matrix and molecular level. His PhD research resulted in a few publications and a patent on high-frequency nanorheology of soft tissues and macromolecules. Hadi was a recipient of Whitaker Health Sciences Fellowship from 2011-2013, Office of Naval Research award 2008-2009 and Japan Student Organization Fellowship 2004-2005.
[Illinois] Biophysics 401 Lecture 2: Boltzmann, Free Energy, Equilibrium Constant
18 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Paul R Selvin
[Illinois] Biophysics 401 Lecture 3: The Origin of Life on Earth; Atomic Structure of the DNA Double-Helix
[Illinois] Biophysics 401: Introduction to Biophysics
17 Sep 2015 | Courses | Contributor(s): Paul R Selvin
[Illinois] Biophysics 401 Lecture 1: Introduction, Dogma of Molecular Biology; Evolution
17 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Paul R Selvin
[Illinois] Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop 2015
19 Aug 2015 | Workshops | Contributor(s): Ted Limpoco, Scott Speakman, Timothy P. Spila, Rick Haasch, Justin Masone, Kathy Walsh, Matthew Bresin
[Illinois] Knowledge, Context, and Process: Building a Foundational Infrastructure for Engineering Cells for Use in an Uncertain World
18 Aug 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Adam Arkin
[Illinois] Integration of Quantum Dot Nanoparticles with Multimodal Microspheres for PET and Cerenkov Luminescene Imaging of Cancer
18 Aug 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joanne Li
[Illinois] Stiff Polymer Assemblies
18 Aug 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alan Rowan
Professor Alan Rowan studied at the University of Liverpool and obtained his first class honours in chemistry and was awarded the Leverlhulme Medal. He obtained his PhD degree with prof Ray Abraham at the same university working on the self-assembly of chlorophylls. He subsequently worked for two years in New Zealand with prof Chris Hunter in the area of catenane and rotaxane self-assembly.
He returned to Europe as a marie-curie fellow to work with Prof Roeland Nolte at the University of Nijmegen the Netherlands, where he continued research in functional supramolecular assemblies. He stayed in Nijmegen and became fully professor in 2005, and set up a new department of Molecular Materials in the Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University of Nijmegen where he remains to this day.
His interests are at in the relationship between molecular architecture and function, within self-assembling and macromolecular (bio)-organic and magnetic materials.
[Illinois] New Insights into Some Principles of Self-Assembly
18 Aug 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Erik Luijten
Professor Erik Luijten studied physics in The Netherlands, where he received his MSc from the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Utrecht University and his PhD (cum laude) from Delft University of Technology in 1997. He has worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and the University of Mainz, Germany, with Prof. Kurt Binder and at the Institute for Physical Science and Technology of the University of Maryland, with Prof. Michael E. Fisher and Prof. Athanassios Panagiotopoulos. From 2001 to 2008 he was an assistant professor and later associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and (by courtesy) the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since January 2009 he holds a joint position in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University, where he also directs the Applied Physics Graduate Program.
Professor Luijten's research interests encompass a wide range of topics, with an emphasis on collective behavior in complex fluids and soft condensed-matter systems. Recent work includes colloidal self-assembly, nanoparticles for gene delivery purposes, bacterial self-organization, and data analysis for gravitational-wave detectors. These topics are generally studied via large-scale computer simulations. More details can be found on the CSML research page.
Professor Luijten received the 2003 IAPWS Helmholtz Award in recognition of “Fundamental and innovative contributions enhancing the state of the art of computer simulations of theoretical models that are directly relevant to the critical and phase behaviour of aqueous systems.” He also received an NSF CAREER Award (2004) and a Xerox Award for Faculty Research (2006). In 2013 he was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society.