Physics and material science of blood: from insects to humans
Pavel Aprelev (U'13)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Physics is an excellent tool to study the world around us. When physics is applied towards understanding of materials, it is called materials science. Some materials are artificial, some occur naturally; but everything around us is made out of these materials. In this seminar, a Union College physics alum will talk about how he used the skills he acquired in the physics classroom at Union to study various biological and artificial liquid materials. He will discuss the discoveries he made in the materials science of clotting insect blood to get his PhD. He will also discuss how he is using physics currently to advance the groundbreaking research in the field of nanomedicine.