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February 9, 2012
Ryan Gilbert is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, who recently received a prestigious NSF CAREER Award. We ask Ryan about his work: Q: You’re endeavoring to create new biomaterials that can be used to treat spinal injuries. How did you get interested in this topic? A: At Case Western Reserve University, my [...]
February 3, 2012
Here’s an obvious statement: science and engineering research topics can be challenging to understand. When you drill down deep into a discipline, the concepts, lingo, and implications can get very esoteric very quickly. Now here’s something you may not have previously thought about: as trying as it is to understand certain research topics, it’s even [...]
January 31, 2012

Congratulations are in order for chemical engineering professors Steven Cramer and Shekhar Garde, who recently had their research featured on the cover of the Journal of Physical Chemistry B. The paper, which features beautiful scientific imagery and renderings, combines Cramer’s prowess in chromatography with Garde’s mastery of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. In the paper, Cramer [...]

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