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NU Splash Biography

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CHLOE FUNKHOUSER, NU Postdoc in Materials Science and Engineering




College: Employed at Northwestern University

Major: Materials Science and Engin.

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at NU, and I studied MSE as an undergrad and Biomedical Engineering as a grad student, both at the University of Michigan. My research involves using computer simulations to study biological materials, including cell membranes and virus capsids.



Past Classes

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E145: Basic Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering in Splash 2012 (Mar. 31, 2012)
Why does rubber stretch but glass shatter? Why can some plastics be recycled while others cannot? Why do engineers use steel to build buildings, aluminum to build airplanes, and titanium to make hip replacements? What is fiberglass really made of anyway? Find the answers to these questions and more in this introduction to the science of materials, where we will explore what the materials around us are really made of and how this relates to their practical uses.