Bio Buzz – Spiderman: Drawing inspiration from chemicals and materials that spiders produce.

Date/Time
Date(s) - 21 Sep 2013 until 21 Sep 2013
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Location
Arizona Science Center


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(every 3rd Sat, Sept-May except Dec)

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Date:            Saturday, 9/21/13, Daniel Cracchiolo Stage, 1:45-2:15pm

 

Speaker:       Jeff Yarger PhD, Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Physics at Arizona State University (ASU). Director of the Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC) at ASU. Visiting Senior Research Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory

 

Title:             Spiderman: Drawing inspiration from chemicals and materials that spiders produce.

 

 What makes Spiderman a superhero?

Well it definitely has a lot to do with silk.  Spiders produce many interesting fibers that we call silk.  Our research group is exploring the molecular and chemical nature of silk in an effort to synthetically produce these materials for applications ranging from ultra-strong clothing to biomedical applications as bone grafts and potential ligament replacement materials.

 

Topic:           bio-inspired polymers