Junior Cafe Scientifique: Multiscale Study of Biomaterials: From Nature to Engineer

Junior Cafe Scientifique: Multiscale Study of Biomaterials: From Nature to Engineer

Saturday, December 16th, 2023 9:30am to 11:00am
: 500 S. Franklin St. Syracuse, NY 13202
Information and Registration

In-person at the Museum of Science & Technology, 500 S Franklin St, Syracuse, NY 13202

A continental breakfast will be available at 9:15; attendees must be seated by 9:30. RSVP by replying, with headcount, to jrcafe@tacny.org.

Presenter: Gargi De, PhD student, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University

Talk Overview:
Natural materials exhibit fascinating functions (e.g., mechanical strength, energy deficiency, environmentally friendly, low cost) beyond many synthetic engineering materials, because of their unique structural features at multiple length levels. It is useful to decipher the mechanisms hidden behind these material structures and use them to improve materials that can lead to lower cost but higher effectiveness. This session will cover research of natural materials (focusing on mycelium and hydrogels) with fascinating mechanical and interfacial properties and demonstrate how bio-inspired design can change the way we engineer things.

The session will be led by Gargi De, who is a PhD student in Dr. Zhao Qin’s Laboratory for Multiscale Material Modeling in the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering at SU who has been actively involved in research on mycelium. Following the session, Gargi will be available to answer questions about the session topic or about the College of Engineering and Computer Science in general.

Next TACNY Junior Café Scientifique:
January 20, 2024: Kasey Laurent, Birds of Prey in Flight