Mariana Kersh and her Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory students teach young girls about mechanical engineering at a University of Illinois basketball camp.
Kersh is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering and a member of the Computational Imaging group at the Beckman Institute. To learn more about this research, please visit uitbl.mec... More Information →
Is cellphone use causing hornlike spikes to grow on the back of people's skulls? Professor Mariana Kersh, quoted by @CNN, says the widely publicized #hornstudy doesn't back it up.
Kersh is an assistant professor in Mechanical Science and Engineering at Illinois and a member of the Computational Imaging Group at the Beckman Institute.
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Professor Marni Boppart describes her research in skeletal muscle regrowth. By injecting cells that support blood vessel growth into muscles depleted by inactivity, researchers say they are able to help restore muscle mass lost as a result of immobility. For more information, see: "Injections, exercise promote muscle regrowth after atrophy in mice, study finds." Boppart i... More Information →
From cell phones to electric cars, society is more and more dependent on reliable and portable energy. University of Illinois Professor Nancy Sottos discusses green energy and our ever-growing need for energy storage.
Sottos is a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a member of the Beckman Ins... More Information →
Join us for the premiere of Quantum Rhapsodies the evening of Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
Reception at 5 p.m., performance at 6 p.m., meet and greet with the creators at 7 p.m.
The live performance features narrative, music, and visuals. It features the Jupiter String Quartet in collaboration with creator and ph... More Information →
Naira Hovakimyan discusses how drones, planes, satellites, and artificial intelligence will help farmers meet the food needs of our growing world population.
Havakimyan is the W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also a member of the CLEAR initiative at the Beckman I... More Information →
Jeffrey Moore discusses bio-inspired, vascularized materials and how manufacturers will take inspiration from the natural world to create better products. Moore discusses how many manufactured goods of the future will include vascular networks that make them more adaptable, functional, and longer-lasting. Moore is a professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and the D... More Information →
Comparative biosciences professor Susan Schantz warns how common chemicals around the house can impact human development and what can be done to help protect children.
Schantz is a professor of Comparative Biosciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also a member of the Cellular and Molecular Foundations of Intelligent Behavior group at the Beck... More Information →
Bioengineering professor Rohit Bhargava discusses how advances in chemical imaging, machine learning, and 3D printing are changing how we think of and fight cancer. Cancer is more than just an isolated collection of diseased cells. The environment around the tumor plays an important part in whether the cancer spreads or not. By building real-world 3D models of a tumor e... More Information →
The handheld medical devices of science fiction are becoming science fact. Doctor Stephen Boppart looks at how technology, including phones and personal health monitors, will change our visits to the doctor's office and our relationship to our own health.
Boppart is an MD, Ph.D. and professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering departments at th... More Information →
Professor Stephen Boppart uses light to diagnose diseases such as cancer. Called "biophotonics," the technique generates high-resolution, real-time, non-invasive images of biological tissue at the cellular and molecular level. Boppart is a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineer... More Information →
Professor Stephen Boppart uses ultrafast pulses of tailored light to make neurons fire in different patterns. This is the first example of "coherent control" in a living cell. The technique may lead to one day using light as a therapy to improve people's health. Boppart is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Bioengin... More Information →