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Steve Cranford

Steven Cranford

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering



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Professor tunes molecules, plays music

Nanoscale fender gui­tars? Not quite yet. But researcher Steve Cran­ford man­aged to “tune a mol­e­cule” and sound out a children’s bed­time favorite.

07/08/15 - BOSTON, MA. - Steven Cranford, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Cranford plays guitar, and made him think about an interesting research idea: can he produce molecular music. This involved putting carbyne, which is a one-dimensional chain of carbon atoms, into tension at the molecular scale and reading the vibration frequencies. He demonstrated that different frequencies can be produced and compared to a standard musical scale by adjusting the chains tension and length. Photo by: Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

The secrets of spider silk

Steve Cran­ford, an assis­tant pro­fessor of civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering, studies spider silk and other nat­ural mate­rials for insight into designing more robust syn­thetic structures.

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