From stronger Kevlar to better biology

With sup­port from the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion, assis­tant pro­fessor Mar­ilyn Minus will apply her research into designing mate­rials stronger than Kevlar to create better syn­thetic col­lagen fibers and flame-​​retardant coatings.

A beautiful, peculiar molecule

In the latest install­ment of the Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series, Nobel lau­reate Sir Harold Kroto dis­cussed his dis­covery of Buck­min­ster­fullerene with a standing-​​room-​​only audience.

Ask the entrepreneur: 3Qs with Biolom

Biolom co-​​founder and North­eastern post-​​doctoral research asso­ciate Asan­terabi Malima shares his thoughts about turning his research in the Center for High-​​rate Nanoman­u­fac­turing into a business.

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Metallic personalities

Civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering pro­fessor Philip Larese-​​​​Casanova has had a life-​​​​long love affair with metals. In his work in aquatic envi­ron­mental chem­istry, he looks at how metallic pol­lu­tants trans­form and […]

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Stronger than Kevlar, light as a tee-​​shirt, and cheap all over

Forty years ago, Dupont Com­pany rev­o­lu­tion­ized pro­tec­tive gear when they intro­duced Kevlar, a fiber made of super-​​​​strong, rigid polymer mol­e­cules belonging to a small class called aramids. Since then, improvements […]