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“If you’ve grown up to be an engineer or scientist, you’ve probably been influenced by LEGO® at some point in your childhood. I think every scientist has a secret fantasy that whatever they’re building will be as simple to assemble.”
Maria Chistiakova, a chemical engineering Ph.D. student in the Armani Lab, is developing new tools to study the interactions between gases and surfaces. One potential application could be the development of a selective filter for carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. In her work, she demonstrated that carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide have very different adhesion to carbon nanotubes. While this behavior had been previously shown under vacuum, her device was able to detect this behavior under normal—or real-world—conditions. The ability to perform this measurement under everyday conditions could have wide-ranging implications.
Find out more about Assistant Professor Megan McCain, recognized as a global innovator in this year’s MIT TR35. Her work is about personalized medicine and “organs on chips.”
“(With organs-on-chip) you can fail fast and fail cheap,” said McCain. “If something’s going to interact poorly in the human heart, you want to be able catch it early.”