Curiosity Drives Progress—Advancing Human Health

New this year, the College of Science and Engineering is modifying its annual public lecture format and introducing the “Curiosity Drives Progress Lecture Series.” The series will focus on showcasing CSE’s top faculty in short, TED-style talks around key research areas. Our first lecture will spotlight three faculty members presenting their research related to advances in human health.

Thursday, March 22, 2018
6:30-7:45 p.m.—Lecture featuring three faculty members
7:45-8:15 p.m.—Reception
Coffman Memorial Union, Theater

The lecture is free and open to the public. Registration will open soon.

About the speakers:

Filippo Coletti, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics—Coletti will talk about his research in fluid mechanics as applied to respiratory diseases (COPD, Asthma). In particular, he explores the relation between anatomical structure and organ-level function in respiratory and cardiovascular settings, by using both idealized and realistic in vitro models. The questions are tackled using a broad range of measurement techniques, including Particle Image Velocimetry and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Allison Hubel, Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Hubel will talk about her research in cryopreservation and biopreservation. She is an expert on critical biological properties of the cells that need to be preserved in order for the cells to be useful for future applications. Hubel heads the University’s Biopreservation Core Resource (BioCoR) that advances the science, technology and practice of biospecimen preservation by developing specific biopreservation protocols, technologies, guidelines, and training for individuals and institutions in the field of biopreservation.

A third speaker will be confirmed soon!