October 11, 2022
Campus invited to Thursdays@3 lab tour series kickoff this week
The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering will kick off its Thursdays@3 laboratory tour series later this week when it opens Ryan Hansen's biointerface lab from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in 2042 Durland Hall.
The hourlong come-and-go event will feature a tour of the facility as well as demonstrations of some of the equipment available for collaborative use by the university community.
Hansen, a Steve Hsu Keystone research scholar, Warren and Gisela Kennedy Keystone research scholar and associate professor of chemical engineering, will be on hand to lead the tour and share about his research interests.
Hansen's laboratory is equipped with high-resolution microscopes, novel light patterning tools, cell culture equipment and microfluidic capabilities. Hansen's research focuses on designing novel materials and interfaces for microbial biotechnologies. Using innovative approaches in polymer science, surface chemistry and microfabrication, his lab has established new methods of screening cells for unique functions, new materials for isolating cells and new materials that can protect cells in harsh environments.
The series will continue on Oct. 27 with a tour of Placidus Amama’s catalysis and nanotechnology research laboratory.