Reaching Tissue Engineering, Layer by Layer

Reaching Tissue Engineering, Layer by Layer

The science of tissue engineering has taken another step forward thanks to Professor Paul Van Tassel’s latest investigations in the Yale Department of Engineering. At the Tassel lab, ongoing research is focused on creating multilayer nanofi lms that integrate biomaterials,

Industrial Ecology

Industrial Ecology

The term “Industrial Ecology” sounds like an oxymoron, but “we relish that,” says Marian R. Chertow, Assistant Professor of Industrial Environmental Management and the Director of the Industrial Environmental Management Program. Since 1998, her department has sought to discover and

Photons on Demand

Photons on Demand

Will our near future be characterized by supercomputers and artificial atoms? Dr. Robert Schoelkopf, Professor of Applied Physics and Physics, and Dr. Steven Girvin, Deputy Provost for Science and Technology, believe so. Their latest project involves using artificial atoms to

Vegetables Associated With Reduced Prostate Cancer Risk

Vegetables Associated With Reduced Prostate Cancer Risk

New epidemiology studies have shown that diets rich in fruits and vegetables correlate with a reduced risk for certain kinds of cancer. Victoria Kirsh, a former Yale School of Public Health doctoral student, evaluated the association between such diets and

Thermal Cracking- A Driving Factor in Plate Tectonics?

Thermal Cracking- A Driving Factor in Plate Tectonics?

Plate tectonics on Earth has long been regarded as a somewhat puzzling phenomenon. Why is Earth’s lithosphere – the outer crust and the cold part of the upper mantle – divided into several massive plates that drift over the globe?