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Zhang DePaola Ajayan Bennett
Xi-Cheng Zhang is a pioneer in the field of terahertz (THz or T-ray) optics, which taps a region of the infrared spectrum that reveals more and is safer than X-rays. The spectrum of T-rays has rich science and unexplored technology. Applications include T-ray sensing and imaging, T-ray spectroscopy, and electronics. Natacha DePaola, who specializes in biofluids and cellular bioengineering, is interested in how blood flow causes changes in the circulatory system. Her research could lead to a better understanding of the development of arterial disease. Pulickel Ajayan, a pioneer in the development of carbon nanotubes, has demonstrated several possibilities for using these quasi-one-dimensional structures as templates and molds for fabricating nanowires, composites, and novel ceramic fibers. Kristin Bennett’s work involves new mathematical programming approaches to machine learning. For example, Bennett uses mathematical models to predict the bioactivity of molecules in order to facilitate drug discovery.

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