As a scientist, why i’m excited about the Foldscope

The foldscope is a ultra-low cost microscope (less than a dollar) that you can literally carry anywhere in your pocket. It was invented in the PrakashLab at Stanford. If you google it, you will find a TED talk by Manu Prakash, as well as a National Geographic talk, which explains how the Foldscope is being […]

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Soft Matter Cover – Lung surfactant paper 2015

  Our lung surfactant paper is featured on the front cover of Soft Matter!! This is my work with Eline Hermans and Jan Vermant on the stability of lung surfactants that are used to treat premature infants. Looking back, this was a successful collaboration between Stanford engineering, Stanford School of Medicine, KU Leuven and ETH Zurich. The full article is […]

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A brine shrimps first swim: Foldscope (darkfield)

Enjoy the video in full-screen : )       Link to foldscope post here.

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Breaking Bad: symmetric soap films choose chaos

I submitted the above image for the National Science Foundations (NSF) VIZZIES competition (2015). Watch the video below and read the description to learn something interesting about the Marangoni effect in surfactant bubbles. Abstract: The images depict the thin film dynamics of a surfactant-­laden film (Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine, a pulmonary surfactant). This film is captured by elevating a […]

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