Bio-Inspired Designs

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Monday, March 20, 2023, 6 pm

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Husky Bites presents Special Guest Bruce Lee

Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Michigan Technological University


Fatemeh Razaviamri

A smart adhesive doesn’t need to adhere all the time. Prof. Bruce Lee looked to biological sources for a glue that could be turned on and off, starting with an amino acid found in the foot proteins of mussels, the ones found on rocks,  piers and boat bottoms.

DOPA helps mussels cling to their underwater homes. Dr. Lee earned a Young Investigator Program (YIP) award from the Office of Naval Research to explore its potential for underwater smart adhesives. During Husky Bites we’ll learn how Dr. Lee and explores the possibilities: easy-to-remove bandages, customized medical devices and implants, glue for cameras to attach to fish and other underwater environmental monitoring. Joining in will be biomedical engineering graduate student Fatemah Razaviamri, a member of Dr. Lee's research team.

Dr. Lee will also present his recent work, on adhesives that can be turned "on" and "off" by applied electricity. 

Read the full blog post here.

Join us early at 5:45 p.m. for conversation and a weather update.

About Husky Bites

Husky Bites are free Interactive Zoom Webinars from the College of Engineering at Michigan Tech. Time after for Q&A.

Series Host

Janet Callahan
Dean of the College of Engineering
Michigan Technological University

Brain Food

Join us for a bite! Grab some dinner with Dean Janet Callahan and a special guest, and learn something new! This family-friendly event is BYOC (bring your own curiosity). 

When: Mondays, 6:00 p.m. starting January 23 and held weekly through April 3, with a break on March 6

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