“We believe that the new proposed drug-loaded biomedical adhesives can be used to treat diseases and cancers that need the delivery of small molecule drugs. Because the drug can stay in a specific area or internal organ, many side effects can be prevented.” —H. CHUNG, BIOMEDICAL ENGINERING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
“We will combine the strengths ofsignificantly different technologies—solid state and mechanical— into a system that functions better overall than its individual components. The pieces of the system have to work together seamlessly within half a millisecond to achieve our goal.” —M. STEURER, ELECTRICAL ENGINERING RESEARCHER
By soaking buckypaper in a resin made of a compound called phenol, the team created a lightweight, flexible material that is also durable enough to protect the body of an aircraft from the intense heat it faces while flying at high speeds.