*Seminar Series: Center for Advanced Imaging
*Location: Lvl 2 Seminar room, Centre for Advanced Imaging Bld57
*Date: 18/04/2017
*Time: 09:30

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*Title of talk: Mechanics, rheology and tribology of soft matter systems and biointerfaces
*Speaker's name: Dr Gleb E. Yakubov
*Speaker's organisation: School of Chemical Engineering, ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Wall, The University of Queensland.
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Talk Abstract: The presentation will consider the development of new techniques in multiscale rheology, nanoindentation, and tribology to study the mechanics of plant cells, polysaccharide and glycoprotein gels, and poroelastic (biphasic) nanocellulose composites. We highlight how these developments are informing the new mechanical models of soft systems that aim to describe plant growth, seed germination, food digestion, and mucociliary clearance. In particular, we focus on capabilities directed at capturing highly complex interactions occurring between biological polymers and surfaces. In addition we provide overview of newly developed tools
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*Host name: Lorine Wilkinson
Host phone number: 33460364
*Host email: l.wilkinson@uq.edu.au