GRADUATE, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
MACROSCALE PROPERTIES OF CELLULOSE NANOCRYSTALS:
Planning and executing new ideas in a feasible fashion is always satisfying to me. It is always rewarding to put the scientific hypothesis into facile experiments and observe results. It is even more rewarding when scientific progress results in aesthetic image creating a fusion of science and art. The natural liquid crystalline ordering of cellulose nanocrystals in solutions and films creates colors under cross-polarized light which are both beautiful and practical and mimic structural color in nature such as seen in many beetles.
All the images are taken using Nikon Eclipse Microscope
Last Updated: July 24, 2018