Minneapolis, MN It was wonderful to catch up with Brandon, Zheliang, and Aurelie at the conference, and it was an honor to present our work on hydrogels to Zhigang Suo, the master of hydrogels, at his 60th birthday celebration.
Energy Topics in Mechanics Workshop Houston, TX The Harvard, Stanford, Max Planck, Brown, and NTU academic families gathered to celebrate Huajian Gao’s 60th Birthday. It was an incredible celebration for an incredible scholar. I was lucky that I was his student.
Rome, IT This year has been a banner year for travel. Presented our lab’s work on OCT strain mapping of the optic nerve head, and did a bit of sight seeing in Rome.
Celebrating the end of another academic year with good food and good company. And a new group photo.
Vail, CO. First conference as grad student for Kalyn Younger and Will Cortes. Caught up with Hai Dong and Arina Korneva, now at GT and VT respectively. JHU dinner, and a memorable hike.
Had a great time at CMBBE with Kristin Myers. Presented Tracy Ling’s work on computational modeling of strains in the axonal compartments of the mouse optic nerve head.
New Orleans! This was the first in-person ARVO since COVID, and the first time meeting Arina as a colleague from Virginia Tech. Cameron and I gave posters on our OCT strain measurements in glaucoma patients and Arina gave a talk on measuring deformation in the mouse astrocytic lamina.
So I went to Australia to give a talk, reconnect with colleagues, and meet some animals.
The 2023 Annual Technical Meeting of SES at Texas A&M was the first in-person SES conference since COVID. It was wonderful to see old friends and meet new ones. Brandon Zimmerman presented his work on new reactive hydrogel model with initial applications to DNA hydrogels. Bibek Datta presented computational study of hydrogel soft robot. He […]