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2009 News in Brief



Markus Buehler work featured in Nature and Nature Materials

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A review article by CEE Assistant Professor Markus Buehler appeared in the Feb. 20 issue of the journal Nature Materials. The article, “Deformation and Failure of Protein Materials in Physiologically Extreme Conditions and Disease,” by Buehler and Yu Ching Yung of Harvard, provides a research review and presentation of case studies in the emerging field of using engineering mechanics to better understand protein-based diseases. The April 16 issue of Nature contains a Research Highlight about research by Buehler and CEE postdoctoral associate Zhiping Xu on the heat-dissipation performance of hierarchical networks composed of one-dimensional filaments at ultra-small scales (Nano Letters, March 26, 2009).