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Clean Water from a Plant-Based Membrane

A team of researchers has developed a plant-derived material that can be used to purify water potentially far more effectively than current petroleum-based membrane materials.

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New Colors of Solar Energy

Yale engineers have developed a solar cell that widens the choice of colors without decreasing its power conversion efficiency.

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A Potential Cure for Multiple Sclerosis

It’s the first treatment that addresses the disease by disarming the immune cells that have turned against the body’s nerve cells, rather than simply suppressing them.

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'Sticky' Particles

Researchers discover that by tinkering with the surface properties of drug-loaded nanoparticles, they can potentially direct these particles to specific cells in the brain.

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Optimal Throwing Strategies

The act of throwing is incredibly complex and usually subject to a trade-off between speed and accuracy. A Yale researcher’s new study looks at why this is.

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Faculty Spotlight
Corey S. O'Hern
Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science & Physics

Corey O' Hern's research includes statistical mechanics of nonequilibrium systems such as glasses and granular materials; elasticity theories for soft materials; and structural, mechanical, and dynamical properties of proteins including folding, unfolding, and aggregation. The O'Hern Group tackles a broad range of fundamental questions in soft matter and biological physics using a combination of theoretical and computational techniques.