Imagine being able to do any task 69 times faster and the possibilities that would open for an individual or a company. Now imagine that speed being applied to manufacturing all manner of electronics and how it might lead to greater supply and lower costs for consumers.
New technology developed by University of Missouri College of Engineering researchers in collaboration with the MU School of Medicine is primed to make laser dermatology safer and more effective.
MU’s femtosecond laser, one of three lasers in the laser lab, generates ultrashort pulses of light that can cut almost anything, including glass and diamond. According to Associate Research Professor Vitaly Gruzdev, the quality of the cut is “almost perfect.”
Christine O’Brien’s research has a wow factor. “We detect cancer with lasers,” she said. “How cool is that?” Cool enough that she was selected to present her work as part of “Posters on the Hill” in Washington, D.C. O’Brien, a senior biological engineering major, and Kyle Ervin, a civil engineering major, were the only two […]