Ph.D. Student Project Evolves Into New Tool for the Biotech Industry
When Scott Vu started working on a computer science research project as a teenager, he didn’t realize it would lead him down a path to earning a Ph.D. and launching a company to help the biotechnology industry.
Study Finds Metal Foams Capable of Shielding X-rays, Gamma Rays, Neutron Radiation
Research from North Carolina State University shows that lightweight composite metal foams are effective at blocking X-rays, gamma rays and neutron radiation, and are capable of absorbing the energy of high impact collisions. The finding means the metal foams hold promise for use in nuclear safety, space exploration and medical technology applications.