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Flyer for Innovate & Advance: Science Talk Series

Innovate & Advance: Science Talk Series

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Office of Research
Lecture Hall South
Jun 25, 2024   12:30 - 1:30 pm  

We are hosting Dr. Derk Joester from Northwestern University. Dr. Joester is an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, he is originally from Munich (Bavaria, Germany) and studied Chemistry in Tübingen. He travelled to the US on a Fulbright Scholarship to study Chemistry and Biochemistry, and then went on to get his Diploma in Organic Chemistry at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 1998. He received his Ph.D. for work carried out in organic supra-molecular chemistry at ETH Zurich in 2003, and in the same year became a Postdoctoral Fellow at Weizmann Institute of Science. His research interests include biological mechanisms of crystal growth, the role of organic/inorganic interfaces and confinement in phase transformations, metastable precursor phases, and the structure and properties of mineralized tissues with hierarchical architectures. His lab pioneered the application of atom probe tomography to biomineralized tissues and has contributed to the fundamental understanding of structure and composition of dental enamel.

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