Huajian Gao, Walter H. Annenberg professor of engineering at Brown University, served as one of this year's distinguished lecturers for the UH Cullen College of Engineering's Rockwell Lecture Series. Gao's lecture, titled "Mechanics as an Enabling Tool in Bioinspired Materials and Biological Interactions of Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials," discussed the urgent need for researchers to understand the biological and environmental interactions of low-dimensional nanomaterials which are being produced and released into the environment by thousands of tons per year.
The Rockwell Lecture, named after Elizabeth D. Rockwell in honor of her gift to establish an endowed chair for the dean of engineering, is held anually at the Cullen College. Distinguished guests each year are invited to the Cullen College to deliver this lecture.
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