ORONO — College of Maine Affiliate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Caitlin Howell will ship a chat through the Nationwide Academy of Engineering’s The Grainger Basis Frontiers of Engineering 2022 U.S.-based symposium Sept. 21–23 in Seattle.
Howell is one among 84 extremely achieved, early-career engineers from academia, trade and authorities invited to take part within the two-and-a-half day occasion hosted by Amazon, in addition to one among its 16 audio system. Be taught extra on the symposium’s web site.
For her speak, “Supplies-based Approaches to Stop Biofilm-associated Infections,” Howell will focus on the rising downside of antibiotic resistance and the way materials-based mechanisms which are impressed by nature can fight it. She additionally will describe her efforts in growing a novel liquid floor coating for human catheters, impressed by the membrane of a pitcher plant used to lure bugs, to assist cut back protein deposition that results in urinary tract and bloodstream infections. She is engaged on the undertaking with Ana Lidia Flores-Mireles, Hawk Assistant Professor of the Division of Organic Sciences at Notre Dame.
Howell leads the Howell Biointerface and Biomimetics Lab at UMaine, which works broadly to know and finally management organic techniques by means of floor interactions and different environmental components. She is also a member of the College of Maine System Science Advisory Board, which has helped the state’s public universities navigate the COVID-19 pandemic by offering leaders with the newest scientific analysis and medical developments involving the illness, vaccines and different pertinent matters.
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