The presentation will consider the development of new techniques in multiscale rheology, nanoindentation, and tribology to study the mechanics of plant cells, polysaccharide and glycoprotein gels, and poroelastic (biphasic) nanocellulose composites. We highlight how these developments are informing the new mechanical models of soft systems that aim to describe plant growth, seed germination, food digestion, and mucociliary clearance. In particular, we focus on capabilities directed at capturing highly complex interactions occurring between biological polymers and surfaces. In addition we provide overview of newly developed tools.

About CAI Seminar Series

The perfect opportunity to attend cutting-edge research presentations involving CAI researchers or collaborators, each Tuesday at 9:30am in the CAI Seminar Room, entry via CAI main doors, facing Wep Harris oval (see map).

If you would like weekly email notification for the seminar series or are interested in presenting, please contact Dr Lorine Wilkinson.


Building 57
University of Queensland St Lucia
Level 2 Seminar Room