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The Van Loo Family Saturday Morning Physics VIRTUAL Event | Graduate Student Presentations

Ariana Bueno (U-M Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering & Applied Physics) and Ryan Hubbard (U-M Biomedical Engineering & U-M Applied Physics)
Saturday, April 3, 2021
10:30-11:30 AM
Pre-recorded lecture followed by “live” Q&A
Virtual Presentation Link:

Instruments to Study Rocket Plume Surface Interactions (PSI) on the Lunar Surface
Ariana Bueno (U-M Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering & Applied Physics)
In space exploration, the rocket plume-surface interaction (PSI) can lead to the ejection of large amounts of energetic particles, potentially damaging the spacecraft, its instruments, and associated hardware. Thus, understanding PSI processes is paramount to the safety of the lunar exploration program and beyond. In this presentation, Ariana will highlight how her research has led to a better understanding of PSI by developing in-flight instrumentation and conducting ground tests to simulate PSI.

Histotripsy: Crushing Cancer Cells with Acoustic Cavitation
Ryan Hubbard (U-M Biomedical Engineering & U-M Applied Physics)
Histotripsy is a non-invasive cancer-treatment approach using focused beams of ultrasound. In this presentation, Ryan will highlight the results of his research, illustrating histotripsy's ability to destroy tumor cells and elicit anti-tumor immune responses. He will describe the basics behind ultrasonic pulse generation, acoustic cavitation, and how the mechanism of histotripsy compares to other external beam treatments such as X-ray irradiation.

We celebrate the Van Loo Family Lecture on this occasion.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Link:
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
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