2015 Summer Internship – Matt Carnaghi

SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH SERIES

Matthew Carnaghi (SuRPS @ HPU)

Matthew Carnaghi worked with Dr. Fiser at HPU as part of the university’s inaugural Summer Research Program in the Sciences (SuRPS). Their project is titled “Using biomimetic cilia arrays to investigate the flow of mucus in the human lung.” Their goal is to use life-sized artificial cilia (high aspect ratio microrods capable of mimicking biological cilia) to investigate cilia-driven transport phenomena experimentally in mucus simulants.

The photo shows Matt using the SEM at the Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) to image one of his samples of artificial cilia.