Joel Hagman, PhD student Applied Surface Chemistry at Chalmers and Material Design unit at SIK.
interests: material design, mathematical modelling, soft biomaterials, mass transport, hierarchical structures
Joel Hagman is a PhD student within the SuMo competence centre, associated with the department of Applied surface chemistry at Chalmers university of technology as well as the department for Structure and material design at SIK.
His main research area is to study the relationship between structure and mass transport in soft biomaterials using microscopy techniques. The main method to analyse is a technique called fluorescence recovery after photo bleaching (FRAP), where it is possible to measure local diffusion properties in probe-stained materials. This technique is performed in a confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM) and is mainly limited to opaqueness of the sample, stainability as well as not too fast diffusion (e.g. water in water is too fast to measure). The project is somewhat involved in the development of FRAP together with Jenny Jonasson and Mats Rudemo at the department of Mathematical statistics at Chalmers. The idea is to both gain knowledge about the structural relation to the mass transport inside materials that is of interest for the SuMo centre and to develop an edge competence in a technique that can be used along with other techniques (such as NMR, light scattering etc.).
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Last modified: February 29, 2012