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ESP Biography

CLAIRE MCLELLAN, Postdoctoral Scholar in Materials Science

Major: Material Science Engineering

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: N/A

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a physicist fascinated by problems at the intersection of physics, materials science and biology. For my doctoral studies I developed nanometer scaled magnetic field sensors to explore magnetic phenomena in biological systems as well as novel materials. As a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford I develop mechano-transducers which can detect mechanical forces using light. I am developing ways to use these sensors for intra-cellular forces.

Past Classes

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C7262: The Science of Color in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
Where does color come from? In our everyday lives, we get color just by adding dyes, pigments, and inks to things, but have you ever wondered how we get those colors in the first place? Through some hands-on activities and exploration, we'll figure out the science behind color, which is more than just mixing paint together. We'll first examine color at the molecular level in the dyes and pigments we use everyday. Next, we'll explore how pearls and peacock feathers get their beautiful iridescent colors and play around with how the effect works. Come learn how color works all around us!