Enjoy breakfast and the opportunity to talk with Iwona Jasuik before the seminar on Monday. Professor Jasiuk develops research-based models to explain the structure and behavior of man-made and biological materials. Her work with man-made materials aims at understanding why the properties of composites made with nano-sized particles differ from those made with micro-sized particles. She is particularly interested in the interface that surrounds such particles and comes into contact with the surrounding material, and how this interface contributes to the shape, size and boundary conditions of composites as a whole. Her work with biological materials has focused on bone. She has done research on why osteoporotic bones break and limb regeneration. Jasuik is also the recipient of numerous awards and a member of many societies. Check out her website here.