Crystal visions

By | March 23, 2017

Joanna Millunchick, professor of materials science and engineering, is working to change the way people visualize crystal structures. In the video below, Millunchick and her development partner, Duncan Abbot, CEO of Gwydion Inc., explain how an app that centers on virtual and augmented reality, technology more frequently used for video games, can create a new affordable platform that will be available to anyone worldwide with a printer and a smart phone. Professor Millunchick’s general research interests involves manipulating matter on the nanoscale in order to enable the design of new electronic materials for optoelectronic and photovoltaic applications. For the past few years, she has also conducted pedagogical research examining the efficacy of internet-based resources in student learning. Gwydion is an Ann Arbor based startup founded in 2016 by a group of U-M students.