Using nanotechnology Dave Carroll and his research team aim to provide solutions to affordable “green” energy generation and reliable treatments for deadly cancers.
Dave Carroll’s research at Wake Forest has already yielded a new class of flexible, affordable solar cells; several replacements for energy-burning incandescent and dangerous compact fluorescent light bulbs; and a fabric that can power a cell phone using the caller’s body heat. In the medical field, Carroll has developed a nanotechnology that kills tumours by heat. Another nano-scale breakthrough helps surgeons regulate pressure in a patient’s arms and legs during reconstructive surgery – greatly reducing the risk of amputation. Read more at http://media.news.wfu.edu/experts/david-carroll/