Glenn S. Edwards

Glenn S. Edwards

Professor of Physics

Office Location: 
French Family Science Center, 2314, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708-0305
Phone: 
(919) 660-2674

Overview

Glenn Edwards investigates biological systems using a range of experimental techniques and theoretical methods from physics. His interests include Investigations of energy transduction where laser energy transforms into vibrational energy of biological molecules which then transforms into heat and pressure pulses that selectively drive tissue-scale dynamics. This line of research has led to human surgical applications of Free-Electron Lasers and spin-off laser technology. Another interest includes investigations of how biology harnesses physical mechanisms in biomechanical processes. This line of research investigates tissue dynamics and pattern formation during early development in Drosophila embryos.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park 1984

  • B.S., University of Maryland, College Park 1978

Edwards, G. S., et al. “Heat diffusion and chemical kinetics in Mark-III FEL tissue ablation.” Proceedings of Spie the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 4633, Jan. 2002, pp. 184–93. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.461378. Full Text

Edwards, G. S., et al. “Erratum: (Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast and Free-Electron Lasers (23-24 January 2002)).” Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 4633, Jan. 2002, pp. 243–44.

Edwards, G., et al. “Comparison of OPA and Mark-III FEL for tissue ablation at 6.45 microns.” Proceedings of Spie the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 4633, Jan. 2002, pp. 194–200. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.461379. Full Text

Hutson, M. S., et al. “UV/time-resolved FTIR beamline at the Duke FEL Laboratory.” Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 4633, Jan. 2002, pp. 225–32. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.461383. Full Text

Wang, P., et al. “Status report on the Duke FEL facility.” Proceedings of the Ieee Particle Accelerator Conference, vol. 4, Dec. 2001, pp. 2819–20.

Pinayev, I., et al. “Status of Mark III FEL.” Proceedings of the Ieee Particle Accelerator Conference, vol. 4, Dec. 2001, pp. 2725–26.

Swift, E. J., et al. “Free-electron laser etching of dental enamel..” Journal of Dentistry, vol. 29, no. 5, July 2001, pp. 347–53. Epmc, doi:10.1016/s0300-5712(01)00019-7. Full Text

Shen, J. H., et al. “Hollow-glass waveguide delivery of an infrared free-electron laser for microsurgical applications..” Applied Optics, vol. 40, no. 4, Feb. 2001, pp. 583–87. Epmc, doi:10.1364/ao.40.000583. Full Text

Sobol, E., et al. “Alterations of absorption coefficients of tissue water as a result of the heating under the IR FEL radiation with different wavelengths.” Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 3925, Jan. 2000, pp. 78–88.

Edwards, G., et al. “Light source capabilities and applications research at the Duke FEL laboratory.” Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 3925, Jan. 2000, pp. 106–16.

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