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

Tribble, J., et al. “Dynamics of gelatin ablation due to free-electron-laser irradiation.” Physical Review E  Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, vol. 55, no. 6, Jan. 1997, pp. 7385–89. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.55.7385. Full Text

Hochberg, D., et al. “Representing structural information of helical charge distributions in cylindrical coordinates.” Physical Review E  Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, vol. 55, no. 3, Jan. 1997, pp. 3765–68. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.55.3765. Full Text

Shen, J. H., et al. “Investigation of clinical internal microsurgical device with use of hollow waveguide delivered infrared free electron laser.” Conference Proceedings  Lasers and Electro Optics Society Annual Meeting Leos, vol. 11, Jan. 1997, pp. 151–52.

Shen, J. H., et al. “Investigation of a clinical intraocular microsurgical device using the infrared free electron laser.” Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 38, no. 4, 1997.

Robinson, R. D., et al. “Healing of cultured human cornea after free electron laser ablation.” Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 38, no. 4, 1997.

Edwards, G. S., et al. “Free-electron lasers: Reliability, performance, and beam delivery.” Ieee Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 2, no. 4, Dec. 1996, pp. 810–16. Scopus, doi:10.1109/2944.577303. Full Text

Joos, K. M., et al. “Infrared free electron laser-tissue interactions with human ocular tissues.” Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 37, no. 3, Feb. 1996.

Joos, K. M., et al. “Infrared free electron laser-tissue interactions with human.” Investigative Ophthalmology \& Visual Science, vol. 37, no. 3, Feb. 1996, pp. 1985–1985.

Harris, D. M., et al. “Midinfrared ablation of dentin with the Vanderbilt FEL.” Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 2672, Jan. 1996, pp. 165–75.

Joos, K. M. M. D., et al. “Free Electron Laser (FEL) laser-tissue interaction with human cornea and optic nerve.” Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 2673, Jan. 1996, pp. 89–92.

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