Glenn S. Edwards
Professor of Physics
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.
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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.
Johnson, J. B., et al. “Pressure corrections for CoCl2 as a thermometer in an analytic ultracentrifuge.” Analytical Biochemistry, vol. 227, no. 2, May 1995, pp. 385–87. Epmc, doi:10.1006/abio.1995.1295. Full Text