Mar 9, 2008
Few professionals practice the motto, “Safety First,” more than Michelle Pantoya. But then again, few people have the job of detonating highly energetic materials in their workplace. This mechanical engineering professor observes reactions between energetic materials in her Texas Tech laboratory – sometimes with unpredictable results. While working with a unique sample of nanoparticles, Pantoya and her lab assistant, Emily Hunt, came across such a reaction.
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