Amanda Murphy

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields. Each week, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarly work at the University. Interested in reading in-depth stories about science and research at…

The human body has a complex system of defenses designed to find, attack and destroy any foreign body that makes its way inside; sometimes that attack can take the form of physically destroying the intruder, or the body can simply encase the object in proteins, in effect wrapping it up and…

Professors Amanda Murphy (Chemistry) and Janelle Leger (Physics/Chemistry) have been awarded a three-year grant totaling $420,000 to synthesize biologically compatible materials that can be fabricated into devices capable of controlled movements, known as actuators. These devices are highly…

Two collaborative teams of faculty from Western Washington University’s Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center were recently awarded highly competitive grants from the National Science Foundation to carry out interdisciplinary materials science research projects.

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