North Carolina A&T State University
NSF Engineering Research Center + Bioengineering Joint Seminar Series

What’s NEXcT?
X-ray CT Imaging and Processing at NC A&T State University


Dr. Boyce E. Collins

Research Scientist
NSF ERC for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials
Center for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures
North Carolina A&T State University

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM – Friday, March 18, 2016
Location: McNair Hall Lecture Room 4

The objective of this presentation is to present past, present, and future use of X-ray Computed Tomography at North Carolina Agricultural and Technological State University. The application of x-ray imaging has multiple applications in the modern world and is fast becoming a tool for the masses, from materials and biological sciences to clinicians who may operate equipment to marketers who wish to present technical information in an extremely accessible way.  Concepts of X-ray CT technology with applications to health and materials sciences utilizing data generated at NC A&T will be discussed.  Special attention will be given to understanding the limits and challenges of the technique and data set interpretation, opportunities afforded by collaboration, and the beauty of the world utilizing the whole electromagnetic spectrum.

About the speaker:

Dr. Boyce E. Collins received a Ph. D. in Inorganic Chemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill studying electron transfer behavior of organometallic clusters with Dr. Cynthia K. Schauer after his undergraduate studies in chemistry at the same institution (BS with Honors).  He was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship in interdisciplinary research at UCSD under the mentorship of Professor Michael Sailor and collaborated with Professor Yukiko Goda (neural sciences) and Professor Sangeeta Bhatia (artificial organs).  His studies included the design and testing of a porous silicon optical biosensor, fabrication of a porous microstructure for housing liver cells, and application of the photoconductivity of silicon for the study of neuronal communication.  After completion of his post-doc, Dr. Collins spent 10 years in industry applying his scientific skill set to the efficient design and manufacture of technological products, including MEMS devices, piezo-electric ultrasound emitters, and carbon-based electrode for use in ultra-capacitors.  Dr. Collins has been a Research Scientist for the Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials at NC A&T since February 2010.

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