Alan Aragon Research Review ~ Answering some questions about Thermodynamics
I'm once again honored to contribute to this month's edition of Alan Aragon's Research Review. This time I was interviewed and answered the following questions:
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I missed getting to have my dedication in there, as I didn't think of it until after submission, but I wanted to dedicate the article to my grad school advisor Dr. Owen F. Devereux. Dr. D died a couple years back or I would have been proud to send him my writings on thermodynamics. He wrote a book called Topics in Metallurgical Thermodynamics that was his main area of research. I called it the bane of my grad school existence, but really it wasn't. Through applying the concepts of that book to my research I really learned and understood thermodynamics. Folks often wonder what my seemingly irrelevant advanced degree has to do with any of this nutrition stuff. Well, we applied the concepts to corrosion which is electrochemistry. Biochemistry is living electrochemistry. This means it involves enzymes and reaction coupling to get chemicals to do things they wouldn't otherwise do spontaneously. But in the end the concepts are the same. If you're a subscriber, I hope you'll enjoy! If you're not, you might want to consider subscribing now ...