Selby, Katherine

Senior Lecturer



research overview

  • My Ph.D. research investigated the electronic structure of clusters, tiny particles of less than 100 atoms, with behavior lying between that of atoms and solid matter. Clusters are a "mesoscopic" state of matter where many interesting quantum mechanical phenomena occur. A type of clusters being studied avidly today are "Buckyballs". From 1991-2001 I was a researcher at The University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), doing research in medical imaging, mostly with MRI. My research included imaging and fluid dynamics of diseased arteries and studies on osteoporosis and arthritis. I worked with UCSF's Vascular Imaging Research Center, Osteoporosis Research Group and Magnetic Resonance Science Center, and also with the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory at UC Berkeley.