Mila Boncheva works on molecular self-assembly in George Whitesides'
lab at Harvard University. Self-assembly is a process in which components
spontaneously form ordered aggregates. The components may have a size
ranging from molecular to macroscopic. A more detailed explanation aimed
at the general reader may be found in an article
(pdf-format) they co-wrote for the Proceedings of the National Academy
of Sciences. You can watch the following streaming videos of Dr. Boncheva
explaining self-assembly to Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent in QuickTime format
(small screen requires 56Kbps, large screen 112Kbps):
This page was last updated on 1 January
2003 by Arne Hessenbruch.