Dr. Mark Kuzyk is a Washington State University physics professor, who accidentally blew up a podium using a glove and some liquid oxygen. But he is also a physicist working on medical technology and wants to use smart materials to turn your couch into an iPod.
He studies the photomechanical effect where he uses light to change the shape of materials. His devices control light in the same way that transistors control electricity.
The best way to teach students is to throw them in a lab and get them working. — Mark Kuzyk