Benjamin Ofori-Okai: Imaging Viruses with Nanoscale MRI (2018)

Benjamin Ofori-Okai SM '13, PhD '16 (Chemistry) discusses the concept of orbital degeneracy (two orbitals with the same energy) in relation to his research on nanoscale MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Specifically, he explains how energy level differences detected with nanoscale MRI can lead to the generation of three-dimensional images of biological molecules, such as proteins and viruses.

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Behind the Scenes at MIT

Behind the Scenes at MIT is a collection of short videos that feature MIT researchers explaining how a textbook chemistry topic is essential to their research and to an inspiring real-world application. A set of accompanying personal videos, one for each scientist featured, illustrates the journeys to becoming a scientist. These videos are intended to help motivate students to learn chemistry, inspire students to tackle important scientific problems in their future careers, and expose students to the many faces of chemistry. 

Timeline: 2010s
School: School of Science
Department: Chemistry
Career: MathematicsScience
Object: Video
Collection: Africa, Rising Voices 1995-Present, STEM Education, Students