- Jul 20, 2015 9:00 pm
- 21:33 mins
James Patterson is a professor of chemistry at BYU. Graduate student Shawn Averett is his collaborator. Mike Alder directs BYU’s Technology Transfer office which license and markets innovations made on campus. More information about technology developed at BYU is available at techtransfer.byu.edu. We’re surrounded by metal. We rely on it to support us, protect us. But metal weakens. It can fail. And often, the impending failure is not immediately obvious to the naked eye. Trained experts pour over every inch of aircraft wings, oil rigs, freeway bridges, to try and catch weakness before it becomes a disaster.