NJIT Newsroom tagged with "surfactants" Updates about what's happening on and around the NJIT campus. http://www.njit.edu/news en-us 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/uicomponents/images/sub_logo.gif New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu 60 NJIT Mathematician Receives NSF Grant To Study Interaction of Skin and Surfactants http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-331.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-331.phpFri, 05 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Associate Professor Yuan-Nan Young has been awarded a three-year, $212,000 National Science Foundation grant to mathematically model how surfactants interact with the skin's lipid bi-layer.  A surfactant, also known as a wetting or surface-acting agent, breaks the surface tension of a liquid to create more contact with another substance.  Soap is the best-known surfactant.

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