I am an Associate Professor at the
Physics Department of
Drexel University. My
research interests are the
study of: (a) the loss of spatial organization of neurons in the aged brain using
density maps, (b) the folding of the Alzheimer amyloid beta protein using
all-atom molecular dynamics, (c) growth of plaques in Alzheimer's disease using
cellular automata models, and (d) fluid flow through porous media using lattice
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Vitae [PDF] - short
Programs that take advantage of Graphical User
Interfaces (GUI) as a means for research
- VIS Program: Tcl/Tk front-end for the Vtk
- PN Program: Tcl/Tk, C++, and OpenGL program for
the study of the correlation between senile plaques and neurons in the
- CW Program: C++, wxWindows, and OpenGL program
for the study of the morphological effects of senile plaques on
surrounding neurons in the Alzheimer brain.
- Distort Program: C++, FLTK, and OpenGL program
for the study of warping brain tissue images for the anatomical study
of the brain.
- LATG Program: C++, FLTK, and OpenGL program for
the study of the lattice gas cellular automata model for fluids in two
- CRUSH Program: Tcl/Tk and C++ program for the
study of close-packed disks and the
deformations in their arrangement from a growing space-occupying
central disk. Intended for the study of the interactions between a
growing senile plaque and neurons in its neighborhood.
Program: Tcl/Tk, C++, and OpenGL program
for the study of an interactive growing DLA.
Miscellaneous programs and reference pages
- A little GUI
frontend for the POV
- povray program.
in Physics. Little Tcl/Tk "applets"
for demonstrations of physics concepts. (To see the ticlets you need at least Tcl/Tk Plugin
Version 3 and Netscape, Internet Explorer, Konqueror, or Firefox).
Spheres Ticlet. Presents a little Tcl/Tk "applet"
with a rotating sphere around a fixed central one. You can set variable
elevation angle as well as rotational speed.
All original text and
by Luis Cruz Cruz.