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Justin Andre Avendaño
Stevens Institute of Technology
Society of Rheology/Soft Matter Kitchen Intern
The Society of Rheology
Rheology is the study of the deformation and flow of materials. Maja Blanca is a filipino coconut puddding dish which can be roughly translated to "white delicacy". Maja Blanca is a great example of an edible non-newtonian fluid that can be used to explain what makes food bounce and what makes it solidfy into a pudding like dessert.
Whats going on, the name's Justin. I'm the Soft Matter Kitchen Intern for this summer. I'm a junior international student from the Philippines majoring in physics and minoring in computer science at Stevens Institute of Technology. In Stevens, I was the PR chair for our SASE (Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers) chapter and also took part in different quantum researches across campus. I also have my own Physics YouTube channel dedicated to understanding the physics in video games called: "The Avendaño Effect"!
Exploring has always been a passion of mine, and that's not just travelling across countries! I took Physics because I was inspired and filled with wanderlust to figure out the unknown and appreciate the universe as a whole and in its smallest details! As this summer's Soft Matter Kitchen Intern, I am ready to explore and discover new things about fluid mechanics and rheology in food that I didn't even think twice about!
I hope to share what I learn with everyone and hopefully everyone else will be able to learn from me. As my favorite scientist, Richard Feynman, said: “You’re unlikely to discover something new without a lot of practice on old stuff, but further, you should get a heck of a lot of fun out of working out funny relations and interesting things.”