Man, I wish I had majored in chemical engineering. Then I would be employed, and get to make cool things. I’d probably be disgustingly rich and disgustingly handsome. That’s right, disgustingly handsome.
Topics in this video:
- size and shape of blood cells (2 × 8 µ microns) and platelets (2 µicron sphere)
- blood cells are shaped like the Millennium Falcon so they can fit through 2-micron µm capillaries
- that’s why red blood cells are only part-way filled up
- they’re not filled full of hemoglobin for that reason
- if the hemoglobin was just loose in your bloodstream, your blood would be thick and viscous — and hard to pump
Janet Tavakoli majored in chemical engineering, and then she became a world expert on synthetic derivatives.