Gerald H. Pollack, PhD

Professor of Bioengineering - Box 355061

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195

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February 1, 2020

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi regularly organizes “Majlis” (assembly) seminars at his palace. I had the distinct honor of being one of those presenters a few weeks back. (A previous presenter was Bill Gates.) It was a life-changing experience.

The event began as I was escorted to the palace by my private (...

January 31, 2020

Paper published January 31, 2020

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A fourth phase of water, labeled exclusion-zone or “EZ,” extends from hydrophilic surfaces. Salient features include exclusion of colloidal and molecular solutes, and characteristic light absorbance at 270 nm. In cell systems, EZ water interf...

December 7, 2019

Paper published December 6th, 2019

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One of the characteristics of aqueous interfaces is their negative charge, whose origin is still a subject of scientific debate. In this work, we provide spectroscopic evidence that bicarbonate anions, from dissolution of atmospheric CO2, c...

September 17, 2019

Paper published September 17, 2019

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While water evaporation and condensation are of fundamental importance to our environment, many features remain under investigation. In this study, we explored the water-condensation circle (WCC) formed on the inner surface of Petri dish li...

July 31, 2019

Paper published July 31, 2018

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Silk sericin is a globular protein whose resistance against fouling is important for applications in biomaterials and water-purification membranes. Here it is shown how sericin generates a water-exclusion zone that may facilitate antifouling beh...

May 29, 2019

Meeting with Michelin 3-star chef, Heston Blumenthal, at his home in Provence. We became quick friends. Heston runs The Fat Duck restaurant, west of Heathrow, and once called “the world’s best restaurant.” You’d think his prime interest would be food, but the day’s discussion quickly dispelled that notion...

July 31, 2018

Paper published July 31, 2018

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It is now well-confirmed that hydrophilic surfaces including those within the cell generate structural changes in water. This interfacial water is ordered and acquires features different from the bulk. Amongst those features is the exclusion of...

July 12, 2018

Paper published July 11, 2018

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Flow of electrical current through water is expected to increase water temperature. We passed low-frequency alternating electric current through distilled, deionized water using platinum electrodes and found, instead, a diminution of temperature...

June 6, 2018

Dr. Edith is a holistic medicine doctor (author of "SuperWellness"), who's been a long-time fan of our EZ Water research. She's well-informed on the new water science, so our conversation took many exciting and interesting turns. 

Questions & topics explored included:

  • "Nature is fundamentally Simple &...

May 8, 2018

Paper published May 8, 2018

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When droplets of purified water (1–5 ll) were cooled from the bottom, they slowly and continuously supercooled before releasing latent heat as a transient burst of infra-red (IR) radiation. In order to determine the role of this IR emission, a thi...

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