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Matteo Pasquali

By Marilyn Stoltz / April 13, 2021

Matteo Pasquali, Director of the Carbon Hub and the A. J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science & Nanoengineering, Rice University, USA. Abstract Concurrently with his professorship, Pasquali has served in various capacities, including Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Master of Lovett College, and Senator at Rice University, Chief…

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Michael Hill

By Marilyn Stoltz / April 12, 2021

Dr. Michael Hill received his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Materials Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1986.  He received a Masters Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1988.  From 1989 until 1996 he worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where his work focused on the crystal…

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Jessica Rosenworcel

By Marilyn Stoltz / April 7, 2021

Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman, Jessica Rosenworcel believes that the future belongs to the connected. She works to promote greater opportunity, accessibility, and affordability in our communications services in order to ensure that all Americans get a fair shot at 21st century success. She believes strong communications markets can foster economic growth and security, enhance…

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Ramamoorthy Ramesh

By Marilyn Stoltz / April 7, 2021

Prof. Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Purnendu Chatterjee Chair, Department of Physics & Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA Abstract Ramesh pursues key materials physics and technological problems in complex multifunctional oxides. Using conducting oxides, he solved the 30-year enigma of polarization fatigue in ferroelectrics. He pioneered research into manganites coining the term, Colossal…

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R. Douglas Hooton

By Marilyn Stoltz / February 9, 2021

Professor Doug Hooton is the NSERC/CAC Industrial Research Chair in Concrete Durability and Sustainability. His research involves finding ways to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with concrete infrastructure. He investigates the use of materials such as supplementary cementitious materials and ground limestone to produce a stronger and more durable concrete product. His research has…

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Miki Inada

By Marilyn Stoltz / October 15, 2020

Miki Inada received her Dr. Eng. in 2005 from Kyushu University. From 2005-2012, she was a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Applied Inorganic Chemistry (Prof. Junichi Hojo) at Kyushu University. From 2012-2014, she was a JSPS research fellow (RPD). In 2014, she was appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry…

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Amjad S. Almansour

By Marilyn Stoltz / October 15, 2020

Dr. Amjad Almansour is an Aerospace Ceramic Materials Research Engineer in the Materials and Structures Division at the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, OH, USA. He received his BS degree in mechanical engineering (ME) in 2006 from Mu’tah University in Al-Karak, Jordan, MS degree in ME in 2009 from the University…

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Haiyan Wang

By Marilyn Stoltz / October 14, 2020

Dr. Haiyan Wang is the Basil R. Turner Professor of Engineering in the School of Materials Engineering and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University from August 2016. She was on the faculty at Texas A&M Unversity from 2006 to 2016. From 2013-2015, she served as a progam director at the U.S. National…

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Despina Louca

By Marilyn Stoltz / October 14, 2020

Despina Louca, Professor of Physics, holds the Maxine S. and Jesse W. Beams chair in physics. She is also the president of the Neutron Scattering Society of America. Louca’s research is in materials physics, with an emphasis to understand the interactions of spin, charge and lattice degrees of freedom and of their role in phase…

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Kazunari Sasaki

By Marilyn Stoltz / October 12, 2020

Prof. Dr. Kazunari Sasaki graduated the Tokyo Institute of Technology for bachelor (in inorganic materials) and master degrees, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zürich), Switzerland, for a Ph.D degree in 1993. After spending 10 years in Europe including Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research, he became an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Graduate School of…

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