|Date:||Monday, March 4, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|Location:||Room 204A, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center|
This one-day symposium will honor Professor Morris E. Fine of Northwestern University on his 95th birthday for his outstanding contributions to the field of materials science and engineering.
Morris E. Fine
It will also offer a mechanism for researchers, students, engineers, and administrators working in academia, industry, and national laboratories to promote idea exchanges and advance the fundamentals and applications of materials science and engineering. The process from materials research to successful applications will be examined by invited and contributed speakers from academia, industry, and U.S. government in areas of current interest in all classes of materials.
Symposium topics will include a look at the following questions:
- How can the time between discovery and application be reduced?
- What are the barriers to application of research results to achieve successful applications, such as cost compared to value?
- How can we prevent missed opportunities?
In addition, example stories from materials research to successful applications are sought.
"Professor Fine spent more than 70 years in the field of materials science. His career included work on the Manhattan Project, work at Bell Labs and then, since the early 1950s, at Northwestern University. He was one of the organizers of the first Materials Science Department in the USA. He and other people at Northwestern recognized that close cooperation of materials scientists from different fields in one department would greatly benefit the development of new materials," said Symposium Organizer Semyon Vaynman, Research Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University. "Attendees will learn about the distinguished career of Prof. Fine. Also, they will learn that cooperation is needed between academia, industry and government to solve the materials needs of the world."