Princeton Institute of Materials Symposium

Materials for Today and Tomorrow, A Princeton University Materials Science Symposium

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 8:45 AM - 6:00 PM

Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials -- the interdisciplinary center for materials science and engineering research, education, and outreach at Princeton University -- invites you to attend our upcoming annual research symposium on April 21, 2021.


Materials for Today and Tomorrow: A Princeton University Materials Science Symposium brings together Princeton faculty, alumni, industry, and government leaders to discuss the development of breakthrough scientific and technological materials-based innovations.

The Symposium highlights the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials' renewed dedication to expand external engagement with our alumni, industry, and government colleagues; all are invited to participate. The day will feature several keynote speakers and six panels showcasing diverse perspectives on topics including advanced manufacturing, quantum, soft materials, arts and engineering, catalysis and sustainability, and materials education.

The symposium will be an all-day webinar on Wednesday, April 21. Registration is required.
 

Program

Time Session
8:45 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Anuj Seth, Executive Director, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials, Princeton University.

Pablo Debenedetti, Dean for Research. Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science. Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University.

Andrea Goldsmith,  Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science. Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University.

Craig Arnold, Director, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials. Susan Dod Brown Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University.

9:15 a.m. Keynote Remarks

Judith Sheft, Executive Director, New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation, and Technology.
Innovation | Entrepreneurship | Ecosystems – How to Link and Leverage
 
9:45 a.m.

Panel 1: Materials for the Second Quantum Revolution

Moderator: Andrew Houck '00, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Princeton University.

Panelists:
Malcolm Carroll *01, Managing Principal Research Physicist at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University.
Alicia Kollár ‘10, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Maryland.
Hanhee Paik, Research Staff Member, Experimental Quantum Computing, IBM.
Jeff Thompson, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Princeton University.
 
10:40 a.m. Break
 
11:00 a.m.

Panel 2: Materials Science: Bridging Engineering and the Arts

Moderator: Sigrid Adriaenssens, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University.
 

Panelists:
Buse Aktas ‘14, Ph.D. candidate, Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, Harvard University.
Susan Beningfield *03, Architect and Designer of Fine Jewelry.
Bart J.C. Devolder, Chief Conservator, Art Museum, Princeton University.
Barry Glazier, Senior Fellow Chocolate, Mars Wrigley.
Joe Scanlan, Professor of Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University.

12:00 p.m.

Lunchtime Session with Keynote Remarks

Session Chair: Rodney Priestley, Vice Dean for Innovation. Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University

Keynote Remarks:

Adam Hopkins ’05*12, CEO, Uniformity Labs
A New Technology from an Ancient Puzzle 
From theory to experiment to pilot to product: how an algorithmic probe into a conceptually simple age-old geometry problem led to a successful commercial startup. 

Manyalibo ("Ibo") Matthews, Group Leader, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Unraveling the Mysteries of Defect Formation in Metal 3D Printing

1:00 p.m. Break
 
1:15 p.m.

Panel 3: Widening the Spectrum of Materials Education

Moderator:  Alejandro Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Director, Program in Material Science and Engineering, Princeton University.

Panelists:
Suzanne D’Addio *12, Director, Discovery of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Merck.
Nikita Dutta, Ph.D. candidate, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University.
Jim S. Smith, Lecturer in Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials, Princeton University.
James C. Sturm ‘79, Stephen R. Forrest Professor in Electrical Engineering. Co-Director, Program in Plasma Science and Technology, Princeton University.
Jason Wexler *15, Head of Research, Treau
 
2:15 p.m.

Panel 4: Squishy Engineering: Using Soft Materials to Solve Hard Problems

Moderator: Sujit Datta, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University.

Panelists:

Emily Davidson, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University.
Antonio Perazzo, Senior Research Scientist, Novaflux Technologies.
Daniel Recht ’06, Global Business Development Lead, Formlabs.
Emre Turkoz *19, Research Scientist, ExxonMobil.
Judy Q. Yang, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, University of Minnesota.

3:10 a.m. Break
 
3:30 p.m.

Panel 5: Catalyzing Sustainability through Material Design

Moderator: Michele Sarazen, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University.

Panelists:
Paul Chirik, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry, Princeton University. 
Prasenjeet Ghosh, Global Process Research, Modeling, and Scale Up Director, ExxonMobil.
Elena Krieger *13, Director of Research, PSE Healthy Energy.
Barclay Satterfield *07, External Innovation Technology Manager at Eastman Chemical Company.

4:30 p.m.

Panel 6: Engaging Alumni and Industry: Expanding Princeton’s Materials Community

Moderator: Craig Arnold, Director, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials. Susan Dod Brown Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University.

Panelists:

Adam Hopkins ’05*12, CEO, Uniformity Labs.
Jason Kawasaki ‘09, Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Cynthia Pierre ‘03, Senior Manager - Low Carbon Refining & Catalytic Processes, bp.
Lara Silverman ‘06, Senior Director of Research and Development, DiscGenics. 
Siavash Yazdanfar, Director of Applied Optical Physics, Corning Research & Development Corporation. 

5:25 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Craig Arnold, Director, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials. Susan Dod Brown Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University.