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FFF2.01 - Holistic Approach to Training and Mentoring of Next-Generation Materials Scientists 
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April 22, 2014   1:30pm - 2:00pm
 
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This talk addresses holistic approach to research, teaching and mentoring of students, where there is smooth transition from science to the good of the society. We discuss an octahedral framework, where there is a seamless transition from materials science to devices and systems (materials technology) to manufacturing of goods. There is an urgent need to train students in this framework to make students more valuable and impact the society. This framework is particularly relevant for the transition of nanoscience to nanotechnology (nanosystems) to nanomanufacturing. In the absence of this systematic transition, fruits of many nanoscience discoveries have not realized and impacted the society. This presentation will focus on specific examples where nanomaterials science has been successfully transitioned to nanotechnology and manufacturing of goods needed in our daily life, such as nanostructured (Nano Pocket) Light emitting diodes for solid state lighting and other related applications. It is shown that students trained in this paradigm are highly employable and valuable to industry and society. However, there are tremendous challenges which remain in academia in terms of teaching curricula, research training and mentoring of students; these topics will be covered in this presentation.
 


 
 
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