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Georgia Tech Symposium on Materials Innovations

April 11 & 12, 2022
Marcus Nanotechnology Building | 345 Ferst Drive |  Atlanta, GA 30332

The Georgia Tech Symposium on Materials Innovations will feature prominent external speakers, technical sessions, a student poster contest, complimentary reception, targeted recruiting, exhibitors, lab tours, and so much more! 
Special Co-Hosted Event with the School of Materials Science & Engineering | 2022 Brumley D. Pritchett Lecture Featuring Laura H. Greene, Ph.D.

Member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and Chief Scientist of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory; Florida State University, University of Florida, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Marie Krafft Professor of Physics at Florida State University

April 11th | 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biography:  In addition to her role as chief scientist at the National MagLab, Greene is the MarieKrafft Professor of Physics at Florida State University. Her research is on quantum materials, focusing on fundamental studies utilizing novel materials growth with planar tunneling and point contact electron spectroscopies to elucidate the mechanisms of unconventional superconductivity.
Greene plays an active leadership role in numerous science organizations. In 2017, as president of the American Physical Society (APS), her presidential theme was science diplomacy on national and international scales and its application to human rights. She is currently on the Board of Directors for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is a vice president of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP).
Materials Symposium PlenarySpeaker
David Awschalom, Ph.D.


Liew Family Professor & Vice Dean for Research; Pritzker School for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, Senior Scientist; Argonne National Laboratory, Founding Director; Chicago Quantum Exchange

Biography: David Awschalom is the Liew Family Professor and Vice Dean for Research of the Pritzker School for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, a Senior Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, and Founding Director of the Chicago Quantum Exchange. He is also the inaugural Director of Q-NEXT, one of the US DOE Quantum Information Science Research Centers. He works in the fields of spintronics and quantum information engineering, exploring and controlling the spins of electrons, nuclei, and photons in semiconductors and molecules. His research includes implementations of information processing with potential applications in quantum computing, communication, and sensing.
Materials Symposium Plenary Speaker
Nag Patibandala

VP; Advanced Deposition Products, Applied Materials

Biography: Nag Patibandla is the Vice President for Advanced Deposition Products in the Office of the CTO at Applied Materials, Inc. He manages a number of emerging technology and government/externally funded programs to develop new products, to validate innovation, to define product architecture, and to engage partners. Nag’s current areas of interest include: Micro-LED displays, III-Nitride devices, superconducting materials, optical films, 3D Printing, CMP pads, deposition processes (MOCVD, PVD), etc. His expertise is in identifying growth opportunities and developing strategic plans for product development in various emerging technologies and semiconductor-adjacent areas.

Full Speaker Line-Up Now Online!

Registration is Free.
Registration for both Events is Required

Institute for Materials (IMat)
Marcus Nanotechnology Building
345 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-3000

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