Connect with Advanced Materials Researchers and Entrepreneurs

April 22, 2014

Madren Conference Center

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Clemson University Advanced Materials faculty and students will make brief presentations of their research and entrepreneurial activities to prospective business partners and investors in order to make connections resulting in more detailed and private conversations.

Afterwards, a panel of university and industry professionals will discuss to create a Advanced Materials Community of Excellence that attracts, educates and retains top talent. How do we help materials students find jobs here? How to we use the talent base to attract materials company headquarters and R&D facilities? How do we build the ecosystem to support the growth of materials startups?

Agenda

3:00

Introduction

John Ballato

Clemson University Vice President of Economic Development

Faculty and Students Research and Entrepreneurial Presentations

3:10

Thompson Mefford

Magnetic Nanotechnology for the Greater Good

3:15

Laxmikant Saraf

Electron Microscopy Laboratory

3:20

Terri Bruce

Light Imaging Facility

3:25

Andrew Hurley

CUshop - Consumer Biometric Insights

3:30

Mark Roberts

Functional Polymers for Supercapacitors and Batteries

3:35

Srikanth Pilla

Structural Composites and Foams

3:40

Apparao Rao

Clemson Nanomaterials Center

3:45

Ken Marcus

Specialty & Custom Fibers

3:50

Scott Husson

Advanced Functional Membranes

3:55

Duncan Darby

Packaging at Clemson

4:00

Industry and University Professionals Discuss Creating a Advanced Materials Community of Excellence

John Ballato - Clemson University Vice President of Economic Development

Chris Desozia - Milliken & Co. Vice President of Research

George Wofford - Sealed Air, Vice President Global Core R&D 

Lewis Gossett - South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance

Bethany Acampora - CURF, Technology Commercialization Officer

5:00

Reception and One-On-One Conversations

7:00

Adjourn

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