Industrial Outreach Seminar Series (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018)

The Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM) hosts an Industrial and Government Lab Seminar Series that provides an opportunity for students and postdocs to meet with industry and government lab leaders. Designed by Nan Yao, PCCM Industrial Outreach Director, the seminars expose students and research scholars to industrial and government lab scientists, who talk about their field and the intersection of science and industry. 


Paul Higgins, Assistant General Counsel – Patents, Johnson & Johnson Company
Paul Higgins, Assistant General Counsel
(Patents), Johnson & Johnson

Nan Yao and students 
Nan Yao and students
Students and postdocs attending the Oct. 6 Industrial Seminar
Students and postdocs attend one of the seminars.

1:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 
"New Horizons for In Situ Microscopy - Technology and Markets"
Dr. David Nackashi, co-founder and CEO, Protochips, Inc.

11:30 a.m.  Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
"The Experience of a Start-up: Risk and Reward"
Dr. Jeff Streger, Principal, Rave Scientific

11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
"Use of advanced microscopy and synchrotron X-ray techniques in chemical and consumer industrial research"
Dr. Stanislas Petrash, Scientific Principal, Open Innovation, Henkel Adhesive Technologies

11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
"Misery and Mystery - Unexpected Materials in Petrochemical Processes"
Dr. David Dankworth, Distinguished Scientific Advisor, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company

11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
"The role of materials characterization and its importance in the development of medicines"
Dr. Srini Sridharan, Group Director, Materials Science & Engineering, Bristol-Myers Squibb

11:30 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2018
"Synthesis of Man-Made Gem Diamonds and their Detection"
Ulrika F. S. D'Haenens-Johansson, Senior Research Scientist, Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

11:30 a.m., Friday, April 20, 2018
"Structural Sciences and Drug Discovery: More than Just a Pretty Picture"
Dr. Corey Strickland, Director, Structural Sciences, Merck Research Labs