Presenter: Professor David Sholl, Georgia Institute of Technology

This talk will discuss some of the joys, trials and challenges of adapting from a background in pure science (namely, an undergraduate degree in Theoretical Physics) to a career of applied research that now includes extensive collaboration with industry partners and founding a startup company. I will highlight some critical problems of global significance that can potentially be addressed in part by development of new materials. I will also discuss several “showstoppers” that often dramatically limit the real world impact of academic research (including my own).

About Physics colloquium

The Physics Colloquium series hosts a range of speakers from Australia and abroad, the series explores a variety of topics and everyone is welcome to come along. The seminars are open so there is no need to register your attendance.

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Venue

Goddard Building (8)
Room: 
139