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Directors' Meeting October 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 11:00 to 19:00
Event Type: 

NSF Stafford I, Room 375


8:00 AM Coffee available

8:15 AM Introductions of new Center Directors

  Margaret Gardel, U. Chicago

  Ali Yazdani, Princeton

Jim Hone, Columbia

  Stefan Zauscher, Research Δ/Duke

8:30 AM Update on DMR Linda Sapochak

9:00 AM Update on MRSEC program and PREM outcomes  Dan Finotello

10:15 AM Coffee break

10:45 AM Panel on Internal IRG selection best practices

Facilitator: Vin Crespi


Michael Ward (New York)

  Tim Lodge (Minnesota)

  Seth Fraden (Brandeis)

  Michael Rubner (MIT)

11:30 AM Panel on best practices in PREM partnerships

Facilitator: Vin Crespi


Ted Norris (Michigan, Norfolk State University PREM)

Ram Seshadri (UCSB, Jackson State University PREM and University of Texas at El Paso PREM)

Gabriel Lopez (Duke & Research Δ, The PREM Center: Interfaces in Materials at Texas State University - San Marcos)

12:15 AM Brief discussion of Working Group composition, then Working Group Lunch (see next page)

1:30 PM Overview of the Materials Innovation Platform program

  Sean Jones

2:00 PM Reports from Working Groups

3:00 PM Adjourn 



Working Groups 

Broadening Partcipaton:

Michael Rubner (Chair) Tim Lodge

Seth Fraden

Ajay Nahata

Dennis Hess 



Ka Yee Lee (Director Emeritus, subbing for Margaret Gardel) (Chair)

Noel Clark

Melissa Hines

Arjun Yodh

David Weitz 



Ram Seshadri (Chair)

Mark Hersam

Charles Ahn

Ali Yazdani

Vincent Crespi 



Chris Hammel (Chair)

Stefan Zauscher (+Gabriel Lopez, Director Emeritus)

Ted Norris

Michael Ward

Nick Abbott

Evgeny Tsymbal