July 25, 2005
Dr. Myriam Sarachik, 2005 L'Oreal/UNESCO for Women in Science Laureate, June 22, 2005Dr. Myriam Sarachik has been a prominent experimental condensed matter physicist and a leader in the international physics community. She is the recipient of the 2005 Oliver E. Buckley Prize in Condensed Matter Physics.Dr. Sarachik's career in experimental condensed matter physics has focused on superconductivity, disordered metallic alloys, metal-insulator transitions in doped semiconductors, hopping transport in solids, and tunneling of magnetization in molecular magnets. In particular, she has made seminal contributions to Kondo physics, a central theme in condensed matter physics, and the metal-insulator transition.
July 19, 2005
Dr. Jim Hutchison, Director, Materials Science Institute, University of Oregon, June 8, 2005Dr. Jim Hutchison and his research group (a diverse group of synthetic chemists, analytical chemists, and applied physicists) design and make new functional materials. His specific research interests include preparation and study of nanoscale materials, surfaces, and polymers, for applications such as nanoelectronics, biocompatibility, and environmental remediation. He played key roles in developing the UO's nation-leading program in "green" (environmentally benign) organic chemistry, and designing the Materials Science Institute Graduate Internship Program in Semiconductor Processing.
Dr. Douglas Ray, Chief Research Officer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, June 15, 2005Dr. Doug Ray discusses catalysis science and how it impacts our daily lives. Dr. Ray describes designing controlled catalytic reactions, based on nanoscience and high-performance computing. Biological catalysts could be used in environmental remediation, and photocatalysis could be used to produce "benign" fuels, such as hydrogen-based fuels. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is a Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory that advances the fundamental understanding of complex systems and provides science-based solutions for the nation.
Dr. Susanne Arney, Director of Nanotechnology Research, Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs, June 1, 2005Dr. Susanne Arney has been involved in seminal nanotechnology and MEMS component design, fabrication, and reliability physics assessments. Since 1992, she has conducted pioneering research into Optical MEMS applications in telecommunications, as well as novel physics experiements enabled by MEMS. In 1997, she founded Lucent's MEMS Reliability Physics Research Group, spearheading a "design for reliability" program to enable commercialization of Optical MEMS for lightwave network applications.
Rex Ridenoure, CEO and Co-Founder, Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation, June 22, 2005
Dr. Karen Guillemin, Assistant Professor of Biology and member of the Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon, June 29, 2005
Dr. Lee Hartwell, President and Director, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, June 1, 2005
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