• Date of event:May 6, 2024
  • Time of event:9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Location:
    Whitaker 303

I-FMD encourages you to attend our 2024 Materials Symposium and Open House! This full day event will focus on bringing experts in materials science from industry and academia to discuss the cutting-edge of materials research. An overview of I-FMD activities from the past year as well as information on the recently awarded NSF grant for Accelerating Research Translation at Lehigh will be provided. The event will then conclude with a poster session by faculty and graduate students for networking, information exchange, and developing collaborations.  

Overview schedule of events (Note that this schedule is subject to change)

8:00 amCheck-In
9:00 amWelcome and Introductions
9:20 amPennsylvania Office of Transformation and Opportunity
9:30 amAccelerating Research Translation at Lehigh University
10:00 amSaint-Gobain North America - Redefining our Relationship with Materials - Rebalancing the Equation
10:30 amNorthrop Grumman - Disruptive Technologies and University Research at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
11:00 amNetworking Break
11:15 amPenn State Materials Research Institute - Shaping the Future with Penn State's MRI: The Path Towards Living Multifunctional Materials
11:45 amNSF Princeton Photonics Engine - Advancing Photonics Technologies
12:15 pmNetworking Lunch - Provided for all registered attendees
1:30 pmIntel - Advanced Packaging: Enabling the Future of Moore's Law
2:00 pmCorning - Emerging Opportunities in Electronic Applications for Glass and Ceramics
2:30 pmEvonik North America - Innovation at Evonik: From Industrial Uses of Amines to Silanes for Semiconductor Chips
3:00 pmPoster Session and Facility Tours

Keynote Speakers

Headshot of Charlie Bateman

Charlie Bateman

Saint-Gobain Research North America

Headshot of Juan Burdeniuc

Juan Burdeniuc

Evonik North America

Headshot of Rob Chimenti

Rob Chimenti

Princeton Photonics Engine

Headshot of Dave Knuteson

Dave Knuteson

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems

Headshot of Ugonna Ohiri

Ugonna Ohiri

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems

Headshot of Zoubeida Ounaies

Zoubeida Ounaies

Penn State Materials Research Institute

Headshot of Purnima Ruberu

Purnima Ruberu

Evonik North America

Headshot of Eliza Erickson

Eliza Erickson

PA Office of Transformation and Opportunity
Office of Governor Josh Shapiro