Lehigh Materials Symposium and Open House

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Bridging the Industry-Academia Gap in Materials Research

Lehigh Materials Symposium and Open House
November 18-19, 2019
Iacocca Hall, Wood Dining Room, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Registration is closed. If you are interested in attending, please contact Nikki Rump (Nir419@lehigh.edu).

The discovery and development of tomorrow’s innovative materials requires fundamental scientific understanding, a goal traditionally pursued by scientists and engineers in academia.

Industry practitioners, tasked with real-world implementation, often find the path from university research to wide-scale commercial adoption to be fraught with obstacles and unforeseen pitfalls—issues that can often be avoided through more direct communication and partnership.

The 2019 Lehigh Materials Symposium seeks to bridge this gap by gathering together industry research leaders, program managers, federal agencies and academics, to discuss key needs and challenges in materials research.

From detecting and treating disease, to implementing large-scale renewable energy sources, to securing food and fresh water for all, the importance of direct industry-academia collaboration in exploring and developing advanced materials has never been greater. 

Hosted by Lehigh University’s Institute for Functional Materials and Devices (I-FMD), the Symposium is open to academic and industry-focused researchers and graduate students pursuing future in advanced materials.

  • Poster session to showcase current research interests and projects 
  • Tour of Lehigh nanofabrication and materials characterization facilities

For more information, please contact Nikki Rump.