Cafe Scientifique

It's a Materials World – from Sticks and Stones to Nanotechnology, how materials have changed our world.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Boston Pizza (private room)
1045 Columbia St., New  Westminster
(2 blocks from the New West Skytrain station)
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Reserve your free seat by emailing: café_scientifique@sfu.ca

November 19, 2014

It's a Materials World – from Sticks and Stones to Nanotechnology, how materials have changed our world.

Since the beginning, understanding how materials can be used for specific tasks has resulted in some of the biggest changes to civilizations. Modern society is becoming more and more dependent on the development and use of advanced materials. From the basics to the controversial, how materials have affected they way we live and play will be discussed.

Dr. Neil Branda is a professor of Chemistry and a Canada Research Chair at Simon Fraser University, the Executive Director of 4D LABS, a research centre for advanced materials and nano-scale devices, CTO of SWITCH Materials Inc., a company he founded to commercialize his molecular switching technology and Founder and Director of the NanoCommunity Canada Research Network, a community of nanotechnology researchers committed to sharing knowledge and working collaboratively to advance applications in medical diagnostics, therapeutics, renewable energy and advanced materials.

Everyone welcome, free admission. Refreshments available for purchase.

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