Two Lehigh materials science Ph.D's -- Eva Campo '03 Ph.D and Faisil Alamgir '03 Ph.D. -- have been tapped to organize an important academic symposium in their field, although they now hail from institutions at either end of the East Coast.
The event, entitled "Symposium WW: Materials by Design -- Merging Advanced In-Situ Characterization with Predictive Simulation" is hosted by the Materials Research Society, and it takes place in late April in San Francisco, California, to coincide with the 2014 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit.
Campo is currently a Lecturer in opto-nano-mechanics at the University of Bangor. Her research interests include the realm of atomistic phenomena behind smart composites and behind growth of III-V's and the development of novel materials and devices in biomedicine.
Alamgir joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology as an assistant professor in 2007. Alamigir's research interests include Surface atomic, electronic, topographical structure, core-shell structures, photo/electro-catalysis, fuel cells, water splitting, H2 generation, and storage of electrochemical energy, among others.
The annual MRS-hosted symposium explores the existing and emerging synergies between advanced experimental measurements and state-of-the-art modeling and simulations toward predictive materials design and fundamental understanding of structure-property relations.
Also part of the symposium is professor of materials science and engineering Jeffrey Rickman, who is presenting a tutorial at an associated workshop.