Radcliffe’s annual science symposium will focus on “smart clothes” and the science of designing materials that improve and protect lives. Experts in biology, design, engineering, materials science, medicine, and nanotechnology will address a variety of topics, including digital fabrication, soldier-related technologies, smart materials and biology, wearable technology, and the future of innovative substances.
This event is free and open to the public.
Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University
Joanna Aizenberg, Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Director of the Kavli Institute for Bionanoscience; and Founding Core Faculty Member, Wyss Institute, Harvard University
Biological Ideas and Smart Materials in Biology
Introducer: Marko Loncar, Tiantsai Lin Professor of Electrical Engineering; Faculty Associate, Center for Nanoscale Systems; Participant, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Peter Vukusic, Associate Professor of Natural Photonics, University of Exeter
Technology and Smart Soldiers
Moderator: Leia Stirling, Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Karen Gleason, Associate Dean of Engineering for Research Alexander and I. Michael Kasser Professor of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Christine Ortiz, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Dean for Graduate Education, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Joseph K. Hitt, Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Lunch and Poster Session
Science and Application of Wearable Technology
Moderator: Conor J. Walsh, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Oren Milstein, President and Chief Scientific Officer of StemRad, Inc.
Vijay Varadan, Twenty-First Century Endowed Chair in Nano- and Bio-Technologies and Medicine, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering, Distinguished Professor of Biomed Engineering, and Professor of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas Medical School
Babak Parviz, Creator, Google Glass, and Affiliate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington