Georgia Tech's Center for the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials and Interfaces (STAMI) held its inaugural Industrial Partners Day and Exposition on October 19th-20th, 2017 at The Historic Academy of Medicine in Midtown Atlanta. The event was attended by over 20 different companies interested in advanced materials and interfaces and by over 150 Georgia Tech faculty, students, and researchers from a variety of schools within the College of Engineering and the College of Science. Professor George M. Whitesides from Harvard University delivered the Keynote Address entitled "Electron Transfer across Self-Assembled Monolayers" and then a campus-wide Frontiers in Science Lecture co-sponsored by the College of Science on Friday October 20th entitled "Accessible Bioanalysis for the Developing World and the Point of Care".
Georgia Tech faculty associated with STAMI also presented on their current research programs and poster sessions with students and researchers provided ample opportunities for exchanges of ideas and networking. CRĀSI also hosted a brainstorming Odyssey of the Mind lunch on the first day with the participation of all industry and Georgia Tech researchers on mixed teams. Industrial speakers from Mitsubishi Chemical and Johnson and Johnson also presented on the science and technology important to their companies and markets.
Over the two days, attendees gained a deeper understanding of critical research currently happening at Georgia Tech as well as a chance to connect to students and researchers Creating the Next solutions in advanced materials and interfaces.