Work with thought leaders and academic experts in materials science

Companies can greatly benefit from working with academic researchers in the field of Materials Science. These experts bring a deep understanding of materials properties, synthesis techniques, and characterization methods. They can provide valuable insights and solutions to enhance product development, optimize manufacturing processes, and improve material performance. By collaborating with Materials Science researchers, companies can access cutting-edge knowledge, stay ahead of industry trends, and accelerate innovation. Additionally, academic researchers often have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, enabling companies to conduct advanced experiments and analysis. Overall, partnering with Materials Science experts can lead to improved product quality, cost savings, and a competitive advantage in the market.

Researchers on NotedSource with backgrounds in materials science include John Ormerod, Dr. Sakshi Kabra Malpani, John Bellum, PhD, Joshua Cohen, Stephen Horowitz, Michael Hickner, and Katie Barr.

John Ormerod

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America
Magnetics Expert - Principal at JOC LLC - Consultant to the Global Magnetics, Rare Earths and Metals Industries
Research Interests (2)
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Dr. John Ormerod graduated from the University of Manchester, UK with a BSc, MSc and PhD in Metallurgy in 1975, 1976 and 1978 respectively. He has over forty years of research, product development, and manufacturing experience in the area of permanent magnets and magnetic materials. He has published and presented numerous papers in the field of magnetic materials. He has spent time in Europe working for Phillips and in the USA working for SPS Technologies (Arnold Engineering) in their magnetic materials businesses. In 2002 John was named President of Res Manufacturing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Res is a manufacturer of stamped metal components, assemblies and value added services serving diversified industries. They are a major supplier of components and assemblies to Tesla Motors for their Model S and future Model X electric vehicle platforms. He provided expert testimony on issues of invalidity during the recent rare earth magnet ITC investigation No. 337-TA-855 and is currently a technical consultant evaluating prior art for the Rare Earth Permanent Magnet Industry Alliance. In 2015 John founded JOC LLC a consultancy specializing in the magnetics and metals-related industries. He serves on the Advisory Board of Bunting Magnetics Company and is Senior Technology Advisor to Magnet Applications Inc.

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Dr. Sakshi Kabra Malpani

Redmond, Washington, United States of America
Researcher with 10+ years expertise in Organic Chemistry, Solid Waste Management, Heterogeneous Catalysis.
Research Interests (6)
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Materials Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
And 1 more
Hello, I am Sakshi Kabra Malpani, with 10+ years of experience as a green, organic chemist and lecturer. My overarching research interests revolve around solid waste management, utilization of industrial and natural wastes in the development of heterogeneous catalysts, and their further utilization in different industrially viable organic transformations, extraction of various useful metal oxides like silica, alumina from such wastes. I favor interdisciplinary approaches to solve the aforesaid issues and have incorporated synthetic green chemistry as well as material science and conventional organic chemistry approaches in my research. Post Ph.D., I continued my research work at my workplaces in the form of different student projects at college and postgraduate levels. I also describe my interest and activities in science communication. Three of my designed catalysts have been patented on my name, my research work got published in peer-reviewed journals and books, also I presented my results at different international and national conferences. My father was a College Lecturer, so, from the early stages of my life, I want to become a teacher, saying teaching is in my DNA. Stepping to freelance consulting job, I would like to use my novel training as both an organic and environmental chemist, to investigate environmental processes on a range of temporal and spatial scales. I understand being a scientist or researcher does not mean just being successful in research. At the same time, one should be excellent in his/her interactions with the community and the students, in his/her role to lead the academic society, and in responsibilities to transform the community and society. To this end, I have been engaged in several volunteer activities, such as a volunteer in National Service Scheme and Teach For India movement, guiding and encouraging students to apply for further studies, research fellowships, competitive exams.

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Stephen Horowitz

Bennington, Vermont, United States of America
PhD + 20 years experience, R&D/Engineering/Tech Executive in Sensors, MEMS, semiconductors
Research Interests (7)
Acoustics and Ultrasonics
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Surfaces, Coatings and Films
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
And 2 more
I have over 20 years of engineering and R&D experience in sensors and MEMS including physical modeling, transduction, design, optimization, fabrication, characterization/test, and algorithm development, as well as 10 years of technical management/executive experience in operations, product development, R&D, business development, marketing and technical sales. I have a track record of success in taking early stage R&D concepts through to full products, and developing and growing businesses based on those products. I hold a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida, where I focused on sensor and instrumentation development, leading to 20 years of academic/industry experience in research, modeling, optimization, microfabrication, and testing of scientific instruments that requires in-depth knowledge of multidisciplinary physical systems (mechanical, electrical, acoustic, fluidic, thermal, and optical). I am well versed in MATLAB and LabVIEW, as well as first-principles development of lumped element modeling (LEM) for physical systems of all kinds. As the former CEO of an innovation-driven startup, my most important roles were defining the long-term vision and strategy, and building the teams and the people to make it all happen.

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Example materials science projects

How can companies collaborate more effectively with researchers, experts, and thought leaders to make progress on materials science?

Developing Advanced Materials for Aerospace Industry

By collaborating with a Materials Science researcher, aerospace companies can develop lightweight and high-strength materials for aircraft components. This can lead to improved fuel efficiency, increased payload capacity, and enhanced safety.

Optimizing Battery Performance for Electric Vehicles

Materials Science experts can help companies in the electric vehicle industry optimize battery performance by developing new electrode materials, improving electrolyte formulations, and enhancing battery packaging. This can result in longer range, faster charging, and increased durability.

Enhancing Solar Cell Efficiency

Collaborating with a Materials Science researcher can help solar energy companies improve the efficiency of solar cells by developing new materials with enhanced light absorption, charge transport, and stability. This can lead to higher energy conversion efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs.

Designing Biocompatible Implants

Medical device companies can benefit from working with Materials Science experts to design biocompatible implants. These researchers can develop novel materials that promote tissue integration, reduce inflammation, and enhance implant durability, leading to improved patient outcomes.

Developing Sustainable Packaging Materials

Companies in the packaging industry can collaborate with Materials Science researchers to develop sustainable packaging materials. These experts can design biodegradable and recyclable materials that reduce environmental impact while maintaining product integrity and safety.