May 9, 2013 – ICTAS Director and Lewis A Hester Chair in Engineering Dr. Roop Mahajan will be speaking about the intersections of science and creativity and predicting the unpredictable.
Mahajan is an internationally known researcher with expertise ranging from nanotechnology to bio-micro-electro-mechanical systems. His research interests include biomedical engineering, nanotechnology, humanistic engineering, thermal sciences, artificial neural networks, and robust sustainability.
Research on the edge is a speaker series focused on interdisciplinary research and innovation, inspired by the Black Swan talks, and is a collaboration between the University Libraries and the Office of Undergraduate Research. With speakers from ICTAS, ICAT, and the University Libraries, we intend to create space for engaging conversations about "research at the boundaries" and how we promote innovation at these boundaries. Each is held in the library's study café on the first floor of Newman Library. Afternoon tea and other refreshments are provided.