GMC Alumni Talk

March 23, 2016

Dear DMSE grads,

We would like to invite you to an upcoming meeting hosted by the GMC Alumni committee!  Our speaker is a former DMSE student—Dr. Robert J. Barsotti (Bob).  Bob will be talking about some of the work he has been doing after graduation, followed by a Q&A session.  The meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 29 at 6 PM in 8-205.

In order to estimate how much food to order we will be happy if you could RSVP by March 27 here:  http://signup.mit.edu/96968230

Looking forward to seeing you then!

Michael and Xueying,
Your Alumni Chairs 
 

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Bob currently leads R&D teams for Arkema’s Plexiglas® PMMA product line, responsible for new development in Solarkote® capstock technologies for building and construction applications, Elium® liquid thermoplastic composites for renewable energy and transportation applications and Plexiglas® Sheet for aerospace, security and signage markets.  In previous roles at Arkema, Bob developed the Plexiglas® RnewTM biopolymer alloys and led the commercial and business development on the use of Arkema’s Nanostrength block copolymers for thermoset toughening.  He received his PhD in Materials Science & Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006 working in Dr. Francesco Stellacci’s group on directed assembly of ligand-coated gold nanoparticles into electronic devices.   In 2002, Bob received his Bachelors of Science and Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

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