RPI Materials Advantage Students Visit GE Global Research
Last week I hosted the Materials Advantage Club from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute(RPI) for a tours and lab demos of GE Global Research. The students (comprised of undergraduate and graduate materials science majors) learned about my work in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), electrodeposition from my colleague Andy Detor, and OLEDs research from my colleague Martin Yan. During the tour, the students learned about degradation testing of fuel cells, electroplating of nickel on brass, and transparent OLEDs. (Check out this short video I put together during their visit to GE Global Research.)
Materials Advantage is the program for materials science and engineering students that gives student memberships in four professional societies: American Ceramic Society (ACerS), Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST), ASM International, and The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS).
It was great to meet the next generation of materials scientists from RPI and to share with them my experience working in a corporate R&D lab! Special thanks to Tricia Kent at RPI for organizing this event and Andy Detor, Martin Yan, and Nick Antolino for helping out with the tours at GE Global Research.