IMat Virtual Town Hall
Materials discovery is the foundation of many new technologies and is vital to economic growth as well as to the development of solutions to 21st century challenges in energy, mobility, infrastructure, computing, communications, security, and health. The reach and impact of GT’s materials research is broad; from fundamental physics and chemistry, to simulation, synthesis, processing and characterization, to properties that impact structural, chemical, biomedical, electronic, optical, magnetic, thermal, and energy applications. As one of Georgia Tech’s 11 Interdisciplinary Research Institutes (IRIs), the Institute for Materials (IMat) seeks to enable and support Georgia Tech’s internationally recognized materials research and innovation ecosystem, from fundamental science to applications and policy; establishing and supporting large-scale industry- and government-funded partnerships and research centers, developing opportunities for GT researchers to catalyze new teams and ideas, and establishing GT as an internationally recognized hub for core materials research facilities and infrastructure.
IMat held a virtual town hall on March 9th to describe its current vision, priorities and activities, and to describe the recently announced calls for the IMat Science Advisor and IMat Initiative Leads.