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International Chambers Luncheon - “Energy: Nano Solutions to Big Problems”

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Speaker Dr. Wade Adams
Rice University Director of the Richard Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology As Director of the Smalley Institute, Dr. Wade Adams is responsible for providing the vision and direction needed to achieve the Institute's short and long-term goals, ensuring effective execution of the Institute's intiatives, and promoting the accomplishments ...

Rice University
Director of the Richard Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology



Dr. Wade Adams - Rice UniversityAs Director of the Smalley Institute, Dr. Wade Adams is responsible for providing the vision and direction needed to achieve the Institute's short and long-term goals, ensuring effective execution of the Institute's intiatives, and promoting the accomplishments of the faculty, students, and components that comprise the Smalley Institute.



Dr. Wade Adams joined the Smalley Institute after he retired from the US Air Force senior executive ranks in January 2002, as the Chief Scientist of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He was responsible for providing advice to the laboratory director and staff on the technical and scientific merit of the laboratory’s research and development programs, and he also directed the in-house research program.



Dr. Adams was educated at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Massachusetts.  He was appointed a senior scientist (ST) in the Materials Directorate of the Wright Laboratory in 1995. Prior to that he was a research leader and in-house research scientist in the directorate. For the past 39 years he has conducted research in polymer physics, concentrating on structure-property relations in high-performance organic materials. He is internationally known for his research in high-performance rigid-rod polymer fibers, X-ray scattering studies of fibers and liquid crystalline films, polymer dispersed liquid crystals, and theoretical studies of ultimate polymer properties. He has written more than 200 publications on these topics, including several review articles and three books, and has given more than 700 presentations. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Dr. Adams also retired from the Air Force Reserve in the rank of Colonel in 1998.



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Organizer Becci Himes

When?

Wed, May 18, 2011
6 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Where?

Four Seasons Hotel
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010