Mather speaks at Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in India
Patrick T. Mather, Milton and Ann Stevenson Professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, and director of the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute (SBI), was one of nine U.S. speakers at the 2010 Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering (Indo-U.S. FOE) Symposium, held March 10-13 in Agra, India.
Mather presented “Smart Polymers: From Shape Memory to Self-Healing,” research performed by bioengineering graduate student Xiaofan Luo, bioengineering alumna Katie Lauber and mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate student Erika Rodriguez in the SBI laboratory.
Beginning with its first symposium in 2006, Indo-U.S. FOE aims to bring together outstanding, early-career Indian and American engineers from industry, universities and other research institutions to introduce their areas of engineering research and technical work, facilitating an interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge and methodology that could eventually lead to collaborative networks of engineers from the two countries.
Beyond presenting the Syracuse research, the symposium also offered an opportunity for Mather to network and explore future research collaborations. An emphasized aspect of the symposium was to build research ties between the United States and India. Mather plans to apply for one of three competitive grants that will be awarded for further collaboration.