July 30, 2020
Today: Three Short Research Presentations
The MADE in SC weekly webinar series has featured presentations by students and faculty. Last week's presentation was by Dr. Ulf Schiller of Clemson University who gave a presentation titled,Computational modeling and simulation: Tools for materials exploration and design.

Today's webinar will feature three brief research presentations. The webinars are scheduled for Thursdays at 2 PM. If you are not a member of the MADE in SC project but wish to attend the webinars, please contact Denise White to register. Today's Webinar speakers are:

Dr. Chuanbing Tang, Distinguished Professor, College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Tang received B.S. from Nanjing University, M.S. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, and did his postdoctoral research at the University of California Santa Barbara. His research interests focus on organic polymer synthesis, biobased polymers, metallopolymers, and polymers for biomedical and energy applications. He is a recipient of Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, South Carolina Governor's Young Scientist Award, and NSF Career Award. He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, an ACS Polymer Fellow, and a Kavli Fellow of National Academy of Sciences. He is an Editor of Polymer and a member of advisory boards of major polymer journals. He has edited one book, published over 150 papers and 15 patents.

Dr. Rachel B. Getman, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clemson University. Dr. Getman is the first woman to be tenured and promoted in her department in its 100-year history. Dr. Getman earned dual BS degrees in Chemical Engineering and Business Administration from Michigan Technological University in 2004. She earned her PhD from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. Her research group uses quantum chemical calculations and Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations to investigate molecular-level phenomena at fluid/solid interfaces. She holds a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation studying how the structure of liquid water influences the free energies of catalytic surface intermediates at water/metal catalyst interfaces, a Clemson University College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences Dean’s Faculty Fellows Award, a Clemson University Board of Trustees Award for Excellence, and a Professor of Affordable Learning Award.

Dr. Thomas M. Crawford, Professor Physics and Astronomy College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Crawford received his B.S. degree in Physics from Haverford College in 1992, and received his M.S. (1995) and Ph.D. (1997) degrees in Physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. After a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, CO, Crawford joined Seagate Technology as a Research Staff Member in 1999. In 2005, he became an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of South Carolina, received tenure in 2009, and was promoted to Professor in 2015. He served as Deputy Director of the Smart State Center for Experimental Nanoscale Physics at Carolina from 2012-2019, and launched a startup company, MagAssemble LLC, in 2012. MagAssemble was acquired by photonics giant Thorlabs, Inc., in May 2019. His research interests include nanomanufacturing, magnetism, magnetic materials, and advanced metrology for nanotechnology.

The next two webinars are already schedule as follows:
  • August 6 - Representative Research Presentations by Faculty Members – Part 2
  • August 13 - Role of Data Science in Accelerating Materials Research
Winthrop University
Immediate Adjunct Opening
Winthrop University is seeking a part-time Physics Instructor beginning August 2020 to teach laboratory courses in General Physics and Physics with Calculus during the Fall 2020 semester. Continued employment for Spring 2021 is available, with physics laboratory and lecture course load to be determined. The part-time instructor works closely with two full-time physics faculty members.
Qualifications: Successful candidates must have at least a Master’s degree and a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in physics. Previous teaching experience at the university level is strongly preferred; experience with distance learning would be advantageous.
Winthrop’s Department of Chemistry, Physics & Geology houses a chemistry major and minors in applied physics and geology and serves undergraduate programs in biology, exercise science, human nutrition, environmental science, mathematics, and computer science. The department is dedicated to diversity and inclusive excellence, including the pursuit of year-round undergraduate research as a primary program focus.
To apply: Candidates should e-mail Dr. Robin Lammi to express their interest; please attach a current CV and include unofficial graduate transcripts, if available.
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