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04/28/14
Future Trends in Technical Careers. Catalysts and Crystallography
Filed under: Position Searching, Observ. Trends, Alternate Career Paths
Posted by: site admin @ 3:52 pm

This entry begins with a little story and intriguing discovery.

NEXT GENERATION CRYSTALLOGRAPHY
2014 is the international year of Crystallography.   One of our
class exercises included a written team reflection on crystallography.
One of the teams volunteered to write on this topic, which allowed
me to do a little homework and learning.  It is fascinating to
explore not only all the Nobel’s crystallography has been part of,
but also where the field is moving.  See this video for a sketch.

Then a marvelous article by J. Wesolowski reported the consortium
of eight partners forming the BioXFEL (x-ray, free electron laser)
to perform the next generation of serial femtosecond crystallography.

Some of the work will be done at the Huaptman-Woodward
Medical Research Institute.

Please also refer to a remarkable article on advanced
crystallography
on nanomaterials and biocrystals by Ourmazd .

CATALYSTS
Another student introduced me by way of reviewing his public
relations documents to the grand challenge of designing, developing
and modeling new catalysts
.  It is an eye-opening view of
programs to develop future catalysts.
Materials Genome Initiative:  Grand Challenges Summit by
Mark Barteau and Cathy Tway
[.ppt file:  Catalysis-MGI-webinar-FINAL-1]

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