Language: English, Q&A in Hungarian
Speaker: Livia M. Racz, PhD
Title: “Materials Science and Engineering: what it’s good for, from space to clothing”
About our Speaker:
Dr. Livia M. Racz leads the Advanced Materials and Processes Research Portfolio at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and is Assistant Leader of the Chemical, Microsystem and Nanoscale Technologies Group, where she currently manages programs on wafer-scale satellites and other miniature sensor systems.
Previously, she has led a major experimental effort in the physical realization of superconducting qubits, and has broad interests in materials engineering and microsystems integration. Prior to joining the Laboratory two years ago, Dr. Racz held positions of increasing responsibility at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, including technical director and program manager of several programs in miniature electronic systems, leader of the Advanced Packaging Group, and leader of the Microsystem Technologies Division. She has more than 25 years of experience in developing new materials, processes, and integration schemes, with close to 60 publications, patents, and awards in these areas. She has worked at startup companies and has served on the faculty of Tufts University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Dr. Racz received her SB and PhD degrees in materials science and engineering from MIT and was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Institute for Space Simulation in Cologne, Germany.
Promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3KWTO0GUv