Speakers' Profile
Day 2 - Thursday, 9th December 2010
Nano Materials
Dr. Dunbar P. Birnie, III
Chair Professor, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
Profile:Dunbar P. Birnie, III is the Corning / Saint-Gobain / Malcolm G. McLaren Professor of Ceramic Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Prof. Birnie is on sabbatical this year performing research in collaboration with GE in their Bangalore research labs. Prof. Birnie came to Rutgers in 2004 after spending 17 years in the MSE department at the University of Arizona. He earned his BS and PhD from MIT, both in MSE, in ’81 and ’86, respectively.

Prof. Birnie’s research group is presently working extensively on coatings for solar applications - and looking at system-level designs to lower cost-barriers and help bring about broader solar utilization the world over.

General and research-focused information can be found at these links:
http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~dbirnie, http://www.coatings.rutgers.edu, http://www.solar.rutgers.edu