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October 9th, 2007

Former AU professor to deliver McMahon Lecture

Abstract:
Dr. Robert L. Snyder, who taught at Alfred University from 1970 to 1996, will deliver the annual John F. McMahon Lecture at 11:20 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall, on the AU campus.

Snyder, who is now professor and chair of the School of Materials and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has chosen "The New World of MSE: Nano and Bio Technology" as the topic for the McMahon Lecture.

"The two most important events in Materials Science and Engineering in the past 50 years have been the introduction of surface free energy as a tool for creating new materials and the cracking of the genetic code of the entire biosphere which is under way and is creating a tidal wave of information that is going to transform our technology to the core," said Snyder, explaining his topic.

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