Materials research is about more than technical impact—it’s about having a human impact as well. Director of the Materials Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University Clive Randall discusses the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration between scientific fields, his work on cold sintering, and his experience as a first-generation college student.
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About the guest
Clive Randall is director of the Materials Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University, which encourages a culture of strong collaborations across disciplines. A first-generation college student, Randall looks to emphasize the human impact of materials research and how it helps improve people's lives. He is co-chair of the ACerS Humanitarian Activities Network and led creation of a video on the topic of waterborne diseases and low-cost ceramic water filters that is suitable for all educational levels.
Founded in 1898, The American Ceramic Society is the leading professional membership organization for scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, and students working with ceramics and related materials.