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Sustainability Events

Interdisciplinary Research for a Sustainable Future

Roop L. Majahan

  • Lewis E. Hester Chair Professor of Engineering,
  • Director of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science,
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Creating a sustainable future faces a daunting set of complex and challenging problems—poverty, water, energy, environment, disease, terrorism and war, to name a few. Meeting these challenges will require a healthy dose of innovation, looking beyond silo-based education and research, and a culture of nimbleness to change course mid-stream, if needed.

Although creativity is generally associated with spontaneity and individual talent, speaker Roop Mahajan will argue that in our fast-changing, hyper-Schumpeterian world, the deliberate pooling of creative researchers at the boundaries of different disciplines promotes transformative research.

This event sponsored by the Center for Nanotechnology in Society.

For more information, contact michelle.iafrat@asu.edu.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
2:00 p.m.
Old Main Carson Ballroom, ASU Tempe Campus