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New Guy in the Materials Group

October 21, 2010

Hi Everyone!  My name is Ed Herderick, as the new guy in the materials group here at EWI I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to the EWI community.

I completed my doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University in August of 2009.  My research was in ceramic nanotechnology, focused on synthesis of new kinds of nanowires and their electronic and functional properties measurement.  In other words I spent four, almost five years of my life making very small advances in science!  I received my bachelors degree from OSU, also in MSE, with a focus on metallurgy.  I also have industry experience working with structural polymer composites used in aerospace applications.

After finishing my doctoral studies in 2009, I traveled to Washington, DC to complete a public policy fellowship working in the US Senate on energy and technology issues.  The program I took part in is part of The American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS, science and technology policy fellowships and was cosponsored by a consortium of materials engineering professional societies including MRS, TMS, and ACerS.  Here’s a link to an article about my fellowship year if you’re interested in learning more.  It was a truly great experience and I look forward to applying what I learned over the past year in my new position. 

I am excited to be joining the great materials team here at EWI and using my expertise in ceramics, metallurgy, nanomaterials synthesis, and electronic and functional materials to develop novel solutions for joining and manufacturing.  I’ll be regularly updating my blog here with cool technology stuff, so be sure and check back soon to see about what’s going on at EWI.