New Materials for the Future Discussed at Museum of the Rockies on September 18

How can new materials improve our lives and reduce our carbon footprint at the same time?  Dr. Ian Baker, Sherman Fairchild Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth College, will discuss how novel metallic alloys can make a difference in the first presentation of the Fall Science Inquiry Series.

The talk will be presented at the Museum of the Rockies at 600 W Kagy Blvd in Bozeman, Montana on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the museum’s Hager Auditorium.

The series, sponsored by the Gallatin Valley Friends of the Sciences, explores cutting edge science topics, their latest developments, and their relevance to society through speaker presentations followed by conversations between speaker and audience.  The talks are free to the public.

In his presentation, entitled “Engineering New Materials for the Future,” Baker will discuss the properties of new metallic alloys whose use would increase the efficiency of power stations and concentrated solar power generation by allowing increases in operating temperature.

Materials Slide
Courtesy of Ian Baker, Dartmouth College.

Dr. Baker holds a Ph.D. in metallurgy and the science of materials from the University of Oxford, England.  He conducts materials research as a professor of engineering in the Thayer School, Dartmouth, serves as a consultant to companies on materials processing, and published the book “Fifty Materials that Make the World” in 2018.

The presentation will be followed by an opportunity for audience members to engage in conversation with Dr. Baker in the museum lobby with light refreshments served.

The speaker presentation and audience participation segments together will last approximately an hour.  All lectures have a limited capacity and are open on a first-come, first-served basis.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each lecture, and attendees may not save seats.