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Nobel Laureate is Keynote Speaker During UFCD Research Day

Published: March 30th, 2007

Category: News, Research

Sir Harold KrotoNobel Laureate Sir Harold Kroto, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Florida State University and Fellow of the Royal Society, addressed faculty, staff, students and guests during the keynote presentation of the College of Dentistry’s 5th Annual Research Day, held April 13.

Dr. Kroto received The Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 for the discovery of C60 Buckminsterfullerene, a new form of carbon that provided the foundation for nanoscience & nanotechnology. He is a delightful and intellectual speaker with thought provoking insights on the potential of science, engineering and technology to facilitate a sustainable use of resources that would ensure humanity and the other species with which we share Planet Earth will continue to thrive.

The April 13 UFCD Research Day Schedule of Events is as follows:

8:00-8:25 Continental Breakfast (Corridor outside D3-3)

8:25-8:30 Opening Remarks, Associate Dean for Research Kenneth Anusavice (D3-3)

8:30-9:30 “Emerging Links Between Engineering and Biomedical Science” (D3-3)
Christopher D. Batich, professor of materials science and engineering, UF College of Engineering

9:30-9:45 Q&A

9:50-11:50 Oral presentations (D3-3)

12:00-1:00 “Science, Society and Sustainability” (Cancer and Genetics Inst., Rm 101)
Sir Harold Kroto, Nobel Laureate, Fellow of the Royal Society, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Florida State University

NOTE: Shuttle ride back and forth between the west entrance of the Dental Sciences Building and the east entrance of the UF Genetics Institute available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1:00-1:15 Q&A

1:30-3:30 Poster Sessions (Founders Gallery)

3:45-4:15 Reception (Corridor outside D3-3)

4:15-4:45 Student Awards (D3-3)

I. DMD Division
a. Basic Science
b. Clinical Science

II. MS/Resident Division
a. Basic Science
b. Clinical Science

III. Ph.D./Post-doctoral Division
a. Basic Science
b. Clinical Science