Google Tech TalksMarch, 7 2008ABSTRACTThe world has evolved a long way from the Stone Age to the Iron age, andwe are now in the new age of engineered materials. Today's discussionwill focus in the realm of advanced ceramics, materials that aren'ttypically found in nature and can withstand extreme conditions. Thesematerials are being used to stop bullets, enable diesel engines to runmore efficiently, produce solar cells, and much more. We will focus onBoron Carbide, Silicon Nitride, Silicon Carbide and a few othermaterials, where you will learn about how they came to be, how they aremade, and where they are used.Speaker: Peter GoldsteinPeter has been fascinated with the world around him and always wanted todevelop new materials since he was a child. He earned B.S and M.S.degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the University ofFlorida, focusing on ceramic materials. He is currently employed atCeradyne, Inc. a high growth, cutting edge Advanced Technical Ceramicscompany as a Sales Engineer. He works on developing new applicationswith his customers using the materials Ceradyne offers, and as a hobbyenjoys making glass sculptures at his home glass-blowing studio which hebuilt. There he gets to make new creations beyond the constraints of theordinary world by shaping glass with jet-engine like flames. He is alsonewly married to a wonderful woman, Jessica, and they live happilytogether in Huntington Beach, CA.
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