What drew you to PME?
We have the best people in the areas that PME has established. You can work with leaders of their fields and feel their energy, which is always inspiring. PME’s vision is carried out successfully because of the people leading the program.
What are you most proud of accomplishing in your time at PME?
My goal is to help my students to be successful, and I think they are doing very well right now.
Where do you see PME in 10 years?
With the speed that PME develops, it is hard to predict where it will be in 10 years. PME is building a unique and strong profile among its peers and will continue to exceed expectations. With the goal of doubling the current faculty size, PME will cement its leadership in emerging fields.
What breakthroughs do you anticipate will happen in your field in 10 years?
I would expect to see more materials made from inverse design, which originates from computational results. There will be high throughput synthesis and characterization to speed up materials discovery. Also, the commercialization cycle will be shortened by the above two developments. In fundamental science, I expect we can manipulate atoms and molecules with much higher precision in both length scale and time scale.