Thursday, September 26, 2013
Majidi Named PopTech Fellow for 2013
PopTech, a global social innovation incubator and thought leadership network, has named assistant professor Carmel Majidi to its list of 11 PopTech Science Fellows for 2013. The yearlong fellows program helps high-potential working scientists become more effective communicators, collaborators and leaders both within and beyond academia.
Professor Majidi will join the other Science Fellows, as well as 11 Social Innovation Fellows, in Maine next month for an intensive training program. Each will make presentations of their work at PopTech’s Sparks of Brilliance conference October 24-26.
Professor Majidi studies the next generation of biologically compatible robots, assistive medical devices and electronics. These “soft-matter technologies” include systems that are flexible and adapt their functionality to the changing demands of their operator and environment