The Joint US-Africa Materials Initiative
Announces its 2013 Symposium
To be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 10, 2013
As part of the Africa Materials Research Society Annual Meeting
Theme of the Symposium:
JUAMI one year later: Past accomplishments and future prospects. This symposium will feature faculty and students involved in last year's JUAMI school on materials for sustainable energy, providing a review of what has been accomplished over the past year and a vision for future efforts at fostering international materials science collaboration.
Invited Faculty Speakers
Peter Green, Teketel Yohannes, Sossina Haile, Simon Billinge, Adrian Hightower, Francis Nyongesa, Mmantsae Diale, Askwar Hilonga, Revocatus Machunda.
Invited Student Speakers
Nathan Komba, Nancy Twu, Veronica Augustyn, John Paul Eneku, Nella Vargas-Barbosa, Georgies Alene, Chirranjeevi Balaji Gopal, Matthew Curnan.
Symposium Organizing Committee:
Prof. Simon Billinge (Chair, Columbia University, email@example.com), Prof. Sossina Haile (Caltech, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Prof. Peter Green (University of Michigan, email@example.com)
What is JUAMI?
The Joint US-Africa Materials Initiative (JUAMI), founded in 2012, aims to build materials science research and collaborations between the United States and Africa and to develop ties between young materials researchers in both regions through a series of international schools and workshops taught by leading materials science researchers. The first JUAMI school was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from December 9 - 21, 2012, on the topic of materials for sustainable energy. The 2013 JUAMI Symposium, part of the Africa MRS meeting, will review what has been accomplished in JUAMI's first year and promote a vision for the future of international materials science collaboration.
Learn more about JUAMI and last year's school here:
JUAMI Research Exchange
MRS Bulletin Article
Columbia Engineering Newsletter
Columbia Spectator Newspaper Article
Further information about the Africa MRS meeting can be found here.