Speaking to a room of students, postdocs and faculty at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME), David Hurst, founder and CEO of Orbital Transports, told the audience about exciting new prospects for materials science and commercial applications in space.
Hurst was the first speaker in the Industry Seminar Series, a new series at Pritzker Molecular Engineering that brings professionals to UChicago to discuss industry trends, as well as provide students and postdocs opportunities to make external contacts, ask about career options, and seek advice on job transitions. The events are free and open to the public.
The second speaker in the series, Ian Glomski, founder of Vitae Spirits, will discuss the process of distillation as well as his work with microbes and how they sculpt our macroscopic world on Friday, February 28 at 3 PM in Eckhardt Research Center 201B.
“The series is a great way for students and postdocs to make contacts with industry professionals,” said Felix Lu, director of corporate engagement, who developed the series. “It also offers professionals a chance to get to know the talented students we have here and increases awareness of who we are at PME and what we have to offer.”
“This speaker series is a great opportunity for students and postdocs to not only discover potential career paths, but also to consider ways they can apply scientific advances to develop future products, materials, and processes,” said Matthew Tirrell, dean of Pritzker Molecular Engineering.