Florida Tech's Nanotechnology Minor Program

Posted by  $  jbrenner 2 years, 6 months ago
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If you want High Tech with a Human Touch for your or your child's university experience, that is Florida Tech's motto, and we take it quite seriously.


My nanotechnology minor program is one of only six such undergrad programs in the US and sixty in the world. Learning does happen in the classroom, but it really happens in the lab. Our program has more lab credit hours than anyone else's. I teach chemical, biomedical, and materials engineering, but I teach and employ plenty of mechanical, aerospace, and electrical engineers working for me as well on projects like

a) 3D printing of metals, rocket propellant grains, and tissue scaffolding;
b) self-assembly of proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease proteins; and
c) conversion of biomass into energy, fuel, and chemicals for our future Atlantis.

I have rejected the Stadler/NSF way and either fund my own research or get it supported by industry in my effort to be consistent with Galt's ethics.

Florida Institute of Technology (also Florida Tech, or FIT) is a non-tenure-granting, private university that just made it into the top 200 in the world rankings according to the London Times. I will see to it that you get all possible discounts and scholarships. Florida Tech is inexpensive for a private university at $38000 per year. That is the true cost of a university education if you do not want to be a moocher. You will exchange your value (money) for my values (knowledge, expertise, and time).

Educating future Galts,
Prof. Jim Brenner
Nanotechnology Minor Program Chair
Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Depts.
150 West University Blvd.
256 Olin Engineering Bldg.
Melbourne, FL 32901
SOURCE URL: http://my.fit.edu/~jbrenner/floridatechnano.JPG

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  • Posted by Matcha 2 years, 5 months ago
    Hi Brenner,
    Small world. My husband was a Prof. at FIT. My son graduated with the highest GPA the year he graduated and went to CM in Pittsburg on a Nat'l Science Foundation grant to get his doctorate. He wanted to understand nano technology. He ended up going to MIT getting a doctorate in Chemical Eng. I wrote about my son because I had a little trouble with him when he was about 14. His punishment was to read AS. It changed his life
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    • Posted by  $  2 years, 5 months ago
      This sounds like a similar path to my own, Matcha. Florida Tech has grown a lot since those early days, but it still attracts a lot of Gulch-minded people.
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  • Posted by awebb 2 years, 6 months ago
    Welcome to the Marketplace. Glad to see you decided to set up shop. I'm going to PM you - I have a couple of recommendations for your listing to maximize your ROI.
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  • Posted by  $  johnrobert2 5 months, 3 weeks ago
    How much progress you making in the biomedical side of the house? I can think of a couple of research avenues I would volunteer as a trials subject.
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    • Posted by  $  5 months, 3 weeks ago
      Not as much as I would like. This is the year out of two that I have electives both semesters. My teaching load is high enough that research progress has been slow.
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  • Posted by  $  Dobrien 1 year, 6 months ago
    Awesome to know about a university not filled with liberal minions. Thanks for providing a reasoning education environment to our future gulchers.Francisco d'Anconia Ragnar Danneskjold and John Galt would approve I suspect.
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    • Posted by  $  1 year, 6 months ago
      Thanks, Dobrien. I will post a new post in around 10 days regarding a major new announcement about Florida Tech's Nanotech Minor Program that John Galt has inspired and a fellow Gulcher who prefers to be called Midas Mulligan has made possible. Trust me. This is no joke.
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