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Florida Tech's Nanotechnology Minor Program

Posted by  $  jbrenner 2 years, 8 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.

http://www.fit.edu

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
mailto:jbrenner@fit.edu
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  • Posted by Matcha 2 years, 7 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
    Matcha
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    • Posted by  $  2 years, 7 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, 8 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 7 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  $  7 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 1musictime 3 months, 1 week ago
    One like John Galt is possible out of Florida?
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    • Posted by 1musictime 1 week, 5 days ago
      May encourage countless questions.Or a good number of them. Great to believe it.It's to ascertain it's more than a belief. It's a good state to believe it. Contemplating a good state while attending The Host DVD 11/8.
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    • Posted by  $  2 weeks, 1 day ago
      Much of Florida is actually a very good business environment. For instance, Florida has no state income tax.
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      • Posted by 1musictime 5 days, 11 hours ago
        Numbers of states are good enterprise environments and are with good enterprises or good and great enterprises, one may agree, are "in" numbers of states. Florida without state income tax the only reason? What additional reasons?
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    • Posted by  $  3 months, 1 week ago
      Indeed, it is possible. Our first year students just arrived, and classes start on Monday. A year and a half ago one such student earned a John Galt Award for his pioneering work on 3D printing of metals.
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      • Posted by 1musictime 2 weeks, 1 day ago
        What is 3D printing of metals? What are the ages of the students? What is the result of the 3D printing of metals?What is the beneficial result? What are examples?What are more John Galt examples?
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        • Posted by  $  2 weeks, 1 day ago
          If you have ever seen 3D printing of polymers, imagine using a laser to melt metals and squeeze them out of a similarly shaped, but more robust extrusion nozzle. The eventual goal of such a device would be to have a desktop-sized foundry.
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