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Michael Dickey
Michael Dickey received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (1999) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (2006) under the guidance of Professor Grant Willson. From 2006-2008 he was a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Professor George Whitesides at Harvard University. In August 2008, he joined the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at NC State University where he is currently a Professor. Michael’s research interests include patterning and actuating soft materials by studying and harnessing thin films, interfaces, and unconventional fabrication techniques.

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Peter Dowben
Peter Dowben is a Charles Bessey Professor of Physics at the University of Nebraska (UNL). He did a post-doctoral at the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin, Germany under Professor Michael Grunze. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Cambridge, under the direction of Dr. Lionel Clarke. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society. The focus of Peter Dowben’s group is on measuring the occupied and unoccupied electronic structure of molecules, surfaces and solids.