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The Ideal Team Size

Posted on March 10th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

I have always found the world of research and product development interesting, in part due to its counterintuitive nature.  For example, have you ever noticed that when your job description says Individual Contributor, you work on more teams than you have fingers to count them? Continue reading “The Ideal Team Size” »

The shape of things to come … Programmable Materials

Posted on January 25th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

3D printing (also called additive manufacturing) is a process for making a physical object from a 3D digital model by laying down many successive thin layers of materials. Continue reading “The shape of things to come … Programmable Materials” »

Research and Development: The Struggle is Real!

Posted on January 19th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

I have spent most of my career serving in research and development teams. A couple of years ago I was asked during a meeting, “How long will this development project take?” Continue reading “Research and Development: The Struggle is Real!” »

The 4th Industrial Revolution: Must-Have Skills for Engineers

Posted on December 1st, 2015 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

With the ubiquity of ‘smart’ products in our daily lives, it’s not surprising that the ways in which products are developed and delivered to the market are also increasingly interconnected and intelligent. Continue reading “The 4th Industrial Revolution: Must-Have Skills for Engineers” »

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