Events & Reunions
Tufts Alumni Singapore - Distinguished Speaker Series: A World of Difference
Tufts Alumni Singapore
Singapore Marriott Hotel
Legacy Suite, Level 2
320 Orchard Road
Tel. (65) 6735 5800 | See Map
When: Tuesday, July 03, 2012, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm (iCal)
You are cordially invited to the Tufts Distinguished Speaker Series: A World of Difference, featuring Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University School of Engineering and adjunct Professor of Physics in the School of Arts and Sciences. This series is designed to create opportunities for dialogue between the university and our international communities.
A distinguished faculty member and wonderful speaker who makes science fun and understandable, Professor Omenetto will update the audience on his cutting-edge research on high tech applications of silk, a biodegradable and bio-absorbable material, in addition to other exciting frontiers Tufts is exploring in research.
Join us and meet Professor Omenetto (popularly known as Fio), and connect with your Tufts friends in Singapore!
Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
More information on Professor Omenetto:
Fiorenzo G. Omenetto is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and leads the laboratory for Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics and Biophotonics at Tufts University. His research is focused on interdisciplinary themes that span nonlinear optics, nanostructured materials (such as photonic crystals and photonic crystal fibers), optofluidics and biopolymer based photonics. Since 2005, he has pioneered the use of silk as a material platform for photonics, optoelectronics and high-technology applications.
As a result of his cutting-edge research, Professor Omenetto was elected a Fellow to the Optical Society of America in 2012; named a Guggenheim Fellow in Engineering in 2011; and listed by Fortune 500 as one of the 50 Smartest People in Tech in 2010. A speaker at the TED Conference in 2011, Professor Omenetto has published more than 100 papers and peer-review contributions. His research platform in silk was featured in MIT's Technology Review in 2010 as one of the "top ten technologies likely to change the world."
Please register online by June 24 to help us minimize costs.
The hotel will provide a limited number of complementary parking. Coupons will be issued at the event on a first come first serve basis.
This event is free for Tufts alumni, parents and families.
Please contact Ethan Park, A01, Chair of Alumni Chapter in Singapore at email@example.com or Ming Zhong, Director of Asia Relations & Development, Tufts University Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.