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Industry Day: Physics for Tomorrow

Presented by the APS Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics (FIAP)

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Satellite sessions on Tuesday, March 5 and Thursday, March 7
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC)
Room: 205A (unless otherwise noted)

This year’s Industry Day theme, “Physics for Tomorrow,” highlights the many ways that technology developed by physicists shapes our daily lives. Industrial physicists in many different sectors of the economy advance technology through modeling and designing experiments, developing new materials and instruments, and improving and maintaining processes that ensure product quality.

Speakers from a wide range of technical fields will share their experiences including how training in physics prepared them for the jobs they have now. Join your colleagues and expand your view of the exciting work undertaken by physicists in many different industrial fields.

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Industry Day

Registration Information:

  • March Meeting Registration Required

Ideal for:

  • Graduate students
  • Early-Career Scientists
  • Industry Professionals
  • Academics who want to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in industrial and applied physics

Monday, March 4

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Meet Your Future: Careers in the Private Sector
Chair: Steven Lambert, American Physical Society
Westin Hotel, Grand Ballroom B


Tuesday, March 5   Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), Room 205A

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Radiation Detection and Monitoring in Medical Imaging and Therapy (Session E34)
Chair: Wojtek Zbijewski, Johns Hopkins

11:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Polymer Physics to Address the Dual Energy Challenge at Global Industrial Scale (Session F34)
Chair: Gus Bosse, ExxonMobil

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Five Decades of Physics at ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Research (Session H34)
Chair: Hubert King, ExxonMobil


Wednesday, March 6   Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), Room 205A

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Future of Physics and Evolving Careers of Physicists (Session K34)
Chair: Maria Longobardi, Forum on Early Career Scientists

11:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Future of Transportation (Session L34)
Chair: Mike Gordon, IBM Research, Yorktown Heights

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Recent Advances on Spintronics-based Computing: from Deterministic to Probabilistic (Session P34)
Chair: Ernesto Marinero, Purdue University

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

FIAP Business Meeting
Join FIAP in recognizing new APS Fellows and Prize winners.


Thursday, March 7   Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), Room 205A

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Live Long and Prosper as Physicist, Innovator, and Entrepreneur (Session R34)
Chair: Chuhee Kwon, California State University, Long Beach

11:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Entrepreneurial Physics (Session S34)
Chair: Matt Kim, QuantTera

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Innovations from Industry, Industrial Physics Forum co-sponsored by AIP (Session V34)
Chairs: Steven Lambert, American Physical Society, and Brad Conrad, American Institute of Physics

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Industry Day Closing Reception
Join us for social time with light refreshments to wrap up this year’s Industry Day activities.

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Get involved with industrial physics on a new level—sign up to become a mentor or mentee! The APS Industry Mentoring for Physicists (IMPact) program connects graduate students, postdocs, and early career scientists with industrial physicists and entrepreneurs.
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