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Surface engineering, nanotechnology topics for Oct. 4 President's Lecture

The SUNYIT President's Lecture Series will feature Professor Ludvik Martinu, Ph.D., of École Polytechnique de Montreal, on Thursday, October 4, at noon, in the Student Center multipurpose room. The lecture is free and open to the public; a reception will follow in the Student Center pub.

Ludvik MartinuA researcher whose interests include surface engineering and the physics and technology of thin films for optics, photonics, security, energy, aerospace, biomedical, and other applications, Martinu will speak on "Surface Engineering: Bridging Nature, Arts, Science and Nanotechnology."

Professor Martinu is Chairholder of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Multisectorial Industrial Research Chair in Coatings and Surface Engineering (MIC-CSE), President of the Society of Vacuum Coaters, and former Head of the Polytechnique’s Department of Engineering Physics. He is also the founder and director of the Functional Coating and Surface Engineering Laboratory at École Polytechnique, and he is author or co-author of more than 340 publications and of 9 patents and announcements of invention. He earned a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in physics from Charles University in Prague and worked as a researcher at Charles University and at the University of Bari, Italy, before joining École Polytechnique Montreal.



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