I(SM)2 serves to catalyze regional and national collaborations and develop and disseminate tools and principles of soft matter synthesis, protocols for processing, and techniques metrology. I(SM)2 successfully promotes interaction among soft matter researchers from academic, industrial and national laboratories in the Mid-Atlantic region. We offer our Corporate Partners training and custom applications development with modern synthetic and experimental techniques available, in our state-of-the-art the shared equipment facility. We also deliver lectures and/or short courses on the physics/materials science of soft matter intended for the industrial scientist, at I(SM)2 or at the corporate site.
Ian has over 35 years of industrial R&D experience, from research scientist to Corporate Fellow; from large corporations, Xerox, to start-ups, E Ink. He has more than 50 US patents, published two textbooks, and taught short courses for 25 years intended for industrial R&D.