William Nix Lecture

With standing room only, about 85 faculty and students attended a talk by William Nix, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences, Feb. 7 as part of the Distinguished Engineering Lecture Series.

Nix opened his talk with an introduction on materials science at Stanford University and continued on to discuss the growth and characterization of single-crystalline and bi-crystalline thin films for reliability studies.

Put on by both the College of Engineering and its Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the lecture was the second in what is sure to become a series of exciting lectures spanning the breadth and depth of the field of engineering.

“We very much enjoyed hearing from Dr. Nix,” said Andrey Voevodin, associate dean of research for the College of Engineering. “I think this series will be great for our students and faculty as we continue to hear from more and more exciting speakers invited to UNT under our recently established Distinguished Engineering Lecture Series.”

The Distinguished Engineering Lecture Series seeks to bring esteemed speakers to UNT from across the nation to discuss their research and create a dialogue around innovations in engineering.