UD's Norman J. Wagner will be a featured speaker at the Smithsonian's "Going to Extremes: The Protective Powers of High-Tech Materials" seminar on Jan. 27.

Jan. 27: Smithsonian talk

UD's Wagner to lecture at Smithsonian's 'Going to Extremes' seminar

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11:22 a.m., Jan. 21, 2014--The University of Delaware’s Norman J. Wagner will be a featured speaker at the Smithsonian’s “Going to Extremes: The Protective Powers of High-Tech Materials” evening seminar on Monday, Jan. 27, from 6:45-8:45p.m. 

The seminar will focus on how new materials are being custom-designed to respond to some of the most extreme conditions.

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Wagner, the Alvin B. and Julia O. Stiles Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will discuss his research on liquid armor and its potential to protect soldiers in combat.

The event is presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute and the White House Office of Science and Technology. 

Other speakers include Odile Madden, a research scientist from the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute, and Cathleen Lewis, curator of international space programs and spacesuits at the Air and Space Museum.

Wagner’s work with shear thickening fluid was featured in an issue of the University of Delaware Research magazine

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