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Better Writing, Better Communication; 10 Years, 300 Posts, 200,000 Words – 4 Steps to Success

What began as an undirected attempt to share my observations on domains where my background is unique, has shifted to taking those unique perspectives and applying them systematically to broader areas of society which attract a larger readership. Continue reading

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Personal Credentials on Porous Materials, Facemasks, Indoor Air Quality, Hospital ICUs, and Infectious Disease

I’ve spent nearly 15 years working with porous materials – helping companies develop improved porous material products, designing the production systems that deliver membranes and nonwovens, and overseeing these supply chains. I am not a facemask expert – but I’ve … Continue reading

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Five criteria for picking winning industrial / manufacturing technologies

5 criteria for picking winning industrial technologies Continue reading

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“What does [did] it take to be[come] CEO?” Answer: Goals / Failure / Reality

StrengthsFinder is a great way to talk about personal motivations (Learner, Activator, Strategic, Context and Input). DiSC profiles (Persuader / Inspirational) are also helpful – but this tool still feels more tailored to corporate HR. StrengthsFinder is an amazing framework … Continue reading

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“What does it take to be (a good) CEO?” Answer: People

All of the successes were from bringing in good people, helping them frame problems and getting them the tools they needed to be successful. The failures? They were mine – mostly due to not properly resourcing a problem with the … Continue reading

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Doing the Math: Munitions & Nonwovens Production

Running numbers is crucial to understanding where you are with a new technology, especially if it is a physical product or tied to heavy industry.  Even if you’ve only got three numbers in that initial .xls sheet, your ability to … Continue reading

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Nanofibers: Textiles Fourth Great Gift to Medicine

Sprayable bandages with super-wound healing capabilities.  Dialysis components small enough to be worn by the patient.  These are just two of the life science product concepts using nanofibers (“NF”) which have captured the attention of the popular scientific press – and … Continue reading

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Nanofibers in Application: Dialysis using Zeolites in an Electrospun NF Web

The popular press has picked up on the publication of,  Fabrication of zeolite–polymer composite nanofibers for removal of uremic toxins from kidney failure patients by a team out of WPI-MANA.  Unfortunately, this article ties together many sensationalist components that are commonly … Continue reading

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Framework for Materials Science Innovation: Promoting Musso

The original .pdf of this paper is here.  The .pdf has several images and graphs that are not present here. Introduction This article was written to summarize and promote the concepts of Dr. Christopher Musso (bio is here [http://esd.mit.edu/people/alumni.html#musso]), as … Continue reading

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