Whether it’s a sudden insight or careful attention to detail, the path to scientific discovery has taken many directions at the Beckman Institute.
The Beckman Institute Fellows program allows recent Ph.D.s an opportunity to do highly focused, interdisciplinary research without the burdens of teaching or taking classes. The four 2005 Beckman Fellows are about midway through their appointments— long enough to have some perspective on their experience but at a stage where a post-Fellows life is growing closer.
Zenzi Griffin credits the human and technological resources at the Beckman Institute for helping to launch her career as a psychology professor and researcher.
Beckman faculty member Ioannis Chasiotis is finding new ways to understand the fundamental mechanics that underlie microscale and nanoscale devices.
A spur of the moment materials lab innovation may lead to entirely new forms of electronics and that's just one of the ways in which Beckman Institute researchers have made new discoveries. To read more, see the Winter 2007 issue of Synergy.