SUTA Toronto Chapter
A talk on
Basic Sciences in Emerging Technologies
Dr. Davar Boghaei, Professor Emeritus (SUT)
Thursday January 15th, 2015
The promise of technology, unlike the promise of science, lives, breathes, succeeds and fails within the fabric of our socio-economic systems. If this is ignored nothing is achieved. We all believe that technology can generate potential solutions to major global problems. However, for the technical solutions to actually impact the lives of people we need the interaction and synergy of, Global companies, Economic systems - globally interrelated, Standards – global, Technical creations – global, Social systems and National governments.
In February, 2004, MIT's Technology Review revealed its annual selection of new technologies that are about to affect our lives in revolutionary ways either next year or during the next decade. The following excerpts, clips, or snips, come from the above review, Universal Translation, Synthetic Biology, Nanowires, Bayesian Machine Learning, T-Rays, Distributed Storage, RNAi Therapy, Power Grid Control, Microfluidic Optical Fibers and Personal Genomics.
These projections miss major points. Among those points, attention should be given to the multidimensional aspects of Emerging Technologies and Basic Sciences rules. To aid in this process, the main emphasis will be to elaborate and discuss most unique “Physical and Chemical Phenomena Affecting Fundamentals and Applications in Emerging Technologies” ... Specific topics will be discussed include:
• Bistability Phenomena.
Dr. Boghaei received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, Columbia, U.S.A. (1978), his M.Sc. from Tehran University (1973) and his B.Sc. from Tabriz University (1971). He is a professor emeritus from Sharif University of Technology and his main field of interest is Inorganic Chemistry. Details of his biography can be accessed here.