"It was clear that it worked even in a very crude format," says Dr. Richard W. Siegel, the director of the nanotechnology center.
In early 2004, Schadler, Garde, and Siegel
were awarded a U.S. National Science Foundation grant to make a new Molecularium show for digital domes.
"If you are doing something that makes a positive impact, it drives you to keep pushing that idea further to reach broader audiences," says Siegel, a world-renowned nanotechnology pioneer.
was amazed at the transformation that one screening of Molecularium
had upon his
After viewing the film, she
seemed to be looking for atoms and molecules everywhere, and seeing the world around her
with new eyes.
Richard W. Siegel
Richard W. Siegel is the Robert W. Hunt Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and the Director of the Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center and its NSF-Funded Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for Directed Assembly of Nanostructures.
He is a pioneer in the field of nanotechnology.
research focuses on the synthesis and processing, characterization, properties, and applications of nanostructured materials, including ceramics, metals, composites, and biomaterials.
has published over 275 articles, edited 10 books, and has presented over 500 invited talks worldwide on nanotechnology and related areas.
He has received several international awards including an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior Research Award (1994), a RIKEN Eminent Scientist Award (2001), a Deutsche Bank Prize (2003) and was named a Materials Research Society Fellow (2010).
He is a charter member of the Giant Screen Cinema Association.