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Dispersion Force Engineering in Next Generation Spacecraft
Lecture by Dr. Fabrizio Pinto, Izmir University of Economics | Part of the CEN Webinar and Lecture Series
This webinar explores the philosophical motivation, fundamental science,and the ongoing process of technology transfer of dispersion force engineering into disruptive market products. It will follow the fascinating application of knowledge at the cutting- edge of modern physical theory to the design of scientific instruments and breakthrough nano devices with entirely novel capabilities, including demonstrations involving fields other than electromagnetic, such as acoustic and gravitational fields. In conclusion, this webinar will consider the potential implications of quantum vacuum engineering in deep space robotic exploration and the settlement of the solar system.
About the Speaker
Dr. Fabrizio Pinto is Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Izmir University of Economics. He obtained his Laurea cum laude in physics from the University of Rome, "La Sapienza," in 1984 after receiving an Enrico Persico scholarship from the Academia Nazionale dei Lincei. In 1989, he received his PhD from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, USA, with a Sigma-Xi award-winning dissertation on globular star cluster formation and the application of supercomputers to the gravitational N-body problem. After an early academic career in the US, in 1996, Dr. Pinto joined the Navigation and Flight Mechanics section of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech in Pasadena, California. As a California physicist entrepreneur, he obtained ten US patents, some of which have also been issued in the EU and Japan, in the subfield referred to as dispersion force-or quantum vacuum engineering.
Moderator: Dr. Lotfi Romdhane, Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering, AUS
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