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What’s Hot in Advanced Nanomaterials

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Ross_KozarskyTuesday January 20, 2015
Noon – 1  pm
Texas Instruments (TI) Auditorium E-1
2900 Semiconductor Drive
Santa Clara, CA


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TITLE: What’s Hot in Advanced Nanomaterials

SPEAKER: Ross Kozarsky, Senior Analyst, Lux Research Inc.

Coating, composite, and metal technologies enhance the performance of today’s products, while emerging platform technologies like graphene, 3D printing, and metamaterials advance the frontier of tomorrow’s material capabilities. However, even the most remarkable materials won’t generate profits without properly crafted and informed strategies. This presentation will draw on years of Lux Research company profiles and analysis to try to answer questions like “What’s hot in advanced materials? and “When can we make money?” We’ll review key factors like the changing average momentum, technical value, and partnership scores of technology developers, in order to position various advanced materials technology families along their hype cycle and commercial trajectories, and identify leading innovators for potential collaboration opportunities.

Ross Kozarsky is a Senior Analyst who leads Lux Research’s Advanced Materials team. Ross’ primary responsibilities include providing strategic advice and on-going intelligence for emerging coating, composite, metal, and platform materials that serve as enabling technologies for new markets and applications in industries ranging from oil and gas to electronics. He has advised a wide array of entities from large multinational corporations to investment firms to government agencies on strategic innovation decisions in domains such as transportation lightweighting, energy security, and nanotechnology. Beyond his research engagements, Ross has presented at conferences in Asia, Europe, and North America on topics ranging from carbon fiber composites to 3D printing.

Prior to joining Lux Research, Ross worked as a chemical engineer at the Silicon Valley solar startup Solexant, developing flexible thin film photovoltaic cells using printable nanomaterial technologies.
Ross holds a Master’s degree in Advanced Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a B.S.E in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, with certificates in Materials Science and Finance. He has research experience on a wide range of topics including photovoltaic device fabrication and characterization, thin film deposition and processing, sol-gel nanomaterial synthesis, piezoelectric sensors, microfluidic devices, and the electrochemical detection of hydrogen. Ross’ ongoing education includes extension courses at University of California (Berkeley) in Financial Accounting and Princeton University alumni courses on healthcare reform and America’s post-recession economy.


  • 11:30 am – Registration & light lunch (pizza & drinks)
  • Noon – Presentation & Questions/Answers
  • 1:00 pm - Adjourn
COST: IEEE Members: $5, Non-members:$10


Please RSVP here and pay at the event.