Looking at the growth of materials research, I wanted to begin providing examples of inorganic or metal-based microwave laboratory efforts going on here in my own backyard at Idaho State University – Joshua Pak’s lab. I met Professor Pak moons ago as we discussed using microwaves for some of materials research interest. For folks who don’t know — materials researches like to find methods and instrumentation that go beyond basic research and into the applied application arena. His group looks for opportunities to make catalysts and materials that will be tested and used — and eventually find a way into the mainstream. Kudos to that!

Take a look at some of the research going on in his group — maybe get a flavor for something outside of your daily research endeavors.

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