Professor David Pope
David Pope teaches Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the University of Pennsylvania. Dave has a B.S. in Applied Science from the University of Pennsylvania, MS and Ph.D. in Materials Science from California Institute of Technology. Dave's research projects include study of deformation and fracture of intermetallic compounds. His lab is investigating the deformation and fracture mechanisms in a number of singlecrystalline intermetallics. His group is studying the relative strengths of boundaries using the coincidence site lattice model to describe the boundaries.
James V. McGonigle, Jr.
Jim McGonigle is Lecturer in Materials Science and Engineering, and Director of Education and Outreach at the Nano/Bio Interface Center at Penn. He has over 30 years experience in K-16 STEM education, including STEM teacher training. Since leaving high school teaching in 1987, Jim has spent most of his career directing education programs for university research centers, museums, and science centers in the area of curriculum and teacher professional development. He has a M.Sc. in Biology and a B.S. Ed in Biology. As a teacher and educator, his particular interests are in exploring complex issues in such areas as nanobiotechnology, global environmental change, and water quality. Jim teaches the "Introduction to Nanotechnology" course to undergraduates at Penn.