On Friday, February 2nd, current University of Cincinnati materials science & engineering graduate students and faculty will have the opportunity to hear one of their fellow alumni speak.

Dr. Giles Dillingham, having earned his Ph. D. in Materials Science from U.C. in 1987, has been invited to speak at numerous top conferences in the materials science community. He’s widely known for his ability to effectively communicate technical topics with enthusiasm in simple and practical terms.

An avid classic motorcycle enthusiast who also enjoys working restoring and riding vintage bicycles, Giles welcomed the opportunity to speak at his alma mater.

Giles is the CEO and Chief Scientist of BTG Labs, which Giles founded in the late 1990’s and performs a wide range of both basic and applied research, with a primary focus being adhesion, surface, and interface analysis.

Starting in 2000, Giles and the BTG Labs team collectively created the Surface Analyst, the first practical handheld instrument for objectively quantifying the surface energy of almost any surface using water contact angle.

His presentation, Understanding and Controlling the Bond Surface in Manufacturing for Reliable Adhesive Bonding, will be happening this Friday, February 2nd from 2:30 pm – 3:25 pm in Zimmer Hall, Room 413, at the University of Cincinnati.  The event is open to the public.