Global Hot Spots: Global Environmental Sustainability, What Can I Do to Help?

Majid Sarmadi, a Rothermel-Bascom professor of material science at UW-Madison, will present “Global Environmental Sustainability, What Can I Do to Help,” Friday, September 10 from 1:30-2:30 p.m., at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street.

Majid Sarmadi
Majid Sarmadi

Sarmadi is a textile scientist and directs graduate students in the Materials Science graduate program and the textile science specialization of the Human Ecology: Design Studies graduate degree. He is the recipient of a number of awards and patents. He has published extensively in the fields of dyeability, plasma treatment of textiles, plasma modifications of materials, and other areas. He has also served as consultant for industries, state procurement offices, and judicial system on issues such as wettability, dyeability, flammability, and minimum specifications for carpet and other textile materials.

The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series lends insight you can only get from renowned UW faculty. These thought-provoking lectures focus on everything from politics to faith, to nuclear weapons, the environment, and NGOs. Global Hot Spots lectures are held monthly from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Pyle Center. These lectures are free and open to all, although an RSVP is requested for each event.

The 2010-2011 Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Division of International Studies, the Wisconsin Alumni Association, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO), which is a program of OLLI.