Dr. Jason Amsden begins his tenure as the first RTI University Scholar

July 10, 2014

A new faculty scholars program has been established by RTI to promote creative advancement, build external collaboration and catalyze opportunities for funded, joint work with top academic scholars at Duke University, North Carolina A&T University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. As part of RTI's program, scholars will participate in scholarly leave from their home institution and reside at RTI for one academic year in partnership with an RTI host/ primary researcher. RTI and the home institution will each fund half of the scholar’s salary. Jason is the first to receive this award.

As part of this program Jason will spend 50% of his time working at Duke and 50% hosted by Brian Stoner at RTI to help further collaborative opportunities between Duke, RTI, and other academic institutions. Jason plans to investigate emerging materials and approaches for energy applications and explore opportunities for new programs in energy conversion and bio-integrated electronics.