By Robert Lisiecki
Before we get into Hiroshi and his needs, let’s define materials science. It’s an interdisciplinary field that deals with discovery and design of new materials. And, as a tenured professor, Hiroshi teaches, conducts original resource, and heads a lab with several graduate students working under him. He deals with both undergraduate and graduate students.
Let’s be clear, labs and experiments are a major focus for Hiroshi and his students. They need to do physical research through experimentation to make discoveries, engage in practical learning, and become immersed in materials science. This part of the job doesn’t necessarily require any kind of database help from the library.