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FOCUS GROUP SUMMARY

Summary written by:

Kiryn Haslinger, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, New York University

Focus group members:

  • Placid Ferreira, Director, Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Richard Groff, Postdoctoral Research Engineer, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley

  • Kiryn Haslinger, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, New York University



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