Dr. Patrick Hagar on Material Chemistry, Films, Adhesives, and Finding Success and Innovation in Industry

We were extremely fortunate to have Dr. Pat Hagar sit down with us for this episode. Pat received his doctorate in polymer material science, which provided him with a strong science background for his 30 year career at the 3M Corporation. Pat discusses some of the applications of films and adhesives that he worked on during his time at 3M, what driving factors motivate innovation and product development, and what optical considerations exist with respect to films and adhesives. Pat also speaks about his personal experience inside of a corporation, and how he found success and growth in his role and how to collaborate in industry, as team centric work becomes essential. Overall, I just want to say Pat is a hugely impressive scientist and engineer, and a fantastic person; I highly recommend this episode.

Related Readings:

Tony Kinlock (Material Scientist): https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/a.kinloch

Fracture Mechanics (Introduction, MIT): https://web.mit.edu/course/3/3.11/www/modules/frac.pdf

John Scalse (Sci-Fi Author): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Scalzi

The Long Earth (Recommended Sci-Fi Book): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Long_Earth

Robert Johnson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Johnson

Reverend Gary Davis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverend_Gary_Davis

Archeology Southwest: https://www.archaeologysouthwest.org/