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Generating Outrageously Good Ideas

Originally delivered May 18, 2021
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Having good habits and focused ambitions isn’t enough to be successful in a research or creative career; it is also vital to have good ideas. Despite the importance of having good ideas, most researchers spend surprisingly little time examining how to generate ideas. Fortunately, it is possible to be systematic and successful in generating good ideas rather than waiting for lightning to strike. This talk will discuss a series of heuristics for generating ideas that can also be applied with great effect to scientific research. 

This webinar is part of ongoing Education & Workforce Development efforts of the RAPID Manufacturing Institute. Webinars are free to RAPID Members and available to AIChE Members through the use of member credits. 


David S. Sholl

David Sholl is the John F. Brock III School Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a role he has held since 2013. He has been a faculty member at Georgia Tech since 2008, after being on the chemical engineering faculty at Carnegie Mellon Univ. from 1998–2007.

David chaired AIChE’s Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum (CoMSEF) from 2012–2014, and is a current member of AIChE’s Strategic Plan Steering Committee. He was deeply involved in establishing the RAPID Manufacturing Institute — the DOE-funded process...Read more

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