Today’s Spotlight uses a photograph, taken by M. Scott Brauer
, of Silvija Gradečak associate professor of materials science and engineering at MIT.
When Silvija Gradečak was born, her hometown of Vukovar, now in Croatia, was still part of Yugoslavia. Both of her parents worked in a shoe factory, but her father, a chemical engineer, may have set the stage for her future career: “He always had a lot of chemicals and materials around the house, and from early on I started to play with these things,” recalls Gradečak, now an associate professor of materials science and engineering at MIT.
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