Embracing life's surprises
Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) 2023 Solutions Grant recipient and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) associate professor of metallurgy, Cem Tasan discusses his background and current work in metallurgy, unexpected results in life and in the lab and embracing uncertainty.
“As they say, science is like taking a walk in the hills,” Tasan says. “You see the mountain far away, and that’s where you want to go, but as you head toward it, you see a beautiful flower on a different pathway, so you check that out. That happens so often to [my group]. It’s exciting.”