Alumnus discusses full-contact physics

With more than 40 patents, John Curro shows how creative leveraging of simple physical principles is a powerful tool | October 15, 2004

John Curro, a 1976 graduate in physics and a Procter & Gamble technologist, has spent the last 22 years creating an array of novel technologies that can be found within many well-known household products. He speaks about his experiences on Friday, Oct. 22, at 1:30 p.m. in Lindner Hall, Room 103.

From absorbent towels and heat wraps to the newest trash bags and home-dry cleaning kits, Curro’s materials and processes help make babies drier, backs nimbler, bags tougher and clothes fresher. With more than 40 U.S. patents and several patented large-scale industrial processes in production throughout the world, Curro shares some of his insights and experiences in industrial innovation and how creative leveraging of simple physical principles can be used as a powerful tool to create amazing new technologies.

Curro’s talk is part of the continuing Physics in Careers program developed by the American Institute of Physics (AIP). The goal of the program, which began last fall, is to have physics graduates talk about the importance of physics education in their careers.

Xavier University is proud to be among the 20 physics departments (and one of only four undergraduate programs) nationwide invited to participate in the AIP program.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments are being served following the talk.