ECEN5385 Ð Optical Properties of Materials
Guide to Presentation Preparation
Prepare outline, organizing material along the following lines:
Describe the motivation (why the topic is of interest) and it relates to subjects already covered in course.
Describe basic theory, as it might be found in a textbook. This section is very important. Explain concepts as simply as possible.
This is the main part of your presentation. You will have much more information than there is time to present. Discuss just a few of the more important and interesting results, including the theory at the level of the course lectures. Do not include more information than you can explain thoroughly.
Discuss what the present state of research is, and where you expect it to go.
Practice your presentation. It should take no more than 20 minutes (with questions and discussion it will easily fill the allotted 35 minutes). This is not very much time. You can present only the essence of the topic.