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Fall 2011

You can find all of these seminars, as well as others of potential interest, on our event calendar.

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Date
Speaker
September 9 Conversion of Optical Excitation into Motion: Photoconductivity in GaN and Photoactuation in Polymer-CNT Composites
Eva Campo
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract »
September 16 In-situ TEM Studies of the Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Novel Nanosystems
John Cumings
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Maryland
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September 23 Novel Semiconductor and Epitaxial Nanocomposite Materials for Energy Conversion Applications
Joshua M. O. Zide
Assistant Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
University of Delaware
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September 26 Special Seminar

The University of Maryland Energy Research Center is pleased to announce the following presentation as part of the grand opening of its new facilities:

Monday, September 26
Room 1110, Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building (Lecture Hall)
11:00am—12:00pm


Department of Energy ARPA-E Program: Research Priorities and Vision
Arun Majumdar
Acting Under Secretary
U.S. Department of Energy
September 30 Working at the Interface: Hybrid Biological-Inorganic Materials
Lia Stanciu
Associate Professor
Materials Engineering
Purdue University
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October 7 Ultralow Thermal conductivity and the Thermal Conductance of Interfaces
David Cahill
Professor
University of Illinois
Abstract »
October 14 Molecular Aggregation and Chromonic Liquid Crystals
Peter J. Collings
Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Swarthmore College
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October 21 Electrochemical Gradient Materials for Energy Conversion & Enhancement of Chemical & Biological Defense Technologies
Dr. Brian Pate
Physical Scientist, Science & Technology Mgr.
Joint Science & Technology Office for Chemical & Biological Defense
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
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October 28 Issues Arising from Lead-free Materials on Electronics Assemblies
Michael Osterman
Senior Research Scientist
Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland
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Presented by the Materials Science Graduate Society
November 4 Toward Shape Memory in Liquid Crystalline Elastomers
Anselm Griffin
School of Materials Science & Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
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November 11 Atomistic Simulation and Analysis of Microstructure Evolution in Crystalline Materials
Talid Sinno
Professor
Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
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November 15 Special Seminar

Tuesday, November 15
11:00 a.m.
1105 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building (Pepco Room)


New Light Sources as Tools for Materials Science Grand Challenges
Gwyn P. Williams
Deputy Director, Free Electron Laser Facility
Jefferson Lab
Newport News, Virginia
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November 18 From Step Motion to Continuum Laws in Epitaxial Relaxation: Lessons and
Challenges

Dio Margetis
Professor
Department of Mathematics
University of Maryland
Abstract »
November 25 Thanksgiving Break-No Seminar
December 2 Dynamics of Excited States and Charges in Polymers and Nanocrystals for Optoelectronics
Laurens Siebbeles
Optoelectronic Materials Section
Department of Chemical Engineering
Delft University of Technology
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December 9 Scientific Research At The Walters Art Museum: Present, Past and Future
Dr. Glenn Gates
Conservation Scientist
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
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Spring 2011

Date
Speaker
January 27 Bottom-up Control of Materials and Morphology for Solar Energy Conversion
Dr. Kevin Sivula
Institute of Chemical Sciences and Eng.
Lausanne, Switzerland
February 4 In Situ Nanoscale Characterization of Electrochemical Systems for Energy Applications
Alec Talin
NIST - Center for Nanoscience and Technology
Abstract »
February 11 Dealloyed Nanoporous Metals: A Tortured Path from Ancient Material to High-Performance Fuel Cell Electrocatalyst
Dr. Jonah Erlebacher
Johns Hopkins University
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February 18 Controlling Epitaxial Graphene Growth
Dr. Kurt Gaskill
US Naval Research Lab
Abstract »
February 25 Modulation of wave-mode dynamics in neon glow discharge plasma
Mark Koepke U.S. DOE Acting Director of Research Division
Fusion Energy Science
Abstract »
March 4 Evolution of a stick: Vertically aligned carbon nanofibers for cellular interfacing
Dr. Anatoli Melechko North Carolina
Abstract »
March 11 Three-dimensional structures and functional properties of gum polymers
Dr. Mar Nieto
TIC Gums
MSGS Seminar
Abstract »
March 18 Thermodynamic and Kinetic Effects in Nano-Catalysts
Prof. Stefano Curtarolo
Duke University
Abstract »
April 1 Collective Nanoscale Dynamics in Systems of Biological Relevance: Protein Domain Motions and Membranes Elasticity
Dr. Antonio Faraone
NIST
Abstract »
April 8 Dr. Robert Hull
RPI
Abstract »
April 15 Bottom-Up Novel Hybrid Nanostructures for Solar Energy Harvesting
Shenqiang Ren
MIT
Abstract »
April 22 Engineering Sustainability Workshop
April 29 Effect of Rapid Heating on Transient Phase Formation During Self-Propagating Reactions in Metallic Multilayers
Dr. Todd Hufnagel
Johs Hopkins University
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May 6 Prethreshold Electron Emission for Characterization on Targeting Applications of Nano-objects
Prof. Yuri Dekhtyar
Riga Technical University
Latvia
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Fall 2010

Date
Speaker
September 10 Soft Matter Construction w/Stimuli-Responsive Biopolymers & Electrochemistry Soft Matter Construction w/Stimuli-Responsive Biopolymers & Electrochemistry."
Gregory Payne
UMD, Fischell Department of Bioengineering
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September 17 Dynamic Self-Assembly of Biomacromolecules Probed Using Optical Tweezers
Joonil Seog
UMD, MSE and Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Abstract »
October 1 Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy: Localized Plasmons in the Service of Chemical Sensing
Oded Rabin
UMD, MSE, IREAP
Abstract »
October 8 Neutron Scattering Study of the Fe-based Superconductors.
Yiming Qiu
NIST
Abstract »
October 15 NIST X-Ray Metrology. Part 1: Standard Reference Materials for Powder Diffraction. Part 2: Challenges of femto-scale SI-traceability
Jim Cline and Don Windover
NIST
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October 22 Nanoarchitectures: Why more of less is more-Especially for energy storage and conversion
Debra Rolison
NRL
Abstract »
October 29 L12 and L10 Ordering Revisited Using the Generalized Bragg-Williams Model: Second Nearest-Neighbor Interactions/ Spinodal Decomposition/Elastic Relaxation/Third Law
William Soffa
University of Virginia
Abstract »
November 5 Photonic Crystal Fiber as an Optofluidic Platform for Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering-Based Sensing
Henry Du
Stevens Institute of Technology
Abstract »
November 12 Radiolysis of Water and Ceramic Oxide Nanoparticles
J. A. Laverne
University of Notre Dame
Abstract »
November 19 From Pop-in to Pillars: The Utility of Nanoindentation in Studying theMechanisms of Small-Scale Plasticity
Dr. George Pharr
University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Abstract »
November 26 Thanksgiving Day-No Seminar
December 3 Giant magnetoelectric coefficients in(Fe90Co10) 78Si12B10- AlN thin film composites
Eckhard Quandt
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Abstract »
December 7 Special Seminar
Tuesday December 7, 2010


Synthesis and electrical properties of functional block copolymer/inorganic nanocomposite materials
Hongying Chen
University of Southern Mississippi
Abstract »
December 10 Cancelled

Functional Materials
Martin Green
NIST
Abstract »

 

Spring 2010

Date
Speaker
January 22 Special Seminar
Special Time: 2pm

TMR Recording Heads: Past and Future
Sining Mao
Western Digital
Abstract »
January 29 The Dipolar Field Effect and Photochemical Reactions on Titania/Ferroelectric Heterostructures
Gregory S. Rohrer
W.W. Mullins Professor and Head
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract »
February 5 This seminar has been rescheduled for March 26.
February 12 This seminar has been rescheduled for April 9.
February 19 Nanoastronomy: Laboratory Analysis of Extraterrestrial Materials
Rhonda Stroud
Naval Research Laboroatory (NRL)
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February 26 Development of a Combinatorial Characterization Scheme for High-throughput Investigations of Hydrogen Storage Materials
Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers
NIST
Abstract »
March 5 Thermodynamic Behavior and Electromechanical Properties of Ferroelectric Solid Solutions
George Rossetti
Materials- Science and Engineering Program
Chemical, Materials and Biomolecular Engineering
Institute of Materials Science University of Connecticut
Abstract »
March 19 Spring Break-No Seminar
March 26 Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry at NIST: From Nuclear Forensics to Drug Delivery.
Christine Mahoney
Analytical Microscopy Group
Surface & Microanalysis Science Division
NIST
Abstract »
April 2 Special Joint MSE/UMERC Seminar

Advances in Research in the Photovoltaics Industry and at BP Solar
Dave Carlson
Chief Scientist, BP Solar
Abstract »
April 9 An Open-Source PDE Solver for Materials Science
Daniel Wheeler
NIST
Abstract »
April 16 Domain Boundary Engineering at the Nano-Scale
Ekhard Salje
University of Cambridge, UK
Abstract »
April 23 TEM and SEM of SOFC Materials and Related Systems
C. Barry Carter
Head, Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering
University of Connecticut;
General Secretary, the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy;
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Materials Science
Abstract »
April 30 An Investigation of Electrocatalytic Activity of Ru@Pt and Au@Pt Nanoparticles as Functions of Surface Composition and Core Size
YuYe J. Tong
Department of Chemistry
Georgetown University
Abstract »

 

Fall 2009

Date
Speaker
September 4 Indiana Jones and the Search for Apollo-Modern Day Adventures in Materials Science
Dr. D. Elizabeth Pugel
NASA-Goddard
Abstract »
September 11 High Magnetoresistance Mg-B-O Tunnel Junctions with Ni-Fe-B and Fe-Co-B Free Electrodes
Dr. John C. Read
NIST
Abstract »
September 18 Soft and Fuzzy Conjugated Polymers for Interfacing Electronic Biomedical Devices with Living Tissue
David Martin
Professor
Karl W. and Renate Boer Chair
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Delaware
Abstract »
September 25 Development of a Lower Temperature SOFC
Eric Wachsman
Professor
Director, UMERC
Department of Materials Science and Engineering/Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
October 2 Ge/Si: Quantum Dots, Films and Magnetism
Jerrold Floro
Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Virginia
Abstract »
October 9 Correlated Oxide Heterostructures
R. Ramesh
Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering/Department of Physics
University of California, Berkeley
Abstract »
October 16 Plasmon Resonances in Nanoparticles
Isaak D. Mayergoyz
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
October 23 Angular Trapping of Micro-Particles: Rotating and Applying Torque to Biological Molecules with Optical Tweezers
Arthur La Porta
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
University of Maryland
Abstract »
October 30 Two Seminars

Special Time/Location:
10:00 a.m.
Room 2110, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

First Principles Modeling of Oxygen Incorporation Into Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathode
Dr. Eugene A. Kotomin
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, and
University of of Latvia
Abstract »
Regular Time/Location:

Seeding and Templated Grain Growth for Control of Phase Formation, Microstructure, and Properties of Piezoelectric and Structural Ceramics
Gary L. Messing
Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Science
Head, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Penn State University
Abstract »
November 6 Power of Dynamic Observations in Understanding the Role of Catalyst in the Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanowires
Dr. Renu Sharma
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, National Institute of Science and Technology and Center for Solid State Science, Arizona State University
Abstract »
November 13 The Shape of Polymers: From Thin Films to RNA
Robert M. Briber
Professor and Chair
Materials Science and Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
November 20 Functional Nanoparticle Assemblies Based on Layer-by-Layer Assembly and Microfluidics
Daeyeon Lee
Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract »
December 4 Biophotonics: New Paradigms in Optical Materials
Andrea R. Tao
Assistant Professor
Department of NanoEngineering
University of California, San Diego
Abstract »
December 11 Self Assembly, Phase Behavior and Dynamics in Block Copolymer Complexes and Nanocomposites
Dr. Pappannan Thiyagarajan
Program Manager, Neutron Scattering
Division of Materials Science and Engineering
DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences
Abstract »

Spring 2009

Date
Speaker
January 30 Fuel Oxidation and Material Challenges in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Greg Jackson
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
February 6 Architectural Effects in Bimetallic Nanostructures: Pt-Ru Bimetallic Catalysts for Fuel Cells and Preferential CO Oxidation Applications
Bryan Eichhorn
Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Maryland
Abstract »
February 13 Quantum Optics Using Semiconductor Quantum Dots Coupled to Photonic Crystals
Edo Waks
Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
February 20 Chemical Methods of Nanofabrication: From "Cloning" Carbon Nanotubes to Massively Parallel Dip-Pen Nanolithography
Yu Huang Wang
Assistant Professor
Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Maryland
Abstract »
February 27 Ferroelectricity at the Nanoscale
Xiaoxing Xi
Professor
Physics and Materials Science and Engineering
Penn State University
Abstract »
March 6 High Speed Focused Ion and Electron Beam Nanofabrication
John Melngailis
Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
March 13 One-Dimensional Physics in Individual Suspended Carbon Nanotubes
Stephen Cronin
Assistant Professor
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California
Abstract »
March 20 Spring Break-No Seminar
March 27 High Power Electrode Materials for Li-ion Batteries
Chunsheng Wang
Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
April 3 The Direct Patterning of Organosilicate Materials by Nanoimprint Lithography
Dr. Christopher Soles
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Abstract »
April 10 The Why and How of Doping Semiconductor Nanostructures
Dr. Steven C. Erwin
Naval Research Laboratory
Washington, D.C.
Abstract »
April 17 What Really Sank The Titanic? —A Forensic Analysis"
Dr. Tim Foecke
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Abstract »
Hosted by MSGS
April 24 Observing the Quantization of Zero Mass Carriers in Graphene
Dr. Joseph A. Stroscio
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Abstract »
May 1 When Beauty Is Only Skin Deep: Molecular Adsorbate and Inorganic Nanowire-Interactions
Jonathan Spanier
Associate Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Drexel University
Abstract »
May 8 Templated Titania Coatings for Flexible Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Dunbar P. Birnie III
Professor and Chair
Materials Science and Engineering
Rutgers University
Abstract »

 

Fall 2008

Date
Speaker
September 5 Combinatorial Approach to Multiferroic Materials
Ichiro Takeuchi
Associate Professor, MSE
University of Maryland
Abstract »
September 12 Scanning Electron Microscopy at the Nanoscale
William Vanderlinde
Laboratory for Physical Sciences
Abstract »
September 19 Synthesis, Processing, and Mechanical Behavior of Nanocomposite Thin Films
Robert Cammarata
Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract »
September 26 Patterning for Directed Self-Organization and to Probe Surface Stability
Raymond Phaneuf
Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
October 3 Pharmaceutical Powder Compaction: Numerical Simulations and Characterization Experiments
Antonios Zavaliangos Professor
Drexel University
Abstract »
October 10 Compositional Influences on Boundary Transport in Alumina: Applications to Scale Growth
Helen Chan
Professor
Lehigh University
Abstract »
October 17 Generation, Modulation, and Electrical Detection of Spin Currents in Silicon in a Lateral Transport Geometry
Berry Jonker
Naval Research Laboratory
Abstract »
October 24 Nano-Chessboard Superlattices Formed by Spontaneous Phase Separation in Oxides
Peter Davies
Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract »
October 31 Current-Induced Dynamical States of Nanomagnets
Sergei Urazhdin
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
West Virginia University
Abstract »
November 7 Machine Learning Classification of Zeolite Crystals and Computer Experiments of Polypyrrole
Estela Blaisten-Barojas Professor
George Mason University
Abstract »
November 14 Quantitative Nanoscale Imaging of Biological Structures in the Electron Microscope
Richard Leapman
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
National Institutes of Health
Abstract »
November 21 High-Temperature Processing of Microwave Dielectric Ceramics: In Situ Studies Using Neutron and Synchrotron X-Ray Powder Diffraction
Richard Ibberson
ISIS
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Oxfordshire, UK
Abstract »
November 28 Thanksgiving holiday-No Seminar
December 5 Canceled
December 12 TBA
David Bartels
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory
Notre Dame University
(Abstract forthcoming.)

Spring 2008

Date
Speaker
February 1 Electron Channeling Contrast Imaging (ECCI): Dislocation Imaging and Analysis in a Commercial SEM
Dr. Yoosuf Picard Naval Research Lab
Abstract »
February 7 Special Seminar:
Metastable Metallic Alloys for NEMS/MEMS, Nitride Growth Substrates and Hydrogen Storage
Dr. David Miltin
Assistant Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta
Principal Investigator
NRC National Institute for Nanotechnology
Abstract »
February 8 In Situ HREM of Material Reactions
Professor Robert Sinclair
Chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Stanford University
Abstract »
February 15 Neutron Scattering and Slow Spin Systems
Dr. Jason Gardner
Scientist
NIST Center for Neutron Research, Gaithersburg, MD; and
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Abstract »
February 22 Scanning Electron Microscopy at the Nanoscale
Dr. William Vanderlinde
Laboratory for Physical Sciences
University of Maryland
Abstract »
February 29 Physics of Organic Bulk Heterojunction Photovoltaic Devices
Dr. Danilo Romero
Laboratory for Physical Sciences
University of Maryland
Abstract »
March 6 Special Seminar:
Transforming Energy Lecture Series: Powering Tomorrow Towards a Sustainable Energy Future
Professor Stuart Licht
Professor of Chemistry
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Program Director of Analytical and Surface Chemistry (ASC) at NSF
March 7 TBD
March 14 Structure/Processing/Property Relationships in Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers with Engineered Properties for Vascular Regeneration
Professor John Rabolt
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Delaware
Abstract »
March 19 Exploring Atomic Layer Deposition for Catalysis and Energy Applications
Professor Stacey Bent
Stanford University
Abstract »
March 28 GaN HFETs Performance and Degradation Mechanisms: Truths and Myths
Professor Aris Christou
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
April 4 Atomic-Scale Complex Oxides Heterostructures Designed By Pulsed Laser Deposition
Ho Nyung Lee
Materials Science and Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Abstract »
April 11 The New World of Materials Science and Engineering: Nano and Bio Technology
Professor Robert L. Snyder
Georgia Tech
Abstract »
April 18 Unorthodox Synthesized Magnetoelectrics
Professor Manfred Wuttig
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
April 25 Ferroelectricity in Frustrated Magnets
Professor Collin Broholm
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract »
May 2 Elastic Domains: Self-Assembled Micro- and Nanostructures from Steel to Thin Film Multiferroics
Professor Alexander Roytburd
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
May 9 Deconstructing Semiconductor Nanowires: Atom-by-Atom Mapping of Dopants, Impurities, and Heterojunctions
Dr. Lincoln J. Lauhon
Northwestern University
Abstract »