Spring 2012

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

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January 27 No Seminar
February 3 Hydroxyapatite/Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Composites for Bone Graft Applications
Ashley A. White
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow Division of Materials Research
National Science Foundation
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February 10 Electrolyte Bulk and Interfacial Behavior from MD Simulations and DFT Calculations
Oleg Borodin
Army Research Laboratory
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February 17 Challenges In 1D Growth of Zinc Oxide Nanocrystals and Their Device Integration
Babak Nikoobakht
Surface and Interface Research Group
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February 24 New Opportunities for Neutron Scattering at the NIST Center for Neutron Research
Richard Ibberson
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March 2 Atmospheric Plasma Processing of Materials: Fundamentals and Applications
Daphne Pappas
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
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March 9 Innovative Oxide Materials for Electrochemical Energy Conversion
Eric D. Wachsman
Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Director, University of Maryland Energy Research Center
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March 16 Dynamics of Vitrifying Liquids - The Difficult Problem Albert Einstein Avoided
Mike Roland
Chemistry Division
Naval Research Laboratory
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March 23 Spring Break-No Seminar
March 30 Metamorphic Molecular Beam Epitaxy
Christopher J. K. Richardson
Laboratory for Physical Sciences
University of Maryland
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April 6 X-ray Atomic-Scale Structural Studies of Interfaces with Chemical-State Sensitivity
Michael J. Bedzyk
Professor and Chair
Materials Science and Engineering
Northwestern University
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April 13 A Sticky Situation: In Situ Chemistry and Mechanics of Barnacle Adhesive Formation and Curing
Kathryn Wahl
Chemistry Division
Naval Research Lab
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April 20 An Examination of Nanostructures in 19th Century Daguerreotype Photographs Edward P. Vicenzi Research Scientist
Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution
Surface and Microanalysis Science Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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April 27 MSGS Speaker

Imaging Magnetic Nanostructures with Spin-Polarized Electrons
John Unguris
Project Leader
Electron Physics Research Group
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Please note day, time and location:
Tuesday, May 1
1105 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Bldg. (Pepco Room)

Probing the Domain Dynamics During Ferroelectric Switching
Xiaoqing Pan
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Michigan
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May 4 There will be two seminars on May 4:

Multivalent Polymers in the Design of Hybrid Biomaterials
Kristi L. Kiick
Professor and Deputy Dean of Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
University of Delaware
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Please note time and location:
UMERC Conference Room
(1202 Engineering Lab Bldg.)
Process Integration for Scale-up of Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells at UMERC
Hee Sung Yoon
Associate Research Scientist
University of Maryland Energy Research Center
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