Materials Science and Engineering Seminar Series

Join us for the Materials Science and Engineering Seminar Series, which brings experts from around the country to campus to discuss their recent findings.  Everyone is welcome! 

MSE Fall seminars are held Fridays from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. in Room 2108, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building, unless otherwise noted.

Please contact JoAnne Kagle at  301-405-5240 or if you have any questions about our seminars or would like to meet a speaker.

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

Fall 2015

Titles and abstracts will be added as they are received.
Last updated 2 December 2015

September 4 Cold Plasma Application in Cancer Therapy
Michael Keidar
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Science
George Washington University
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September 11 Electron Beam Generated Plasmas: Ultra low Te Sources for Atomic Layer Processing
Scott Walton
Section Head
Plasma Applications
Naval Reserch Laboratory
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September 18 From Topology to Morphology: Defects, Shape Evolution, and Programmed Auto-Origami in Soft Matter
Robin Selinger
Department of Chemical Physics
Liquid Crystal Institute
Kent State University
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September 25 Grain Boundary and Surface Scattering of Electrons in Metals for Deeply-Scaled Interconnects
Katayun Barmak
Philips Electronics Professor
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
Columbia University
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October 2 Nanomaterials for Energy and Flexible Electronics
Liangbing Hu
Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Maryland
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October 9 Faculty Meeting – No Seminar
October 16 TBA
October 23 Imaging and Analysis of Quantum Materials using Low Voltage Electron Microscopy
David Bell
Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice, Applied Physics
Harvard University
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October 30 Understanding Polymer Interfaces: Visualizing Interfacial Phenomena
Chelsea Davis
Polymers and Complex Fluids Group
Materials Science and Engineering Division
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November 6 Hybridized Graphene Materials
Jeremy Robinson
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
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November 13 *Transforming Energy Lecture, in partnership with UMERC*
Thin Film Solid State Ionics: Defects, Transport and Electrocatalytic Properties
Harry Tuller
Professor of Ceramics and Electronic Materials
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
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November 20 Micro- and Nano-Structured Thin-Films for Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Applications
Wei Wu
Sr. Research Investigator
DuPont CR&D
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November 27 Thanksgiving Break–No Seminar
December 4 Presented by the Maryland NanoCenter
** Special location: Zupnik Lecture Hall, Kim Engineering Bldg.**

In-situ electron microscopy of hard and soft matter
Eva Olsson
Department of Applied Physics
Chalmers University of Technology, Gotehnburg, Sweden
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December 11 Faculty Meeting – No Seminar