The 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 Spring seminars are held Fridays from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 2110, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building, unless otherwise noted.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Robert Briber.  You can find all of these seminars, as well as others of potential interest, on our events calendar.


(Titles and abstracts will be added as they are received.)

Jan 26

MSE Faculty Meeting

Feb 2

Emerging Materials for Nanophotonics and Plasmonics
Alexandra Boltasseva
Professor, Purdue University

Feb 9
Polaritons in van der Waals materials: Insights from near feild nano-optics
Dmitri N. Basov
Professor of Physics, Columbia University
Feb 16

Concentration Dependence of Polymer Adsorption on
Clay Surfaces by Small Angle Neutron Scattering

Alan Nakatani
Sr. Research Scientist, Dow Chemical Company

Feb 23

Errors in Phase Fraction Measurements Caused by Crystallographic Texture
Adam Cruezinger
NIST Center for Automotive Lightweighting

March 2
Cancelled due to inclement weather.
March 9

American Physical Society Meeting

March 16
Novel Functional Materials Fabricated from Natural Polymers via "Green" Process
Lina Zhang
Distinguished Professor, Chemistry & Molecular Sciences
Wuhan University, China
March 23
March 30

Pressure and strain dependent control of structure and band topology in the superconducting type-II Weyl semimetal candidate MoTe2
Colin Heikes
NRC Postdoc Fello, NIST Center for Neutron Research

April 6

Materials Research Society Meeting

April 13
Nanopattering in GeTe Phase Change Materials Using Heated Atomic Force Microscopy
Adrian Podpirka
John Hopkins University Advanced Physics Lab
April 20
Surface Modification and In Situ/Operando Characterization of Electrodes for Energy Storage and Conversion
Meilin Liu
Professor & Associate Chair, Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
April 27

Investigation of Surfaces and Nano-Interfaces Through Advanced Microscopies and Spectroscopies: Theory, Experiment & Data
Eva Campo
Program Director for Materials Research
National Science Foundation

May 4
Molecularly Engineering Soft and Connective Tissue Using Biomimetic Proteoglycans
Michele Marcolongo
MSE Professor & Dept Head
Drexel University
May 11 MSE Faculty Meeting