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Fall 2013

Date
Speaker
September 6
Nanocomposite Magnets for Power Electronic Applications
Michael E. McHenry
Professor
Materials Science and Engineering Department
Carnegie Mellon University
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September 10 Searching for Super Hard Cubic Phases of Cubic Transition Metal Nitrides from Ab Initio Computations
Sanjay V. Khare
Associate Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Toledo
Abstract »
September 13 MultiScale Modeling of III-Nitride Materials and Devices
Enrico Bellotti
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Boston University
Abstract »
September 20 Multiscale Structural Features of Multi-Acrylate Networks Produced by Radiation-Initiated Polymerization
Xavier Coqueret
Professeur
Institut de Chimie Moléculaire de Reim
Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne
Abstract »
September 27 Dynamic Self-Assembly of Biomacromolecules at the Single Molecule and Nanoscale Level
Joonil Seog
Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
October 4 Aspects of Applied Nuclear Physics at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Christopher M. Lavelle 
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract »
October 11 Liquid Crystals Nanocomposites for Photovoltaic Applications: Structural Properties in the Vicinity of the Nanoparticles
L. J. Martínez-Miranda
Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
October 18 Thixotropic Photocurable Gels: Separators for Blood Collecting, Processing and Testing
Jane F. Emerson
Professor of Clinical Pathology
Vice Chair, Department of Pathology
University of Southern California
Abstract »
October 25 GaN Power Transistors with Integrated Thermal Management and a Look Forward to GaN Vertical Power Devices
Charles "Chip" R. Eddy, Jr.
Materials Engineer and Head
Power Electronic Materials Section
Naval Research Laboratory
Abstract »
November 1 Extreme Ultraviolet: the Grand Adventure
Charles Clark
Fellow and Co-Director
Joint Quantum Institute, NIST
Abstract »
November 15 Making Compound Semiconductor Nano-Dots, -Rings, and -Spikes
Joanna Mirecki Millunchick
Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Michigan
Abstract »
December 6 Scratch and Mar Resistance in Coatings via Microstcratch and Optical Scattering Metrologies
Aaron M. Forster
Materials Research Engineer, Polymeric Materials Group
Materials and Structural Systems Division 
 

 

Spring 2013

Date
Speaker
January 25 Porous Metal-Organic Frameworks for Methane Storage: Opportunities and Challenges
Wei Zhou
Research Scientist
Center for Neutron Research
NIST
Abstract »
February 1 Tailoring Ceramic Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Devices – Are We Gambling with Dopants?
Venkataraman Thangadurai
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Calgary
Abstract »
February 8 New Speaker
Professor Mueller has been rescheduled for May 3.

Chemical, Structural, and Magnetic Trends in Iron-Based Superconductors

Efrain E. Rodriguez Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Maryland, College Park
Abstract »
February 15 Innovating Materials at the Nanoscale for Artificial Photosynthesis
Dunwei Wang
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Boston College
Abstract »
  Nanoscale Strain Engineering for Energy Marina S. Leite
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
NIST
Maryland Nanocenter
Abstract »
February 28 Multiscale Materials Modeling of RDX and Crystal Defects
Peter W. Chung, Ph.D.
Computational Sciences Division
Computational & Information Sciences Directorate
US Army Research Laboratory
Abstract »
March 1 Novel Hydrogen Storage Materials and Related Structural Studies
Hui Wu Research Scientist
Center for Neutron Research
NIST
Abstract »
March 8 Properties and Applications of Graphene and Graphene Oxide Derivatives
Veronica Barone
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
Central Michigan University
Abstract »
March 11 Computational Discovery and Design of Materials for Applications in Energy Technologies and Electronic Devices Richard Hennig
Assistant Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Cornell University
Abstract »
March 13 Yue Qi
Staff Research Scientist
Chemical & Materials Systems Lab
General Motors R&D Center
Abstract »
March 15 Advanced Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials for Waste Heat Recovery
Yue Wu
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Purdue University
Abstract »
March 25 Production and Storage of Renewable Clean Energy from First Principles
Jose L. Mendoza-Cortes
Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis
Division of Chemistry & Division of Engineering and Applied Science
California Institute of Technology
Abstract »
March 27 Excited-State Properties and Dynamics: Predictive Theory for Complex Optoelectronic Materials
Andre Schleife
Condensed Matter and Materials Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Abstract »
March 29 Graphene Oxide: Curiosities, Challenges and Solutions
Jiaxing Huang
Assistant Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Northwestern University
Abstract »
April 5 Design and Fabrication of Membrane-Protein-Immobilized-Interfaces for Structural and Functional Characterization of Membrane Proteins Using Neutron Scattering Technique
Amit Vaish
Neutron Condensed Matter Science
Center for Neutron Research
NIST
Abstract »
April 12 Graphene Supercapacitors for Munitions
Matthew Ervin
H CIV (US)
Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate
Army Research Laboratory
Abstract »
April 19 Materials Science Graduate Society (MSGS) Seminar

Alternative Fuels and the Role of Scientists and Engineers in Policy Analysis
James T. Bartis
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Abstract »
April 26 Spectroscopic Investigations of Energy Storage and Conversion Materials
Azzam Mansour
Materials and Power Systems Branch
Carderock Division
Naval Surface Warfare Center
Abstract »

University Technology: Innovation to Commercialization
Melbs LeMieux
Founder and Director of Materials and Process Engineering
C3Nano, Inc.
Abstract »
May 3 Computational Materials Discovery and Design
Tim Mueller
Assistant Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
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Fall 2012

Date
Speaker
September 4 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day, time and location. 

Tuesday, September 4th
10:300 a.m.
Room 1302 Chemical/Nuclear Eng. Bldg.


(Tri)critical phase transitions in magnetocaloric materials 
Karl G. Sandeman
Royal Society University Research Fellow and Lecturer
Department of Physics
Blackett Laboratory
Imperial College, London
Abstract »
September 7 MSGS Seminar

Innovation in Electrochemical Technology:
from Batteries to Metals Extraction

Donald R. Sadoway
John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Abstract »
September 14 Liquid Crystals and Their Contribution to the Field of Photovoltaics
Luz Martinez-Miranda
Associate Professor
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
University of Maryland College Park
Abstract »
September 21 Engineered Nanostructures for Plasmonics and Thermoelectrics
Oded Rabin
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
IREAP
University of Maryland College Park
Abstract »
September 28 Biomimetic Self-assembly of Polymer-Inorganic Hybrid Nanocompartments with Biomedical Applications
Zhihong Nie
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Maryland College Park
Abstract »
October 5 Please note special time and location:
9:00 a.m.
Room 2110 Chemical/Nuclear Eng. Bldg.


Nano-Biotechnological Methods and Tools for Innovative Diagnostics and Therapy
Ross Rinaldi
National Nanotechnology Laboratory - Istituto di NanoScienze CNR
Scuola Superiore ISUFI
Università del Salento, Lecce
Abstract »
October 12 Nanophotonics for Casimir Forces and Photovoltaics
Jeremy Munday
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
IREAP
University of Maryland College Park
Abstract »
October 26 MSE/UMERC Joint Seminar
Fabrication and Microstructure Characterization of Thin Film Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Zhi-Peng Li
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Abstract »
November 2 An All CNT Li-S Secondary Battery
David Lashmore
CTO and Vice President
Nanocomp
Abstract »
November 9 Electrostatic Interactions in Polymers and Soft Matter
Andrey Dorynin
Professor
Institute of Materials Science
Department of Physics
University of Connecticut
Abstract »
November 16 Engineering Self Assembled Nanostructures by Constrained Phase Transformation
Alexander Roytburd
Professor
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
University of Maryland College Park
Abstract »
November 30 Simple Molecules and Simple Chemistry Yield Complex Materials Through Self-Assembly. Applications from Art Conservation to Oil Spill Recovery to New Foods
Richard G. Weiss
Department of Chemistry
Georgetown University
Abstract »
December 7 Using Interfacial Manipulations to Generate Functional Materials from Nanostructured Polymers
Thomas H. Epps, III
Thomas & Kipp Gutshall Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of Delaware
Department of Chemical Engineering
Abstract »
 


Spring 2012

Date
Speaker
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
Abstract »
February 10 Electrolyte Bulk and Interfacial Behavior from MD Simulations and DFT Calculations
Oleg Borodin
Army Research Laboratory
Abstract »
February 17 Challenges In 1D Growth of Zinc Oxide Nanocrystals and Their Device Integration
Babak Nikoobakht
Surface and Interface Research Group
NIST
Abstract »
February 24 New Opportunities for Neutron Scattering at the NIST Center for Neutron Research
Richard Ibberson
NIST
Abstract »
March 2 Atmospheric Plasma Processing of Materials: Fundamentals and Applications
Daphne Pappas
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
Abstract »
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
Abstract »
March 16 Dynamics of Vitrifying Liquids - The Difficult Problem Albert Einstein Avoided
Mike Roland
Chemistry Division
Naval Research Laboratory
Abstract »
March 30 Metamorphic Molecular Beam Epitaxy
Christopher J. K. Richardson
Laboratory for Physical Sciences
University of Maryland
Abstract »
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
Abstract »
April 13 A Sticky Situation: In Situ Chemistry and Mechanics of Barnacle Adhesive Formation and Curing
Kathryn Wahl
Chemistry Division
Naval Research Lab
Abstract »
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
Abstract »
April 27
Imaging Magnetic Nanostructures with Spin-Polarized Electrons
John Unguris
Project Leader
Electron Physics Research Group
CNST
Abstract »
May 1 Probing the Domain Dynamics During Ferroelectric Switching
Xiaoqing Pan
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Michigan
Abstract »
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
Abstract »

SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note time and location:
3:00pm
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
Abstract »
 

 

Fall 2011

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
Abstract »
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
Abstract »
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
Abstract »
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
Abstract »
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
Abstract »
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
Abstract »

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
Abstract »
November 11 Atomistic Simulation and Analysis of Microstructure Evolution in Crystalline Materials
Talid Sinno
Professor
Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract »
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
Abstract »
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
Abstract »
December 9 Scientific Research At The Walters Art Museum: Present, Past and Future
Dr. Glenn Gates
Conservation Scientist
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
Abstract »

 

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
Abstract »
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
Abstract »
May 6 Prethreshold Electron Emission for Characterization on Targeting Applications of Nano-objects
Prof. Yuri Dekhtyar
Riga Technical University
Latvia
Abstract »

 

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
Abstract »
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
Abstract »
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)
Abstract »
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 »