MSE Seminars are held Fridays from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  - in 2108 Chem/Nuc Bldg during the Fall Semester, and in 2110 Chem/Nuc during the Spring Semester - unless otherwise noted. 

You can find the complete line-up, as well as others of potential interest, on our events calendar.

 
Date
Speaker
February 1

Title
Timothy W. Koeth
MSE Research Professor and Radiation Facilities Director
University of Maryland
Abstract

February 8


No Seminar - DEPARTMENT MEETING

February 15

Title
TBD
Abstract
 
February 22

Title
TBD
Abstract

March 1

Title
Shenqiang Ren
Abstract

March 8
Title
TBD
Abstract
 
March 15

Title
TBD
Abstract

March 22
No Seminar - SPRING BREAK
 
March 29
Title
Alex O. Aning
Abstract
 
April 5

Title
TBD
Abstract

April 12

Title
TBD
Abstract

April 19
Title
TBD
Abstract
 
April 26 Title
TBD
Abstract
May 3


Title
Karen I. Winey
Abstract

May 10
No Seminar - DEPARTMENT MEETING
 

 

Date
Speaker
August 31

Past and Future of Elastic Domains in Thermodynamics of Crystalline Materials
Alexander Roytburd
MSE Prof Emeritus, UMD
Abstract

September 7

No Seminar - Faculty Meeting

September 14

Road to Ultra-low Switching Energy Memories to Artificial Neurons
T. Venky Venkatesan
Director of the Nano Institute
National University of Singapore
September 21

Materials Innovations for Emerging Energy Technologies
Liangbing Hu
Assoc Prof, Materials Science & Engineering, UMD
Abstract

September 28

Computation Accelerated Design of Materials & Interfaces for Solid-State Batteries
Yifei Mo
Asst Prof, Materials Science & Engineering, UMD
Abstract

October 5
LIGHT, MATERIALS, interACTION: An Overview of the Leite Lab
Marina Leite
Asst Prof, Materials Science & Engineering, UMD
Abstract
 
October 12

Identifying individual molecules with single nanometer-scale pores
John Kasianowicz
Physical Scientist, NIST
Abstract

October 19
Control of topological defects and particles in liquid crystals
Francesca Serra
Asst Prof, John Hopkins Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
Abstract
 
October 26
A chemical perspective on the design of stable protein pharmaceuticals: polymers, particles and immunogenicity
Christian Schoneich
Prof and Chair, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of Kansas
Abstract
 
November 2

2D Hexagonal Nanomaterials-based Liquid Crystals Devices
Rajratan Basu
Assoc Prof, Dept of Physics
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis
Abstract

November 9

I Get Diversity, But What Is Inclusion...in STEM?
Carlton E. Green, Ph.D.
Director of Diversity Training and Education
UMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Abstract

November 16
Critical interfaces for the development of electrochemical biosensors
Joseph Robertson
Physical Scientist, NIST
November 23
No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday
 
November 30

Emerging materials, quantum transport & energy efficient computing: From Cool Science to Smart Technology
Avik Ghosh
Professor, ECE and Physics
University of Virginia

December 7
No Seminar - Faculty Meeting
 

 

Date
Speaker
Jan 26

MSE Faculty Meeting

Feb 2

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

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

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

Alan Nakatani
Sr. Research Scientist, Dow Chemical Company
Abstract

Feb 23

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

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
Abstract
 
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
Abstract

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
Abstract
 
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
Abstract
 
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
Abstract

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

 

Date
Speaker
Sept 1

MSE Faculty Meeting

Sept 8

Defect Characterization, Imaging and Control in Wide Band Gap Semiconductors and Devices
Leonard Brillson
Professor, Ohio State U.
Abstract

Sept 15
 
EVE Diversity Event (Zoey Warecki), Kim Eng Bldg
 
Sept 22

Designing Metallic Nanolayered Composites for High Strength and Damage Tolerance
Amit Misra
MSE Professor and Chair
University of Michigan
Abstract

Sept 29

Quasi-elastic Neutron Scattering in Soft Matter
Madhu Tyagi
Instrument Scientist, NIST
Abstract

Oct 6
Opportunities in Applied Photovoltaic Research 
Inna Kozinsky 
DOE Sunshot
Abstract
 
Oct 13

10 Years of Science with the Multi-Axis Crystal Spectrometer
Jose Rodriguez
NIST, CNR/UMD MSE
Abstract

Oct 20
Engineered Materials and Devices for Efficient Energy Technologies
Cary Pint
Asst Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Vanderbilt
Abstract
 
Oct 27
Interfacial Engineering of Energy Conversion and Storage Materials using Atomic Layer Deposition
Neil Dasgupta
Asst Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan
Abstract
 
Nov 3

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

Nov 10

Electromechanical Manipulation and Characterization of Nanomaterials
via Scanning Probe Microscopy

Bernardo Neves
UMD/IREAP
Abstract

Nov 17
Understanding Pseudocapacitive Charge Storage from
Fundamental Interfacial Processes to 3D Electrode Design

Jeff Long
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Abstract
 
Nov 24
THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO SEMINAR
 
Dec 1
Chris Lobb - CANCELLED
Professor of Physics
UMD
Abstract»
 
Dec 8
MSE Faculty Meeting (no seminar)
 

 

Date
Speaker
January 27

Imaging of Charge Carrier Dynamics at Semiconductor Surfaces and Interfaces by Ultrafast Electron Microscopy
Ebrahim Najafi
PostDoc, Department of Chemistry
California Institute of Technology
Abstract

February 3

Actinide Chemistry and its Role in Uranium Extraction from Seawater
John Arnold
Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley
Abstract

February 10

The Mechanical Behavior of Asteroidal Materials
K.T. Ramesh
Professor, Science & Engineering
John Hopkins University
Abstract
 
February 17

Nonlinear Plasmonics
Hans Robinson
Associate Professor, Department of Physics
Virginia Tech
Abstract

February 24

EuTiO3: the Magnetic Doppelganger of SrTiO3
Veerle Keppens
Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Abstract

March 3
U.S.A. vs. Xiaoxing Xi: Why It Matters
Xiaoxing Xi
Professor, Department of Physics
Temple University
Abstract
 
March 10

Hard and Soft Matter in Conservation Science: How Did I Get Here?
Richard  Weiss
Professor, Dept of Chemistry & Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology
Georgetown University
Abstract

March 17
Airway Surface Brush Sweeps Lungs Clean: Polymer Physics Helps Us Breathe Easier
Michael Rubinstein
Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of North Carolina
Abstract
 
March 24

SPRING BREAK

March 31

Solving Structurally Complex Materials
Paul Voyles
Professor and Chair, Materials Science and Engineering
University of Wisconsin
Abstract

April 7

The Magnetocaloric Effect
Robert Shull
Materials Science and Engineering Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Abstract
 
April 14
Tailoring mesoporous carbons and related materials for energy applications 
Sheng Dai
Chemical Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Abstract
 
April 21
Carbon Nano-Materials for Energy Application
Yun Hang Hu
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Michigan Tech University
Abstract
 
April 28
Ibrahim Karaman - CANCELLED
Professor and Chair, Materials Science and Engineering
Texas A&M
 
May 5
Alloy Surface Engineering by Concentrated Interstitial Solute
Frank Ernst 
Professor and Chair, Materials Science and Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Abstract
 

 

Date
Speaker
September 9 Quantifying Stress Propagation in Sheared Soft Solids
Daniel Blair
Associate Professor
Department of Physics
Georgetown University
Abstract
September 16

Immobilized Ligands: Fundamental Studies & Application to Environmental Remediation
Spiro Alexandratos
Professor
Polymer & Environmental Chemistry
Hunter College, CUNY
Abstract

September 23
Using the UMD Libraries; Digital Manufacturing at UMD
Elizabeth Soergel, EPSL
UMD, Terrapin Works
Abstract
September 30

Plasmonic Excitations in Unusual Materials: Doped Semiconductors and Topological Insulators
Stephanie Law
Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
University of Delaware
Abstract

October 7

Measurement of Stress Patitioning in Suspension Bridge Cables
I. Cevdet Noyan
Chair, Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, and Earth and Environmental Engineering
Columbia University
Abstract

October 14 Enhanced Dielectric Constant Ferrimagnetic Oxides for Miniaturized Isolator and Circulator Devices
Michael Hill
Trans-Tech, Frederick, Md.
Abstract
October 21

Energy migration and transient electric field generation within peptide-based supramolecular polymers
J.D. Tovar
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract

October 28 MSE Faculty Meeting
November 4

CANCELLED 
Hans Robinson
Professor
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

November 11

Nanostructured Electroactive Polymers as a New Material Platform for Advanced Energy and Electronics
Guihua Yu
Professor
University of Texas, Austin
Abstract

November 18
Sensors and Systems at IARPA
Dr. Kristin Dewitt
Program Manager, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)
Abstract
December 2 Static & Dynamic Compression Strength of Hot-Pressed Boron Carbide (B4C) Using a Dumbbell-Shaped Specimen
Jeffrey Swab
U.S. Army Materials Lab
Abstract
December 9 MSE Faculty Meeting
   
   

 

Date
Speaker
January 29 Quantum Science and Technology: Applications for Daily Life
Manijeh Razeghi
Walter P. Murphy Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Center for Quantum Devices
Northwestern University

Abstract
February 5  No Seminar: Faculty Meeting
February 12 * Seminar rescheduled to 2/19
February 19 GaN Device Challenges – Reliability, Thermal Management, and Vertical High Power Switches
Travis Anderson
Naval Research Laboratory
Abstract
February 26 Materials Defects in SiC and Their Effects on Power Devices
Robert Stahlbush
Naval Research Laboratory
Abstract
March 4 Materials Development of Wide Bandgap Semiconductors for Power Electronics
Balaji Raghothamachar
Stony Brook University
Abstract
March 11 Susan Sinnott
Department Head
Materials Science and Engineering
Pennsylvania State University
Abstract
March 18 Spring Break
March 25 *MSGS Special Seminar*
Band Gap Engineering in Phosphorene for Solar-to-Chemical Energy Conversion
Jun Hu
Department of Chemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Abstract
April 1 Mesoscale Interfacial Dynamics in Magnetoelectric Nanocomposites
Dwight Viehland
Jake E. Cowling Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Virginia Tech
Abstract
April 8 Textile Electronic Systems Strategies
Jesse S. Jur
Assistant Professor
College of Textiles
North Carolina State University
Abstract
April 15 Board of Visitors Meeting
April 22 Heterogeneous Integration of Extremely High Mobility and Low-power Transistors and Ge Photonics on Si
Mantu Hudait
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Virginia Tech
Abstract
April 29 New Insights into Oxygen Electrochemical Reactions on (La,Sr)MnO3
Sossina Haile
Walter P. Murphy Professor of 
Materials Science and Engineering
Northwestern University
Abstract
May 6 Faculty Meeting: No Seminar

 

Date
Speaker
September 4 Cold Plasma Application in Cancer Therapy
Michael Keidar
Professor
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Science
George Washington University
Abstract
September 11 Electron Beam Generated Plasmas: Ultra low Te Sources for Atomic Layer Processing
Scott Walton
Section Head
Plasma Applications
Naval Reserch Laboratory
Abstract
September 18 From Topology to Morphology: Defects, Shape Evolution, and Programmed Auto-Origami in Soft Matter
Robin Selinger
Professor
Department of Chemical Physics
Liquid Crystal Institute
Kent State University
Abstract
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
Abstract
October 2 Nanomaterials for Energy and Flexible Electronics
Liangbing Hu
Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract
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
Abstract
October 30 Understanding Polymer Interfaces: Visualizing Interfacial Phenomena
Chelsea Davis
Polymers and Complex Fluids Group
Materials Science and Engineering Division
NIST
Abstract
November 6 Hybridized Graphene Materials
Jeremy Robinson
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Abstract
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
MIT
Abstract
November 20 Micro- and Nano-Structured Thin-Films for Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Applications
Wei Wu
Sr. Research Investigator
DuPont CR&D
Abstract
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
Professor
Department of Applied Physics
Chalmers University of Technology, Gotehnburg, Sweden
Abstract
December 11 Faculty Meeting – No Seminar

 

Date
Speaker
January 30 MSE Faculty Meeting–No Seminar
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Room 1302 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
February 6 Polarized Neutron Developments at the NIST Center for Neutron Research
Wangchun Chen
National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST Center for Neutron Research
Abstract
February 13 Advanced Force Microscopy Techniques for Investigating Cellular Interactions at the Nanoscale
Christine Selhube-Unkel
Biocompatible Nanomaterials
Institute of Materials Science
University of Kiel
Abstract
February 20 To FIB or Not to FIB?
Science, art, possibilities, and limitations of Focused Ion Beam

Valery Ray
Research Associate
Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics (IREAP)
and
Nanoscale Imaging, Spectroscopy & Propertes (NISP) Lab
Maryland NanoCenter
University of Maryland
Abstract
February 27 In Situ Neutron Diagnosis of Lithium-Containing Batteries
Howard Wang
Institute for Materials Research, State University of New York, Binghamton
Material Measurement Laboratory, NIST
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland
Abstract
March 6 APS March Meeting–No Seminar
March 13 Bio-inspired microuidics: The case of the velvet worm
Paula Mellado
School of Engineering and Sciences
Adolfo Ibañez University, Santiago, Chile
Abstract
March 20 Spring Break (Students)
MSE Faculty Meeting
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Room 1302 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
March 27 Design, Synthesis and Processing of Functional Thin Films and Coatings via Magnetron Sputtering
Jun Ouyang
Visiting Professor
Abstract
April 3 Thin-Film Alchemy: Using Strain and Dimensionality to Unleash the Hidden Properties of Oxides
Darrell Schlom
Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Cornell University
Abstract
April 10 MRS Meeting –No Seminar
April 17 Beyond the Bench: Careers in Grants Administration for Ph.D.-level Scientists
Rosemarie Hunziker
Director, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Abstract
April 24 Looking for Atoms at Complex Interfaces
Michael J. Bedzyk
Professor and Chair
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Northwestern University
Abstract
May 1 MSE Faculty Meeting–No Seminar
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Room 1302 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
May 8 DuPont Activity in Developing High Voltage Cathodes for Li Ion Battery
Jun Liu
DuPont Experimental Station
Abstract

 

Date
Speaker
September 5 MSE Faculty Meeting–No Seminar
September 12 From Polar Materials to Polymerizable Liquid Crystals Using Electric Field
Eduardo Soto-Bustamonte
Department of Organic and Physical Chemistry
University of Chile, Santiago
Abstract
September 19 Cancelled
Harder, Cheaper, Greener: the Design and Deployment of Alloy Coatings with Stabilized Nanocrystalline Structures
Christopher Schuh
Danae and Vasilios Salapatas Associate Professor of Metallurgy
Head, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
MIT
Abstract
September 26 3D DNA Crystals: Assembly and Application
Paul Paukstelis
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Maryland, College Park
Abstract
October 3 Correlative Microscopy for In Situ Characterization of Catalyst Nanoparticles Under Reactive Environments
Renu Sharma
Project Leader
Nanofabrication Research Group
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
NIST
Abstract
October 10 Magnetic Doping of Ge-Quantum Dots with Mn: Complex Interactions On and Below the Surface
Petra Reinke, Associate Professor; and
Jerrold Floro, Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Virginia
Abstract
October 17 Metallic Glasses: At the Cutting Edge of Metals Research
E. Ma
Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract
October 24 Low-Dimensional Semiconductors for Electronics, Sensors, and Energy
Albert Davydov
Materials Science & Engineering Division
NIST
Abstract
October 31 MSE Faculty Meeting–No Seminar
November 7 New Physics and Functionality with Nanophotonic Materials: Nanoplatelet Lasers, Vibrating Metal Nanoparticles, and Coupled Metal-Semiconductor Nonlinear Hybrids
Matthew Pelton
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Abstract
November 14 Disordered Plasmonic Electrodes for Thin Film Optoelectronics
Deirdre O’Carroll
Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Abstract
November 21 Functional Polycarbonates as Environmentally Responsive Materials
Margarita Herrera-Alonso
Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract
December 5 MSE Faculty Meeting–No Seminar
December 12 MSE Faculty Meeting–No Seminar
   

 

Date
Speaker
February 7 Bottom-Up Metal Deposition for Feature Filling and Interconnect Fabrication
Daniel Josell
Staff Scientist
Metallurgy Division
Material Measurement Laboratory
NIST
Abstract
February 14 From Si Microdevices to PEG Nanocoatings: Exploring Advanced Materials via Nanomechanics
Frank DelRio
Mechanical Engineer
Materials Measurement Science Division
Nanomechanical Properties Group
Material Measurement Laboratory
NIST
Abstract
February 21 Tailoring Optoelectronic Properties of PbSe Nanostructures: 0D to 1D
Joseph G. Tischler
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Abstract
February 28 UMD ADVANCE Seminar Series: Ceramic Thermoelectrics for High‐Temperature Energy Recovery
Doreen Edwards
Professor and Dean
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Inamori School of Engineering
Alfred University
Abstract
March 7 Cellulose Materials As Building Blocks for Energy and Electronics
Liangbing Hu
Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Maryland Energy Research Center
University of Maryland
Abstract
March 14 MSE Faculty Meeting–No Seminar
March 21 Spring Break–No Seminar
March 28 Nanophotonic Transducers for Sensing and Quantum Science Research
Kartik Srinivasan
Project Leader
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Abstract
April 4 Advanced Applications for Focused Ion Beam (FIB)/Dual Beam Microscopy at the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at NIST
Joshua Schumacher
Process Engineer
NanoFab Operations Group
CNST/NIST
Abstract
April 11 On the Edge Chipping Resistance of Brittle Materials
George Quinn
American Dental Association Foundation
Volpe Research Center
NIST
Abstract
April 18 Plasmonic-Waveguide Metamaterials at Visible and Ultraviolet Frequencies
Henri J. Lezec
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, NIST
Abstract
April 25 Superelastic TiNi Thin Film Medical Implants
Eckhard Quandt
Professor and Chair, Inorganic Functional Materials
Institute for Materials Science
Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany
Abstract
May 2 TBA
Rajeswari Kasi
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Connecticut
May 9 MSE Faculty Meeting–No Seminar
   

 

Fall 2013

Date
Speaker
September 6
Nanocomposite Magnets for Power Electronic Applications
Michael E. McHenry
Professor
Materials Science and Engineering Department
Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract
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
Abstract
 


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

 


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