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  • May
    29

    MSE Colloquium Series: Prof. Marina Leite - University of Maryland

    Department of Materials Science and Engineering

    4:00 PM L361, Technological Institute

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    Talk Title: Designing and probing novel materials for energy

    Abstract: My research group is engaged in fundamental and applied research in novel materials for energy harvesting and storage, nanophotonics, and optoelectronics. The performance of most photovoltaic devices is still limited by their nanoscale behavior. To reveal how the electrical and optical responses vary at relevant length scales, we acquire nanoscale resolved “photographs” and “movies” of the performance of inhomogeneous materials for photovoltaics, by means of novel nanospectroscopic methods. Our measurements provide a tomography of charge carrier generation, recombination, and collection within materials ranging from well-established thin films to emerging perovskites. In particular, we probe the correlation between perovskites’ stability and the chemical changes that occur when the material is exposed to humidity, oxygen, temperature, light, and bias. In the realm of energy storage, the further development of rechargeable, safe batteries requires the understanding of why and how the material is changing upon charging/discharging. We elucidate the dynamics of lithiation/delithiation in all-solid-state batteries through in situ electron microscopy methods to ultimately identify and control undesired chemical reactions that lead to capacity fade. Concerning optical materials, we overcome the constraint imposed by the pre-defined dielectric functions of metals by alloying, where we have recently developed a library of their optical properties. Our approach enables new materials with on demand optical response for applications ranging from electrocatalysis to superabsorbers and color displays.

    Bio: Marina Leite is an Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, and the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics at UMD. She has been an invited participant of the National Academy of Engineering 2017 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, the awardee of the 2016 APS Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship from the American Physical Society (APS), and of the 2014 Maryland Academy of Sciences Outstanding Young Scientist Award. Before joining UMD in 2013, Leite worked for two years at NIST developing nanoscale metrology for functional materials and was a post-doctoral scholar at Caltech (in H. Atwater’s group). She received her PhD in physics from Campinas State University in Brazil and the Synchrotron Light Source Laboratory. Collectively, her group members received 66 awards/honors in the last 4.5 years, including seven NSF-GRF, three honorable mentions, and awards from MRS, IEEE, OSA, ACS, etc. Her research is funded by NSF-DMR, NSF-ECCS, APS, the Army Research Lab, and ARO.

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    TIME Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • May
    22

    MSE Colloquium Series: Prof. Jennifer Rupp - MIT

    Department of Materials Science and Engineering

    4:00 PM L361, Technological Institute

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    TIME Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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    CONTACT Esrea Perez Bill    esrea.bill@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • May
    28

    Memorial Day (no classes)

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    TIME Monday, May 28, 2018

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  • May
    31

    Symposium on Regenerative Engineering

    Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering

    7:30 AM LSouth/LNorth, Prentice Women's Hospital

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    TIME Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

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    CONTACT Tara Sadera    tara.sadera@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    5

    MSE Colloquium Series: Prof. William Chueh - Stanford University

    Department of Materials Science and Engineering

    4:00 PM L361, Technological Institute

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    TIME Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Jun
    9

    Spring classes end

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    TIME Saturday, June 9, 2018

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  • Jun
    11

    Spring examinations begin

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    TIME Monday, June 11, 2018

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  • Jun
    16

    Spring examinations end

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    TIME Saturday, June 16, 2018

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  • Jun
    22

    Commencement

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    TIME Friday, June 22, 2018

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  • Jun
    22

    Northwestern Engineering - PhD Hooding Ceremony

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    2:00 PM Ryan Family Auditorium, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, June 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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    CONTACT Bruce Lindvall    b-lindvall@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    22

    McCormick Dean's Graduation Tent Reception

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    4:00 PM East Lawn, Norris University Center

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    TIME Friday, June 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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  • Jun
    23

    Northwestern Engineering Undergraduate Convocation

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    8:00 AM Ryan Field

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    TIME Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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    CONTACT Ann Anderson    ann.anderson@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Jun
    23

    McCormick Master's Recognition Ceremony*

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    11:00 AM Ryan Family Auditorium, Technological Institute

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    TIME Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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  • Jun
    23

    McCormick Master's Recognition Ceremony**

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    2:00 PM Ryan Family Auditorium, Technological Institute

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    TIME Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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  • Jul
    4

    Independence Day (no classes)

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    TIME Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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