Colloquia & Seminars

All MSE colloquia begin at 4pm in Tech L361. Refreshments served prior to the lecture.

Spring 2017

March 28, 2017: "Imaging Tissues, Cells and Nanoparticles in 3-D with Electron Probes"
Richard Leapman - National Insitute of Health: Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Host: Vinayak Dravid

April 11, 2017: "Universal and Non-universal Aspects of Plasticity in Microcrystals"
Robert Maass - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Host: David Dunand

April 25, 2017: "Electronic Phases and Phase Transitions in Van der Waals Monolayers"
David H. Cobden - University of Washington 
Host: Lincoln Lauhon

May 2, 2017: DOW LECTURE: "Nanolayered Drug Release Systems for Regenerative Medicine and Targeted Nanotherapies"
Paula Hammond - MIT
Host: Samuel Stupp

May 9, 2017: "Data-driven Accelerated Materials Discovery with High-throughput Computing and Statistical Learning"
Wei Chen - Illinois Institue of Technology
Host: Christopher Wolverton

Christina Freyman - Director of SRI International
Host: Yip-Wah Chung

May 23, 2017: "Engineering Immunity Against Infectious Disease and Cancer Via New Nanomaterials"
Darrell Irvine - MIT
Host: Samuel Stupp

May 30, 2017: COHEN LECTURE: "New Science Enabled by Measureing the Probability Current Flow of an Atomic-scale Electron Beam"
David A. Muller - Cornell University
Host: David Seidman
*Please note the location is the Abbott Auditorium in Pancoe.
May 31, 2017: COHEN LECTURE: "Nanoscale Imaging of Structure and Ion Distributions during Electrochemical Cycling by Electron Microscopy"
David A. Muller - Cornell University
Host: David Seidman

winter 2017

January 10, 2017: "Going Big in Two-Dimensions"
Josh Robinson - Pennsylvania State University
Host: MSSA and Erik Luijten

January 17, 2017: "Understanding Nanoconfinement and Nanoscale Interfaces in Polymer Nanocomposites"
Sinan Keten - Northwestern University
Host: TBA

January 24, 2017: "Two-Dimensional Carbides and Nitrides Expand the Flatlands"
Yury Gogotsi - Drexel University
Host: Jiaxing Huang

January 31, 2017: DORN LECTURE: "Morphology and Crystal Phase Selection in Nanowire Growth"
Jerry Tersoff - IBM: Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Host: Lincoln Lauhon

February 7, 2017: "Fighting Entropy: Strategies for Retention of Nanostructured Material Performance"
Suveen Mathaudhu - University of California, Riverside
Host: David Dunand and David Seidman

February 14, 2017: "Exploiting X-Ray Coherence in Nanomaterials Science"
Paul Evans - University of Wisconsin, Madison
Host: Michael Bedzyk

February 21, 2017: "Measurement of Power Law Creep Parameters by Nanoindentation"
George Pharr - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Host: Yongguang Huang

March 7, 2017: "Foldable and Responsive Soft Metamaterials"
Shu Yang - University of Pennsylvania
Host: Ken Shull

Fall 2016

September 23, 2016: "Strongly correlated semiconductors"
Shirarm Ramanathan - Purdue University
Host: Bruce Wessels

September 27, 2016: "Pencils, Paper, and Movie Discs: Curious Minds and Materials Discoveries"
Jiaxing Huang - Northwestern University
Host: MSE

October 4, 2016: "Manipulating superconductivity in cuprates by selective ultrafast light excitation"
Cassandra Hunt - University of California, Berkeley
Host: James Rondinelli

October 11, 2016: FINE LECTURE: "Structure and Mechanics of Bamboo"
Lorna Gibson - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Host: David Dunand

October 18, 2016: "Engineering New Functional Materials for 3D Printing: From Cells and Biomaterials to Metals, Ceramics, Lunar Dust, and More"
Ramille Shah - Northwestern University
Host: MSE

October 25, 2016: "Discovering New Tricks in Older Complex Oxides"
James Rondinelli - Northwestern University
Host: MSE

November 1, 2016: "High entropy alloys and how to strengthen them"
Tai-Gang Nieh - University of Tennessee
Host: Yip-Wah Chung

November 8, 2016: "Engineering materials for sustainable energy sources"
Giulia Galli - University of Chicago
Host: Chris Wolverton

November 15, 2016: "Self-assembly of new structures and materials with DNA-coated colloids"
David Pine - New York University
Host: Erik Luijten

November 22, 2016: "Extreme Environments and Dynamic Morphology: Anticipating and harnessing evolving structure-property relationships"
Jessica Krogstad - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Host: David Dunand

Past Colloquia