Colloquia & Seminars

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

Spring 2018

April 10, 2018: “Single crystals and bespoke textures in self-assembled soft materials” Chinedum Osuji - Yale Univerisity                                       Host: Mark Hersam

April 17, 2018: “Design of New Materials and Structures to Maximize Strength at Probability Tail: a Neglected Challenge for Quasibrittle and Biomimetic” Zdenek Bazant - Northwestern University                                 Host: Horacio Espinosa

April 24, 2018: DOW Lecture “Stability of gradient nano-grained structures in metals” Prof. Ke Lu - Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Insitute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences                   Hosts: Jiaxing Huang and Yonggang Huang

May 01, 2018: TBA Harold Hwang - Stanford University                                     Hosts: Jeffrey Snyder & James Rondinelli 

May 08, 2018: “Tooth enamel formation: an exquisite example of protein-mediated biomineralization” Henry Margolis - University of Pittsburgh       Host: Derk Joester

May 22, 2018: TBA Jennifer Rupp - Massachusetts Institute of Technology      Host: Lincoln Lauhon

May 29, 2018: TBA Marina Leite - University of Maryland  Host: Sossina Haile

June 05, 2018: TBA William Chueh - Stanford University  Host: MSSA


Winter 2018 

January 12, 2018: "Understanding and Optimizing Solution Processed Systems" Vanessa Wood - ETH Zurich
Host: Lincoln Lauhon

January 16, 2018: Dorn Lecture Beyond Li-Ion: From Solid State to Aqueous Electrochemical Energy Storage Batteries Linda Nazar - University of Waterloo, Canada
Host: Sossina Haile

January 23, 2018: "Tuning Nanoparticle Dispersion in Polymer Hosts and their Consequences on Properties" Sanat Kumar -  Columbia University
Host: Monica Olvera de la Cruz

January 30, 2018: "Additive manufacturig of metals:from monolithic structures to functionally graded componets" Allison Besse - Pennsylvania State University
Host: David Dunand

February 06, 2018: "Wear and adhesion of diamond-like materials investigated by in-situ
transmission electron microscopy" Rodrigo Bernal Montoya - University of Texas, Dallas
Host: David Dunand

February 13, 2018: "DNA-origami Barrels" William Shih - Harvard Medical School
Host: Sam Stupp

February 20, 2018: Fine Lecture "Topological Heterostructures by Molecular Beam
Epitaxy" Susanne Stemmer - Univerity of California, Santa Barbara
Host: Vinayak Dravid

February 27, 2018: "Ultrafast Heat Transfer in Nanoscale Materials" David G. Cahill - Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Host: Jeffery Snyder

Fall 2017

September 19, 2017: "Challenging Nanostructured Materials for Advanced Energy Devices" Andre Taylor - Yale
Host: Mark Hersam

September 26, 2017: TBA Donald Siegal - University of Michigan
Host: Christopher Wolverton

October 3, 2016: "Organic Mixed Conductors for Applications in Bioelectronics" Jonathan Rivnay - Northwestern
Host: Sossina Haile

October 16, 2017: COHEN LECTURE: From Self-assembly to Recognition Daan Frenkel - Cambridge
Host: Erik Luijten

October 17, 2017: COHEN LECTURE: The Disorder Created by Entropy Is In the Mind Daan Frenkel - Cambridge
Host: Erik Luijten

October 24, 2017: Linking Materials Science and Materials Engineering - Microstructure-based Performance Predictions for Advanced Multi-phase Materials Xin Sun - Oakridge National Laboratory
Host: David Dunand

November 7, 2017: Skin-inspired Organic Electronic Materials and Devices Zhenan Bao - Stanford
Host: MSSA and Sossina Haile

November 14, 2017: Interfacial Stress, Strain and Stabilization in Li-ion Battery Electrodes Nancy Sottos - University of Illinois
Host: Mark Hersam

November 21, 2017: The Role of Structural Water in Electrochemical Energy Storage of Tungsten Oxides Veronica Augustyn - North Carolina State University
Host: Sossina Haile

Past Colloquia