The following is a list of events for the 2016 Northwestern University/Tel Aviv University Workshop. Please note that all workshop presentations will take place in the Guild Lounge, located within Scott Hall, on Northwestern's Evanston campus.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Opening Session: 8:30 - 9:00am

Session Chair: Prof. David N. Seidman (MS&E, NU, Director of NUCAPT)

  • 9:00 - 9:30 am: Dr. Fruma Yehiely (Associate Vice President for Research, NU) Collaborative funding opportunities
  • 9:30 - 10:00 am: Prof. Yossi Rosenwaks (Dean of Engineering, EE and MS&E, TAU) Electrostatically formed nanowires: a platform for sensors, transistors and electronic devices
  • 10:00 - 10:30 am: Prof. Samuel I. Stupp (MS&E and FSM, NU) Supramolecular energy materials and biomaterials

Coffee Break: 10:30 - 10:45 am

Session Chair: Prof. Selim Shahriar (EECS, Applied Physics, Physics, NU)

  • 10:45 - 11:15 am: Prof. Amit Kohn (MS&E, TAU) Mapping charge distribution in nanoscale ionic materials by electron holography
  • 11:15 - 11:45 am: Prof. Chris Wolverton (MS&E, NU) Materials genome approach to computational design of nanostructured thermoelectrics
  • 11:45 - 12:15 am: Prof. Vinayak P. Dravid (MS&E and Director NUANCE Center, NU) Electron microscopy of energy materials
  • 12:15 – 12:45 pm: Dr. Oswaldo Diéguez (MS&E, TAU) Atomistic simulation of ferroelectric and multiferroic perovskite oxides

LUNCH BREAK: 12:45 - 1:45 pm

Session Chair: Prof. James Rondinelli (MS&E, NU)

  • 1:45 - 2:15 pm: Prof. Ilan Goldfarb (MS&E, Director WAMRC, TAU) Hysteretic switching in nanomagnets and memristors from a material science perspective

  • 2:15 - 2:45 pm: Prof. Hooman Mohseni (EECS, NU) Selective coupling of optical modes and matter
  • 2:45 - 3:15 pm: Prof. Noam Eliaz (Chair MS&E, TAU) Electrochemically deposited calcium phosphate coatings for dental and orthopedic implants – from fundamental studies to the clinics
  • 3:15 - 3:45 pm: Prof. Derk Joester (MS&E, NU) Chemical imaging of interfaces and interphases in tooth biominerals

COFFEE BREAK: 3:45-4:00pm

Session Chair: Prof. Bruce Wessels (MS&E, NU)

BREAK: 5:00 - 5:45 pm

Shuttle departs the Hilton Orrington Hotel for Banquet: 5:45pm

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Session ChairProf. Michael Bedzyk (MS&E, NU)

  • 8:50 - 9:20 am: Prof. John A. Rogers (MS&E and FSM, NU) Materials for bioresorbable electronics
  • 9:20 - 9:50 am: Prof. Shachar Richter (MS&E, TAU) Bio-inspired photovoltaics
  • 9:50 - 10:20 am: Prof. Tal Dvir (Biotechnology and MS&E, TAU) Cardiac tissue engineering: from matrix design to the engineering of cyborg tissues

COFFEE BREAK: 10:20 - 10:30 AM

Session Chair: Prof. G. Jeffrey Snyder (MS&E, NU)

  • 10:30 - 11:00 am: Prof. Ramille N. Shah (MS&E and FSM, NU) Expanding the 3D printable biomaterial palette: new approaches to material design and development
  • 11:00 - 11:30 am: Prof. David Dunand (MS&E, NU) Metallic scaffolds by reduction of 3D-printed oxide inks
  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Dr. Brian A. Rosen (MS&E, TAU) Influence of LaNiO3 structure on its solid-phase crystallization into methane reforming catalysts
  • 12:00 - 12:30 pm: Prof. Arie Ruzin (EE, TAU) Compensated semiconductors: Calculations and experimental results

LUNCH BREAK: 12:30 - 2:00 PM

Personal discussion of research

Session Chair: Prof. Kenneth Shull (MS&E, NU)

  • 2:00 - 2:05 pm: Prof. Erik Liujten (Chair, MS&E; ESAM, NU)
  • 2:05 - 2:35 pm: Prof. Tobin J. Marks (Chemistry and MS&E, NU) Designer materials for printed flexible hybrid electronic circuitry
  • 2:35 - 3:05 pm: Prof. Robert P.H. Chang (MS&E and EECS, NU) Dynamic interaction of light with indium tin oxide nano-rod arrays in the near infrared
  • 3:05 - 3:35 pm: Prof. Scott A. Barnett (MS&E, NU) 3D tomography of fuel cell and battery electrodes: electrochemical performance and long-term durability


Session Chair: Prof. Mark Hersam (MS&E, EECS, Chemistry, FSM, Director of MRSEC, NU)

  • 3:50– 4:20 pm: Dr. Ariel Ismach (MS&E, TAU) 2D materials: synthesis of flat and 3D structures
  • 4:20 - 4:50 pm: Prof. Kimberly A. Gray (CE&E, NU) Novel nano-architectures: water, energy & health
  • 4:50 – 5:20 pm: Dr. Noa Lachman (MS&E, TAU) Carbon nanotubes nanocomposite morphology tailoring (for energy storage)
  • 5:20 – 5:50 pm: Prof. Mark A. Ratner (Chemistry and MS&E, NU) International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN), Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Israel, and Returning

Free Evening: 5:50pm

Free evening and time for personal communications.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Session ChairProf. Yip-Wah Chung (MS&E, NU)

  • 8:30 - 9:00 am: Prof. Dror Avisar (Head, Water Research Center – Hydrochemistry, TAU) The removal and breakdown of chemotherapy drugs derived from hospital wastewater using based ozone AOP technology – a pilot scale project at Tel-HaShomer hospital, Israel
  • 9:00 - 9:30 am: Prof. Aaron I. Packman (CE&E, Director Center for Water Research, NU) Biofilms, biofouling and biomineralization: structural controls on microbial colonization and eradication in water systems and medical devices
  • 9:30 - 10:00 am: Prof. Hadas Mamane (Mech Eng, TAU) Application of nanostructured solar photocatalytic membrane reactors (PMRs) for water treatment

10:00 AM-1:15 PM: Free for personal meetings and laboratory tours

1:30 pm: Shuttle bus to the Boat Cruise leaves the Orrington Hotel

3:00 - 4:30 PM: Chicago River Architecture Boat Cruise

6:00 pm: Dinner

Dinner at Cohen Commons Faculty and Staff Dining Room, Room L482, 4th floor North, Technological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Rd.