News & Events
Colloquia & Seminars

All MSE colloquia begin at 4pm in Tech L211 unless otherwise noted. Refreshments served prior to the lecture.  

Spring 2020 - Cancelled 

Cancelled: April 7, 2020: Corrine Packard "Controlled spalling of wafer-scale, single-crystal films of high-quality, high-value semiconductors" - Colorado School of Mines 
Host: Bob Chang 

Cancelled: April 21, 2020: Caroline Ross "Iron garnets: enabling materials for magnonics, photonics and spintronics" - MIT 
Host: Amanda Petford-Long 

Cancelled: April 28, 2020: Qian Chen -"'Cinematography' of soft materials (nanoparticles, proteins, and polymer membranes) at the nanoscale" - University of Illinois 
Host: Erik Luijten 

Cancelled: May 5, 2020: Helen Chan "Redox Reactions: A Route to Novel Materials?" - Lehigh University 
Hosts: David Dunand 

Cancelled: May 12, 2020: Raymundo Arroyave "Towards an Efficient Exploration of the Materials Design Space" - Texas A&M University 
Host: David Dunand 

Cancelled: May 26, 2020: Shirley Meng "From Atom to System: Advanced Characterization for Next Generation Energy Storage Materials" - University of California San Diego
Host: Sossina Haile 

Cancelled: June 2, 2020: Arun Majumdar - Stanford 
Hosts: Sossina Haile and Vinayak Dravid 

Winter 2020

January 7, 2020: Heather Murdoch "Magnetically Assisted Processing: theory, observation, and application for microstructural design using applied magnetic fields" - Army Research Lab 
Host: David Dunand 

January 13, 2020 - Cohen Lecture Talk 1:(Tech LR2) Christopher Murray "The design of multifunctional nanomaterials and devices through nanocrystal self-assembly" - University of Pennsylvania 
Host: Mark Hersam 

January 14, 2020 - Cohen Lecture Talk 2:(Tech L211) Christopher Murray "Nanocrystal design and self-assembly in service of heterogeneous catalysis" - University of Pennsylvania 
Host: Mark Hersam 

January 21, 2020: Joe Schlenoff "Saloplastics: Processing Polyelectrolyte Complexes with Salt Water" - Florida State University  
Host: Ken Shull

Janaury 28, 2020: Kristin Persson "The Era of Data-driven Materials Innovation and Design" - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 
Hosts: Christopher Wolverton and Monica Olvera de la Cruz

February 4, 2020: Elif Ertekin "Patterns in disorder: theory and computation guided prediction of functional properties in complex materials configuration spaces"- University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 
Host: Lincoln Lauhon 

February 11, 2020: Gang Chen "Understanding and Engineering Electron and Phonon Transport in Thermal and Thermoelectric Materials" - Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Hosts: Chris Wolverton and Jeff Snyder 

March 10, 2020: Jose Mendoza-Cortes "Materials by Design: First-Principles for Energy Storage"- Florida State University 
Host: David Dunand and Sossina Haile  

Fall 2019

October 8, 2019: Ritesh Agarwal "Controlling Light Matter Interactions in Two-dimensional Layered Materials with Conventional and Topological Band Structures" - University of Pennsylvania 
Host: Lincoln Lauhon 

October 16, 2019: Anna Grassellino "State of the art in Superconducting Radio Frequency Technology: from accelerators to quantum" - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory 
Host: David Seidman 

October 22, 2019: Lois Pollack "Ions and proteins: the essential partners that fold RNA and DNA" - Cornell University 
Hosts: Monica Olvera de la Cruz and Michael Bedzyk 

October 29, 2019 - Dorn Lecture: Nicola Spaldin "From Materials to Cosmology: Studying the early universe under the microscope." - ETH Zurich 
Host: James Rondinelli 

November 5, 2019 - Dow Lecture: Andrea Liu "Exploiting the Malleability of Disorder to Design Functional Materials" - University of Pennsylvania 
Hosts: Erik Luijten and Monica Olvera de la Cruz 

November 12, 2019: Eric Toberer "Accelerating thermoelectric materials discovery - Uniting experiment and computation" - Colorado School of Mines 
Host: James Rondinelli and Jeff Snyder 

November 19, 2019: Eranda Nikolla "Controlling Oxygen Electrocatalysis using Nanostructured Mixed-Metal Oxides for Energy Storage/Generation" - Wayne State University
Hosts: Scott Barnett and Sossina Haile 


Past Colloquia