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2021-2022 Colloquia


April 5, 2022: Rafael Jaramillo "Small Defects, Big Deal: Using point defects to control giant opto-mechanics and to engineer new resistive switches" - MIT
Host: James Rondinelli

April 19, 2022: Zakaria Al Balushi "Crystal Growth at Confined Heterointerfaces" - UC Berkeley
Host: MSSA

April 26, 2022: Ichiro Takeuchi "Autonomous Combinatorial Experimentation for Streamlined Materials Discovery" - University of Maryland
Host: Chris Wolverton

May 3, 2022 - PPG Lecture: Zhenan Bao "Skin-Inspired Organic Electronics" - Stanford
Host: Mark Hersam

May 24, 2022: Christopher Viney "Analogies: Inspiration, Perspiration, and the Creative Process in Materials Teaching and Research" - UC Merced
Host: MSSA

May 31, 2022 via Zoom - Fine Lecture: Dierk Raabe "Sustainability of Metals and their role in Circular Economy" - Max Planck Institute 
Host: David Seidman

Winter 2022

January 18, 2022 via Zoom: Ryan Hayward "Driving deformation, assembly, and coupled motion of polymers with light" - CU Boulder 
Host: Ryan Truby

January 25, 2022 via Zoom: Anthony Rollett - Carnegie Mellon 
Host: Ian McCue

February 1, 2022: Lorenzo Valdevit "Exceptional mechanical properties of additively manufactured nano- architected materials with complex topologies" - UC Irvine
Hosts: David Dunand and Ian McCue

February 8, 2022: Will Bowman "Electron microscopy nanocharacterization of chemical segregation in multiphase ceramics via sintering and phase formation in nanocomposite functional oxides via exsolution" - UC Irvine
Host: Scott Barnett

March 8, 2022 - Goll Lecture: Gerard Wong "Understanding the origins of COVID lethality: Molecular biomimicry of host immune machinery by the SARS-CoV-2 virus and consequences for severe inflammation, coagulation, and antiviral responses" - University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Chris Wolverton

Fall 2021

September 28, 2021: Christina Birkel "Expanding the compositional and microstructural space of layered and 2D materials (MAX phases and MXenes)" - Arizona State University
Host: James Rondinelli

Thursday, October 7, 2021 via Zoom: Julia Greer "Materials by Design: Three-Dimensional (3D) Nano-Architected Meta-Materials"California Institute of Technology
Host: Ryan Truby

October 12, 2021: Raymundo Arroyave "Bayesian Frameworks for Efficient Materials Discovery" - Texas A&M University
Hosts: Chris Wolverton and David Dunand

October 26, 2021: Ted Sargent "Quantum dots, perovskites, and nanomaterials applied in sensing, energy harvesting, and energy storage"  - Northwestern University (Department of Chemistry)
Host: Peter Voorhees

November 2, 2021: Michael Mills - "Local Phase Transformations: A New Creep Strengthening Mechanism in Ni-Base Superalloys" - The Ohio State University
Hosts: David Seidman and Ian McCue

November 9, 2021 - Dorn Lecture: Nadya Mason "Electronic Transport in Strain-Engineered Graphene" - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Host: Mark Hersam

November 16, 2021: Efrain Rodriguez "Inorganic Materials with a Twist: Breaking Symmetry to Induce Novel Properties" - University of Maryland
Host: James Rondinelli

2020-2021 Colloquia

Spring 2021

April 13, 2021: Robert Schoenlein "X-ray Free-Electron Lasers are Driving a Revolution in the X-ray Science of Complex Matter" - Stanford University
Host: Mike Bedzyk

April 27, 2021: Tamar Segal-Peretz "Vapor-Phase Growth of Inorganic Materials within Polymers-Fabrication by Design of Functional Nanostructures" - Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Host: MSSA

May 4, 2021 - Dorn LectureStacey Bent "From Computer Chips to Catalysts: Precise Materials Synthesis for Sustainable Energy Applications" - Stanford University
Host: Mark Hersam

May 10, 2021 @ 2 PM Central Time - Dean's Seminar: Arun Majumdar - Stanford University
Host: Vinayak Dravid & Sossina Haile
Co-sponsored by ISEN and CESR

May 11, 2021 @ 5 PM Central Time: Arun Majumdar "Chemical Transformations and Photoabsorption Imaging at Nanoscale" - Stanford University
Host: Vinayak Dravid & Sossina Haile

May 25, 2021 - Fine Lecture: Carol Handwerker "Heterogeneous Stress Relaxation in Tin Thin Films: Whiskers, Hillocks, and Beyond" - Purdue University
Host: Peter Voorhees

June 1, 2021: Julia Mundy "Design and Construction of Multifunctional Oxide Heterostructures" - Harvard University
Host: James Rondinelli

MSE Spring Seminar Series

This new series will highlight recent advances and breakthroughs in materials research by early career scientists and engineers. 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021: Divine Kumah "Emergent Phenomena at Complex Oxide Interfaces" - North Carolina State University

Thursday, April 8, 2021: Santiago Correa "Self-Assembling Nanotechnologies for Precision Biomaterials" - Stanford University

Thursday, April 15, 2021: Ximin He "Bio-like Structural Hydrogels with Life-like Intelligence" -  University of California Los Angeles

Thursday, April 29, 2021: Brenden Ortiz "Materials discovery of next-generation quantum materials, the AV3Sb5 (A: K, Rb, Cs) kagome superconductors" - University of California Santa Barbara

Thursday, May 6, 2021: Stephanie Law "Photons, plasmons, and polaritons: optical phenomena in complex materials" - University of Delaware

Thursday, May 13, 2021: Luis De Jesus "Comprehensive Nanoscale Evaluation of Electronic Structure Inhomogeneities in Layered Materials" - University of Pennsylvania

Monday, May 17, 2021: Jerelle Joseph "Robust multiscale modelling toolkits for probing cellular
compartmentalization via liquid–liquid phase separation" - Cambridge

Winter 2021

January 12, 2021: Vivian Ferry "Tunable chiral optical properties in semiconductor nanocrystals and metamaterials" - University of Minnesota
Host: MSSA

January 19, 2021: Lin Li "Mesoscale material mechanics modeling for deformation behaviors in amorphous and nanocrystalline alloys" - University of Alabama
Host: David Dunand

January 26, 2021: Y. Shirley Meng "From Atom to System: Advanced Characterization for Next Generation Energy Storage Materials" - University of California - San Diego

February 2, 2021: Qian Chen "'Cinematography' of soft, biological and energy matter at the nanoscale" - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Host: Erik Luijten

February 9, 2021: Jason Nicholas "Interface and Oxygen-Vacancy-Polaron Engineered Solid Fuel Cell Materials" - Michigan State University
Host: Scott Barnett

Cancelled: February 16, 2021: Raymundo Arroyave "Towards an Efficient Exploration of the Materials Design
Space" - Texas A&M University
Host: Chris Wolverton

February 23, 2021: Julio D'Arcy - Washington University in St. Louis
Host: Jiaxing Huang

March 2, 2021: Helen Chan "Redox Reactions: A Route to Novel Materials?" - Lehigh University
Host: David Dunand

March 9, 2021: Corinne Packard "Controlled spalling of wafer-scale, single-crystal films of high-quality, high-value semiconductors" - Colorado School of Mines 
Host: Bob Chang

Fall 2020

September 29, 2020: Saniya LeBlanc "A Holistic Approach to Energy: Connecting Materials, Manufacturing, Systems, and Technoeconomics" - George Washington University  
Host: Jeff Snyder

October 13, 2020: Pinshane Huang "How stiff are 2D materials? Designing ultrasoft electronic materials using electron microscopy" - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Host: Lincoln Lauhon

October 20, 2020 - Inaugural PPG Lecture: Lynden A. Archer "Designing electrolytes and interphases for cost-effective and safe storage of electrical energy" - Cornell University
Host: Mark Hersam

October 27, 2020: Angela Pitenis "The Slippery Physics of Aqueous Gels" - University of California Santa Barbara
Host: MSSA

November 3, 2020: Polina Anikeeva "Interrogation of Neural Function Across Scales with Fiber-based and Nanomagnetic Tools" - MIT
Host: Sam Stupp

November 10, 2020: Caroline Ross "Iron garnets: enabling materials for magnonics, photonics and spintronics" - MIT
Host: Amanda Petford-Long

November 17, 2020: Alexandra Zevalkink "Origin of unexpectedly low thermal conductivity in Mg3Sb2 and Mg3Bi2 thermoelectric materials" - Michigan State University
Host: Jeff Snyder

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2019-2020 Colloquia

Spring 2020 

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 

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2014-2018 Colloquia


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