MSE Colloquium Series – Spring 2017

The MSE Colloquium Series features distinguished speakers addressing topics in the relevant areas of the program: Biomaterials, Electronic and Photonic Materials, Materials for Energy and Environment, and Nanomaterials.

The MSE Colloquium Series is held on Fridays at 3:00 PM, in Room 105, 15 St. Mary’s Street, unless otherwise noted below.


February 10

Screen Shot 2017-02-03 at 9.33.19 AMNick Vamivakas, University of Rochester

Quantum Optics with Atomically Thin Semiconductors

Faculty Host: Anna Swan


March 16 – Thursday, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, 110 Cummington Mall, Room 245

Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 9.52.34 AMDr. A.S. Khanna, Indian Institute of Technology

Smart Coatings – With Application for Self Cleaning of Solar panels, Eye Lenses, and Glass Facades

Faculty Host: Soumendra Basu


March 24

070209_Zdilla_002Michael Zdilla, Temple University

Turning a Cheap, Poor Catalyst Into a Cheap, Excellent Catalyst; Optimizing Layered MnO-Based Materials for Water Oxidation Using Experiment and Theory.

Faculty Host:  Linda Doerrer

Student Host: Emma Anquillare



March 31

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Alternative Molecular Acceptors for Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells

Faculty Host: Malika Jeffries-El

Student Host: Evan Muller


April 7

Screen Shot 2017-02-22 at 9.24.38 AMMansoor Barati, University of Toronto

Putting Thermodynamics to Use

Faculty Host: Uday Pal

Student Host: Thomas Villalon


April 21

Screen Shot 2017-01-20 at 11.41.31 AMJas Sanghera, Naval Research Labs

Optical Materials and Devices at NRL

Faculty Host: Siddharth Ramachandran

Student Host: Mustafa Ordu


April 28

Screen Shot 2017-03-20 at 1.46.46 PMJarrod Milshtein, MIT

Towards High Power and Low-Cost Redox Flow Batteries for Grid-Scale Energy Storage

Faculty Host: Uday Pal


May 5

Screen Shot 2017-03-29 at 10.16.45 AMYogesh Surendranath, MIT

Mechanistic Insights Into Selective CO2-to-Fuels Catalysis

Faculty Host: Linda Doerrer