MSE Colloquium Series

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

Spring 2012

The MSE Colloquium Series is held on Fridays at 3:00 PM in Room 205, 8 St. Mary’s Street, unless otherwise noted below.

February 13, Laura Greene, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

in MSE, Spring 2012.

A Joint Event Sponsored by the Division of Materials Science & Engineering and the Physics Condensed Matter Seminars 12:00 Noon, Monday, February 13, 2012 Pizza will be served at 11:45 Metcalf Science Center (SCI) 590 Commonwealth Ave, Room SCI 352 Detection of Orbital Fluctuations Above the Structural Transition Temperature in the Iron Pnictides and Chalcogenides Abstract:... More

February 17, Nitin Padture, Brown University

in MSE, Spring 2012.

3:00 PM in Room 205, 8 St. Mary’s Street Refreshments served at 2:45 PM Extreme Materials Engineering: From Turbine Engine Coatings to Carbon Nanotube Composites to Graphene Devices... Abstract: At the confluence of engineering and science, the field of materials engineering provides exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary research. In this seminar I will... More

February 24, Michael Pomfret, Naval Research Laboratory

in MSE, Spring 2012.

A Joint Event Sponsored by the Division of Materials Science & Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering 11:00 AM, Room 245, 110 Cummington Street Optical Studies of Fuel Cell Systems Abstract: In situ optical methods are valuable for studying the contamination of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) electrodes and... More

February 29, Robert Ecke, Los Alamos National Laboratory

in MSE, Spring 2012.

A Joint Event Sponsored by the Division of Materials Science & Engineering, the Department of Physics, and the Clean Energy and Environmental Sustainability Initiative (CEESI) 3:00 PM, Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Refreshments served at 2:45 PM 3 Cummington Street, Physics Research Building, Room 595 Laboratory Experiments on Porous Media Mass Transport: Implications... More

March 9, Marco Rolandi, University of Washington

in MSE, Spring 2012.

A Joint Event Sponsored by the Division of Materials Science & Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering 3:00 PM in Room 205, 8 St. Mary’s Street Refreshments served at 2:45 PM Self-assembled polysaccharide nanofibers for biocompatible nanodevices Abstract: Significant advances in materials and nanofabrication afford electronic devices that can interface with living... More

March 22, Edward Sargent, University of Toronto

in MSE, Spring 2012.

11:00 AM, Room 339, 8 St. Mary’s Street Refreshments served at 10:45 AM Optoelectronics Using Solution-Processed Colloidal Quantum Dots Abstract: Optoelectronic devices such as image sensors, solar cells, and optical sources have traditionally relied on single-crystal inorganic semiconductor materials. Rapid progress in organic and polymer electronics indicates that large-area, low-cost, solution-processed materials also... More

March 30, Douglas Osheroff, Stanford University

in MSE, Spring 2012.

The Benson T. Chertok Lecture A Joint Event Sponsored by the Division of Materials Science & Engineering and the Physics Department 3:00 PM in Room 205, 8 St. Mary’s Street Refreshments served at 2:45 PM Understanding the Columbia Shuttle Accident Abstract: The NASA Space Shuttle program began in April, 1981 and is scheduled to... More

April 13, Norma Alcantar, University of Southern Florida

in MSE, Spring 2012.

3:00 PM in Room 205, 8 St. Mary’s Street Refreshments served at 2:45 PM Elucidating property-structure relationships of biological systems: Implications for Alzheimer’s disease, flocculation and drug delivery systems. Abstract: The use of microscopy techniques in combination with spectroscopy, such as attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), has allowed us... More

April 20, Patrick Doyle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

in MSE, Spring 2012.

3:00 PM in Room 205, 8 St. Mary’s Street Refreshments served at 2:45 PM Synthesis and Applications of Complex Microparticles Using Microfluidic Devices Abstract: Microfluidic devices offer the ability to finely control physical and chemical conditions which is advantageous for materials synthesis. Several groups have used multi-phase microflows to produce microparticles and capsules. More

April 27, M. George Craford, Philips Lumileds Lighting Company

in MSE, Spring 2012.

3:00 PM in Room 205, 8 St. Mary’s Street Refreshments served at 2:45 PM The LED Revolution in Lighting: Technology Update and Market Adoption Abstract: This abstract will cover the status and trends of LED technology and the prognosis for replacing conventional lighting. There is no longer any question that LED technology will... More

May 4, Nitash Balsara, University of California, Berkeley

in MSE, Spring 2012.

3:00 PM in Room 245, 110 Cummington Street Refreshments served at 2:45 PM Block Copolymers for All-Solid Lithium Batteries   Abstract: Microstructured block copolymers enable the design of membranes with optimized channels for transporting charged species in lithium batteries.  Block copolymer electrolytes with soft lithium-conducting channels embedded in hard insulating matrices exhibit... More