MSE Colloquium Series – Fall 2013

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.

The MSE Colloquium Series is held on Fridays at 3:00 PM, in Room 901, 8 St. Mary’s Street, unless otherwise noted below.

September 20

FujitaEtsuko Fujita, Brookhaven National Lab

From CO2 Hydrogenation by Solar Produced H2 to Photochemical Water Oxidation

Faculty Host: Linda Doerrer and Laleh Tahsini
Student Hosts: Steven Hannigan, Sarah Specht, Yang Yu

October 4

UntitledRohit Karnik, MIT

Development of Nanostructured Membranes for Water Purification and Gas Separations

Faculty Host: Chuanhua Duan
Student Host: Constantinos Katevatis

October 11


Avouris_photoNote location: 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 203

Phaedon Avouris, IBM

Graphene: Applications in Photonics and Plasmonics

Faculty Host: Theodore Moustakas
Student Host: Denis Nothern


October 18 attachmentNote time/location: 1:30 PM in room 105,  15 St. Mary’s Street

Srikanth Singamaneni, Washington University

Plasmonic Engineering in Nanomedicine

Faculty Host: Bjorn Reinhard
Student Host: Alket Mertiri

October 25

attachmentMircea Dinca, MIT

Teaching Sponges New Tricks:
Conductivity and Redox Activity in Microporous Metal-Organic Frameworks

Faculty Host: Ramesh Jasti
Student Host: Yang Yu

November 8

Dario-BodaDario Marrocchelli, MIT

Functional Materials for Energy Applications: Insights from Atomistic Modeling

Faculty Host: Srikanth Gopalan
Student Host: Denis Nothern

November 15

CogswellDan Cogswell, Samsung

Modeling Non-Equilibrium Microstructure in Electrochemistry

Faculty Host: Emily Ryan
Student Host: Alket Mertiri

November 22

UntitledAlejandro Briseno, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Crystal Chemistry, Molecular Order and Charge Transport at Organic Semiconductor Interfaces

Faculty Host: Ramesh Jasti
Student Host: Constantinos Katevatis

December 4 rogers 11:00 AM Wed., Dec. 4th, Rm 245, 110 Cummington Mall Co-Sponsored by the Department of Mechanical Engineering

John A. Rogers, University of Illinois at Urbana/Chapaign

Mechanics Design for Electronics That Can Stretch, Twist, Fold and Flex

Faculty Hosts: David Bishop and Alice White

December 9 Zhiping_Yin_BU12:00 PM Mon., Dec. 9th, Rm 245, 110 Cummington Mall  

Zhiping Yin, Rutgers University

Where to look for high temperature superconductors and beyond?

Faculty Host: David Bishop