MSE Colloquium Series – Fall 2014


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 205, 8 St. Mary’s Street, unless otherwise noted below.

September 12

UntitledHerbert Shea, Microsystems for Space Technologies Laboratory at EPFL

Miniaturized Dielectric Elastomer Actuators: Towards Intelligent Soft Machines

Faculty Host: David Bishop

September 18 Untitled2:00 Room 105, 15 St. Mary’s Street

Anton Malko, University of Texas, Dallas

Semiconductor Nanocrystals: From Quantum Phenomena to Applications in Energy Sustainability

Faculty Host:  Allison Dennis
Student Host: Margaret Chen

October 17

DMaroudas_PhotoDimitrios Maroudas, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Theoretical Studies of Structure-Property Relations in Graphene-Based Carbon Nanomaterials

Faculty Host: Xi Lin
Student Host: Heng Luo

October 24

nandiniNandini Trivedi, Ohio State

Interplay of Spin-Orbit Coupling and Coulomb Correlations in Transition Metal Oxides

Faculty Host: David Campbell
Student Host: Margaret Chen

October 29 Untitled2:00 Room 105, 15 St. Mary’s Street, MSE/ME Special Seminar, Co-Sponsored by the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Alan Lakshminarayanan, Amedica

Silicon Nitride – A Bio-Graphy

Faculty Host:  Srikanth Gopalan

October 31

TangDalin Tang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

In Vivo Image-Based Atherosclerotic Plaque Modeling and Stress/Strain Analysis for Plaque Progression and Rupture

Faculty Host: Katherine Yanhang Zhang
Student Host: Heng Luo

November 7

mikeMichael Hickner, Pennsylvania State University

Polymer Membranes for Large-Scale Energy Conversion and Storage

Faculty Host: Uday Pal
Student Host: Christa Hoskin

November 14

James Dickerson 2013James Dickerson, Brookhaven National Lab

The Role of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Addressing the World’s Energy Challenges

Faculty Host: Anna Swan
Student Host: Thomas Villalon

November 21

Wong_Wesley_BCHWesley Wong, Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital

Mechanical Force in Nanoscale Biology: From Hemostasis to Single-Molecule Centrifugation

Faculty Host: Sahar Sharifzadeh
Student Host: Thomas Villalon

December 5 Untitled11:00 AM, Room 245, 110 Cummington Mall

Art Ramirez, University of California, Santa Cruz

The Frustration Paradigm for Materials

Faculty Host:  David Bishop

December 5

1Lijie Grace Zhang, George Washington University

Integrating 3D Printing and Nanomaterials for Complex Tissue Regeneration

Faculty Host: Tyrone Porter
Student Host: Heng Luo