MSE Colloquium Series – Spring 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.

January 17

chenhuang-dec-8[3]Chen Huang, Los Alamos National Lab

Potential-Functional Embedding Theory: An Effective and Rigorous Way to Perform Multiphysics Quantum Mechanics Simulations for Materials and Molecules

Faculty Host: David Bishop
Student Host: Yang Yu

January 23

Yuen-ZhouJoel Yuen-Zhou, MIT

2:00 PM, Room 245, 110 Cummington Way

Coherent Excitons, Coherence Spectroscopies

Faculty Host: David Bishop

January 24

IMG_4727.jpgNa Sai, University of Texas at Austin

New Materials for Solar Cells: From Quantum Mechanical Simulations to Computational Materials Design

Faculty Host: David Bishop
Student Host: Alket Mertiri

January 31

cohSinisa Coh, University of California at Berkeley

Controlling Atomic Movement on the Nanoscale

Faculty Host: David Bishop
Student Host: Constantinos Katevatis

February 7

UntitledDongsheng Li, Pratt & Whitney

Genome Sequencing and Processes Design for Heterogeneous Complex Material Systems

Faculty Host: Emily Ryan
Student Host: Jinwang Tan

February 21

Untitled6S. “Thai” Thayumanavan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Responsive Nanoassemblies

Faculty Host: Xi Lin
Student Host: Constantinos Katevatis

February 28

Untitled5Stephen Kuebler, University of Central Florida

Nanophotonic Materials Created by Multi-Photon Direct Laser Writing

Faculty Host: Bjorn Reinhard
Student Host:
Constantinos Katevatis

March 21

Sharifzadeh_photo[2]Sahar Sharifzadeh, Lawrence Berkeley Labs

Towards Computational Design of the Optoelectronic Properties of Organic Semiconductors

Faculty Host: David Bishop
Student Host:
Alket Mertiri

March 28

GregBoutisGreg Boutis, Brooklyn College, CUNY

NMR Studies of the Dynamical Properties of Localized Water and Backbone Dynamics in Mechanically Strained Elastin

Faculty Host: Katherine Zhang
Student Host: Sella Wang

April 4

IMG_3688Yan Wang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Batteries: From Better Materials to Recycling

Faculty Host: Uday Pal
Student Host: Xiaofei Guan

April 11

rwg3Russell Giannetta, University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana

Using an LC Oscillator to Pry Open Superconductivity

Faculty Host: David Bishop
Student Host:
Shizhao Su

April 25

Anil VirkarAnil Virkar, University of Utah

Core-Shell Catalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC)

Faculty Host: Uday Pal
Student Host:
Xiaofei Guan 

May 2

62083968-8F57-46A3-AA20-E986A9DB396FSergei Tretiak, Los Alamos National Lab

3:00 PM, Room 245, 110 Cummington Mall

Efficient Non-Adiabatic Excited State Dynamics Simulations in Extended Molecular Systems

Faculty Host: Xi Lin
Student Host:
Alket Mertiri