MSE Colloquium Series

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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.

Fall 2010

Fridays, 2:00 PM
8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 203 (except as noted below)

October 15, Joseph M. DeSimone, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University

Friday, October 15, 2010 8 St. Mary's Street, PHO 203, 2:00 PM Refreshments will be served at 1:45. Flyer Co-opting Moore’s Law: Vaccines, Medicines and Biological Particles Made on a Wafer In 1965, Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, described the trend that the number of components in integrated circuits had doubled every year since... More

November 5, Hatice Altug, Boston University

Friday, November 5, 2010 8 St. Mary’s Street, PHO 203, 2:00 PM Refreshments will be served at 1:45. Flyer Integrated Nanoplasmonic Systems for Ultrasensitive Spectroscopy and Biodetection Plasmonics, the optical study of metallic nanostructures and their application has emerged as a rapidly growing field. By localizing light to the sub-wavelength volumes and dramatically enhancing local fields, plasmonics is... More

November 9, David J. Bishop, LGS, Bell Labs Innovations

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 15 St. Mary's Street, Room 105, 2:00 PM Refreshments will be served at 1:45. Silicon Micromachines for Science and Technology In my talk I will discuss silicon micro machines and their use in both science and technology.  Applications include optical switching, acoustics and RF systems.  Scientific experiments include... More

November 19, David Needham, Duke University

Friday, November 19, 2010 8 St. Mary’s Street, PHO 203, 2:00 PM Refreshments will be served at 1:45 Co-sponsored with BME Flyer David Needham Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Duke University Engineering Materials Design for Drug Delivery Reverse Engineering the Thermal Sensitive Liposome:  A Generally Applicable Approach to Research Abstract: Invented in 1996, the low-temperature-sensitive... More

December 1, Turgut M. Gür, Stanford University

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Room 245, 110 Cummington Street, 4:00 PM Refreshments will be served at 3:45. Utilization and Conversion of Solid Fuels in High Temperature Fuel Cells Abstract Efficient conversion of solid carbonaceous fuels is critically important to achieve reductions in CO2 emissions and environmental impact. Coal makes up a large fraction of... More

December 3, Francesco Priolo, University of Catania (Italy)

Friday, December 3, 2010, 8 St. Mary's Street, Room 203, 11:00 AM Refreshments will be served at 10:45. A joint MRS/BU Chapter and MSE event. Flyer Silicon-based  Nanostructures for Photonics and Solar Cells Abstract: Silicon is the key material in the microelectronic arena. Recent efforts performed in our group in the fabrication and properties... More

December 3, Shailesh Vora, U.S. Department of Energy

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 211 Sponsored jointly with the Division of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Clean Energy and Environmental Sustainability Initiative (CEESI) and the Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE) Shailesh Vora U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Department of Energy’s SECA Program: 2010... More

December 10, Katherine Ziemer, Northeastern University

Friday, December 10, 2010 8 St. Mary’s Street, PHO 203, 2:00 PM Refreshments will be served at 1:45. Flyer Using Atoms as Building Blocks: Effective Integration of Functional Oxide Multilayer Heterostructures on Wide Bandgap Semiconductors Katherine S. Ziemer Northeastern University, Chemical Engineering Department Effective integration of multiple functional oxide layers on a semiconductor platform can enable dynamic... More