MSE Colloquium Series – Fall 2017

The MSE Colloquium Series features distinguished speakers 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 105, 15 St. Mary’s Street, unless otherwise noted below.

September 22 Schlumberger Annual Materials Science Lecture

4:00 PM, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 906

Hongjie Dai, Stanford University

Carbon Based Nanosciences

Faculty Host: Lawrence Ziegler

Please RSVP to by September 20, 2017 to register.


September 29  BU Materials Day Workshop 2017

Integrating Metamaterials with Quantum Materials:

A Design Paradigm for 21st Century Science & Technology

Faculty Host: Xin Zhang


October 6 

Jeffrey Grossman, MIT

Materials Design for Applications in Energy and Water

Faculty Host:  Sahar Sharifzadeh

Student Host: Aliya Mukazhanova


October 27

Jacob Trevino, CUNY

Plasmon-Exciton Coupling for Enhanced Organic Photovoltaic Systems

Faculty Host: Luca Dal Negro

Student Host: Wesley Britton


November 3

Jongyoon Han, MIT

Applied Nanofluidics for Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

Faculty Host: Chuanhua Duan

Student Host: Quan Xie


November 17 

Mete Atature, Cambridge University

Solid-State Spin-Photon Interfaces: Old Friends & New

Faculty Host:  Selim Unlu

Student Host:  Allison Marn


November 29, 1:00 PM

Jayakanth Ravichandran, University of Southern California

Shining Light on Perovskite Chalcogenides: Semiconductors for Visible to Infrared Optoelectronics

Faculty Host: Chuanhua Duan

Student Host:   Siyang (Sean) Xiao             


December 8

Qimin Yan, Temple University

Discovery of Functional Energy and Topological Materials with a Combination of High-throughput Theory and Experiment

Faculty Host: Sahar Sharifzadeh

Student Host: Tianlun (Allan) Huang