November 17, 2017

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

Solving Structurally Complex Materials

Paul Voyles, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Crystallography offers tremendously powerful approaches based on diffraction for solving structures with translation symmetry and a limited number of degrees of freedom. Nanostructures with a large fraction of surface atoms, more »

December 1, 2017

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Interconnects Beyond Cu

Katayun (Katy) Barmak, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University

Power consumption by Cu interconnects (i.e., the on-chip metallic wiring) is an issue of critical concern for current CMOS technology. At the 45 nm-node, communications power consumption achieved parity with more »

December 8, 2017

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1670 Beyster Building

An Inversion-Symmetry-Broken Order Inside the Pseudogap Region of a Cuprate Revealed by Optical Second Harmonic Generation

Liuyan Zhao, Department of Physics, University of Michigan

The phase diagram of cuprate high-temperature superconductors features an enigmatic pseudogap region that is characterized by a partial suppression of low-energy electronic excitations. In order to understand its microscopic nature, more »

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October 20, 2017

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

Additive Manufacturing Inspired Synchrotron Experiments and Computation: Diffraction and Dynamic X-ray Radiography

Anthony Rollet

, Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

High Energy (x-ray) Diffraction Microscopy (HEDM) experiments are described that provide data on 3D microstructure and local elastic strain in 3D printed materials, including Ti-6Al-4V and Ti-7Al. The reconstruction of more »

October 16, 2017

8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

1670 Beyster

Materials at Michigan Symposium

Materials at Michigan: A Special Bicentennial Year Symposium & 2nd Annual Graduate Student Materials Research Symposium

A Special Bicentennial Year Symposium to Celebrate the Impact of Advanced Materials Research on Society.

The Graduate Materials research Symposium highlights the work of graduate students in the Department of Materials Science more »

October 13, 2017

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Owens Corning

Julia Faeth and Ben Kowalski

, MMS Luncheon

Composite material solutions for light-weighting, corrosion resistance and sustainability are growing in the industrial more »

October 13, 2017

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

Engineering the Nano-Bio Interface for Applications in Infectious Disease

Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli

, Department of Engineering, University of Massachusetts Boston

The convergence of the fields of nanotechnology and medicine has resulted in innovative approaches for novel disease therapies, biomedical imaging and sensing, and numerous others. In particular, the use of more »

October 6, 2017

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

Self-Assembly of Functional Hierarchical Nanostructures

Jeff Brinker

, Sandia National Laboratories, University of New Mexico, Departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, and UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center

Over billions of years, biological systems have evolved to solve difficult engineering problems like water collection and purification, self-cleaning, energy harvesting, molecular separation, and nucleic acid delivery. From a materials more »

September 29, 2017

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

The 2017 Van Vlack Lecture Series - Electric Field Control of Magnetism

Ramamoorthy Ramesh

, Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Complex perovskite oxides exhibit a rich spectrum of functional responses, including magnetism, ferroelectricity, highly correlated electron behavior, superconductivity, etc. The basic materials physics of such materials provide the ideal playground more »