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May 04, 2017

09:00AM - 11:00AM

1690 Beyster Building

The Role of Deformation and Microchemistry in the Corrosion Processes of Type 304 Stainless Steel in Simulated Pressurized Water Reactor Environments

Kevin Fisher, Thesis Defense

Degradation of structural components in nuclear environments is a limiting factor in the lifetime of nuclear power plants. Despite decades of research on the topic, there are still aspects of more »

May 05, 2017

10:00AM - 12:00PM

GM Room, Lurie Engineering Center

Melt Dynamics in Complex Polymer Systems: Star-shaped Polymers and Polymer Nanocomposite Films

Kyle Johnson, Thesis Defense

The study of dynamic relaxations in polymer chains has been one of the cornerstones of polymer physics research for over half a century. Increased understanding of polymer chain relaxations has more »

July 17, 2017

12:00AM - 12:00AM

ASM International Teacher Materials Camp


ASM Teachers Camps are idea-generating workshops that show educators new ways to make teaching math and core science principles more exciting and accessible to students. Participation in Teachers Camps will more »

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April 14, 2017

10:30AM - 11:30AM

1670 Beyster Building

MSE Distinguished Alumni Lecture: The Critical Role of Atoms at Surfaces and Interfaces: Do we really have control? Can we?

Dawn Bonnell

It is a traditional truism that the behavior of surfaces and interfaces is dictated by the interactions of atoms. Further, the efficacy of chemical reactions and the function of devices more »

April 13, 2017

03:00PM - 05:00PM

G604, Bldg. 10 NCRC

Microstructure and Carrier Transport Processes in Semiconducting Polymers

Ban Dong

The molecular design and synthesis of semiconducting conjugated polymers was a major achievement in the field of chemistry, enabling the now viable organic electronics industry. Unlike their crystalline inorganic counterparts, more »

April 07, 2017

10:30AM - 11:30AM

1670 Beyster Building

Getting Around the Current-Voltage Trade Off in Organic Solar Cells

Mark Thompson

I will discuss a two approaches to get around the current-voltage trade-off typically observed for organic photovoltaic devices. The first approach is to use singlet fission to double the number more »

March 31, 2017

10:30AM - 11:30AM

1670 Beyster Building

Interface Engineering for High Performance Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Photosynthesis Cells

Paul McIntyre

Photoelectrolysis is of interest for direct solar-driven production of chemicals and fuels. A persistent challenge in this field is the difficulty of simultaneously achieving high photovoltaic efficiency and chemical stability more »

March 24, 2017

10:30AM - 11:30AM

1670 Beyster Building

Issues in Computational Mechanics for Advancing ICME Related Initiatives for Metals and Alloys

Somnath Ghosh

The Integrated Computational Materials Engineering or ICME initiative entails integration of information across length and time scales for materials phenomena. This talk will present an integration of methods in Computational more »

March 22, 2017

10:00AM - 12:00PM

NCRC, Bldg. 10, ACR2

Design and Application of Surfaces with Tunable Adhesion to Liquids and Solids

Kevin Golovin

Fouling affects a wide range of industries around the globe. The two main categories of fouling are the unwanted adhesion of solids, and the unwanted adsorption of liquids. The purpose more »