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March 31, 2017

10:30AM - 11:30AM

1670 Beyster Building

Interface Engineering for High Performance Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor

Paul McIntyre, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

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 »

April 07, 2017

10:30AM - 11:30AM

1670 Beyster Building

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

Mark Thompson, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California

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 »

April 13, 2017

03:00PM - 05:00PM

G604, Bldg. 10 NCRC

Microstructure and Carrier Transport Processes in Semiconducting Polymers

Ban Dong, Thesis Defense

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 14, 2017

10:30AM - 11:30AM

MSE Distinguished Alumni Lecture: Atoms at Surfaces and Interfaces: Do We Really Have Control?

Dawn Bonnell, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

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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 »

February 24, 2017

10:30AM - 11:30AM

1670 Beyster Building

Probing Material Structure at the Energy Frontier

Karena Chapman

Our energy needs drive widespread materials research, from energy storage in lithium-ion batteries to novel catalysts for natural gas conversion to selective capture of radiological gases within porous media for more »

February 17, 2017

10:30AM - 11:30AM

1670 Beyster Building

Protein Engineering of Multi-functional Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine

Sarah Heilshorn

Stem cell transplantation is a promising therapy for a myriad of debilitating diseases and injuries; however, current delivery protocols are inadequate. Transplantation by direct injection, which is clinically preferred for more »

February 10, 2017

10:30AM - 11:30AM

1670 Beyster Building

UM Bicentennial Special Van Vlack Lecture: Quasi-Periodic Crystals – A Paradigm Shift in Crystallography

Dan Shechtman, Nobel Laureate

Crystallography has been one of the mature sciences. Over the years, the modern science of crystallography that started by experimenting with x-ray diffraction from crystals in 1912, has developed a more »

February 09, 2017

10:00AM - 12:00PM

1180 Duderstadt

Development of Targeted, Enzyme-activated Nano- Conjugates for Hepatic Cancer Therapy

Sibu Kuruvilla

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the 5th most commonly-occurring cancer and the 2nd highest cause for cancer-related deaths worldwide. The current treatment strategy is the direct injection of a chemotherapeutic drug more »