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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, Departments of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

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 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 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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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 »

February 03, 2017

10:30AM - 11:30AM

1670 Beyster Building

Molecularly Engineering Soft and Connective Tissue Using Biomimetic Proteoglycans

Michele Marcolongo

We have designed, synthesized and characterized biomimetic proteoglycans which mimic the three-dimensional bottle brush architecture of natural proteoglycans using a hybrid natural/synthetic polymer approach composed of natural glycosaminoglycan (chondroitin sulfate, more »

January 27, 2017

10:30AM - 11:30AM

1670 Beyster Building

Dynamic Materials Inspired By Cephalopods

Alon Gorodetsky

Cephalopods (squid, octopuses, and cuttlefish) have captivated the imagination of both the general public and scientists for more than a century due to their visually stunning camouflage displays, sophisticated nervous more »