August 23, 2017

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1690 Beyster

Microstructural Aspects of Localized Corrosion Behavior of Mg Alloys

Peng-Wei Chu, Thesis Defense

Combining high specific strength and unique electrochemical properties, magnesium (Mg) alloys are promising lightweight materials for various applications from automotive, consumer electronics, biomedical body implant, to battery electrodes. However, the more »

August 23, 2017

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

3158 HH Dow

Compositional Inhomogeneity and Defects in Nanomaterials for Optoelectronics

Lifan Yan, Thesis Defense

Semiconductor nanostructures are used in various optoelectronic applications such as solar cells, lasers and quantum computing. As the size shrinks and the complexity of these nanostructures grows, it is crucial more »

September 8, 2017

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

Development of Micro-Architected Materials for Space Propulsion and Pulsed Power Applications

Nasr M. Ghoniem, University of California at Los Angeles, Mechanical & Aerospace Department, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Advances in electrode, chamber, and structural materials will enable breakthroughs in future generations of electric propulsion and pulsed power (EP & PP) technologies. Although wide ranges of electric propulsion and more »

September 15, 2017

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

Deposit-Induced Hot Corrosion and Materials Design Strategies to Reduce its Impact

Brian Gleeson, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh

Hot corrosion is an accelerated degradation process that is generally considered to involve deposition of corrosive species (e.g., sulfates) from the surrounding environment to the surface of hot components, followed more »

September 22, 2017

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

Boron: Enabling Magnetic and Electrocatalytic Materials

Boniface P.T. Fokwa, CMFs in Materials Science & Chemical Engineering, University of California, Riverside

Boron tends, like carbon and silicon, to form covalent molecular as well as extended compounds, but boron’s “electron deficiency” enables the formation of multicenter B–B bonds, and therefore unexpected compounds. Boron more »

September 28, 2017

3:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Ford Library Auditorium

The 2017 Van Vlack Lecture Series - Energy: The True Final Frontier

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

More than five decades ago, President Kennedy exhorted the nation to rise up and meet the biggest challenges of that period, amongst them being the Race to the Moon, that 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 »

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 »

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 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

Monday, October 16th, 2017

7:45 – 8:15 Registration & Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30

Introduction and Welcome

Rachel S. Goldman- Professor of MSE, Physics, more »

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 »

November 3, 2017

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

Pyroelectric Energy Harvesting and Electrocaloric Cooling: Materials Assessment and Development

Pamir Alpay, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut

There is a need for the development of comprehensive, multi-scale theoretical tools in the search for better materials. This is essentially at the core of the recent “materials genomics/informatics” initiatives more »

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 »

Recent Events


July 17, 2017

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

H.H. Dow Building

ASM International Teacher Materials Camp

2017 Edition

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 »

May 5, 2017

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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 »

May 4, 2017

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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 »

April 14, 2017

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Dawn Bonnell

, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania more »

April 7, 2017

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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 »

March 31, 2017

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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 »