The MSE Colloquium typically meets every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET. To confirm the time please check individual event page. All seminars will take place online, via Zoom. Meeting links can be found on the event page. With any questions or concerns please send an email to


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Spring 2021 - virtual

January 29, 2021 - Professor F. H. da Jornada, Stanford University

Title: Understanding excited states in low dimensions for energy applications: from biexcitons to universal dispersionless plasmons

Host: Renata Wentzcovitch


February 5, 2021 - Professor A. Manthiram, UT-Austin

Title: Next generation battery technologies

Host: Yuan Yang


April 2, 2021 - Professor Qian Chen, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaig

Title: TBA

Host: Oleg Gang


April 8, 2021 - Chair Professor D. Srolovitz, City University of Hong Kong

Title: TBA

Host: Katayun Barmak