The MSE Colloquium meets on select Fridays, from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, in room 214 Mudd


Coordinator: Professor Yuan Yang

Friday, September 22, 2023
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Dr. X. Steve Xiao. Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL)
"Hydrogen isotope separation development at SRNL"

Friday, September 29, 2023
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Professor Marco Bernardi, Caltech
"Building the Computational Toolbox for Quantum Materials: Precise First-Principles Calculations of Electron and Spin Dynamics"

Friday, October 6, 2023
10:30 AM, 214 Mudd (earlier start time)
Professor William Kaden, University of Central Florida
"Single-crystalline metallic nanowires: Exploring emerging paradigm shifts in charge-transport through next-generation CMOS interconnect technology"

Friday, October 20, 2023
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Professor Trevor David Rhone, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
"AI-guided materials discovery of two-dimensional magnets"

Friday, October 27, 2023
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Dr. Thomas P. Moffat, Material Measurement Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology
"Electrochemical Deposition for Microelectronic Interconnects"

Friday, November 17, 2023
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Professor Benjamin Rogers, Brandeis University
"Programming the self-assembly of soft materials with DNA"

Friday, January 26, 2024
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Professor Krishna Rajan, University at Buffalo
"Exploring Crystal Chemistry through the Shape of Data"

Friday, February 16, 2024
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Professor Vasili Perebeinos, University at Buffalo

Friday, March 1, 2024
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Professor Lindsay Greer, University of Cambridge

Friday, Math 22, 2024
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Professor Richard G. Hennig, University of Florida

Friday, April 5, 2024
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Professor Michael Thompson, Cornell University

Friday, April 12, 2024
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Dr. Khalil Amine, Argonne National Laboratory


Most seminars will take place in-person, in room 214 Mudd, but we will also offer a hybrid version. Please email [email protected] for the Zoom link.

Friday, October 7, 2022
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Professor E. Koray Akdogan, Rutgers University
"Flash Sintering of Ceramics"

Friday, October 14, 2022
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Professor Tomce Runcevski, Southern Methodist University
"Kinetic and Thermodynamic control of Condensed Organic Matter"

Friday, October 28, 2022
10:00 AM, Virtual (Zoom)
Professor Jeehwan Kim, MIT
"Advanced Heterogeneous Integration Enabled by Remote Epitaxy"

Friday, November 4, 2022
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Dr. Pablo M. Piaggi, Princeton University
"Understanding the crystallization of ice polymorphs from first principles"

Friday, December 2, 2022
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Professor Ravi Prasher, University of California, Berkeley / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
"New and Emerging Applications of Molecular and Nanoscale Thermal Science and Engineering for Decarbonization"

Friday, December 9, 2022
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Professor Vlad Pribiag, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
"Exploring and Controlling Superconducting States with 2D Quantum Structures"

Friday, January 20, 2023
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Professor Fazel Tafti, Boston College
"Chemical tuning of anisotropic exchange interactions in Kitaev materials"

Friday, January 27, 2023
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Professor Nian Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology
"Nano- and Microscale Material and Reactor Engineering for Electrochemical Energy Storage"

Friday, February 10, 2023
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Professor Matthew Jones, Rice University
"Developing a Mechanistic Picture of the Synthesis and Assembly of Inorganic Nanomaterials"

Friday, February 24, 2023
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Dr. Judith Yang, Brookhaven National Laboratory
"The Surface DYNAMICS of the Initial Stages of Cu Oxidation"

Friday, April 14, 2023
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Professor Kester D. Clarke, Colorado School of Mines University
"Thermomechanical processing for metal manufacturability and performance"

Friday, April 21, 2023
11:00 AM, 214 Mudd
Dr. Kat Stephan, Senior Scientific Editor, Joule at Cell Press
"Publishing with Joule: Editorial Insights from Cell Press" 


No seminars were scheduled during the 2021-2022 academic year


Fall 2021 - cancelled

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

March 19, 2021 - Professor Sharmila M. Mukhopadhyay, The University of Maine
Title: Advanced Materials & Devices for Sensors and Intelligent Technologies
Host: S. -W. Chan

April 2, 2021 - Professor Qian Chen, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaig
Title: "Cinematography" of Soft, Biological and Energy Matter at the Nanoscale
Host: Oleg Gang

April 8, 2021 - Chair Professor D. Srolovitz, The City University of Hong Kong
Title:Grain Boundary Dynamics: From Atomistic Mechanism to Microstructure Evolution
Host: Katayun Barmak


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