2019 Lecture Series2018 Lecture Series

January 9 - Jun Du, Computational Design, Processing and Properties of Nanostructured TiB Ceramics

January 16 - Michael Simpson, Prospects for Use of Molton Salts in Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems

January 23 - Ahmed Degnah, Design, Synthesis and Properties of Titanium Metal Matrix Composites Based on Ti-B-Fe System
January 30 - Kaai Kauwe, An introduction to materials informatics
February 6 - Michael Simpson, Prospects for Use of Molten Salts in Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems
February 13 - Adam Burak, Study of Lithium Oxide Entrainment in Reduced Uranium Particles Formed from Electrolytic Reduction of UO2 in Molten Lithium Chloride-Lithium Oxide Salt
February 20 - Yinong Yin, Effect of Thickness on the Thermoelectric Properties of Ca3Co4O9 Thin Films
February 27 - Joe Bryan, Climate Change, Clean Energy and National Security - Why US Leadership Matters
March 6 - Dr. Raj Rajamani, Electrodynamic Sorting of Light Metals
March 13 Spring Break NO LECTURE
March 20 - Rahul Sarkar, Interactions of iron/iron oxide and David Magginetti, Solvent-based delimination
March 27 Logan Kiefer, Temperature effects on the electrochromic optical transitions of ethyl viologen diperchlorate-based electrochromic devices & Chris Hancock, High Resolution Strain Tracking of Elestomers Under Tensil Loading with the Aid of Video Capture and Computer Vision
April 3 - Joshua Winger, A model of Grain Growth in DcTe Thin Films during CdCI2 Treatment & Samuel Sprawls, Neutron and Gamma Radiation of GaN
April 10 - Ashley Kennedy, Fabrication of biodegradable, superoleophilic, kappy carrageenan-based sorbents for absorption of oil spills. Alex Szendrei, Use of Embedded Electrodes to Resolve Anode and Cathode Electrode Impedance in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
April 17
April 24

August 22 - Taylor Sparks, How to Lose an Audience in 10 Minutes: Changing the Way We Communicate Science
August 29 - Brian Van Devner, Nano-Imaging and Surface Analysis Lab: A Materials Characterization Lab with Ultra High Resolution Imaging and Spectroscopic Instruments
September 5 - Dengpan Dong, Role of Molecular Dynamics Simulations in the Study of Energy-storage Materials
September 12 - Mark England & Alfred Mowdood, Willing Suspension of Integrity: Research Misconduct & Academic Pitfalls
September 19 - Venkata Atluri, Hydrophobic Surface State of Talc Structures and the Influence of Polysaccharide Adsorption
September 26 - Weiping Liu, Surface Chemistry Characteristics Associated with Bastnaesite Flotation by Lauryl Phosphate
October 3 - Nadine Kabengi, Using Microcalorimetry and Reactions Energetics to Probe the Surface of Metal Oxides Nanomaterials
October 10 - Fall Break NO SEMINAR
October 17 - Wenda Tan, Multi-scale Modeling of Thermo-fluid Dynamics and Microstrucutre Evolution in Laser-based Manufacturing
October 24 - Xiaojuan Ni, Instrinsic Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect in Two-dimensional Anilato-based Lattice
October 31 - Ashley Spear, A multi-scale, multi-physics modeling framework to predict spatial variation of properties in additive-manufactured metals
November 7 - Benjamin Fransen, Investigations of Local Atomic and Magnetic Structure in Complex Materials
November 14 - Qingxia Liu, Dynamic Interaction between a Millimeter-Sized Bubble and Surface Microbubbles in Water
November 21 - Nora Alnajjar, Electrodeposition of U and Th from Molten LiCl-KCI onto a Pt Surface for Actinide Monitoring Using Alpha Spectroscopy & Jake Graser, Breadth vs Accuracy of Predicting Across Many Crystal Structures
November 28 - Jim Steppan, Industrial Applications of Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Materials Science and Engineering
December 5 - Yinong Yin, Thermoelectric properties of zinc oxide dually doped by trivalent elements M (M=In, Al, Ga, Bi, B)
December 12 - Chett Boxley