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The MBSE Seminar Series occurs weekly during the fall semester only. In fall 2019, seminars will be 11:45 to 13:15 in SSM 104 (unless otherwise specified).

If you want to be included in the MBSE Seminar distribution list, please contact Roberto Andresen.


August 30

Roberto Andresen Eguiluz, Ph.D. (University of California Merced)

Introduction to Seminars


September 06

MSE and MBSE Faculty (University of California Merced)

Meet and greet for MSE and MBSE students

Location: COB2-140


September 13

Roberto Andresen Eguiluz, Ph.D. (University of California Merced)

Revealing the molecular players that regulate synovial joint lubrication


September 20

Ram Prasad Gandhiraman, Ph.D. and Dennis Nordlund, Ph.D. (Space Foundry Inc.)

Plasma Jet Technology for Printed Electronics Manufacturing


September 27

Eva Nogales, Ph.D. (University of California Berkeley)

Freeze and Shoot! How Cryo-Electron Microscopy Can Capture Biological Molecules in Action

Seminar Organized by CCBM

Location: COB-120

Time: 12:45-1:45 pm


October 04

Melik Demirel, Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University)

Adaptive Molecular Composites


October 11

Beth Nowadnick, Ph.D. (University of California Merced)

Understanding and controlling the crystal structures of correlated oxides


October 18

Thomas Kuech, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Metastable Materials: New Materials from an Unstable World


October 25

Jeffrey Derby, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)

Modeling to Reveal Hidden Mechanisms during the Growth of Large, Single Crystals


November 01

Perla Ayala, Ph.D. (California State University Long Beach)

Engineering of Cohesive Material Systems for Optimal Healing


November 08

Thomas Gredig, Ph.D. (California State University Long Beach)

Phthalocyanine Thin Films: From Gas Sensors to Photovoltaic Cells


November 15

Alexander Weber-Bargioni, Ph.D. (Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

The curse and blessing of defects in 2-D materials


November 22

Angela Pitenis, Ph.D. (University of California Santa Barbara)

Mechanobiology to Biomaterials


November 29

Thanksgiving Break


December 06

Jong Seto, Ph.D. (University of California San Francisco)

On Tweaking the Mineral-Organic Interface: Strategies on Constructing Bulk Crystalline Materials from the Nanoscale and Below


December 13

Tomas Rube, Ph.D. (University of California Merced)



If you have a suggestion for speakers or topics, please contact Roberto Andresen.

This is a tentative schedule and dates/speakers can change.