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The MBSE Seminar Series occurs weekly during the fall semester only. In fall 2020, seminars will be at noon on Tuesdays via Zoom.

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


MBSE Seminar Schedule Fall 2020

Sept. 8 Dr. David Cahill, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Current Understanding and Unsolved Problems in Thermal Transport at the Nanoscale

Sept. 15 Dr. Ramamoorthy Ramesh, University of California Berkeley

“Electric Field Control of Magnetism: Beyond Moore’s Law Electronics”

Sept. 22 Dr. Stefan Zauscher, Duke University

“From ssDNA Synthesis to Antifouling Brushes: Enzymes Enable Living Polymerization Reactions”

Sept. 29 Dr. Paul Braun, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

“Electrodeposited Battery Electrodes: Unique Opportunities for Fast Charging, High Energy, and Solid-State Rechargeable Batteries”

Oct. 6 Dr. Nadya Mason, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

“Electronic Transport in Strain-Engineered Graphene”

Oct. 13 Dr. Roy Gordon, Harvard University

“Materials for Collecting, Storing, and Using Solar Energy"

Oct. 20 Dr. Uli Wiesner, Cornell University

‘’From Self-assembly to Functional Nanomaterials and Devices’

Oct. 27 Dr. Nicole Adelstein, San Francisco State University

“Computational insights into batteries”

Nov. 3 No seminar on election day - please take time to vote! For MBSE students, there will be an optional meeting to discuss the assignment for Nov. 24.

Nov. 10 Dr. Tonya Kuhl, University of California Davis

“Direct Force Spectroscopy - Colloidal Science of Complex Fluids and Functional Thin-Films from Astringency of Red Wine to Cement Admixtures”

Nov. 17 Dr. Lena Kourkoutis, Cornell University

“Probing electron-lattice order in Quantum Materials by electron microscopy”

Nov. 24 Discussion 

Dec. 1 Dr. Eddie Red, Morehouse College

“Optimization of Deposition Parameters to Achieve Highly Ordered Metal-Oxide Nanotube Arrays”

Dec. 8 Semester review and wrapup