Research Conference

The Research Conference meets every Friday morning, when classes are in session, from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in room 214 Mudd. Faculty presentations take place during the fall semester and graduate student presentation take place during the spring semester.

Spring 2017 Coordinator: Alexander Gaeta

Haixing Li, Solid State Physics (Venkataraman Group)
"Mechanism for Si—Si Bond Rupture in Single Molecule Junctions"
Seung-Yub Lee, Associate Research Scientist, Materials Science & Engineering (Noyan Group)
"Temperature measurement with neutron diffraction"

Mark England, Applied Mathematics (Polvani Group)
"Stratospheric ozone depletion and the Amundsen Sea Low"
Bernard Lipat, Applied Mathematics (Tselioudis / Polvani Groups)
"Clouds and Climate"

Shangmin Xiong, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Materials Science & Engineering (Noyan Group)
"X-ray diffuse scattering of nanoparticles"

Maxwell Terban, Materials Science & Engineering (Billinge Group)
"Total scattering characterization of thin films grown using low temperature, microwave-assisted synthesis"
Giacomo Lovat, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Applied Physics (Venkataraman Group)
"Charge transport in metal chalcogenide single-cluster junctions"

Yi Lin, Solid State Physics (Osgood Group)
"Use of Image Potential State to Probe Oxygen Intercalation in Gr/Ir Interface by Two-Photon-Photoemission Spectroscopy"
Jyotirmoy Mandal, Applied Physics (Yang Group)
“Coloring across the visible to mid-infrared wavelengths: Some Ideas and Applications”


Shaowen Chen, Condensed Matter Physics (Dean Group)
“Electron Optics with Ballistic Graphene Junction”
E-Dean Fung, Solid State Physics (Venkataraman Group)
"Light Enhanced Transport in Single-Molecule Junctions"

3/17/17 - No Seminar (Spring Break)

Wei Cao, Materials Science & Engineering (Bailey Group)
"Evaluation of Anisotropic Spin Pumping in the Py/Pt System"
Jiao Li, Applied Mathematics (Mandli Group)
"GeoClaw: Coastal Flooding Simulations"

- No Seminar

Zhengqian Cheng, Materials Science & Engineering (Marianetti Group)
"Single-particle plus local reduced density matrix functional theory for fermionic lattice"
Cheng-Chia Tsai, Applied Physics (Yu Group)
"Temperature Regulation of Butterfly Wings Using Radiative Cooling"

Soham Banerjee, Materials Science & Engineering (Billinge Group)
"Heterogeneity in nanoparticles: Characterizing chemical and structural heterogeneities when things get really small"
Nan Shi, Applied Physics (Yu Group)
"Nano-Photonic Structures Discovered in Wild Comet Moth"

Peter Bullen, Solid State Physics/Optics (Osgood & Kymissis Groups)
"Spectroscopic Analysis of Whole Blood"
Yaping Zhang, Solid State Physics (Venkataraman Group)
"Manipulating Single Molecular Junctions Using Electrochemical Environment"

Mel Abler, Plasma Physics (Mauel Group)
"Preliminary Measurements of Scrape-Off Layer Currents on HBT-EP"
Sajan Shrestha, Applied Physics (Yu Group)
"Broadband Achromatic Metasurface Lenses"

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Research Conference History

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