Research Conference 2006-2007

Fall 2006 Coordinator, Prof. William Bailey
Spring 2007 Coordinator, Prof. Chris Wiggins
 



9/8/06

Prof. David Keyes, Applied Mathematics
"The Global Nuclear Energy Partnership and Other New Partnerships"
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Prof. Irving P. Herman, Solid State Physics
"The Assembly and Optical, Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Nanomaterials and How to Become Rich and Famous by Writing a Book"

9/15/06
Prof. I.C. Noyan, Materials Science & Engineering
"Interpreting Diffraction Data"
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Prof. Gerald A. Navratil, Plasma Physics
"ITER Fusion Project Update & Columbia Participation"

9/22/06
Prof. James Im, Materials Science & Engineering
"Pulsed-Laser Irradiation of Thin Films: Why Bother?"
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Prof. Adam H. Sobel, Applied Mathematics
"Hurricanes and Climate"

9/29/06
Prof. Thomas S. Pedersen, Plasma Physics
"Non-neutral plasmas in the CNT stellarator"
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Prof. Siu-Wai Chan, Materials Science & Engineering
"Research Report"

10/6/06
Prof. Richard M. Osgood, Solid State Physics
"New Optics: Physics, Materials, and Wild Ideas"
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Prof. Guillaume Bal, Applied Mathematics
"PDEs with random coefficients: How to simplify an extremely complex problem"

10/13/06
Dr. Shalom Wind, Materials Science & Engineering
"Talking to Molecules in Two Different Languages"
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Dr. Seok-Woo Son, Applied Mathematics
"Climate change at cruising altitude:rising in tropopause"

10/20/06
Prof. Stephen O'Brien, Materials Science & Engineering
"Nanoparticles, they're so hot right now. Nanoparticles."
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Prof. C.S. Wuu, Medical Physics
"3-D Dose Verification for Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy Using Optical CT Based Polymer Gel Dosimetry"

10/27/06
Prof. Marc W. Spiegelman, Applied Mathematics
"Plumbing the Depths: Computational Challenges in Magma Dynamics"
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Prof. William Bailey, Materials Science & Engineering
"Magnets Built for Speed"

11/3/06
Prof. Harish Bhat, Applied Mathematics
"Kirchhoff's Laws on LC Lattices: Stability of Equilibria and Nonlinear Waves"
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Dr. Latha Venkataraman, Solid State Physics
"Well-Defined Single Molecule Circuits Using Amine-Gold Linkages"

11/10/06
Prof. Michael I. Weinstein, Applied Mathematics
"Scattering and Cloaking"
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Prof. Aron Pinczuk, Solid State Physics
"Spectroscopy of Low Dimensional Structures"

11/17/06
Prof . Gertrude Neumark, Materials Science & Engineering
"Doping In Wide Bandgap Semiconductors How To “Fool” These Materials"
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Dr. David Maurer, Plasma Physics
"Kink mode stability physics studies on the HBT-EP tokamak"

12/1/06
Prof. Chris Wiggins, Applied Mathematics
"Learning Networks from Biology; Learning Biology from Networks"
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Prof. Richard Kiehl, University of Minnesota
"Dynamic Negative-Differential-Resistance in Molecular Junctions"

1/19/07
Sean Polvino, Materials Science & Engineering
"Stressed: The fate of grad students and transistors alike"
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Kyle Krouse, Applied Mathematics
"Rossby Wave Radiation from Tropical Cyclones"

1/26/07
Christian Scheck, Applied Physics
"Low relaxation rate in epitaxial vanadium-doped ultrathin iron films"
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Jonathon Wright, Applied Mathematics
"Influences of Tropical Deep Convection on Upper Tropospheric Humidity"

2/2/07
Xuan Gao, Harvard University
"The Sensitivity Limit of Nanowire Bio-Sensors"

2/9/07
Seok Woo Son, Applied Mathematics
"Understanding Southern Hemisphere Climate Change with a Simple GCM Simulations"
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Li Li, Materials Science & Engineering
"Introduction to Neutron Diffraction and X-ray Diffraction"

2/16/07
Andrew Ying, Materials Science & Engineering
"What Constitutes an X-Ray Diffraction Average?"
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Shengguo Jia, Solid State Physics
"Charging of CdSe Nanocrystals and Mechanical Properties of CdSe Nanocrystal Films"

2/23/07
Jenna Pike, Materials Science & Engineering
"Synthesis and Redox Properties of Copper Oxides and Manganese Oxide Nanoparticles"
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Jerry Dadap, Solid State Physics
"Nonlinear Optical Effects in Silicon Nanowires"

3/2/07
Gideon Simpson, Applied Mathematics
"A Multiple Scale Formulation of Magma"
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Yinyan Gong, Materials Science & Engineering
"Non-Equilibrium Doping Of Wide Band Gap Semiconductors: GaN:Mg"

3/9/07
Michela Biasutti, Applied Mathematics
"Climate Change in the Sahel"
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Quinn Marksteiner, Plasma Physics
"Observations of an Ion Driven Instability in the Columbia Non-neutral Torus"

3/23/07
Yongfeng Guan, Solid State Physics
"Microscopic View of Ferromagnetic Relaxation:
Combined Time-Resolved XMCD and Ferromagnetic Resonance Studies"

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Jack Berkery, Plasma Physics
"The Confinement of Non-neutral Plasma on Magnetic Surfaces"

3/30/07
Yikang Deng, Solid State Physics
"Dynamics of Solidification in Supercooled Liquid Silicon Thin Films"
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Ed Gerber, Applied Mathematics
"A Tale of Two Models:
Testing the Annular Mode Autocorrelation Timescale in Simple Atmospheric Models"

4/6/07
Wei Wang, Materials Science & Engineering
"Ligand Control of Growth, Morphology, and Capping Structure of Colloidal CdSe Nanorods"
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Braxton Osting, Applied Mathematics
"Wave Diffraction in 2D Media"

4/13/07
Kui Ren, Applied Mathematics
"Transport-based imaging in discrete random media"
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Ozgur Kalenci, Solid State Physics
"X-ray dynamical diffraction on strained silicon devices"

4/20/07
Sanjukta Bhowmick, Applied Mathematics
"Combinatorial Algorithms for Scientific Computing"
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Mark Adams, Applied Mathematics
"Algebraic multigrid methods and their application to constrained systems of equations"

4/27/07
Kristi Hultman, Solid State Physics
"Immunotargeted Iron Oxide Nanoparticle MR Contrast Agents"
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Ethan Coon, Applied Mathematics
"Upscaling for Multiphase Porous Flow"


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