Research Conference 2010-2011

Fall 2010 Coordinator: Chris Wiggins
Spring 2011 Coordinator: Pierre Gentine



9/10/10
David Keyes, Applied Mathematics
"Synchronization-reducing Algorithms"
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Chris Marianetti, Materials Science & Engineering
"Failure mechanisms of graphene under tension"

9/17/10 (9:15-9:45 AM)
Irving Herman, Solid State Physics
"Coupling in the Formation and Properties of Nanomaterials"

9/24/10
Latha Venkataraman, Solid State Physics
"Quantum Interference In Single Molecule Junctions"
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Philip Kim, Physics & Applied Physics
"Transport in nanoscaled materials"

10/1/10
Richard M. Osgood, Electrical Engineering/APAM
"Physics on Nanosurfaces"
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Ben O'Shaughnessy, Chemical Engineering
"Biophysics of living cells: how cells make force and fuse membranes"

10/8/10
Aron Pinczuk, Solid State Physics
"Spectroscopy at the Nanoscale"
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William Bailey, Materials Science & Engineering
"Spin electronics: report from Grenoble and here"

10/15/10
Tiffany Shaw, APAM/LDEO-Ocean & Climate Physics
"Transforming the mean meridional circulation of the atmosphere"
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Simon Billinge, Materials Science & Engineering
"Entropically stabilized emergent dipolar phase transitions, and why lead-telluride based thermoelectrics are just failed ferroelectrics"

10/22/10
Shalom Wind, Applied Physics
“Site-selective interactions at the molecular scale”
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Guillaume Bal, Applied Mathematics
"Hybrid inverse problems"

10/29/10
Allen Boozer, Plasma Physics
"Recent Research: Work on tokamaks and stellarators for magnetic fusion & Constraints of mathematics and Faraday's law on reconnection"
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Marc Spiegelman, Applied Mathematics
"It's a complicated world but someone's got to solve it: Physics Based Preconditioners and advanced Software for Multi-physics problems in Geodynamics"

11/5/10
Adam Sobel, Applied Mathematics
"The structure of tropical climate change"
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Pierre Gentine, Applied Mathematics
"1) Errors in soil heat flux measurements and
2) Soil moisture-precipitation feedbacks"

11/12/10
Chris Wiggins, Applied Mathematics
Title not available
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Siu-Wai Chan, Materials Science & Engineering
Title not available

11/19/10
Dirk Englund, Electrical Engineering & Applied Physics
"Quantum Optics in Photonic Chips"
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Daniel Bienstock, IEOR & Applied Mathematics
"Adaptive online control of cascading blackouts"

12/3/10
Michael Weinstein, Applied Mathematics
"Mathematics of Waves in Microstructures"
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Thomas Pedersen, Plasma Physics
"Experimental stellarator research"

12/10/10
I.C. Noyan, Materials Science & Engineering
&
Various faculty: "How to find a Research Advisor"

1/21/11
Peng Tian, Applied Physics & Applied Mathematics
"Diverse structural and magnetic properties of differently prepared MnAs nanoparticles"
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Rebecca Xuefei Yuan, Applied Mathematics
"Numerical simulation of magnetic reconnection in dynamically adaptive grids via NKS"

1/28/11
Timur Dykhne, Materials Science & Engineering
"Fingerprinting of amorphous and nanostructured pharmaceuticals using high energy x-rays and the atomic pair distribution function"
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Paul Brenner, Plasma Physics
"Understanding and Improving Confinement in the Columbia Non-Neutral Torus"

2/4/11
John Dwyer, Applied Mathematics
"Shifting Seasonal Cycle, Changing Monsoons, and the Role of Sea Ice"
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Xabier Sarasola, Plasma Physics
"Plasmas of arbitrary neutrality"

2/11/11
Sriharsha V. Aradhya, Applied Physics
"Measuring the force needed to turn on a single molecule switch"
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Wenjia Jing, Applied Mathematics
"Corrector theory for PDEs with multi-scale random coefficients"

2/18/11
Austin Akey, Materials Science & Engineering
Title not available
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Jonathan Widawsky, Solid State Physics
"In situ Formation of Highly Conducting Au-C Contacts for Single Molecule Transport"

2/25/11
Clara Orbe, Applied Mathematics
"Well-posed diagnostics of stratosphere-troposphere exchange"
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Erika Penzo, Solid State Physics
"DNA nanodevices"

3/4/11
Francois Monard, Applied Mathematics
"Inverse diffusion with power density measurements"
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Jie Gao, Solid State Physics
"Air-slot photonic crystal nanocavities"

3/11/11
Teresa Fazio, Materials Science & Engineering
"Nanopatterns For Tethering DNA"
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Theodore Kramer, Solid State Physics
"Improving Polymer-Nanoparticle Composites by Modifying Interfaces"

3/25/11
Yutian Wu, Applied Mathematics
"Transient atmospheric circulation response to an instantaneous doubling
of carbon dioxide"
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Mikhail Treger, Materials Science and Engineering
"A quantitative analysis of room temperature kinetics in copper thin films through high resolution X-ray diffraction"

4/8/11
Anil Raj, Applied Mathematics
"Identifying Hosts of Families of Viruses: a Machine Learning Approach"
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Monica Chahal, Materials Science & Engineering
"Mixed-phase Solidification (MPS) of Thin Silicon films"

4/15/11
Uttam Manna, Materials Science & Engineering
"Doping aspect and characterization of type-II semiconductor multilayer quantum structure"
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Philip Chuang, Materials Science & Engineering
"Polymer-Ceramic Composite Nanofiber Scaffolds Promote Deep Zone Chondrocyte Growth and Biosynthesis"


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