Research Conference 2011-2012

Fall 2011 Coordinator: Katayun Barmak
Spring 2012 Coordinator: Francesco Volpe
 



9/23/11

Vincent Duchene, Applied Mathematics
"Mathematical challenges in Oceanography (and the dead-water phenomenon)"
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Irving Herman, Applied Physics
"Nanomaterials Composed of Nanocomponents: Assembly, Optics, Catalysis, and Thermoelectrics"

9/30/11
Ben O'Shaughnessy, Chemical Engineering
"Biophysics of Living Cells"
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Ildar Salakhutdinov, Materials Science and Engineering
"New materials for plasmonics: from solar energy to metamaterials"

10/7/11
Latha Venkataraman, Solid State Physics
"Single Molecule Circuits: From Tunneling to Resonant Transport"
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Michael Mauel, Plasma Physics
"Dynamics of magnetically confined plasma"

10/14/11
Jon Owen, Chemistry
"The Chemistry of Cadmium Selenide Nanocrystals"

10/21/11
Aron Pinczuk, Applied Physics
"Spectroscopy at the Nanoscale"
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Mark Spiegelman, Applied Mathematics
"Keeping it together: new computational methods for multi-physics problem in solid Earth science"

10/28/11
Adam Sobel, Applied Mathematics
"The Madden-Julian Oscillation"
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Gerald Navratil, Plasma Physics
"Practical Fusion Energy: Maximizing Plasma Pressure"

11/4/11
Matthew Putman, Materials Science & Engineering
"High throughput Sub-micron filled polymer imaging"
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Irving Herman, Applied Physics
"Edward Teller: Friend or Fiend?"

11/11/11
Chris Marianetti, Materials Science and Engineering
"Predicting metal-insulator transitions in transition metal oxides"
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David Keyes, Applied Mathematics
"Scalable solvers for the 3D Cahn-Hilliard equation of phase separation"

11/18/11
William Bailey, Materials Science and Engineering
"Ferromagnet/insulator multilayers for integrated inductors in energy-efficient processors"
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Richard M. Osgood, Jr., Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics
"Five Hard Pieces: Playing Separately with Each Hand"

11/25/11
No seminar - University Holiday

12/2/11
Michael Weinstein, Applied Mathematics
"Analysis of wave phenomena in microstructures"
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Dirk Englund, Electrical Engineering / Applied Physics
"Information processing and sensing with quantum states"

Spring 2012
Francesco Volpe, Coordinator

1/20/12
Sriharsha Aradhya, Solid State Physics
"Feeling the Invisible: Probing Quantum Interference at the Single-molecule Level"
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Daisuke Shiraki, Plasma Physics
"Excitation and Detection of Plasma Response to 3D Magnetic Fields"

1/27/12
Matthew Worstell, Plasma Physics
"Experimentally Driving the Inverse Energy Cascade in a Dipole Confined Plasma"

2/3/12
Kerry Stevens, Applied Mathematics
"P-Threads and Shared Memory Programming in PETSc"
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Istvan Cziegler, Plasma Physics
"Partially Coherent Fluctuations in Novel High Confinement Regimes of a Tokamak"

2/10/12
Mikhail Treger, Materials Science & Engineering
"Quantitative Analysis of Room Temperature Grain Growth Kinetics in Copper Thin Films through High Resolution X-ray Diffraction"
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Jeffrey Levesque, Plasma Physics
"3D Magnetic Structure of Plasmas with an Adjustable Wall Geometry"

2/17/12
David Goluskin, Applied Mathematics
"Large-scale Shear Driven by Convection"
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Nikolaus Rath, Plasma Physics
"Magnetic Control of Perturbed Plasma Equilibria"

2/24/12
Philip Chuang, Materials Science & Engineering
"Biomimetic Models of Biomineralization"
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Yan Yan, Applied Mathematics
"Parallel Linear Solvers for Simulations of Reactor Thermal Hydraulics"

3/2/12
Erika Penzo, Solid State Physics
"Directed Biomolecular Assembly of Functional Nanostructures"
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Xiang Zheng, Applied Mathematics
"Parallel Domain Decomposition Method for Stochastic Cahn-Hilliard Equation"

3/9/12
William Martin, Applied Mathematics
"Determining Airborne Particle Properties from Polarimetric Light Scattering Measurements"
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Kate Eckerle, Applied Mathematics
"Cosmic Bubble Collisions in an Interacting Field Theory"

3/16/12
No seminar - Spring Break

3/23/12
Neil Tandon, Applied Mathematics
"The Impact of Climate Change on the Atmospheric Circulation"
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Bryan Debono, Plasma Physics
"How rotation affects instabilities and the plasma response to
magnetic perturbations in HBT-EP"

3/30/12
No seminar - Prospective Grad Student Open House

4/6/12
Matthew Putman, Materials Science & Engineering
"Bio-scaffolding for Regenerative Medicine"
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Patrick Byrne, Plasma Physics
"Preliminary Results of Plasma Shaping on the HBT-EP Tokamak"

4/13/12
Zhisheng Li, Solid State Physics
"Probing Interface Reactions by STM: Molecular Dynamics on the Angstrom Scale"
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Casey Klippel, Applied Mathematics
"Discovering the Ebb and Flow of Ideas in Text Corpora"

4/20/12
Arunabh Batra, Solid State Physics
"The Great Electron Escape: Measuring Charge Transfer Times Across Metal-Molecule Interfaces"
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Thomas Roberts, Plasma Physics
"Reduction of Turbulence via Feedback in a Dipole Confined Plasma"

4/27/12
Sean Harnett, Applied Mathematics
"Optimization Models for Incorporating Renewables into Power Grids"
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Andrew Weisman, Solid State Physics
"Using Simulated and Experimental Raman Spectroscopy to Determine Molecular Crystal Morphology"


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