Research Conference 2012-2013

Fall 2012 Coordinator: Andrew Cole
Spring 2014 Coordinator: Francesco Volpe

I. C. Noyan, Materials Science and Engineering
"Current Issues in Diffraction Analysis"
Andrew Cole, Applied Physics
"Stress and Torque on Driven Tearing Modes"

David Keyes, Applied Mathematics
"Five years in 25 minutes"
Latha Venkataraman, Applied Physics
"Charge Transfer at the Nano Scale - Single Molecule and X-Ray Photo-Emission Measurements"

Simon Billinge, Materials Science and Engineering
"Atomic Structure at the Nanoscale: From Fuel Cells to Pharmaceuticals"
Ben O'Shaughnessy, Chemical Engineering
"Physics of Living Cells"

Yue Chen, Materials Science and Engineering
"First-principles Evolutionary Searches for New High-pressure Phases of Yttrium"
Matthew Putman, Materials Science and Engineering
"Practical Applications of Visco-Elastic Characterization"


Vanessa Ortiz , Chemical Engineering
"A multi-scale computational approach for the study of biomolecular systems"
Marc Spiegelman, Applied Mathematics
"New Computational approaches for multi-physics problems in Solid Earth Geosciences (and other disciplines)"

Francesco Volpe, Applied Physics
"Locked Mode Research at DIII-D Tokamak and Stellarator Plans at Columbia"
Abhay Pasupathy, Physics
"Visualizing complex materials at the atomic scale"

Richard Osgood, Applied Physics
"Interfacial Physics of Condensed Matter Systems; Ultrafast and Ultrasmall Probes"
Shalom Wind, Materials Science and Engineering
"Exploiting Biology to Advance Technology and Vice Versa"

11/2/12 - CANCELLED

Adam Sobel, Applied Mathematics
"Hurricane Sandy"
Irving Herman, Applied Physics
"Designing Nanomaterials and Their Collective Properties"

C. Julian Chen, Applied Physics
"Physics of Human Voice Production: A New Theory with Applications"
Camille Jones, Materials Science and Engineering
"Salt Dopants in Hydrate Inclusion Compounds: Some Results from Neutron Scattering, Thermal Analysis, and Solid-State NMR"

No seminar - University Holiday

Michael Weinstein, Applied Mathematics
"Waves and symmetry"
Tiffany Shaw
, Applied Mathematics
"Stationary wave transport and the summer circulation"

Chris Marianetti, Materials Science and Engineering
Daniel Bienstock, Applied Mathematics
"Robust Modeling of Epidemics"

Theodore Kramer, Materials Science & Engineering (advisor: Prof. Irving Herman)
"Organic Nanostructures for Hybrid Electronic Devices"
Clara Orbe, Applied Mathematics (adivsor: Prof. Lorenzo Polvani)
"Seasonal Ventilation of the Stratosphere Using One-Way Flux Distributions"

Ningyao Zhang, Applied Mathematics (advisor: Prof. Guillaume Bal)
"Homogenization of Schrodinger Equation with Random Coefficients"
Zhisheng Li, Solid State Physics (advisor: Prof. Richard Osgood)
"TiO2(110) Surface Blistering Due to Subsurface Ar Gas Bubbles"

John Dwyer, Atmospheric Science (advisor: Prof. Adam Sobel)
"Seasonal Changes in Tropical Precipitation Due to Global Warming"
Weiwei Shen, Applied Mathematics (advisors: Prof. Broadie & Prof. David Keyes)
High-dimensional Portfolio Optimization with Transaction Costs"

Iva Vukicevic, Applied Mathematics (advisor: Prof. Michael Weinstein)
"Wave Propagation through Microstructures"
Cheng Cheng, Materials Science & Engineering (advisor: Prof. William Bailey)
"Sub-micron Mapping of Ghz Magnetic Susceptibility using Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscopy"

Yi Li, Materials Science & Engineering (advisor: Prof. William Bailey)
"Precise Control of Shape Anisotropy in Near-macroscopic Ni80Fe20 Thin-film Rectangles"
Matt Davis, Plasma Physics (advisor: Prof. Michael Mauel)
Measurement and Modeling of the Electron Pressure Profiles in the Levitated Dipole Experiment (LDX)"

Chris Stoafer, Plasma Physics (Advisors: Prof. Gerald Navratil & Prof. Michael Mauel)
"Characterizing HBT-EP Plasmas using the Thomson Scattering Diagnostic"
Xiaohao Yang, Materials Science & Engineering (advisor: Prof. Simon Billinge)
Confirmation of Disordered Structure of Ultrasmall CdSe Nanoparticles from
X-ray Atomic Pair Distribution Function Analysis"


Spring Break

No seminar

Hande Ozturk, Materials Science & Engineering (advisor: Prof. I. C. Noyan)
"Simulating X-ray Diffraction Profiles from Nanoparticles''
Sarah Angelini, Plasma Physics (advisor: Prof. Michael Mauel)
"High Speed Videography on HBTEP"

Paul Hughes, Plasma Physics (Advisors: Prof. Gerald Navratil & Prof. Michael Mauel)
"Design of Upgrades for Ferritic Wall Mode Studies on HBT-EP"
Yu Gu, Applied Mathematics (advisor: Prof. Guillaume Bal)
"A weak convergence approach to PDE with random coefficients by Feynman-Kac formula"

Nick Mykins, Applied Mathematics (advisor: Prof. Adam Sobel)
"Moist Static Energy and the Madden-Julian Oscillation"
P. Thilanka Galwaduge, Solid State Physics (advisors: Prof. Hillman & Prof. Irving Herman)
"Adaptive Optics for Two-Photon  Microscopy"

Brian Capozzi, Solid State Physics (advisor: Prof. Latha Venkataraman)
"Electrolye Gating of Single Molecule Junctions"
Michael Jenkinson, Applied Mathematics (advisor: Prof. Michael Weinstein)
"Traveling Waves in Nonlinear Lattices"

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