Research Conference 2012-2013

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



9/14/12
I. C. Noyan, Materials Science and Engineering
"Current Issues in Diffraction Analysis"
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Andrew Cole, Applied Physics
"Stress and Torque on Driven Tearing Modes"

9/21/12
David Keyes, Applied Mathematics
"Five years in 25 minutes"
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Latha Venkataraman, Applied Physics
"Charge Transfer at the Nano Scale - Single Molecule and X-Ray Photo-Emission Measurements"

9/28/12
Simon Billinge, Materials Science and Engineering
"Atomic Structure at the Nanoscale: From Fuel Cells to Pharmaceuticals"
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Ben O'Shaughnessy, Chemical Engineering
"Physics of Living Cells"

10/5/12
Yue Chen, Materials Science and Engineering
"First-principles Evolutionary Searches for New High-pressure Phases of Yttrium"
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Matthew Putman, Materials Science and Engineering
"Practical Applications of Visco-Elastic Characterization"

10/12/12

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

10/19/12
Francesco Volpe, Applied Physics
"Locked Mode Research at DIII-D Tokamak and Stellarator Plans at Columbia"
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Abhay Pasupathy, Physics
"Visualizing complex materials at the atomic scale"

10/26/12
Richard Osgood, Applied Physics
"Interfacial Physics of Condensed Matter Systems; Ultrafast and Ultrasmall Probes"
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Shalom Wind, Materials Science and Engineering
"Exploiting Biology to Advance Technology and Vice Versa"

11/2/12 - CANCELLED

11/9/12
Adam Sobel, Applied Mathematics
"Hurricane Sandy"
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Irving Herman, Applied Physics
"Designing Nanomaterials and Their Collective Properties"

11/16/12
C. Julian Chen, Applied Physics
"Physics of Human Voice Production: A New Theory with Applications"
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Camille Jones, Materials Science and Engineering
"Salt Dopants in Hydrate Inclusion Compounds: Some Results from Neutron Scattering, Thermal Analysis, and Solid-State NMR"

11/23/12
No seminar - University Holiday

11/30/12
Michael Weinstein, Applied Mathematics
"Waves and symmetry"
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Tiffany Shaw
, Applied Mathematics
"Stationary wave transport and the summer circulation"

12/7/12
Chris Marianetti, Materials Science and Engineering
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Daniel Bienstock, Applied Mathematics
"Robust Modeling of Epidemics"

2/8/13
Theodore Kramer, Materials Science & Engineering (advisor: Prof. Irving Herman)
"Organic Nanostructures for Hybrid Electronic Devices"
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Clara Orbe, Applied Mathematics (adivsor: Prof. Lorenzo Polvani)
"Seasonal Ventilation of the Stratosphere Using One-Way Flux Distributions"

2/15/13
Ningyao Zhang, Applied Mathematics (advisor: Prof. Guillaume Bal)
"Homogenization of Schrodinger Equation with Random Coefficients"
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Zhisheng Li, Solid State Physics (advisor: Prof. Richard Osgood)
"TiO2(110) Surface Blistering Due to Subsurface Ar Gas Bubbles"

2/22/13
John Dwyer, Atmospheric Science (advisor: Prof. Adam Sobel)
"Seasonal Changes in Tropical Precipitation Due to Global Warming"
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Weiwei Shen, Applied Mathematics (advisors: Prof. Broadie & Prof. David Keyes)
"
High-dimensional Portfolio Optimization with Transaction Costs"

3/1/13
Iva Vukicevic, Applied Mathematics (advisor: Prof. Michael Weinstein)
"Wave Propagation through Microstructures"
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Cheng Cheng, Materials Science & Engineering (advisor: Prof. William Bailey)
"Sub-micron Mapping of Ghz Magnetic Susceptibility using Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscopy"

3/8/13
Yi Li, Materials Science & Engineering (advisor: Prof. William Bailey)
"Precise Control of Shape Anisotropy in Near-macroscopic Ni80Fe20 Thin-film Rectangles"
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Matt Davis, Plasma Physics (advisor: Prof. Michael Mauel)
"
Measurement and Modeling of the Electron Pressure Profiles in the Levitated Dipole Experiment (LDX)"

3/15/13
Chris Stoafer, Plasma Physics (Advisors: Prof. Gerald Navratil & Prof. Michael Mauel)
"Characterizing HBT-EP Plasmas using the Thomson Scattering Diagnostic"
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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"

3/22/13

Spring Break

3/29/13
No seminar

4/5/13
Hande Ozturk, Materials Science & Engineering (advisor: Prof. I. C. Noyan)
"Simulating X-ray Diffraction Profiles from Nanoparticles''
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Sarah Angelini, Plasma Physics (advisor: Prof. Michael Mauel)
"High Speed Videography on HBTEP"

4/12/13
Paul Hughes, Plasma Physics (Advisors: Prof. Gerald Navratil & Prof. Michael Mauel)
"Design of Upgrades for Ferritic Wall Mode Studies on HBT-EP"
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Yu Gu, Applied Mathematics (advisor: Prof. Guillaume Bal)
"A weak convergence approach to PDE with random coefficients by Feynman-Kac formula"

4/19/13
Nick Mykins, Applied Mathematics (advisor: Prof. Adam Sobel)
"Moist Static Energy and the Madden-Julian Oscillation"
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P. Thilanka Galwaduge, Solid State Physics (advisors: Prof. Hillman & Prof. Irving Herman)
"Adaptive Optics for Two-Photon  Microscopy"

4/26/13
Brian Capozzi, Solid State Physics (advisor: Prof. Latha Venkataraman)
"Electrolye Gating of Single Molecule Junctions"
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Michael Jenkinson, Applied Mathematics (advisor: Prof. Michael Weinstein)
"Traveling Waves in Nonlinear Lattices"


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