Research Conference 2013-2014

Fall 2013 Coordinator: Nanfang Yu
Spring 2014 Coordinator: Francesco Volpe
 


 

9/13/13
Katayun Barmak, Materials Science & Engineering
"The Ordered L10 phase: Hard Disk Drives, Meteorites and Advanced Permanent Magnets"
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Nanfang Yu, Solid State Physics
"Harness the Power of Infrared Light"

9/20/13
Michael Mauel, Plasma Physics
"Physics of Laboratory Magnetospheres"
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Latha Venkataraman, Solid State Physics
"Probing Electronics and Mechanics One Molecule at a Time"

9/27/13
Michael Tippett, Applied Mathematics
"Connecting Climate and Severe Weather"
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Julian Chen, Applied Physics
"High-Resolution Imaging of Molecular Orbitals Using STM"

10/4/13
I.C. Noyan, Materials Science & Engineering
"Applications of Diffraction Analysis to Materials Characterization"
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Irving Herman, Solid State Physics
"Intelligent Assembly and Physics of Nanomaterials"

10/11/13
Julian Chen, Applied Physics
"Equivalence of Tunneling Conductance and Chemical-bond Force: Experimental Verifications"
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Tiffany Shaw, Applied Mathematics
"Toward an understanding of Earth's Monsoons"

10/18/13
No seminar - 1st yr students required to attend laboratory and fire safety training

10/25/13 - seminar starts at 9:30 AM
Simon Billinge, Materials Science & Engineering
"The Materials Complexity Frontier: Nanostructure and Heterogeneities"

11/1/13
Lorenzo Polvani, Applied Mathematics
"Recent Antarctic Sea Ice Trends, Stratospheric Ozone Depletion and Natural Variability"
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Aron Pinczuk, Solid State Physics
"Spectroscopy at the Nanoscale"

11/8/13 - seminar starts at 9:45 AM
Marc Spiegelman, Applied Mathematics
"Advanced Software for Scientific Computation"

11/15/13
Pierre-David Létourneau, Applied Mathematics
"Fast Algorithm for Elastic Wave Propagation in Highly-Heterogeneous Media"
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Richard Osgood, Jr., Solid State Physics
"Under Stress"

11/22/13
Chris Marianetti, Materials Science and Engineering
"Nonlinear Lattice Dynamics from First-principles"
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Francesco Volpe, Plasma Physics
"Spinning up Magnetic Islands to Avoid Tokamak Disruptions and Measure Field Errors"

11/29/13
No seminar - University Holiday

12/6/13
Andrew Cole, Plasma Physics
"The joy of approximation: theory and modeling of momentum, torques, and stability in fusion plasmas"
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Ozgur Sahin, Biological Sciences and Physics
“Harnessing mechanical behaviors of biomolecules and cells for applications in energy and medicine”
 

1/24/14
Dov Rhodes, Plasma Physics (Advisors: Andrew Cole & Gerald Navratil)
"Fast Fourier Transform and Applications to Plasma Physics"
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Arun Batra, Solid State Physics (Advisor: Latha Venkataraman)
"Towards a Quantum Interference Enabled Single-Molecule Switch"

1/31/14
Eric Isaacs, Solid State Physics (Advisor: Chris Marianetti)
"Using quantum mechanics and a supercomputer to reveal how the world's strongest, thinnest materials break"
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Philip Chuang, Materials Science & Engineering (Advisors: Helen Lu & James Im)
"Synthetic Matrix Vesicles Modulate Mineralization Response of Human Osteoblast-like Cells"

2/7/14 - no seminar

2/14/14
Erika Penzo, Solid State Physics (Advisor: Wind)
"Directed assembly of nanodevices; or how to bring nano structures from solution to ordered arrays on a surface"
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James Lee-Thorp, Applied Mathematics (Advisor: Michael Weinstein)
"Topologically Protected States And Dirac Points"

2/21/14
Iva Vukicevic, Applied Mathematics (Advisor: Michael Weinstein)
"Localization properties of highly oscillatory potentials"
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Datong Zhang, Solid State Physics (Advisor: Irving Herman)
Title not available

2/28/14
Andrew Weisman, Solid State Physics (Advisors: Richard Friesner & Chris Marianetti)
"A First-Principles Polarized Raman Method for Determining Whether a Sample is Crystalline or Isotropic"
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Yan Yan, Applied Mathematics (Advisor: David Keyes)
"Boundary Control of Fluid-Solid Conjugate Heat Transfer Problems"

3/7/14
Michael Jenkinson, Applied Mathematics (Advisor: Michael Weinstein)
"Localized Waves in Nonlinear Lattices"
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Ying Wang, Materials Science & Engineering (Advisor: James Im)
"Si-SiO2 Interfacial Energy Analysis through Mixed Phase Solidification"

3/14/14
Chenyang Shi, Materials Science & Engineering (Advisor: Simon Billinge)
"Lattice dynamics study on size dependent CdSe clusters through PDF, Raman, IXS coupled with MD and DFT calculations"
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Max Roberts, Plasma Physics (Advisor: Michael Mauel)
"Feedback with Current Injection on Turbulence in Dipole Confined Plasmas"

3/21/14 - no seminar (Spring Break)

3/28/14 - no seminar (Open House)

4/4/14
Yi Li, Materials Science & Engineering (Advisor: William Bailey)
"Spin wave dynamics in ferromagnetic thin films: fundamentals in mode profiles and Gilbert damping"
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Sheng Wang, Solid State Physics (Advisor: Aron Pinczuk)
"Artificial graphene: from growth by MBE to electrons in patterned GaAs quantum well"

4/11/14
Olgun Adak, Solid State Physics (Advisor: Latha Venkataraman)
"Site specific flicker noise in single molecule junctions and its origin"
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Hande Öztürk, Materials Science & Engineering (Advisor: I. C. Noyan)
"Particle Size Dependence of the Information Volume in XRD Analysis"

4/18/14
Chenxi Guo, Applied Mathematics (Advisor: Guillaume Bal)
"Anisotropic Inverse Problems from Internal Functionals"
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Qian Peng, Plasma Physics (Advisors: Andrew Cole & Michael Mauel)
"Feedback system in HBTEP"

4/25/14
Kate Eckerle, Applied Mathematics (Advisors: Brian Greene & David Keyes)
"Moving Through the Landscape By Way of Kink Collisions"
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Zhaoyi Li, Materials Science & Engineering (Advisor: Nanfang Yu)
“Modulation of Mid-infrared light using Graphene-Metal plasmonic metasurface”


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