Research Conference 2014-2015

Andrew Cole, Fall 2014 Coordinator
Kyle Mandli, Spring 2015 Coordinator

9/12/14
Latha Venkataraman, Solid State Physics
"Physics and Chemistry at the Single-Molecule Level"
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Michael Mauel, Plasma Physics
“Discovery Fusion Energy Science using a Superconducting Laboratory Magnetosphere”

9/19/14
I.C. Noyan, Materials Science & Engineering
“Sampling & Intensity Statistics of Diffraction Measurements”
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Simon Billinge, Materials Science & Engineering
“The Materials Complexity Frontier: Applied Math and Computational Challenges”

9/26/14
: Special time 9:45 AM
Nanfang Yu, Solid State Physics
"Controlling light with flat designer optics"

10/3/14
Adam Sobel, Applied Mathematics
"Climate influences on hurricanes and on tornadoes: any commonalities?"
&
Irving Herman, Solid State Physics
"Nanocrystals, Graphene, and Life"

10/10/14
Kyle Mandli, Applied Mathematics
“Computing Hazards in the Shallows”
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Francesco Volpe, Plasma Physics
"Stellarators: the honey-dipper stable approach to fusion"

10/17/14
Rainer Bleck, NASA GISS
"Diagnostics and prediction of atmospheric blocking"
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George Tselioudis, NASA GISS
"Clouds and the general circulation: Poleward cloud shifts and the role of the Hadley cell and the baroclinic storm track"

10/24/14
Anastasia Romanou, NASA GISS
"Ocean carbon pump and climate"
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Tim Hall, NASA GISS
"Weeks to months forecasting of hurricane hazard"

10/31/14
Brian Cairns, NASA GISS
"A Polarizing View of Clouds and Aerosols"
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Jan Perlwitz, NASA GISS
"Predicting the Mineral Composition of Dust Aerosols With an Earth System Model"

11/7/14
Julian Chen, Applied Physics
"Solar Energy R&D Projects in Brazil"
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Marc Spiegelman, Applied Mathematics
"Multi physics computation for coupled fluid-solid mechanics in earth sciences"

11/14/14
Aron Pinczuk, Solid State Physics
"Spectroscopy at the Nanoscale"

11/21/14
Pierre-David Létourneau, Applied Mathematics
"Resolution and De-aliasing in elastography"
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Lorenzo Polvani, Applied Mathematics
"Cloud biases in the latest generation of climate models"

11/28/14
No seminar - University Holiday

12/5/14
Richard Osgood, Solid State Physics
"Covering a Broad Band Width: Research in the Osgood Lab"
&
Chris Marianetti, Materials Science & Engineering

2/20/15
Taha Mirhoseini, Plasma Physics (Volpe group)
"Mathematical and Experimental Approach to Magnetohydrodynamic Problems; Meltpool Control and Thermoacoustic-MHD Generator"
&
Brian Capozzi, Solid State Physics (Venkataraman Group)
"Environmentally Enabled Single-Molecule Diodes"

2/27/15
Wencan Jin, Solid State Physics (Osgood group)
"ARPES Studies on Graphene/MoS2 heterostructure"
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Sheng Wang, Solid State Physics (Pinczuk group)
"Artificial Graphene in Nanopatterned Quantum Wells"

3/6/15
Vernon Wong, Materials Science & Engineering (Im group)
"A New Nucleation-initiated Microstructure in Thin Si Films"
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Paul Hughes, Plasma Physics (Navratil group)
"Effect of a Ferritic Wall on MHD Stability in HBT-EP"

3/13/15
Kenneth Hammond, Plasma Physics (Volpe group)
"Initial Characterization of Electron Cyclotron Heated Plasmas in the Columbia Non-Neutral Torus"
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Alexander Watson, Applied Mathematics (Weinstein group)
"The Spin Hall Effect of Light: a Dynamical Berry Phase Effect"

4/3/15
Diego Scarabelli, Solid State Physics (Wind group)
"Fabrication of Advanced Quantum electronic and Spin Systems"
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J.J. Wang, Materials Science & Engineering (Im group)
"Pulsed-laser Melting of Si Thin-films"

4/10/15
Haixing Li, Solid State Physics (Venkataraman group)
"Electric Field Breakdown in Single Molecule Junctions"
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Peter Bullen, Solid State Physics (Osgood group)
"Periodic Poling of Thin Lithium Niobate"

4/17/15
Dov Rhodes, Plasma Physics (Cole/Navratil groups)
"Modeling the Error-Field Response of Tokamak Plasmas"
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Hasan Cagan Ozen, Applied Mathematics (Bal group)
"Dynamical Polynomial Chaos Expansions"

4/24/15
Philip Rodenbough, Materials Science & Engineering (Chan group)
"Oxides of cerium and chromium: bulk modulus and catalysis studies"
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Dan Shaevitz, Applied Mathematics (Sobel group)
"Extreme precipitation: The interaction of large-scale dynamics with moist convection during floods of northeast Pakistan"

5/1/15
Chenyang Shi, Materials Science & Engineering (Billinge group)
"Lattice Dynamics of CdSe Bulk and Nanoclusters"
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Maxwell Terben, Materials Science & Engineering (Billinge group)
"Probing the local structure of disordered pharmaceutical formulations"


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