Research Conference 2015-2016

Fall 2015 Coordinator: Michael Tippett
Spring 2016 Coordinator: Nanfang Yu

9/11/15
I.C Noyan, Materials Science & Engineering
"Diffraction: theory and applications"
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Michael Mauel, Plasma Physics
"Current Injection in Magnetized Plasma"

9/18/15
Nanfang Yu, Solid State Physics
"Flat optics"
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Alexander Gaeta, Solid State Physics
"Chip-Based Optical Frequency Combs"

9/25/15
Adam Sobel, Applied Mathematics
"Dynamics of extreme precipitation events"
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Latha Venkataraman, Solid State Physics
"Single-Molecule Diodes"

10/2/15
Siu-Wai Chan, Materials Science & Engineering
"Nano-oxides: What need to know from your car to your oven and future CO2 solution"
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Yuan Yang, Materials Science & Engineering
"Towards a sustainable future: advanced batteries and thermal management"

10/9/15
Simon Billinge, Materials Science & Engineering
"Materials Genomics: Materials have Genes?"
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Irving Herman, Solid State Physics
"Nanomaterials, Optics, and Your Body"

10/16/15
No seminar

10/23/15
Andrew Cole, Plasma Physics
"Controlled fusion, disruptions, and new discoveries about the tearing mode"
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Qiang Du, Applied Mathematics
"Anomalous diffusion and nonlocal calculus"

10/30/15
Vincent Quenneville-Belair, Applied Mathematics
"A new approach to finite element simulation of general relativity"
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Kyle Mandli, Applied Mathematics
"Computing in Shallow Waters with Depth"

11/6/15
Katayun Barmak, Materials Science & Engineering
"Grain Boundary and Surface Scattering in Deeply-Scaled Interconnects"
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Aron Pinczuk, Solid State Physics
"Artificial Lattices in Semiconductors"

11/13/15
Michael Weinstein, Applied Mathematics
"Topologically protected edge states"
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Denis Potapenko, Solid State Physics
"Photochemistry on supported TiO2 nanocrystals"

11/20/15

Chris Marianetti, Materials Science & Engineering
"Computing materials properties from first-principles"
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Michael Tippett
, Applied Mathematics
"Modeling Hazardous Convective Weather Risk”

11/27/15
Thanksgiving Break - University Holiday

12/4/15
Anastasia Romanou, NASA/GISS
"Can mid-latitude storms control the strength of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation?
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George Tselioudis, NASA/GISS
"Clouds and the general circulation: Midlatitude cloud shifts and the role of the Hadley cell and the baroclinic storm track"

Spring 2016

1/29/16
Norman Nan Shi, Solid State Physics (Yu group)
"Thermal regulation of insects through structural color, enhanced reflectivity & emissivity"
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Diego Scarabelli, Solid State Physics (Wind group)
"Chip-scale deterministic nanofabrication of NV centers in diamond for quantum information processing & sensing applications"

2/12/16
Haixing Li, Solid State Physics (Venkataraman group)
"Single molecule conductance of atomically precise silicon and germanium wires"
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Alex Watson, Applied Mathematics (Weinstein group)
"Semiclassical wavepacket dynamics in periodic structures"

2/19/16
Eric Isaacs, Solid State Physics (Marianetti group)
"Beyond graphene: designing new 2D materials with correlated electrons from quantum theory"
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Ken Hammond, Plasma Physics (Volpe group)
"The CNT stellarator: overview of recent and ongoing research"

2/26/16
P. Thilanka Galwaduge, Solid State Physics (Hillman group)
"Signal-based wavefront correction for in-vivo two-photon microscopy"
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James Lee-Thorp, Applied Mathematics (Weinstein group)
"Robust Guided Modes in Photonic Systems"

3/11/16
Paul Hughes, Plasma Physics (Navratil group)
"MHD Effects of a Ferritic Wall on Tokamak Plasmas"

4/1/16
Roshan Sharma, Applied Mathematics (Pe'er group)
"Edge Rewiring during Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition"
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Philip Rodenbough, Materials Science & Engineering (Chan group)
"Crystallite Size Dependency of the Pressure and Temperature Response in Nanoparticles of Ceria
and Other Oxides"

4/8/16
Vernon Wong, Materials Science & Engineering (Im group)
"Pulsed-laser-induced Melting in Polycrystalline Si Films"
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Zhaoyi Li, Materials Science & Engineering (Yu group)
"Correlated Perovskites as a New Platform for Super Broadband Tunable Photonics"

4/15/16
Sheng Wang, Solid State Physics (Pinczuk group)
"Artificial Graphene in Nano-patterned GaAs Quantum Wells"
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Adam Overvig, Solid State Physics (Yu group)
"Physics and Application of Dielectric Metasurfaces"

4/22/16
Datong Zhang, Solid State Physics (Herman group)
"Hybridization of van der Waals few layers and closed-packed nanoparticle monolayers"
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Sajan Shrestha, Solid State Physics (Yu group)
"Flat lenses based on metasurfaces"
 


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