Research Conference 2010-2011

Fall 2010 Coordinator: Chris Wiggins
Spring 2011 Coordinator: Pierre Gentine

David Keyes, Applied Mathematics
"Synchronization-reducing Algorithms"
Chris Marianetti, Materials Science & Engineering
"Failure mechanisms of graphene under tension"

9/17/10 (9:15-9:45 AM)
Irving Herman, Solid State Physics
"Coupling in the Formation and Properties of Nanomaterials"

Latha Venkataraman, Solid State Physics
"Quantum Interference In Single Molecule Junctions"
Philip Kim, Physics & Applied Physics
"Transport in nanoscaled materials"

Richard M. Osgood, Electrical Engineering/APAM
"Physics on Nanosurfaces"
Ben O'Shaughnessy, Chemical Engineering
"Biophysics of living cells: how cells make force and fuse membranes"

Aron Pinczuk, Solid State Physics
"Spectroscopy at the Nanoscale"
William Bailey, Materials Science & Engineering
"Spin electronics: report from Grenoble and here"

Tiffany Shaw, APAM/LDEO-Ocean & Climate Physics
"Transforming the mean meridional circulation of the atmosphere"
Simon Billinge, Materials Science & Engineering
"Entropically stabilized emergent dipolar phase transitions, and why lead-telluride based thermoelectrics are just failed ferroelectrics"

Shalom Wind, Applied Physics
“Site-selective interactions at the molecular scale”
Guillaume Bal, Applied Mathematics
"Hybrid inverse problems"

Allen Boozer, Plasma Physics
"Recent Research: Work on tokamaks and stellarators for magnetic fusion & Constraints of mathematics and Faraday's law on reconnection"
Marc Spiegelman, Applied Mathematics
"It's a complicated world but someone's got to solve it: Physics Based Preconditioners and advanced Software for Multi-physics problems in Geodynamics"

Adam Sobel, Applied Mathematics
"The structure of tropical climate change"
Pierre Gentine, Applied Mathematics
"1) Errors in soil heat flux measurements and
2) Soil moisture-precipitation feedbacks"

Chris Wiggins, Applied Mathematics
Title not available
Siu-Wai Chan, Materials Science & Engineering
Title not available

Dirk Englund, Electrical Engineering & Applied Physics
"Quantum Optics in Photonic Chips"
Daniel Bienstock, IEOR & Applied Mathematics
"Adaptive online control of cascading blackouts"

Michael Weinstein, Applied Mathematics
"Mathematics of Waves in Microstructures"
Thomas Pedersen, Plasma Physics
"Experimental stellarator research"

I.C. Noyan, Materials Science & Engineering
Various faculty: "How to find a Research Advisor"

Peng Tian, Applied Physics & Applied Mathematics
"Diverse structural and magnetic properties of differently prepared MnAs nanoparticles"
Rebecca Xuefei Yuan, Applied Mathematics
"Numerical simulation of magnetic reconnection in dynamically adaptive grids via NKS"

Timur Dykhne, Materials Science & Engineering
"Fingerprinting of amorphous and nanostructured pharmaceuticals using high energy x-rays and the atomic pair distribution function"
Paul Brenner, Plasma Physics
"Understanding and Improving Confinement in the Columbia Non-Neutral Torus"

John Dwyer, Applied Mathematics
"Shifting Seasonal Cycle, Changing Monsoons, and the Role of Sea Ice"
Xabier Sarasola, Plasma Physics
"Plasmas of arbitrary neutrality"

Sriharsha V. Aradhya, Applied Physics
"Measuring the force needed to turn on a single molecule switch"
Wenjia Jing, Applied Mathematics
"Corrector theory for PDEs with multi-scale random coefficients"

Austin Akey, Materials Science & Engineering
Title not available
Jonathan Widawsky, Solid State Physics
"In situ Formation of Highly Conducting Au-C Contacts for Single Molecule Transport"

Clara Orbe, Applied Mathematics
"Well-posed diagnostics of stratosphere-troposphere exchange"
Erika Penzo, Solid State Physics
"DNA nanodevices"

Francois Monard, Applied Mathematics
"Inverse diffusion with power density measurements"
Jie Gao, Solid State Physics
"Air-slot photonic crystal nanocavities"

Teresa Fazio, Materials Science & Engineering
"Nanopatterns For Tethering DNA"
Theodore Kramer, Solid State Physics
"Improving Polymer-Nanoparticle Composites by Modifying Interfaces"

Yutian Wu, Applied Mathematics
"Transient atmospheric circulation response to an instantaneous doubling
of carbon dioxide"
Mikhail Treger, Materials Science and Engineering
"A quantitative analysis of room temperature kinetics in copper thin films through high resolution X-ray diffraction"

Anil Raj, Applied Mathematics
"Identifying Hosts of Families of Viruses: a Machine Learning Approach"
Monica Chahal, Materials Science & Engineering
"Mixed-phase Solidification (MPS) of Thin Silicon films"

Uttam Manna, Materials Science & Engineering
"Doping aspect and characterization of type-II semiconductor multilayer quantum structure"
Philip Chuang, Materials Science & Engineering
"Polymer-Ceramic Composite Nanofiber Scaffolds Promote Deep Zone Chondrocyte Growth and Biosynthesis"

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