Research Conference 2017-2018

Fall 2017 Coordinator: Renata M. M. Wentzcovitch

Latha Venkataraman, Solid State Physics
“Single-Molecule Circuits with Inorganic Clusters”
Kyle Mandli, Applied Mathematics
"Computational Approaches to Storm Surge"

Renata Wentzcovitch, Materials Science & Engineering
“Ab initio simulations of planet forming minerals”
Nanfang Yu, Solid State Physics
"Flat Optics"

I. Cevdet Noyan
, Materials Science & Engineering
"Saint Venant’sPrinciple and its implications for Diffraction Strain Analysis"
Marc Spiegelman
, Applied Mathematics
"The ENKI project: integrating computational thermodynamics and geodynamics"

Lorenzo Polvani, Applied Mathematics
"Seasonal weather prediction for the North Atlantic and Eurasian sectors: disentangling El Nino from stratospheric sudden warmings"
Alexander Gaeta, Solid State Engineering
"Quantum Random Number Generation Using Nonlinear Photonics”

Yuan Yang
, Materials Science & Engineering
"Visualization and Rational Design of Electrolyte for Advanced Energy Storage"
Inigo Urteaga, Applied Mathematics
"The multi-armed bandit: from slot-machines to medicine"

Katayun Barmak, Materials Science & Engineering
"Interconnects Beyond Cu"
Irving Herman
, Solid State Physics
"Nanomaterials, Optics, and the TBoH"

Aron Pinczuk, Solid State Physics
“Artificial Semiconductor Nanostructures”
Simon Billinge, Materials Science & Engineering
"Materials have a genome? Who knew? And who cares?"

J. Thomas Vaughan, Biomedical Engineering in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute 

“MR research at Columbia”
Oleg Gang, Solid State Physics / Chemical Engineering 

“Self-Assembled Nanoscale Systems: from Designed Phases to Targeted Functions”

Donsub Rim, Applied Mathematics
"Model reduction for hyperbolic problems: towards fast prediction of inundation patterns"
Adam Sobel
, Applied Mathematics
"Tropical intra-seasonal oscillations"

William Bailey, Materials Science & Engineering
Daniel Bienstock
, IEOR/Applied Mathematics
"Variance-reduction in electrical transmission"

No seminar (Thanksgiving Break)

Michael Tippett, Applied Mathematics
"Changes in the statistics of U.S. tornado reports"
Andrew Cole, Plasma Physics
"Boundary layers, shape, and tokamak stability"

Spring 2018 Coordinator: Alexander L. Gaeta

2/9/18 (9:45 AM - Special Time)
John Brooks, Plasma Physics, Prof. Michael Mauel’s Group
"Active control of plasma mode rotation in Tokamaks"

2/16/18 - no seminar

Dr. Giacomo Lovat, Solid state Physics, Prof. Latha Venkataraman Group
"Electronic structure and charge transport in N-heterocyclic carbenes on Au.

Prof. Guy Stella, Biological Sciences
"The causes of quantitative genetic variation"

Zane Martin, Atmospheric Science, Prof. Adam Sobel's Group
"Modeling the Interaction of the MJO and QBO"
Bernard Lipat, Atmospheric Science, Profs. George Tselioudis & Lorenzo Polvani's Groups
"Timescales of climate changes"

3/16/18 - no seminar (Spring Break)

3/23/18 - no seminar 

Shaowen Chen, Physics, Cory Dean's Group
"Gate defined structures in graphene"
Yi Lin, Solid State Physics, Prof. Richard Osgood's Group
"Unoccupied states in oxygen-intercalated quasi-free-standing graphene on Ir(111)"


Shangmin Xiong, Materials Science & Engineering, Prof. I.C. Noyan's Group
"Correlating real space deformation parameters with strain values obtained from X-ray diffraction of nanoparticles"
Mehmet Hazar Seren, Materials Science & Engineering, Prof. I.C. Noyan's Group
"Evaluation of critical length via Saint Venant's Principle for Residual Stress Measurement"

Jyotirmoy Mandal, Applied Physics, Prof. Yuan Yang's Group
"Using the Sky to Cool Man-Made Structures - A Return to Polymers and Simplicity"
E-Dean Fung, Solid State Physics, Prof. Latha Venkataraman's Group
"Charge transport in single-molecule junctions in electrochemical environment"

Lingjie Du, Solid State Physics, Prof. Aron Pinczuk's Group
"Emerging many-body effects in semiconductor artificial graphene with suppressed disorder"
Mengjie Yu, Solid State Physics, Prof. Alex Gaeta'a Group
“Chip-based mid-infrared frequency combs and its application for spectroscopy”

Mel Abler, Plasma Physics, Prof. Michael Mauel's Group
"Experimental Studies of 2D Turbulence in a Laboratory Dipole Plasma"
Sai Sunku, Applied Physics, Prof. Dimitri Basov's Group
"Plasmonic effects in twisted bilayer graphene"

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