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  MSE Seminar Series - Fall 2014

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Schedule for Fall 2014 Seminar Series (MSE 5015)

3:00–5:00 p.m. McBryde Hall 113

Refreshments at 3:00 p.m. Presentations start at 3:30 p.m.

August 29:   Molecule-based magnetism, Prof. Gordon Yee, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech

September 5:  Stimuli responsive nanocomposites based on cellulose nanocrystals, Prof. Johan Foster, MSE Department, Virginia Tech

September 12:  The role of lattice dynamics in transport and thermodynamics: Probing phonons with neutron scattering and computer simulations, Dr. Olivier Delaire, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

September 19:  Fluorescence, super-phosphorescence, and the Hound of the Baskervilles, Prof. Richard Zallen, Department of Physics, Virginia Tech

September 26:  Design and Processing of Refractory Metals for Thin Film Electronic Applications, Dr. Mike Stawovy, Fabricated Products Group, H.C. Starck Inc., Cleveland, OH

October 3:  Nature’s design strategies for lighter, stronger and tougher materials – New lessons from seashells, Prof. Xiaodong (Chris) Li, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

October 10 No seminar (Fall Break)

October 17:  Thermoelectric materials and device technologies for energy conversion and sensing, Prof. Daryoosh Vashaee, School of ECE, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK

October 24:  Ferroelectric control of magnetism in ferromagnetic/piezoelectric heterostructures, Yue Zhang, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

October 24:  Effects of hydrogen penetration in optical fibers at high temperature, Elizabeth Bonnell, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

October 31:  Holistic Crystallography, Prof. Maureen Julian, Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech

November 7:  Submicron Diameter Single Crystal Sapphire Optical Fiber, Cary Hill, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

November 7:  An Elastic Plastic Contact Model with Strain Hardening for the LAMMPS Granular Package, Bryan Kuhr, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

November 14:  Applications of acoustics in thermal spray processes, Taylor Blair, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

November 14:  Bandgapmodification of semiconductor nanowires produced by fiber drawing, Adam Floyd, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

November 21:  Overview of photovoltaic principles, James Stratton, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

November 21:  Three-dimensional reconstruction using stereovision for transmission electron microscopy, Rachel Byer, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

November 28 No seminar (Thanksgiving Break)

December 5:  Development of Adaptive and Tunable Optical Systems and Devices, Prof. Yong Xu, ECE Department, Virginia Tech

For additional seminar information, contact Prof. Levon Asryan [(540) 231-7033, asryan@vt.edu]

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