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  MSE Seminar Schedule Fall 2015

Department of Materials Science and Engineering Schedule for Fall 2015 Seminar Series

3:00–5:00p.m. McBryde Hall 113

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

August 28   Dr. Jeffery W. Baur, Material and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Lab, APAFB, OH 

"Advanced and Multifunctional Composite Structures:  Challenges and Opportunities"

September 4   Prof. Daniel Savin, Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville

"Bottom-Up Design in Responsive Polypeptide-Based Block Polymer Assemblies"

September 11   Hyun-Cheol Song, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

"Flexible Piezoelectric Energy Harvester Using Laser Transfer Method"

September 11   Chengtao Luo, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

"Hierarchical Domain Structure of Lead-Free Piezoelectric (Na1/2 Bi1/2)TiO3-(K1/2 Bi1/2)TiO3 Single Crystals"

September 18   Prof. Paulo Araujo, Center for Materials Science and Technology, Physics Dept., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

"Carbon Nanotube Non-Volatile Switches and Allotropic Transformation Through Re-engineering of -sp2 Carbon Bonds"

September 25   Dr. Steven Policastro, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

"Understanding Factors Affecting Galvanic Corrosion Under Atmospheric Conditions"

October 2   Taylor Blair, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

"Acoustic Diagnostics of Plasma Spray"

October 2   Thomas Danielson, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

"Ab Initio Investigation of He Bubbles at the Oxide-Fe Interface in Nanostructured Ferritic Alloys"

October 9   Dr. Nikita Gordeev, Ioffe Institute of Physics and Technology, Saint Petersburg, Russia

"Optical Modes in Semiconductor Lasers:  Origin, Characteristics and Engineering"

October 16   No seminar (Fall Break)

October 23   Prof. Blake Johnson, Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech

"Additive Manufacturing of Biomimetic Scaffolds for Neuroregenerative and Neuroscience Applications"

October 30   Dr. Evan Glaser, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

"Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of p-Type Dopants in Epitaxial and Bulk GaN"

November 6   Prof. Shi-Wei Ricky Lee, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong

"Phosphor Deposition for Color Tuning in LED Packaging"


Mr. Frank Kramer, Corning, New York

"Advancements in Through Glass via (TGV) Technology"

Note:  Student Poster Contest:  2:30 - 3:00 in the hallway outside McBryde 113, refreshments served

November 13   Fengyu Shen, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

"Improving the Electrochemical Performance of the LSCF Cathode by SDC Catalyst Incorporation and SDC Block Layer"

November 20   Prof. Wei Zhou, ECE Department, Virginia Tech

"From Nanophotonics to Nanoelectronics:  Toward Integrated Nanosystems"

November 27   No seminar (Thanksgiving Break)

December 4   Dr. Jeremy Busby, Fusion and Materials for Nuclear Systems Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

"Modern Materials Science:  Enabling Extended Service for an Aging Nuclear Power Fleet"

For additional seminar information, contact Prof. Levon Asryan:  (540) 231-7033,

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