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  MSE Seminar Series - Spring 2014

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Spring 2014 Seminar Schedule

3:00 to 5:00 p.m. McBryde Hall 113

Refreshments at 3:00 p.m.

Presentation at 3:30 p.m.








January 24




Isovalent Doping In III-Nitride Semiconductor


Rachel Umbel

Graduate Student, MSE Virginia Tech



Helium Interstitials In Y2Ti2O7: A First-Principles


Thomas Danielson

Graduate Student, MSE Virginia Tech



January 31


MEMS And Nanotechnology, A Promising Marriage For Miniaturizing Gas Chromatography


Prof. Masoud Agah

ECE, Virginia Tech


February 7


Vertical Transport Mechanisms In Graphene Heterostructures

Dr. Joaquin Rodriguez Nieva

Physics, MIT


   February 14

Cancelled due to inclement weather


February 21


Possibilities to Manage Both High Strength and Good Ductility in Nanostructured Metals


Prof. Nobuhiro Tsuji Kyoto University




February 28

 Micro/Nanostructure And Creep Property In High-Cr Heat Resistant Steels

 Prof. Masatoshi Mitsuhara

Engineering Sciences for Electronics and Materials

Kyushu University


March 7

An Integrated Time-Temperature Approach for Predicting Mechanical Properties of Quenched and Tempered Steel

Corey O’Connell

Graduate Student, MSE

Virginia Tech

Packaging and Characterization of High Power 808 nm Laser Diodes Bonded by Nanosilver Paste

Yi Yan

Graduate Student, MSE

Virginia Tech


March 14



No seminar (Spring Break)


March 21


Solute-derived Nanograin Stabilization of HSLA-Al


Prof. Stephen Kampe

Materials Science & Eng.

Michigan Tech




March 28


Grit Blasting Effects on Surface Roughness


Robert Mills

Graduate Student

MSE, Virginia Tech


April 4


Plasmonics at the Interface of Hard and Soft Materials


Prof. Hans Robinson


Virginia Tech




April 11


Peritectoid Phase Transformations in Ni3Mo Alloy



Ibrahim Khalfallah

Graduate Student, MSE

Virginia Tech



Fabrication and Characterization of Polyurethane-Contrast Agent Composites for Near-Infrared in situ Imaging



Andre Stevenson

Graduate Student, MSE

Virginia Tech

April 18


Nanoscale Characterization of Manganese Oxide Surface Layers and Nanoparticles in Drinking Water Treatment Systems


Michel Vargas

Graduate Student, MSE

Virginia Tech


Understanding the Corrosion Resistance of Cast Nickel Alloy C276 Through Control of Heat Treatment


Devon Baker

Honors Senior Student, MSE

Virginia Tech

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