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SPRING 2014

Speaker / Affiliation

PRESENTATION TITLE Location & Time ORGANIZER

Dec 3 2014

Dr. Michael Nastasi
Director, Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research
Extreme Irradiation Tolerant Materials via Atomic Scale Design of Nanostructure Interfaces 4:00-5:00 pm, Wed. 136 Jorgensen Hall NCMN
Host: Dr. Bai Cui

Nov 19 2014

Dr. Barry Zink
University of Denver
Spincaloritronics with suspended thermal platforms 4:00-5:00 pm, Wed.
136 Jorgensen
Hall
NCMN
Host: Dr. Alexey Kovalev

Nov 14 2014

Dr. Russell J. Hemley
Carnegie Institution of Washington 

New Views of Structure & Bonding
in Extreme Environments

3:30 - 4:30 pm, Fri. 112 Hamilton Hall Chemistry / NCMN
Host: Dr. Xiao Zeng

Nov 12 2014

Dr. Kai Zhu
National Renewable Energy Lab, Colorado

Material Synthesis, Device Operation, and Charge-Carrier Dynamics of Perovskite Solar Cells

4:00-5:00 pm, Wed.
136 Jorgensen Hall
NCMN
Host: Dr. Jinsong Huang

Nov 5 2014

Dr. John H. Campbell
Materials Science Solution
Livermore, CA

Materials research challenges in construction and operation of the world's largest laser

4:00-5:00 pm, Wed.
136 Jorgensen Hall
NCMN
Host: Dr. Yongfeng Lu

Oct 24 2014

Dr. Teri W. Odom
Northwestern University

Designer Gold Nanostars for Imaging 
and Therapeutics

3:30 - 4:30 pm, Fri.  112 Hamilton Hall Chemistry / NCMN
Host: Dr. Stephen Morin

Oct 20 2014

Dr. Di-Jia Liu
Argonne National Laboratory

Recent Developments in New Materials & Characterization Techniques for Energy Storage and Conversion

4:00-5:00 pm, Mon.
548 Hamilton Hall

Chemistry / NCMN
Host: Dr. Joe Francisco &
Dr. Xiao Zeng

Oct 8 
2014

Dr. Andreas Roelofs
Argonne National Laboratory

A New Vision for Nanoscience

4:00-5:00 pm, Wed.
136 Jorgensen Hall
NCMN
Host: Dr. Alexei Gruverman

Oct 3
2014

Dr. Paul Braun
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Three Dimensionally Structured Materials
for Energy Storage and Light Harvesting

3:30 - 4:30 pm, Fri.  112 Hamilton Hall Chemistry / NCMN
Host: Dr. Stephen Morin

Sept 24 2014

Dr. Alexey Kovalev
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Magnetization Switching and Energy Manipulation in
Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Magnets

4:00-5:00 pm, Wed.
136 Jorgensen Hall
NCMN
Host: Dr. David Sellmyer

Sept 19 2014

Dr. Mark Ratner
Northwestern University

Molecular Mesoscopics: Transport in Molecular Junctions

3:30 - 4:30 pm, Fri.  112 Hamilton Hall

Chemistry / NCMN
Host: Dr. David Berkowitz and Xiao Zeng

Sept 12, 2014

Dr. Michael L. Norton
Marshall University

DNA Origami-Putting the Pieces Together

3:30 - 4:30 pm, Fri.  112 Hamilton Hall Chemistry / NCMN
Host: Dr. Alexander Sinitskii

Sept 3, 2014

Dr. Robert Camley, Center for Magnetism & Magnetic Structures, University of Colorado

Nonlinear effects in magnetic systems
Refreshments served at 3:45 pm JH Atrium

4:00-5:00 pm, Wed.
136 Jorgensen Hall

NCMN
Host: Dr. Christian Binek

May 7, 2014

Dr. David Geohagen, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences-Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Nanomaterials from the Bottom-Up: Understanding Assembly from Nanoscale Building Blocks 
Refreshments served at 3:45 pm JH Atrium

4:00-5:00 pm, Wed.
136 Jorgensen Hall


NCMN
Host: Dr. Yongfeng Lu


Apr. 30, 2014

Dr. Stephen Morin, Chemistry, Univ. of NE-Lincoln

TBA
Refreshments served at 3:45 pm JH Atrium

4:00 – 5:00 pm, Wed.
136 Jorgensen Hall
NCMN
Host: Dr. David Sellmyer

Apr. 16, 2014

Dr. Susan Margulies,
Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

Large Animal Model of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Refreshments served at 3:30 pm JH Atrium

3:45–4:45 pm, Wed.
136 Jorgensen Hall

 NCMN
Host: Dr. Linxia Gu

Apr. 9, 2014

Dr. Xiaoshan Xu, Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of NE-Lincoln  

Multiferroic Organic Spintronics Refreshments served at 3:45 pm JH Atrium

4:00–5:00 pm, Wed.
136 Jorgensen Hall

NCMN
Host: Dr. David Sellmyer

April 7, 2014

Dr. Qin Zhou, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Physics, University of California - Berkeley

Exploring Carbon Nanomaterials Using MEMS

3:30-4:30 pm, Mon.

357 Scott Eng.

Mech.& Materials Engr./ 
  NCMN-Host: Dr. Li Tan


Apr. 4, 2014

Dr. Tohren C. G. Kibbey, School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science - Univ. of Oklahoma

Transport and retention of engineered nanoparticles in unsaturated porous media

11:00 - 12:00 pm, Fri.

Scott Engineering Center 111/PKI 160

Civil Eng/NCMN-Host: Dr. Yusong Li


Apr. 3, 2014

Dr. Shangchao Lin, Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics (LAMM) - Department of Civil and Environmental Engrg., Mass. Institute of Technology   

Efficient Energy Transport and Storage in Functional Materials and Structures: Predictive Multi-Scale Materials

3:30-4:30 pm, Thurs.

357 Scott Eng.

    Mech.and Materials Engr./  
    NCMN-Host: Dr. Li Tan

Apr. 2, 2014

Dr. Jason Hoffman, Materials Science Division - Argonne Nat'l Laboratory

Tuning the Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Complex Oxides with Charge, Strain, and Light

4:00–5:00 pm, Wed.
 136 Jorgensen Hall


 

 Physics & Astronomy/NCMN   
 Host: Dr. Xia Hong


Mar. 31, 2014

Dr. Hu Tao, Tufts Univ. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Medford, MA

Advanced Materials and Manufacturing for   Life Sciences and Sustainable Engineering

3:30-4:30 pm, Mon.

357 Scott Eng.

Mech.and Materials Engr./  
  NCMN-Host: Dr. Li Tan


Mar. 27, 2014

Dr. Bai Cui, Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Microstructure-Property Relationship of Advanced Materials for Extreme Environments

3:30-4:30 pm, Thurs.

357 Scott Eng

  Mech.and Materials Engr./  
  NCMN-Host: Dr. Li Tan


Mar. 20, 2014

Dr. Meng Gu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Richland, WA

Advanced Synthesis and Characterization of Energy Storage Materials

3:30 - 4:30 pm, Thurs.

357 Scott Eng

 Mech.and Materials Engr./  
 NCMN-Host: Dr. Li Tan

Mar. 18, 2014

Dr. Vitaly Konov, Director, Natural Sciences Center General Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia

Laser and SPM Nanostructuring of Advanced Carbon Materials

4:00–5:00 pm, Wed.
136 Jorgensen Hall

NCMN/ Electrical Engr.
Host: Dr. Yongfeng Lu

Mar. 18, 2014

Dr. Jian Shi, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts        

Correlated Nickelates: Phase Transitions and Neuromorphic Electronics

3:30-4:30 pm, Tues.

110 Jorgensen Hall

Mech.and Materials Engr./ NCMN-Host: Dr. Li Tan

Mar. 17, 2014

Dr. Tao Sun, Argonne National Lab- Advanced Photon Source - Imaging Group, X-Ray Science Div.

Materials Structural Characterization Using Synchrotron X-Ray and Electron Microscopy Techniques

3:30-4:30 pm, Mon.
357 Scott Eng


Mech.and Materials Engr./ NCMN-Host: Dr. Li Tan

Mar. 10, 2014

Dr. Oleg Tretiakov, Tohoku University, Japan

Thermoelectric power generators based on topological insulators and spin Seebeck devices

4:00-5:00 pm, Mon
. Jorgensen Hall

Physics/NCMN
Host: Dr. Kirill Belashchenko

Mar. 7, 2014

Dr. Gerrit Bauer, Inst. of Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan & Kavli Institute of NanoScience, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Onsager Reciprocity in Spin Caloritronics

4:00 – 5:00 pm, Fri.
136 Jorgensen Hall


NCMN/Physics
Host: Dr. Alexey Kovalev


Mar. 6, 2014

Dr. Eli Sutter, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National   Laboratory, New York

Understanding Nanomaterials: In-Situ Imaging, Measurements, and Manipulation in the Electron Microscope
Refreshments at 2:50 pm in W342
3:30 - 4:30 pm, Thur.
357 Scott Engineering 

Mechanical and Materials Engineering/NCMN
Host: Mehrdad Negahban


Feb. 21, 2014

Dr. Michael L. Norton, 
Marshall University

DNA Origami-Putting the Pieces Together

3:30 - 4:30 pm, Fri.  112 Hamilton Hall Chemistry/NCMN-Host: Dr. Barry Cheung

Feb. 20, 2014

Prof. Matthias Batzill, Dept. of Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa

Interfaces of Functional Materials

3:30-4:30 pm, Thur.
357 Scott Engr.
 
Mechanical and Materials Engineering/NCMN

Jan. 24, 2014

Dr. Nikolai Zhitenev, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


Nanoscale Functional and Structural Charac-terization of Thin-Film Inorganic Solar Cells

3:30 - 4:30 pm, Fri.  112 Hamilton Hall

Chemistry / NCMN
Host: Dr. Alex Sinitskii

FALL 2013

Speaker / Affiliation

PRESENTATION TITLE Location & Time ORGANIZER

Nov. 20 2013

Dr. Zhimao Yang, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Controllable Synthesis of Cu2O Crystals and Applications

3:45 - 4:45 pm, Wed.  136 Jorgensen Hall

MME / NCMN
Host: Dr. Li Tan

Nov. 13 2013

Dr. Agkam Posadas,                University of Texas – Austin

Title: Functionalization of epitaxial SrTiO3 on silicon via compensated B-site doping
Refreshments served at 3:45 pm JH Atrium

4:00 - 5:00 pm, Wed.
136 T. Jorgensen Hall
NCMN-Host: Dr. Xia Hong

Nov. 11 2013

Dr. Masashi Sahashi , Tohoko University, Japan

Title: Study on Magnetoelectric Effect in Thin Film Cr2O3 Sesquioxide and  Electrical Switching of HEX and Residual MagnetizationRefreshments served at 3:45 pm JH Atrium

4:00 - 5:00 pm, Mon.
136 T. Jorgensen Hall
NCMN-Host: Dr.Christian Binek

Nov. 6 2013

Dr. Vikram Dalal, Iowa State University

Title: Stability and performance of organic solar cells

3:45 - 4:45 pm, Wed.
136 T. Jorgensen Hall
MME / NCMN-Host: Dr. Jinsong Huang

Nov. 1, 2013

Dr. Pablo Debeneditti,
Princeton University

Title: Phase Behavior of Supercooled Water: a Computational Perspective

3:30 - 4:30 pm, Fri.  112 Hamilton Hall Chemistry / NCMN-Host: Dr. Xiao Cheng Zeng

Oct. 14, 2013

Dr. Jeffry Kelber, University of
North Texas

Title: Direct Graphene Growth on Oxides and Nitrides: Towards Practical Charge and Spin Devices

4:00 - 5:00 pm, Mon.
136 T. Jorgensen Hall
CNFM/NCMN-Host: Dr. Peter Dowben

Oct. 10, 2013

Dr. Lane Martin, University of Urbana/Champaign

Title: The Science and Engineering of Functional Complex Oxide Thin Films
Refreshments served at 3:45 pm JH Atrium

4:00 - 5:00 pm, Thur.
136 T. Jorgensen Hall
Physics/NCMN-Host: Dr. Alexei Gruverman

Oct. 7, 2013

Dr. Bohd Raj Mehta, Indian Institute of Technology - New Delhi, India

Title: Synthesis and properties of size selected Pd, Pd alloy and Pd-graphene nanoparticles
Refreshments served at 3:00 pm JH Atrium

2:00 pm, Mon.
110 T. Jorgensen Hall

NCMN-Host: Dr. David Sellmyer

Oct. 4, 2013

Dr. Joseph S. Francisco,              Purdue University

Title: Challenging What We Think We Know: The Influence of Hydrogen Bonding Interactions on Atmospheric Chemical Processes

3:30 - 4:30 pm, Fri.  112 Hamilton Hall Chemistry/NCMN-Host: Dr. Xiao Cheng Zeng

pt. 27, 2013

Dr. Z. G. Wang,Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho

Electron Holography and Its Applications in Characterizing Micro-area Electromagnetic Field
1:30 - 2:30 pm, Fri.
207 Jorgensen Hall
NCMN-Host: Dr. Xingzhong Li

Sep. 25, 2013

Dr. Matthew Poulsen,
Suiter Swantz pc llo

Title: Science Careers in Patent Law - Slideshow
Refreshments served at 3:45 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm, Wed.  136 T. Jorgensen Hall NCMN-Host: Dr. Steven Ducharme

Aug. 30, 2013

Dr. Jason Hafner, Rice University

Illuminating chemical Interfaces with Plasmonics
Refreshments served at 3:30 pm

3:30 - 4:30 pm, Fri.  112 Hamilton Hall

Chemistry/NCMN-Host: Dr. Xiao Cheng Zeng

SPRING 2013 Speaker / Affiliation PRESENTATION TITLE Location & Time ORGANIZER
Apr. 25, 2013

Dr. Jiandi Zhang,                   Louisiana State University

Why are Ultrathin Films of Metallic Oxides Nonmetallic?

4:00 - 5:00 pm, Thur.
136 T. Jorgensen Hall

 Physics/NCMN
 Host:Dr. Peter Dowben

Apr. 19, 2013


Dr. Seungbum Hong, Argonne National Lab

Visualization and Manipulation of Polarization and Screen Charges 
Refreshments at 3:00 pm
3:30 - 4:30 pm, Fri.
136 T. Jorgensen Hall 
 Physics/NCMN
 Host: Dr. Alexei Gruverman
Apr. 3, 2013

Dr. Jeff Gardner, Florida State University

Superconductor-Insulator Transitions and Enhancement of Superconductivity by a Parallel Magnetic Field in 2-D Superconductors  4:00 - 5:00 pm, Wed.
 136 T. Jorgensen Hall

  NCMN
  Host:
Dr. Xia Hong

Mar. 29, 2013


Dr. Younan Xia, Georgia Institute of Technology

Putting Chemistry to Work for Nano and Biomedical Research
Refreshments at 3:00 pm
in 548 Hamilton Hall

3:30 - 4:30 pm, Fri.  112 Hamilton Hall Chemistry/NCMN-Host: Dr. Jian Zhang
Mar. 25, 2013

Dr. Zhicheng Zhong, Vienna University of Technology

Theoretical studies of oxide heterostructures 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Mon. Jorgensen Hall   NCMN / Physics & Astronomy-Host:Evgeny Tsymbal & Prof. J.D. Burton
Feb. 22, 2013


Dr. Jason Hafner, Rice University

Illuminating Chemical Interfaces with Plasmonics 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Fri.  112 Hamilton Hall Chemistry/NCMN-Host: Dr. Xiao Cheng Zeng
Feb. 4, 2013


Dr. Chang-Beom Eom , University of Wisconsin-Madison

Oxide Nanoelectronics
Refreshments at 3:15 pm
3:30 - 4:30 pm, Mon.  136 T. Jorgensen NCMN-Host: Dr. Evgeny Tsymbal
Feb. 1, 2013

Dr. Alexander Tagantsev, Ceramics Laboratory, EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Flexoelectricity in Solids

2:30 - 3:30 pm, Fri.  145 T. Jorgensen Hall Physics & Astronomy/ NCMN-Host: Dr. Steve Ducharme
Jan. 25, 2013

Dr. James Scott, Cambridge University, U.K.

The Renaissance of Ferroelectric Memories
Refreshments served in Jorgensen Atrium
prior to seminar

3:30 - 4:30 pm, Fri.  136 T. Jorgensen Hall Physics & Astronomy/ NCMN-Host: Dr. Alexei Gruverman
FALL 2012

Speaker / Affiliation

PRESENTATION TITLE Location & Time ORGANIZER

Dec. 19, 2012

Dr. Iver E. Anderson, Ames Laboratory (USDOE)-Iowa State University

Innovative Permanent Magnet Development
for Electric Drive Automobiles

4:00 - 5:00 pm, Wed.  136 T. Jorgensen Hall

MME / NCMN-Host: Dr. Jinsong Huang

Nov. 14, 2012

Dr. Zhiqun Lin, Georgia Institute of Technology

Semiconductor nanostructured materials: from synthesis, self-assembly to energy applications

4:00 - 5:00 pm, Wed.  136 T. Jorgensen Hall

EE / NCMN-Host: Dr. Yongfeng Lu

Nov. 5, 2012

Dr. Ralf Richter, CIC biomaGUNE, San Sebastian, Spain, The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany, and Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France

Combining QCM?D, ellipsometry and imaging techniques for the detailed interrogation of soft  and hydrated surface?confined films

3:00 - 5:00 pm, Mon.
N237 Scott Engr. Ctr.

CNFM / NCMN-Host: Dr. Mathias Schubert

Oct. 31, 2012

Dr. Swadeshmukul Santra, Nanoscience Technology Center- University of Central Florida-Orlando

Nanobioimaging and sensing with multimodal/multifunctional nanoparticle probes

4:00 - 5:00 pm, Wed.  136 T. Jorgensen Hall

NCMN-Host: Dr. Linxia Gu

Sept 6,
2012

Dr. Ron Synowicki, Measurements Laboratory- J. A. Woollam Co., Inc., Lincoln, NE

History of Early Polarimetry and Ellipsometry in Nebraska refreshments served at 3:30 pm in the 1st floor vending area

4:00 - 5:00 pm, Thurs.  136 T. Jorgensen Hall

Physics/CNFM/NCMN-Host: Dr. Stephen Ducharme

Aug 17,
2012

Dr. William Jo, Ewha Womans University- Seoul, Korea

A new multiferroic material of (Ga, Fe) 203 doped with several divalent ions

3:00 - 5:00 pm, Fri
237 Scott Engr. Ctr.

Cntr. for Nanohybrid Funct. Mat. Host: Dr. Stephen Ducharm

SUMMER 

PRESENTATION TITLE

June 27,
2012

Dr. Vladimir Fridkin, Institute of Crystallography- Russian Academy of Sciences, Mosc

Parity Nonconservation and Bulk Photovoltaic Effect in the Crystal Without Symmetry Center

4:00 - 5:00 pm, Wed.  136 T. Jorgensen Hall

NCMN /NCESR /EPSCoR-Host: Dr. Mathias Schubert

June13,
2012

Dr. Ulrich Simon, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Gold Nanoparticles:  Assembly, Photothermal Actuation, and Cellular Response

4:00 - 5:00 pm, Mon.  136 T. Jorgensen Hall

NCMN-Host: Dr. Alex Sinitsk

June 4,
2012

Dr. Serge Nakhmanson, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, IL

Ab initio design of ferroic materials with advanced functionalities: 2D ferroelectricity and Goldstone-like modes in perovskite-oxide layers

4:00 - 5:00 pm, Mon.  136 T. Jorgensen Hall NCMN / Physics & Astronomy-Host: Dr. Stephen Ducharme

SPRING

PRESENTATION TITLE

May 23,
2012

Dr. Vladimir Fridkin, Institute of Crystallography, Moscow Domains and Switching in Ferroelectrics 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Wed.  136 T. Jorgensen Hall NCMN / Physics & Astronomy-Host: Dr. Stephen Ducharme

May 16,
2012

Dr. Kenji Kitamura, National Inst. for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan Applications of Domain Engineered Templates Using Pyroelectric and Photogalvanic Effects 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Wed.
136 T. Jorgensen Hall
NCMN / Physics & Astronomy-Host: Dr. Alexei Gruverman

Apr. 25,
2012

Dr. Vitaly Konov, A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Moscow Laser in synthesis, micro and nanoprocessing of diamond materials
Refreshments at 3:45 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm, Wed.
136 T. Jorgensen Hall
NCMN-Host: Dr. Yongfeng Lu

Apr. 20,
2012

Dr. Yongli Gao, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
Rochester, New York
Metal-Oxides Hole Injection Layer in Organic
Semiconductor Devices
3:30 - 4:30 pm, Wed.
110 T. Jorgensen Hal
MME / NCMN-Host: Dr. Jinsong Huang

Apr. 18,
2012

Dr. J. Ping Liu, Dept. of Physics, University of Texas at Arlington Towards high strength nanocaomposite magnets – Approached from the bottom 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Wed.
110 T. Jorgensen Hal
NCMN-Host: Dr. David J. Sellmyer

Apr. 11,
2012

Dr. Sujoy Roy Lawrence, Berkeley National Laboratory, California Probing spatiotemporal correlations of interfaces with magnetic speckles 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Wed.
136 T. Jorgensen Hall
NCMN/Physics & Astronomy -Host: Dr. Axel Enders

Apr. 4,
2012

Dr. Henry I. Smith, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Nanofabrication Challenges for the Next Decade 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Wed.
136 T. Jorgensen Hall
EE / NCMN -Host: Dr. Prof. Yongfeng Lu

Mar. 16,
2012

Dr. Francisco Zaera, Univ. of California - Riverside Self-Assembly Synthessis of Hererogeneous Catalysts with Novel Nanoarchitectures and Improved Selectivities 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Fri.
112 Hamilton Hall
NCMN/Chemistry-Host: Dr. Barry Cheung

Mar. 7,
2012

Dr. Branden Kappes, Colorado School of Mines Graphene at the Interface
Refreshments at 3:45 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm, Wed.
136 T. Jorgensen Hall
NCMN-Host: Dr. Jeff Shield

Mar. 2,
2012

Professor Oleg Prezhdo, Univ. of Rochester, Minnesota

Quantum Dots- Artificial Atoms, Molecules, or Small Pieces of Bulk: Insights from Time-Domain Ab Initio Calculations
Refreshments at 3:15 pm

3:30 - 4:30 pm, Fri.
112 Hamilton Hall

NCMN/Chemistry-Host: Dr. Xiao Zeng

Feb. 21
2012

Dr. Maxime Darnon, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) France Plasma Etching in Microelectronics 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Tues.
110 T. Jorgensen Hall
MME / NCMN-Host: Dr. Jung Yul Lim
FALL 2011
Speaker / Affiliation
PRESENTATION TITLE
Location & Time
ORGANIZER
Dec. 7,
2011
Dr. Roger Proksch, Asylum Research, Santa Barbara, CA Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy Refreshments Served at 3:15 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Fri.
151 T. Jorgensen Hall

NCMN-Host: Dr. Alexei Gruverman

Dec. 2,
2011
Vijay Raj Singh, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Tokyo X-ray magnetic circular dichroism study of oxide-based magnetic materials 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Fri.
151 T. Jorgensen Hall
NCMN/Physics-Host: Dr. Xia Hong
Nov. 30,
2011
Dr. Eva Zurek - SUNY-Buffalo, NY Novel Hydrogen Rich Phases under Pressure 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Wed.
151 T. Jorgensen Hall
NCMN-Host: Dr. Axel Enders
Nov. 16,
2011
Dr. Alexander Sinitskii, Dept. of Chemistry - Univ. of Nebraska - Lincoln Synthesis and Properties of Graphene
Nanostructures
Refreshments Served
3:30 pm, Wed.
151 T. Jorgensen Hall
Physics & Astronomy- Host: Dr. David Sellmyer
Nov. 10,
2011
Dr. Dmitri Petrovykh - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Braga, Portugal Controlling the Structure and Hybridization of DNA on Surfaces 10:00 am - 12 Noon
237 Scott Engr. Ctr
NCMN & Center for Nanohybrid Functional Materials-Host: Dr. Mathias Schubert
Nov. 9,
2011
Dr. Xia Hong - Dept of Physics and Astronomy - UNL Large Magnetoresistance and Anomalous Phase Breaking in Dilute Fluorinated Graphene 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Wed.
151 T. Jorgensen Hall
NCMN-Host: Dr. David Sellmyer
Nov. 4,
2011
Dr. Costas Grigoropolous - Univ. of California - Berkeley Laser Based Nanomanufacturing of Electronics
and Energy Systems
3:00 - 4:00 pm, Fri.
151 T. Jorgensen Hall
NCMN/Engineering-Host: Dr. Yongfeng Lu
Oct. 27,
2011
Dr. Herbert Wormeester - MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology Univ. of Twente. The Netherlands Ellipsometric study of carbon contamination
and cleaning of EUV mirrors
3:30 pm, Thur.
N129 Scott Engr. Ctr
NCMN/ Center for Nanohybrid Functional Materials-Host: Dr. M. Schubert
Oct. 14,
2011
Dr. Bruce Kay - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory “Beakers Without Walls: Using Nanoscale Amorphous Solid Films to Create and
Study Deeply Supercooled Liquids”
3:30 - 4:30 pm, Fri.
112 Hamilton Hall
NCMN/Chemistry-Host: Dr. Xiao Zeng
Oct. 5,
2011
Dr. Valery Bliznyuk - Western Michigan Univ. Nanostructured polymer materials for molecular
electronics, sensors, and organic photovoltaics
3:30 - 4:30 pm, Wed.
151 T. Jorgensen Hall
NCMN-Host: Dr. Christian Binek
Sept. 29,
2011
Dr. Paul S. Bagus - Center for Advanced Scientific Computing & Modeling (CASCaM) Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of N. Texas-Denton New Developments for the Analysis of XPS Refreshments: 3:30 pm, 1st Floor Vending Area 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Thur.
110 T. Jorgensen Hall
NCMN/Physics-Host: Dr. Peter Dowben
Sept. 7,
2011
Dr. Tim Usher - California State Univ., San Bernardino A New Organic Ferroelectric 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Wed.
151 T. Jorgensen Hall
NCMN/MRSEC-Host: Dr. Stephen Ducharme
Aug 31,
2011
Dr. Hirofumi Oka -Max-Planck-Institute of Microstructure Physics Halle, Germany New insights into nanomagnetism by spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Wed.
151 T. Jorgensen Hall
NCMN-Host: Dr. Axel Enders
Aug 10,
2011
Dr. Sergey Barabash - Asst. Research Engineer, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, U. of CA-L.A. Atomic structure vs. record-breaking perfor-mance: from magnetic to thermoelectric alloys 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Wed.
151 T. Jorgensen Hall
NCMN/ Physics & Astronomy-Host: Dr. Kirill Belashchenko
Aug 5,
2011
Dr. Dan Liu - Materials Research and Education Center, Dept. of Mech. Engr. Auburn University, Auburn, AL Investigation Into The Effect Of Substrate On Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 Films for MEMS Application 1:30-2:30 pm, Fri.
149 T. Jorgensen Hall
NCMN/ Physics & Astronomy-Host: Dr. Xia Hong
SPRING 2011
Speaker / Affiliation
PRESENTATION TITLE
Location & Time
ORGANIZER
May 20,
2011
Dr. Ivan Naumov - Hewlett-Packard Information and Quantum Systems Laboratory - Palo Alto, California Vortices in Ferroelectric Nanostructures 1:30 pm, Fri.
237 Scott Engr. Ctr
MRSEC/NCMN-Host: Dr. Evgeny Tsymbal
May 13,
2011
Dr. Ram S. Katiyar-University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus

Investigations on nanostructured magnetoelectric multiferroics

1:30 pm, Fri.
237 Scott Engr. Ctr
MRSEC/NCMN-Host: Dr. Evgeny Tsymbal
May 6,
2011
Dr. Andrii Golovin-Liquid Crystal Institute- Kent State University, Ohio Electro-Optic Effects in Colloidal Dispersion of Metal Nano-Rods 1:30-2:30 pm, Fri.
237 Scott Engr. Ctr
NCMN & Electrical Engineering-Host: Dr. Mathias Schubert
Apr 29
2011
Dr. Charles Sykes, Tufts University

Turning a Single Molecule into an Electric MotorRefreshments served

1:30-2:30 pm, Fri.
237 Scott Engr. Ctr
NCMN-Host: Dr. Axel Enders
Apr 22
2011
Dr. Ho-Kwang Mao, Carnegie Institution of Washington High Pressure – A New Dimension in Physical Sciences Reception -548 Hamilton Hall 3:00 Fri. 3:30 pm
112 Hamilton Hall
NCMN /Chemistry Host:
Dr. Xiao Cheng Zeng
Apr 8
2011
Dr. You Qiang, Department of Physics and Environmental Science Program, University of Idaho Novel magnetic separation nanotechnology for nuclear fuel recycling 1:30 pm, Fri.
237 Scott Engr. Ctr
NCMN/Physics-Host:
Dr. David Sellmyer
Apr 1
2011
Dr. Anbo Wang, Virginia Tech Optical Sensors for Energy Systems Refreshments served 1:30-2:30 pm, Fri.
237 Scott Engr. Ctr
NCMN-Host: Dr.Yongfeng Lu
Mar 28
2011
Dr. Kurt Gaskill ,  Advanced SiC Epitaxial - U.S. Naval Research Lab, Washington, DC Controlling Epitaxial Graphene Growth (Graphene Colloquium) Refreshments served

1:00-4:00 pm, Mon.
City Campus Union - Auditorium

NCMN/Center for Nanohybrid Functional Materials-Host: Dr. Mathias Schubert
Mar 25
2011
Dr. Hou-Tong Chen, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Metamaterials – New Opportunity in Manipulating Terahertz Radiation Refreshments provided

1:30 pm, Fri.
237 Scott Engr Cntr
NCMN/Office of Research and Economic Development - Host: Dr. Yongfeng Lu
Mar 7
2011
Dr. Qingfeng Ge, Southern Illinois University Effect of Doped Transition Metals on Hydrogen Interaction in Complex Hydrides

3:15-4:15pm, Mon.
548 Hamilton Hall

NCMN/Chemistry-Host:
Dr. Xiao Cheng Zeng

Mar 7
2011
Dr. Lichang Wang, Southern Illinois University Top-Down Approach to Fabricate Organic Dyes for Solar Cells

4:20-5:20 pm, Mon.
548 Hamilton Hall

NCMN/Chemistry-Host:
Dr. Xiao Cheng Zeng
Mar 4
2011
Dr. Clark Cooper, Director - Materials and Surface Engineering Program, National Science Foundation Materials Research at NSF: Materials Research at NSF: An Overview of the Materials and Surface Engineering Program 1:30 pm, Fri.
237 Scott Engr Cntr
NCMN-Host:
Dr. Yongfeng L
u
Feb 8
2011
Dr. Li-Han Chen, Dept. of Mech. and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego, CA Massively Parallel Probe Lithography Toward Ultra-High-Density Nanofabrication 1:30 pm, Wed.
151 T. Jorgensen Hall
NCMN
Feb 4
2011
Dr. Vanya Darakchieva, Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear, Lisbon, Portugal

Novel InN-based materials for sustainable energy Refreshments provided

1:30 pm, Fri.
237 Scott Engr. Ctr

NCMN
Jan 28
2011
Dr. Igor V. Roshchin, Texas A&M University, Department of Physics and Astronomy and Materials Science and Engineering Program

"Uncompensated Moments in Antiferromagnets and Intrinsic Exchange Bias" Refreshments provided

1:30 pm, Fri.
151 T. Jorgensen Hall
NCMN
FALL 2010
Speaker / Affiliation
PRESENTATION TITLE
Location & Time
ORGANIZER
Nov 22
2010
Dr. Yikun Fang, Senior Engineer, China Iron & Steel Research Institute Group, Beijing China Recent Developments on High Performance Permanent Magnets

1:30 pm
136 T. Jorgenson Hall

NCMN
Physics & Astronomy
Nov 19
2010
Dr. Andrew Pratt, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan York Institute for Materials Research (YIMR), University of York, U.K. Probing surface magnetism with a spin-polarized metastable helium beam 1:30 pm
136 T. Jorgenson Hall
NCMN
Physics & Astronomy
Nov 12
2010

Dr. Tommaso Baldacchini, Sr. Scientist Technology & Applications Center Newport Corporation, Irvine, CA

Characterization of Two-Photon Polymerization Using CARS Microscopy
Refreshments @ 2:30-149 T.Jorgensen Hall

1:30 pm
136 T. Jorgenson Hall

NCMN & Electrical Engineering

Oct 29
2010
Dr. Wei Chen, Nano-Bio Physics, Department of Physics
University of Texas-Arlington
Nanoparticle Based Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer Treatment

2:30 pm
129 Scott Engr Cntr

NCMN & Mechanical Engineering
Oct 21
2010
Dr. Wei Ku, Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science Dept. Brookhaven National Lab, NY

Ferro-Orbital Order and Rich Magnetic Structures of Iron-Based Superconductors
Refreshments @ 3:30-145 T.Jorgensen Hall

4:00 pm
136 T. Jorgensen Hall

NCMN
Physics & Astronomy

Oct 15
2010
Dr. Anming Hu, Depart. of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Waterloo, Canada Applications of Femtosecond Laser-induced Nanowelding and Thermal Nano-Sintering for SERS, Sensing, and Flexible Electronics Pkg.

2:00 pm
237 Scott Engr Cntr

NCMN & Electrical Engineering
Oct 6
2010

Dr. Andrew M. Minor, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Univ. of CA-Berkley

Quantitative Nanomechanical Testing in a TEM

3:30 pm
105 Othmer

NCMN & Engineering Mechanics
Sept 28
2010
Dr. David (Qiang) Wang, Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, CO State Univ.

Studying Polymers with Fields

3:30 pm
W183 Nebraska Hall

NCMN/ Engineering Mechanics

Sept 21 2010

Dr. Andrew Baruth, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Univ. of Minn-Minneapolis

Application of Block Copolymer Patterning to Magnetic Materials
Refreshments following

1:00 pm
251 T. Jorgensen Hall

NCMN

Sept 10 2010

Dr. Stephen L. Creager - BiographyDepartment of Chemistry Chair, Clemson University

New Electrolytes for Advanced Batteries and Fuel Cells
Refreshments @ 3:15 in lobby

3:30 pm
Hamilton Hall

NCMN & Chemistry

Sept 01 2010

Dr. Frederick E. Pinkerton,Chemical Sciences & Materials Systems Lab, General Motors Research & Dev Cnt

New Compounds, New Chemistries, and Nanoconfinement: Advances in Complex Hydrides for Storing Hydrogen
Refreshments @ 3:30-145 T.Jorgensen Hall

3:30 pm
136 T. Jorgensen Hall

NCMN

Aug 31 2010

Dr. Benxin Wu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) 

The Study of Laser-induced Plasma, Laser-Water Interaction, Laser Micromachining and Shock Peening Processes

2:00 pm
237 Scott Engr Cntr

NCMN & Electrical Engineering

SUMMER 2010
Speaker / Affiliation
PRESENTATION TITLE
Location & Time
ORGANIZER
Aug 6
2010
Dr. Dongming Guo, Executive Vice President & Professor of Mechanical Engineering RESEARCH AND INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE & COOPERATION PROGRAM AT DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (DUT

1:30 pm
237 Scott Engr. Ctr

NCMN & Electrical Engineering

July16
2010
Dr. Shampa Aich, Dept. of Metallur- gical and Materials Engineering - IIT, Kharagpur, India Microstructure and Magnetic Properties of Rapidly Solidified Heusler Type Ferromagnetic Shap Memory Alloys

136 T. Jorgensen Hall

NCMN

June 23
2010

Dr. Yi-Kuo Yu, Investigator - National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH

Molecular Interactions in Physics and Biology: from Poisson's Equation to the Universal Density Functional

4:00 pm
151 T. Jorgensen Hall

NCMN,
UNO Physics Dept.

SPRING 2010
Speaker / Affiliation
PRESENTATION TITLE
Location & Time
ORGANIZER
Apr 22
2010

Dr. Derek. A. Stewart -Cornell Nanoscale Facility, Cornell Univ.

"Predicting Thermal Transport in Nanostructure and Materials from First Principles"

2:00 pm
202 Brace

NCMN
Apr 20
2010

Dr. Richard B. Lehoucq, Sandia National Laboratories

"Statistical mechanics and peridynamic boundary value problems"

3:30 pm
105 Othmer Hall

NCMN

Engineering Mechanics

Apr 9
2010

Dr. Jeffry Kelber, University of North Texas

Substrate-Mediated Assembly of Graphene on b-BN(0001): A New Approach Toward Graphene/Dielectric Heterojunctions

1:30 p.m.
201 Brace Lab

NCMN

Mar 26
2010

Dr. Takeo Furukawa, Department of Chemistry - Tokyo University of Science

Dynamic Aspects of Phase Transition and Polarization Switching in Ferroelectric Polymers Associated with their Hierarchial Structures

2:30 p.m.
201 Brace Lab

NCMN
Mar 10
2010

Dr. Franky So, Materials Science & Engineering - University of Florida-Gainsville

Interface Effect and Bulk Carrier Transport in Organic Photovoltaic Cells

1:30 p.m.
237 Scott Engr Ctr

NCMN

Mar 3
2010

Dr. Craig Arnold, Mech. & Aerospace Engr. - Princeton University

Optical Trap Assisted Nanopatterning: Laser Direct Writing at the Sub-Micron Scale

10:30 am
237 Scott Engr. Ctr

NCMN
Jan 15
2010

Dr. Alberto Pique, Materials Science and Technology Division - Naval Research Lab, Washington, D.C.

Non-Lithographic Processing of Conformal Electronics

11:00 a.m.
237 Scott Engr Ctr

NCMN

Jan 13
2010

Dr. R. Alan May

University of Texas-Austin

Development of Hybrid Analytical Techniques for the Characterization of Nanoporous Electrodes

12:30 p.m.
W129 Nebraska Hall

NCMN  
FALL2009
Speaker / Affiliation
PRESENTATION TITLE
Location & Time
ORGANIZER
Dec 10
2009

Dr. Damien Le Roy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Exchange Anisotropy in NixCu1-x and Co Nanoclusters Deposited on CoO (111) Layers

4:00 p.m.
201 Brace Lab

NCMN
MRSEC

Dec 4
2009

Dr. Ya-Hong Xie, University of CA-Los Angeles

Graphene: Promises and Challenges

1:30 p.m.,
237 Scott Engr Ctr

NCMN

Nov 20
2009

Dr. Manos Mavrikakis, University of WI-Madison

Fundamental Heterogeneous Catalysis

3:30 p.m.
112 Hamilton Hall

NCMN
Chemistry

Nov 19
2009

Dr. Kim Gray, Northwestern University

Photoactive Nanocomposite Materials for Solar Energy Production

4:00 p.m.
211 Brace

NCMN
Physics & Astronomy

Nov 17
2009

Dr. Hans Arwin, Linkoping University-Sweden

In-situ Quartz Crystal Microbalance and Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Characterization of Biological Materials - Mini-Symposium

3:30-5:10 p.m.
237 N. Scott Engr. Ctr

NCMN , Electrical Engr.
MRSEC

Oct 23
2009

Dr. Steven L. Tait, Indiana University

Self-organized Molecular Architectures at Surfaces: Structure, Interactions, and Function

1:30 p.m.
201 Brace Lab

NCMN
Oct 6
2009

Dr. Michael Parks, Sandia National Labs

Towards Multiscale Materials Modeling with Peridynamics

3:30 p.m.
NH W183

NCMN, Engineering Mechanics

SUMMER 2009
Speaker / Affiliation
PRESENTATION TITLE
Location & Time
ORGANIZER
July 9
2009

Dr. Vijay D'Costa, Arizona State University

"Group-IV Semiconductors Incorporating Sn"

10:00 a.m.
237 Scott Engr. Ctr

NCMN
MRSEC

June 24
2009

Dr. Minn-Tsong Lin, National Taiwan University

"Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy driven by ferromagnetic / antiferromagnetic exchange coupling"

1:30 p.m.
Brace Lab 201

NCMN
MRSEC

June 19
2009

Prof. Isabel Delgadillo-Holtfort, Universidad de Guanajuato, Leon, Mexico

Photothermal and dielectric studies of acupoints 1:30 p.m.,
201 Brace Lab

NCMN

May 22
2009
Dr. Eugene Furman,
Materials Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University
Models of Dielectric Breakdown in Capacitors 1:30 p.m.,
201 Brace Lab
NCMN,
MRSEC
May 4
2009
Dr. Lucia Fernandez-Ballester From Molecules to Materials: Flow-induced Crystallization of Polypropylene 3:30 p.m.,
205 Othmer Hall
NCMN
Chemical & Biomolecular Engeering
May 1
2009
Dr. Zoya Leonenko
University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Application of Scanning Probe Microscopy in Nanoscale Biophysics Research 1:30 p.m.,
201 Brace Lab
NCMN
MRSEC
SPRING 2009
Speaker / Affiliation
PRESENTATION TITLE
Location & Time
ORGANIZER
Mar 6
2009
Dr. Shadi Othman,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Imaging Mechanics 1:30 p.m.,
201 Brace Lab
NCMN
MRSEC
Feb 16
2009
Dr. Ratnakar Palai,
University of Puerto Rico
Dynamics of Phase Transition and Phonon-Magnon Coupling in Multiferroic BiFeO3 1:30 p.m.,
201 Brace Lab
NCMN
MRSEC
 Feb 13
2009
Dr. Karl Johnson,
Univeristy of Pittsburgh
Atomistic Modeling of Hydrogen Storage in Complex Metal Hydrides 3:15 p.m.,
112 HaH
NCMN
Chemistry
Feb 2
2009
Dr. Jing Ma,
Nanjing University
Chemical Models and Molecular Dynamics Simulations 1:00 p.m.,
548 HaH
NCMN
Chemistry
Jan 23
2009
Dr. Markus Geuss,
Max-Planck Inst. of Microst. Phys.
Where are the Domains in P(VDF-TRFE)? New Insights into the Internal Structure of Polymer Lamellae on the Nanoscale

1:30 p.m.,
201 Brace Lab

NCMN
MRSEC
Jan 22
2009
Dr. Michael Lorenz,
University. of Leipzig, Germany
Pulsed Laser Deposition of ZnO-Based Thin Films and Nano-structures: From Single Layers to Optical Nanocavities 3:30 p.m.,
201 Brace Lab
NCMN
MRSEC
Jan 7
2009

Dr. Lucie Routaboul,
University Louis Pasteur, France

From Catalysis to Functionalization of Metal Surfaces by Zwitterionic Molecules

2:00 p.m.,
548 HaH

NCMN
Chemistry