December 14, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

Multiscale Simulations of the Thin Passivation Layers --- for Aluminum Forming and Lithium-Ion Battery Durability

Yue Qi, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Michigan State University

Spontaneously formed passivation layers, as thin as nanometers, can kinetically hinder reactions and enable many important applications, such as stainless steel, aluminum boil kettle, and titanium ship in seawater. The more »

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December 7, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

Predicting new directions for ferroelectric photovoltaics

Andrew Rappe

, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania more »

November 30, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

The Striking Geometries of Self-assembled of Hierarchical Structures

Erik Luijten

, Chair, Materials Science & Engineering, Northwestern University

In nature, soft structures, such as protein assemblies, can organize reversibly into functional and often hierarchical architectures through noncovalent interactions. Encoding this dynamic capability in synthetic materials has remained more »

November 16, 2018

10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

1571 G.G. Brown/ Borg Warner Galleria

MSE Graduate Symposium

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - 1571 G. G. Brown

Research Presentations from:

Kathleen Chou - MSE (Marquis) “Oxygen Influence on Omega and Alpha Phase Transformations in Ti-Nb more »

November 9, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

Embedding Metal Nanoparticles Beneath the Surface of a Layered Material

Patricia A. Thiel

, Departments of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, Iowa State University

There is currently great interest in exotic electronic states in quantum materials, including those derived from layered materials. Layered materials consist of weakly-coupled sheets, such as the graphene layers in more »

November 2, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

Computational Understanding and Discovery of Polar States in Ferroelectric Heterostructures Using Phase-field Method

Long-Qing Chen

, Department of Materials Science & Enginering and Materials Research Institute, Penn State University

This presentation will discuss the applications of the phase-field method to understanding and discovering new mesoscale polar states that might emerge from nanoscale ferroelectric heterostructures subject to different mechanical and more »

October 26, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

Tomographic AFM: 3-Dimensional Nanoscale Functional Materials Properties Nanoscale and Nano-Volumetric Properties of Functional Materials and Photovoltaics via High Speed and Tomographic AFM

Bryan D. Huey

, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Connecticut

Nano- and meso- scale materials properties are crucial to the macroscopic performance of a wide range of functional and photovoltaic devices. To directly and efficiently investigate such systems with nanoscale more »