September 21, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

Distinguished Alumni Lecture/In Situ Materials Science: Probing Microstructural Evolution of Metallic Materials in Real-Time

Nik Chawla, Acting Chair, MSE Program Director, Center for 4D Materials Science, and Fulton Professor of MSE, Arizona State University

The field of materials science and engineering (MSE) is based on the fundamental principle that microstructure controls properties. Traditionally, the study of material structure has been limited by sectioning and more »

September 27, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Stamps Auditorium

Van Vlack Lecture: Materials Science and the Study of Human Diseases

Subra Suresh, President and Distinguished University Professor Nanyang Technological University, Singapore & Former Director, U.S. National Science Foundation

How are the onset and progression of human diseases influenced by changes in the physical, mechanical and rheological properties of biological cells, and vice versa? How are surface to volume more »

October 12, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

Computational Discovery and Design of Structural Alloys

Daryl Chrzan, Chair, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

High throughput computing offers tremendous promise for the discovery and design of materials well suited for specific applications. As of this writing, the Materials Project at LBNL contains information on more »

October 19, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

Unusual Functionalities in Martensitically Transforming Materials

Neil Dasgupta, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

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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 »

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 »

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 16, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

MSE Graduate Symposium

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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 »

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

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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 »

Recent Events


September 14, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

Inaugural Robert D. Pehlke Lectureship in Materials Processing: “Emerging Technologies and Process Innovations in the Steel Industry”

Ronald H. Radzilowski, Ph.D., FASM

, Principal Research Engineer, AK Steel Corporation

This is an exciting time for innovations in the materials manufacturing industry to meet and even exceed the demands of customers in the transportation, construction, and energy sectors.  With increasing more »

September 7, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

New Insights into Metallic Alloy Microstructural Evolution by In-situ Characterization

Amy J. Clarke

, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Structure, processing, property, and performance relationships are the cornerstone of materials science and engineering. Yet, we are usually left to infer what, when, how, and why performance degrades and failures more »

August 2, 2018

9:00 AM - 4:15 PM

Discover Engineering 2018

Discover Engineering is designed for alumni and 8th – 10th-grade kids who want to thoroughly explore various engineering disciplines.


Thursday, August 2

7:30 am – 8:45 am: Check-in, cont. breakfast more »

June 28, 2018

9:00 AM - 2:45 PM

Van Vlack Lab

eXplore Engineering 2018

eXtraordinary Metals Workshop

Have you ever seen an ordinary item do something totally unexpected?  In the world of materials, we are always finding new ways to make substances with surprising properties.  In this more »

June 22, 2018

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

1180 Duderstadt Center

“Morphological Design of Nanoscale Polymer Systems”

Jill K. Wenderott

, PhD Dissertation Defense

Polymer thin films are utilized in a variety of applications including membranes, coatings, organic thin film transistors, light emitting diodes, and organic photovoltaics. As seen in countless examples from gas more »

June 21, 2018

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

2166 H.H. Dow

"Growth of and Compositional Inhomogeneities in III-IV Bi Alloys"

Christopher Ryan Tait

, PhD Dissertation Defense

Solubility dynamics in materials science drives discovery and novel material development. Bi has garnered interest in III-V semiconductors because of its impact in the electronic properties including large bandgap reduction more »