Seminars

The Department of Materials Science and Nanoengineering seminars typically takes place on Thursdays in Dell Butcher — except on holidays, during university breaks, or otherwise noted. For details on each seminar and speaker, visit the Rice University events calendar.

Fall 202 Seminars

9/3/20
Yimo Han
Rice University

9/10/20
Richard Averitt
University of Califorinia, San Diego

9/17/20
Sergio Kapusta
Rice University

9/24/20
Humberto Terrones
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

10/1/20
Ju Li
MIT

10/8/20
Chris Wolverton
Northwestern University

10/15/20
Yi Cui
Stanford University

10/22/20
Haimei Zheng
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

10/29/20
Prineha Narang
Harvard University

11/5/20
Long Ju
MIT

11/12/20
Gerbrand Ceder
University of California, Berkeley

11/19/20
Edwin Garcia
Purdue University

Past Seminars

Check out the list of our past seminars below to see what other fantastics speakers we've hosted.

Spring 2020

1/16/20
Michael Pettes
Los Alamos National Laboratory

1/23/20
Anirudha Sumant
Argonne National Laboratory

1/30/20
Jamie Warner
University of Texas

2/6/20
Martin Bazant
MIT

2/20/20
Tony Ivanov
US Army Research Laboratory

2/27/20
Glaura Goulart Silva
Universidade Federal de Minas Garais

3/5/20
Nicholas Glavin
Air Force Research Laboratory

3/26/20
Alex Kutana
Rice University

4/2/20
Babu Ganguli
Rice University

4/9/20
Jing Zhang
Rice University

4/23/20
Soumyabrata Roy
Rice University

Fall 2019

August 29
Sergio Kapusta, Rice University

Sept. 5
Jessica Rouge, University of Connecticut

Sept. 12
Peter Loos, Rice University

Sept. 19
Kristie Koski, University of California, Davis
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Sept. 26
Hee Park, Laser Prismatics

Oct. 3
Sunil K Pal, Micron Technology

Oct. 10
Yan Yao, University of Houston

Oct. 17
Ihab N. Odeh, SABIC
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Oct. 24
Craig Arnold, Princeton University
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Oct. 31, 2019
Venkataraman Swaminathan, Penn State University
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Nov. 7
David Cahill, University of Illinois
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Nov. 14
Evelyn Wang, MIT

Nov. 21
Lynden A. Archer, Cornell University

Dec. 5
Katsuyo Thornton, University of Michigan

Spring 2018

January 10
Jaime Bonilla Rios, Tecnologico de Monterrey
Modification of the Phan-Thien-Tanner (PTT) model for the estimation of Elongational Viscosity of Polyolefins

January 17
Brad W. Hoff, Air Force Research Laboratory
Millimeter wave interactions with high temperature ceramic composite susceptor materials for power beaming applications

January 24
Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu, Applied Materials
Materials Engineering Innovations to Address Global Inflections

January 31
Rajarshi Banerjee, University of North Texas
Novel Insights into Multi-Phase Alloys by Coupling Electron Microscopy with Atom Probe Tomography

February 14
Jagjit Nanda, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Next Generation Energy Storage Materials: From Electric Mobility to Grid of the Future

February 21
Kang Xu, Army Research Laboratory
Before Li-ion Batteries

Feburary 28
Glenn Daehn, The Ohio State University
Impulse Welding and Manufacturing: Methods and Opportunities

March 7
Robert Carpick, University of Pennsylvania
Fundamental Insights into Adhesion, Friction, and Wear via Nanoscale In Situ Approaches

March 21
Sudipta Seal, University of Central Florida
Biomedical ApplicaTion Of Nanoceria - BATON

March 28
SungWoo Nam, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tailoring Instability of Atomically-thin Materials for Unconventional Material Properties

April 4
Ramamoorthy Ramesh, University of California, Berkeley
Electric Field Control of Magnetism

April 11
Xiaofeng Qian, Texas A&M University
Nonlinear Optical and Photocurrent Responses of 2D Quantum Materials

April 18
David Srolovitz, University of Pennsylvania
A Mechanistic Approach to Grain Boundary Dynamics

April 25
Reza Mirzaeifar, Virginia Tech
Metal-Graphene Composites