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.

Spring 2021 Seminars

1/28/21
Yuji Zhao, Arizona State University

2/4/21
Sergio Kapusta, Rice University

2/11/21
Sergio Kapusta, Rice University

2/25/21
Jeffrey Rickman, Lehigh University

3/4/21
Istvan Szilagyi, University of Szeged

3/11/21
Nathaniel Gabor, University of California, Riverside

3/18/21
A. Glen Birdwell, Army Research Laboratory

3/25/21
Feng Wang, Brookhaven National Laboratory

4/1/21
Jun Liu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

4/15/21
Shirley Meng, University of California, San Diego

4/22/21
Mahesh Neupane, US Army Research Laboratory

4/29/21
Yijin Liu, Stanford University

Past Seminars

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

Fall 2020

9/3/20
Yimo Han, Rice University

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

9/17/20
Sergio Kapusta, Rice University

9/24/20
Humberto Terrones, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute

10/1/20
Ju Li, MIT

10/8/20
Christopher 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
Edwin Garcia, Rice University

11/19/20
Shuo Chen, University of Houston

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, Army Research Laboratory

2/27/20
Glaura Goulart Silva, UFMG

3/5/20
Nick 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

4/16/20
M.M. Rahman, Rice University

4/23/20
Soumyabrata Roy, Rice University

Fall 2019

8/29/19
Sergio Kapusta, Rice University

9/5/19
Jessica Rouge, University of Connecticut

9/12/19
Peter Loos, Rice University

9/19/19
Kristie Koski, University of California, Davis
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9/26/19
Hee Park, Laser Prismatics

10/3/19
Sunil K Pal, Micron Technology

10/10/19
Yan Yao, University of Houston

10/17/19
Ihab N. Odeh, SABIC
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10/24/19
Craig Arnold, Princeton University
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10/31/19
Venkataraman Swaminathan, Penn State University
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11/7/19
David Cahill, University of Illinois
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11/14/19
Evelyn Wang, MIT

11/21/19
Lynden A. Archer, Cornell University

11/5/19
Katsuyo Thornton, University of Michigan

Spring 2019

1/10/19
Jaime Bonilla Rios, Tecnologico de Monterrey

1/17/19
Brad W. Hoff, Air Force Research Laboratory

1/24/19
Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu, Applied Materials

1/31/19
Rajarshi Banerjee, University of North Texas

2/14/19
Jagjit Nanda, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

2/21/19
Kang Xu, Army Research Laboratory

2/28/19
Glenn Daehn, The Ohio State University

3/7/19
Robert Carpick, University of Pennsylvania

3/21/19
Sudipta Seal, University of Central Florida

3/28/19
SungWoo Nam, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

4/4/19
Ramamoorthy Ramesh, University of California, Berkeley

4/11/19
Xiaofeng Qian, Texas A&M University

4/18/19
David Srolovitz, University of Pennsylvania

4/25/19
Reza Mirzaeifar, Virginia Tech

Fall 2018

8/23/18
Hanyu Zhu, Rice University

8/30/18
Sergio Kapusta, Rice University

9/6/18
Aditya Mohite, Rice University

9/13/18
Ghanashyam Acharya, Baylor College of Medicine

9/20/18
Peter J. Boul, Aramco

10/4/18
Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, University of Tennessee

10/11/18
Seth Marder, Georgia Tech

10/18/18
Eric Chason, Brown University

10/25/18
Paul Sheehan, DARPA BTO

11/1/18
Geoff Wehmeyer, Rice University

11/8/18
Robert Lambeth, Army Research Lab

11/15/18
Pura Jena, Virginia Commonwealth University

11/29/18
Laszlo B. Kish, Texas A&M Univeristy

Spring 2018

1/11/18
Sergio Kapusta, Rice University

1/18/18
Mark Griep, Army Research Laboratory

1/25/18
Peter Voorhees, Northwestern University

2/1/18
Shinya Hayami, Kumamoto University

2/15/18
Justin Kennemur, Florida State University

2/22/18
Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University

3/1/18
Katherine Mirica, Dartmouth College

3/8/18
Jonathan Claussen, Iowa State University

3/22/18
Daniel P. Abraham, Argonne National Laboratory

3/29/18
Qian Chen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

4/5/18
Wonbong Choi, University of North Texas

4/12/18
Srikanth Patala, North Carolina State University

4/19/18
Judy Jeevarajan, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Fall 2017

8/24/17
Sergio Kapusta, Rice University

9/7/17
Sergio Kapusta, Rice University

9/14/17
Palash Bharadwaj, Rice University

9/21/17
Haleh Ardebili, University of Houston

9/28/17
Zhifeng Ren, University of Houston

10/5/17
Avetik R. Harutyunyan, Honda Research Institute USA Inc.

10/12/17
Eilaf Egap, Rice University

10/19/17
Patrick Sullivan, Oceanit

10/26/17
Priya Vashishta, University of Southern California

11/2/17
Vinod Menon, City University of New York

11/9/17
Alain Karma, Northeastern University

11/16/17
Brian Schuster, Army Research Laboratory

11/30/17
Eric L. Christiansen, NASA

Spring 2017

1/12/17
Sergio Kapusta, Rice University

1/19/17
Sergio Kapusta, Rice University

1/26/17
Michael Demkowicz, Texas A&M University

2/2/17
Gang Bao, Rice University

2/16/17
Wah Chiu, Baylor College of Medicine

2/23/17
David Bourell, University of Texas

3/2/17
Richard James, University of Minnesota

3/9/17
Susumu Saito, Tokyo Institute of Technology

3/16/17
Mauricio Terrones, Penn State University

3/20/17
Konstantin Novoselov, The University of Manchester

3/30/17
William Chueh, Stanford University

4/6/17
Ralph Nuzzo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

4/13/17
Uwe Bergmann, Stanford PULSE Institute

Fall 2016

8/25/16
Zack Cordero, Rice University

9/1/16
Eilaf Egap, Emory University

9/8/16
Jongseung Yoon, University of Southern California

9/15/16
Derrick Whiting, Weatherford Laboratories

9/22/16
Shyue Ping Ong, University of California, San Diego

9/29/16
Jesse Tice, Northrop Grumman

10/6/16
Vinod Veedu, Oceanit

10/13/16
Jordi Cabana, University of Illinois at Chicago

10/20/16
Robert Hurt, Brown University

10/27/16
Vinayak P. Dravid, Northwestern University

11/3/16
Sergio Kapusta, Rice University

11/10/16
Ling Li, Harvard University

11/17/16
Akos Kukovecz, University of Szeged

12/1/16
Amit Shyam, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Spring 2016

1/14/16
Arumugsm Marithiram, University of Texas

1/21/16
David Williams, The Ohio State University

1/28/16
Satish Kumar, Georgia Institute of Technology

2/4/16
Li Shi, University of Texas

2/11/16
Brian Sheldon, Brown University

2/18/16
Yuris Dzenis, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

2/25/16
Nitin Chopra, SABIC Technology Center

3/10/16
Sergio Kapusta, Rice University

3/17/16
Delia Milliron, University of Texas

3/24/16
Yan Yao, University of Houston

4/7/16
Mark Hersam, Northwestern University

4/14/16
Srini Krishnamurthy, SRI International

4/21/16
Rowan Leary, University of Cambridge

Fall 2015

9/3/15
Ajit Roy, AFRL

9/10/15
John Biggins, Cambridge University

9/17/15
Shuo Chen, University of Texas

9/24/15
Aditya Mohite, Los Alamos National Laboratory

10/1/15
Luigi Colombo, University of Texas - Dallas

10/8/15
Jill Millstone, University of Pittsburg

10/15/15
Ming Tang, Rice University

10/22/15
Mohammad Naraghi, Texas A&M University

10/29/15
Yong - Wei Zhang, Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore

11/5/15
Marcos Pimenta, Federal de Minas Gerias University, Brazil

11/12/15
James Warren, National Institute of Standards & Technology

11/19/15
Konya Zoltan, University of Szeged

12/3/15
Charles Sykes, Tufts University

Spring 2015

1/15/15
Miguel Yacaman, University of Texas - San Antonio

1/22/15
Alessandro Grattoni, Houston Methodist Research Institute

2/9/15
Lijie Ci, Shandong University

2/26/15
Moneesh Upmanyu, Northeastern University

3/12/15
Carl Mesters, Shell

3/19/15
Shashi Karna, ARL

3/26/15
Valery Khabashesku, Baker Hughes

4/9/15
Kaustav Banerjee, University of California - Santa Barbara

4/16/15
Bingqing Wei, University of Delaware

4/23/15
Jian Luo, University of California - San Diego

5/4/15
Zack Cordero, MIT