Materials Science and Engineering’s Arkema Speaker Series to begin Aug. 31

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences has announced speakers and dates for the fall 2017 Arkema Speaker Series. The series features talks from leaders in materials science and engineering research and are held from 12:05 to 1:20 p.m. on Thursdays in 101 Thomas Building. Seminars are free and open to the public.

Aug. 31: “Nanoscale Functional Imaging of Materials for Energy Harvesting and Storage,” Marina Leite, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, University of Maryland

Sept. 7: “Novel Classical and Quantum Photonic Devices by Manipulating Light-Matter Interactions in Low-Dimensional Systems,” Ritesh Agarwal, professor of materials science and engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Sept. 14: “Value Based Safety and its Potential to Transform Workplace Culture (… And How Your Attitude towards Safety Can Make You a Better Job Candidate),” Dan Vaughn, Corning Incorporated

Sept. 21: “New Frontiers in Cryo-Electron Microscopy: From Probing Low Temperature Electronic Phases to Processes at Liquid/Solid Interfaces,” Lena Kourkoutis, assistant professor of applied and engineering physics, Cornell University

Sept. 28: “Foldable and Responsive Soft Metamaterials,” Shu Yang, professor of materials science and engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Oct. 5: “Importance of Soft Processing (=Low-Energy Production) of Advanced Ceramic Materials for Sustainable Society,” Masahiro Yoshimura, distinguished chair and professor of materials science and engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Oct. 12: “Will nanomaterials revolutionize the medical field?” James Adair, professor of materials science and engineering, biomedical engineering and pharmacology, Penn State

Oct. 19: “Graphene Reinforced Polymer Composites Prepared by In-Situ Exfoliation of Graphite,” Richard Lehman, professor of materials science and engineering, Rutgers University

Oct. 26: “Towards Seashells under Stress: Bioinspired Concepts to Design Tough and Reliable Ceramic Components, Raul Bermejo, professor of materials science and engineering, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria

Nov. 2: “Towards a Unified Model for Grain Boundary Dynamics and Kinetics,” David Srolovitz, professor of materials science and engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Nov. 9: “Next Generation III-Nitride Semiconductors – Physics and Technologies,” Nelson Tansu, Daniel E. '39 and Patricia M. Smith Endowed Chair Professor of Photonics and Nanoelectronics, Lehigh University

Nov. 16: “Materials for Soft, Skin-Interfaced Electronic and Microfluidic Systems,” John Rogers, professor of materials science and engineering, Northwestern University

Dec. 7: “Are We There Yet? Recent Insights into Fuel Cell Electrocatalysis Using Dealloyed Nanoporous Metals,” Jonah Erlebacher, professor of materials science and engineering, Johns Hopkins University

The seminar series is sponsored by Arkema Inc., a leading specialty chemicals and advanced materials company.

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Last Updated August 27, 2017