Lecture Series

Spring 2022 Seminars


Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 10:30 amHuolin Xin

Dr. Huolin Xin
University of California, Irvine

“Reducing Carbon Footprint by Single-Atom Catalysts—A Biomimetic Approach to Achieve High Selectivity and High Efficiency for Small-Molecule Activation”

For Zoom information, e-mail sdrogers@udel.edu

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | 1:00 pm

Professor Andrei Faraon
California Institute of Technology

“Metaphotonics with 2D and 3D Engineered Optical Materials”

For Zoom information, e-mail sdrogers@udel.edu

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 | 10:00 am

Dr. James Edgar
Kansas State University

“Hexagonal Boron Nitride Crystals for Advanced Electronic, Optoelectronic, and Nanophotonics”

Colburn Lab 102

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 10:00 am

Dr. Mahesh Mahanthappa
University of Minnesota

“Lurking in Plain Sight: Low Symmetry Packings of Ionic Spherical Micelles”

Colburn Lab 102

For Zoom information, e-mail sdrogers@udel.edu

Wednesday, May 5, 2022 | 10:00 am

Dr. Helen Zha
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

“From Proteins to Polymers and Back Again: Synthesis and Application of Silk-Inspired Materials”

Colburn Lab 102

For Zoom information, e-mail sdrogers@udel.edu


Previous Seminars

Fall 2021 SEMINARS

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 10:30 am

Dr. Ho Nyung Lee
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

“Quantum Phenomena in Correlated Oxide Heterostructures”

For Zoom information, e-mail sdrogers@udel.edu

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 10:30 am

Dr. Fei Ding
University of Southern Denmark

“Manipulating Circularly Polarized Optical Radiation with Functional Metasurfaces”

For Zoom information, e-mail sdrogers@udel.edu



Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 10:30 am

Dr. Rosa Maria Espinosa-Marzal
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

“Soft Matter Interfaces and Confinement”

For Zoom information, e-mail sdrogers@udel.edu



Wednesday, December 8

Dr. Meisha L. Shofner
Georgia Institute of Technology

“Using Processing Strategies to Engineer Structure and Mechanical Performance in Polymers, Nanocomposites, and Fiber Networks”

For Zoom information, e-mail sdrogers@udel.edu





Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 1:00 pm

Dr. Susan Gentry
University of California
Davis, California

“Supporting Student Learning of Computational Materials Science: A Book with Many Chapters”

For Zoom information, e-mail sdrogers@udel.edu



Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 10:30 amDr. Yohannes Abate

Dr. Yohannes Abate
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

“Probing Local Interactions at the Nanoscale”

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 10:30 am

Dr. Róisín M. Owens
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, England

“Harnessing the Power of Electronics for Biology”

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 10:30 am

Dr. Julianne Holloway
Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona

“Designing Biomaterials with Spatiotemporal Control for Tissue Engineering Applications”



Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 10:30 am

Dr. Tabbetha Dobbins
Rowan University
Glassboro, New Jersey

“New Possibilities for Understanding Complex Metal Hydrides via Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering (QENS) Studies”

Seminar followed by Diversity & Inclusion Discussion
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 10:30amAl Crosby

Dr. Alfred Crosby
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts

“Polymer Gels for Autonomous Motion and Mesoscale Assembly”

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 10:30am

Joan M. RedwingDr. Joan Redwing
Penn State University
State College, Pennsylvania

“Epitaxy in 2D: The path to Wafer-Scale Single Crystal Monolayers and Heterostructures”

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October 21, 2020

Dr. Susanne Siebentritt
University of Luxembourg
Belval Campus, Luxembourg

How Do We Know If a Semiconductor Film Makes a Good Solar Cell?

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October 7, 2020, 10:30 – 11:30

Ismaila DaboDr. Ismaila Dabo
Penn State University
State College, Pennsylvania

First-Principles Optimization and Discovery of Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – CANCELLED

Jinsang Kim
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Seminar Title: Designing Conjugated Polymers and Organic Emitters for Smart Chemical and Bio Sensors

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Tony Low, PhD
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Seminar Title: 2D Materials Plasmons: Physics and Applications

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Karen I. Winey
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Seminar Title: Self-Assembly of Segmented Polyolefin-Based Single Ion Conductors: New Morphologies and Ion Conductivity




Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Dr. John Q. Xiao

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

The Development of Spintronics: How Application-Driven Research Advances Science


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Dr. Ebrahim Najafi

The Chemours Company

Wilmington, Delaware

Seminar Title: Space-Time Imaging of Charge Carriers at the Semiconductor Surfaces and Interfaces


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Dr. Cecilia Leal

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

University of Illinois

Seminar Title: Complexity in the Chemistry and Physics of Lipid Membranes as a Handle to Activate the Delivery of Cargo to Cells


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Dr. Jason Valentine

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Vanderbilt University

Seminar Title: Flat Optics: From Dynamic Control to Optical Computing


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Dr. Melissa Grunlan

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Texas A & M University

Seminar Title: Orthopedic Biomaterials Enabled by Network Architecture

Fall 2018 Seminars
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Dr. Michael Yakes

Naval Research Lab

Washington, DC

Web Site: https://www.nrl.navy.mil/

Seminar Title:  Understanding Diffusion and Phase Separation in InGaAs Lattice Matched to InP


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Dr. Paul J. Simmonds

Physics – Micron School of Materials Science & Engineering

Boise State University

Website: https://coen.boisestate.edu/faculty-staff/paulsimmonds/

Joint Seminar with Physics

Seminar Title: Tensile-strained self-assembly of quantum dots for entangled photon sources and band structure engineering


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Dr. Tingyi Gu

Electrical & Computer Engineering

University of Delaware

Web Site: http://www.ece.udel.edu/research/by-faculty.Tingyi%20Gu.html

Seminar Title:  Integrated photonics of advanced materials


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Dr. Zubin Jacob

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Purdue University

Web Site: http://www.zjresearchgroup.org/

Seminar Title:  Photon Spin Quantization in New Topological Phases of Matter


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Dr. Kyle Lampe

Chemical Engineering

University of Virginia

Web Site: https://engineering.virginia.edu/faculty/kyle-j-lampe

Joint Seminar with Biomedical Engineering

Seminar Title: Biomaterial Design for 3D Hydrogel Microenvironments and Neural Tissue Engineering


Wednesday, November 14. 2018

Dr. Edo Waks

Electrical & Computer Engineering

University of Maryland

Web Site: https://ece.umd.edu/faculty/waks

Seminar Title: Quantum Nanophotonics: Controlling spin with light on a semiconductor chip


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Dr. Chekesha M. Liddell Watson

Materials Science & Engineering

Cornell University

Web Site: http://www.mse.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netid=cml66

Seminar Title: No title at this time


Spring 2018 Seminars
February 7, 2018- Dr. Russell Composto

Materials Science and Engineering

University of Pennsylvania

Web Site: https://polymer.seas.upenn.edu/

Seminar Title: Using Nanoparticle Diffusion to Reveal the Nanostructure in Polymer Hydrogels

March 14, 2018 – Dr. Derek Patton

Polymer Science & Engineering

University of Southern Mississippi

Web Site: https://www.usm.edu/polymer/faculty/derek-l-patton

Seminar Title: Degradable, Pro-Active Polymer Networks via Thiol-Mediated Photopolymerization

April 18, 2018 – Dr. Peter J, Schuck

Mechanical Engineering

Columbia University

Web Site: http://engineering.columbia.edu/web/faculty/content/peter-j-schuck

From band gaps to bound excitons: disentangling optical transitions and localized emitters in TMDCs even at nanoscale dimensions

May 9, 2018 – Dr. Susan Sinnott

Materials Science & Enginerring

The Pennsylvania State University

Web Site: http://www.matse.psu.edu/directory/faculty/susan-sinnott

Seminar Title: Material Design and Discovery

Fall 2017 Seminars
October 11, 2017- Dr. Jane Chang

William F. Seyer Chair in Materials Electrochemistry

University of California, Los Angeles

Web Site: http://www.seas.ucla.edu/Chang/

November 1, 2017 – Dr. Glen Solomon

Joint Quantum Institute

National Institute of Standards & Technology & University of Maryland

Web Site: http://jqi.umd.edu/people/glenn-solomon

Seminar Title: Measuring Photon Non-Classicality Using Quantum-Dot Light Sources

October 25, 2017 – Dr. Jamie Phillips

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

University of Michigan

Web Site: http://web.eecs.umich.edu/faculty/phillips/

Seminar Title: Photovoltaics for Self-Powered mm-Scale Systems and Recent Advances for IR Imaging Technologies

November 8, 2017 – Dr. Jennifer Mass

President, Scientific Analysis of Fine Art, LLC

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Cultural Heritage Science, Bard Graduate Center

Web Site: http://scienceforfineart.com/index.php/about-us/

Seminar Title: Capturing Artists’ Intent in Works of the Impressionists through the Expressionists:  Pigment Manufacture and Alteration

November 15, 2017 – Dr. Erik Luijten

Chair of Materials Science and Engineering

Northwestern University

Web Site: http://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/research-faculty/directory/profiles/luijten-erik.html

Seminar Title: Dynamics of Passive and Active Colloids

FRIDAY, December 1, 2017 @ 2:00 PM Dr. Andreas Offenhauser

Institute of Complex Systems, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Web Site: http://www.fz-juelich.de/ics/ics-8/EN/Home/_node.html

Spring 2017 Seminars
February 8, 2017 – Luis Campos

Chemistry, Colombia University
Seminar Lecture: Polyelectrolytes from Cyclopropenium Ions

February 15, 2017 – Maria Tamargo

City College of NY, Chemistry
Seminar Lecture: Heterovalent and Heterocrystalline Epitaxy for Device Applications and New Physical Phenomena

February 22, 2017 – Ioannis (John) Kymissis

Columbia University SEAS, Electrical Engineering
Seminar Title: Electronics On Anything: How Thin Film Electronics can Instrument the World

March 2, 2017 – Stephanie Tomasulo

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Seminar Title: Molecular beam epitaxy of wide-bandgap solar cells for future multi-junction schemes

March 8, 2017 – Stuart Rowan

University of Chicago Institute for Molecular Engineering
Seminar Title: Using Dynamic Chemistry to Access Stimuli-Responsive Materials

March 22, 2017 – Timothy Scott

University of Michigan, Chemical Engineering

April 12, 2017 – Joshua Caldwell

Naval Research Lab

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