2018-2019 Schedule

Date

Lecture - Fall 2018/Spring 2019

Sep 26

Michael Lam, Ph.D., Department of  Physics and Astronomy, West Virginia University

Gravitational Wave Astronomy with a Next-Generation Pulsar Timing Array Detector

Oct 10

Emmanuel Fonseca, Ph.D., Department of Physics, McGill University

FRB and Pulsar Astrophysics with CHIME

Oct 17

Kelly Miller, Ph.D., School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

Implementation of Active Learning in Introductory Physics Classes at Harvard; Lessons Learned

Oct 24

Professor James Gumbart, Department of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Engineering the Bacterial Cell Envelope

Oct 31

Professor Mohammad Islam, Department of Physics, State University of New York, OSWEGO

Towards and Environmentally Benign Rechargeable Battery System through Compound Ferrite Nanoparticles

Nov 14

Professor Eric Schiff, Department of Physics, Syracuse University

Photovoltaics from Nano to Kilometer Scale

Nov 28

Professor Eric May, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, Univesity of Connecticut

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2019

Multiscale Modeling of Complex Systems and Processes Involving Peptides and Membranes

Jan 23  

Nathan Neale, Ph.D., Chemistry & Nanoscience Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Quantifying Charge Carrier Dynamics in Doped Silicon Nanocrystals

Jan 30

Sarah Vigeland, Ph.D., Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 

Detecting Low-Frequency Gravitational Waves with Pulsar Timing Arrays

Feb 13

Professor Mark Tuominen, Department of Physics, University of Massachussetts - Amherst 

Experiments on Electron-Conducting Microbial Nanowires

Feb 20

Professor Maria Kamenetska, Department of Physics, Boston University

Probing Structure-Function Relationships Using Single Molecule Measurements

Feb 27

Professor Guozhong Cao, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Washington

Fundamental considerations in search for better intercalation electrodes for lithium-ion batteries and beyond

Mar 20

Dr. Erin Ratcliff,  Materials Science & Engineering, University of Arizona

Organic Semiconductors for Biosensors and Energy Conversion

Mar 27

Dr. Barry Rand, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University

Devices emerging from controlling organic and metal halide perovskite structure

Apr 10

Professor Eric May, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Connecticut

Multiscale Modeling of Complex Systems and Processes Involving Peptides and Membranes

Apr 17

Professor Paul Sokol, Department of Physics, Indiana University Bloomington

Quantum Liquids in Confinement

Apr 24

Professor Jyoti Katoch, Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

Unraveling the novel quantum phenomena in two-dimensional materials using transport and photoemission spectroscopy