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  MSE Seminar Series - Fall 2013
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Fall 2013 Seminar Schedule
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. McBryde Hall 113
Refreshments at 3:00 p.m., Presentation at 3:30 p.m.

 

Date

 

Title

Speaker

Affiliation

 

August 30

 

Lab Use Policy

 

Dr. Thomas Staley

MSE, Virginia Tech

 

September 6

 

Safety Issues

 

Don Conner

Environmental Health & Safety

Virginia Tech

 

September 13

 

Structural Characterization of Ceramic Grain Boundaries at an Atomic Scale

 

Dr. Akihisa Fukumoto

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Japan

 

September 20

 

Microstructure Characterization of Ceramic Materials in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell by Analytical Transmission Electron Microscopy

 

Dr. Zhi-Peng Li

MSE Division

NIST

Gaithersburg, MD

 

September 27

 

High-speed and Low-speed Flows: What Governs Mixing and Why Does it Matter?

 

Prof. Joel Kuehner

Dept. of Physics & Engineering

Washington & Lee University

Lexington, VA

 

October 4

 

Getting Charged Up About Charged Polymers

 

Prof. Timothy Long

Dept. of Chemistry

Virginia Tech

 

October 11

 

Three-Dimensional Quantitative Analyses of Material Microstructures by Atom-Probe Tomography

 

Dr. Keith Knipling

Naval Research Laboratory

Washington, D.C.

 

October 18

 

No seminar (Fall Break)

 

October 25

 

The Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility

 

Dr. Frances Marshall

Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility

Idaho Falls, ID

 

 

 

November 1

 

InN Based Ternary and Quaternary Alloy Semiconductors

 

Tim Ciarkowski

Graduate Student, MSE

Virginia Tech

 

Evaluation of Materials Deposited by a Novel Electrothermal Plasma Technique

 

John Echols

Graduate Student, MSE

Virginia Tech

 

 

November 8

Multiferroic Quasi (0-3) Nanocomposite Heterostructures

Yanxi Li

Graduate Student, MSE

Virginia Tech

Thermal Stability of Al2O3-filled Silicone-based Elastomers for Power Electronic Encapsulation

Yiying Yao

Graduate Student, MSE

Virginia Tech

 

 

 

November 15

 

Taming the Monster: Manipulating the Cs Concentration in SIMS

 

Andrew Giordani

Graduate Student, MSE

Virginia Tech

Modeling Interface Effects in the Indentation of Ni with a Diamond Indenter

 

Bryan Kuhr

Graduate Student, MSE

Virginia Tech

 

November 22

 

Recent Advances and Applications of Two-dimensional XRD

 

Dr. Robert He

Bruker AXS Inc.

San Francisco, CA

 

November 29

 

No seminar (Thanksgiving Break)

 

December 6

 

Role of Nano-structure and Doping Towards the Thermoelectric Property of Al-modified ZnO

 

Yu Zhao

Graduate Student, MSE

Virginia Tech

 

Development of Porous Glass Optical Fibers for Gas Sensing Applications

 

Adam Floyd

Graduate Student, MSE

Virginia Tech

For additional seminar information, contact Prof. Levon Asryan [(540) 231-7033, asryan@vt.edu]
 
  
 
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