Department of Materials Science and Engineering Schedule for Fall 2015 Seminar Series
3:00–5:00p.m. McBryde Hall 113
Refreshments at 3:00 p.m. Presentations start at 3:30 p.m.
August 28 Dr. Jeffery W. Baur, Material and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Lab, APAFB, OH
"Advanced and Multifunctional Composite Structures: Challenges and Opportunities"
September 4 Prof. Daniel Savin, Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville
"Bottom-Up Design in Responsive Polypeptide-Based Block Polymer Assemblies"
September 11 Hyun-Cheol Song, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech
"Flexible Piezoelectric Energy Harvester Using Laser Transfer Method"
September 11 Chengtao Luo, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech
"Hierarchical Domain Structure of Lead-Free Piezoelectric (Na1/2 Bi1/2)TiO3-(K1/2 Bi1/2)TiO3 Single Crystals"
September 18 Prof. Paulo Araujo, Center for Materials Science and Technology, Physics Dept., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
"Carbon Nanotube Non-Volatile Switches and Allotropic Transformation Through Re-engineering of -sp2 Carbon Bonds"
September 25 Dr. Steven Policastro, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
"Understanding Factors Affecting Galvanic Corrosion Under Atmospheric Conditions"
October 2 Taylor Blair, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech
"Acoustic Diagnostics of Plasma Spray"
October 2 Thomas Danielson, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech
"Ab Initio Investigation of He Bubbles at the Oxide-Fe Interface in Nanostructured Ferritic Alloys"
October 9 Dr. Nikita Gordeev, Ioffe Institute of Physics and Technology, Saint Petersburg, Russia
"Optical Modes in Semiconductor Lasers: Origin, Characteristics and Engineering"
October 16 No seminar (Fall Break)
October 23 Prof. Blake Johnson, Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
"Additive Manufacturing of Biomimetic Scaffolds for Neuroregenerative and Neuroscience Applications"
October 30 Dr. Evan Glaser, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
"Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of p-Type Dopants in Epitaxial and Bulk GaN"
November 6 Prof. Shi-Wei Ricky Lee, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong
"Phosphor Deposition for Color Tuning in LED Packaging"
Mr. Frank Kramer, Corning, New York
"Advancements in Through Glass via (TGV) Technology"
Note: Student Poster Contest: 2:30 - 3:00 in the hallway outside McBryde 113, refreshments served
November 13 Fengyu Shen, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech
"Improving the Electrochemical Performance of the LSCF Cathode by SDC Catalyst
Incorporation and SDC Block Layer"
November 20 Prof. Wei Zhou, ECE Department, Virginia Tech
"From Nanophotonics to Nanoelectronics: Toward Integrated Nanosystems"
November 27 No seminar (Thanksgiving Break)
December 4 Dr. Jeremy Busby, Fusion and Materials for Nuclear Systems Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
"Modern Materials Science: Enabling Extended Service for an Aging Nuclear Power Fleet"
For additional seminar information, contact Prof. Levon Asryan: (540) 231-7033, firstname.lastname@example.org