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  MSE Seminar Schedule Spring 2016

Department of Materials Science and Engineering Seminar Series

Schedule for Spring 2016

3:00–5:00p.m. McBryde Hall 113

Refreshments at 3:00 p.m. Presentations start at 3:30 p.m.

January 22 POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER: Professor Hang Yu, Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech

"Design of Emerging Smart and Structural Materials: New Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing"

January 29  Professor Carolina Tallon, Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech

"Near-Net-Shaping of Dense and Porous Ultra High Temperature Ceramics for Extreme Applications"

February 5  Professor David Green, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

"Detection, Prediction, and Visualization of Ligand Phase Separation on Metallic Nanoparticles"

February 12  Josh Stuckner, Graduate Student, Virginia Tech

"The Effect of Sintering Parameters on the Morphology of Nano-Silver"

February 19  Professor Jonathan Boreyko, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Virginia Tech

"A Tale of Two Droplets"

February 26  Robert Acken, Graduate Student, Virginia Tech

"Electroless-coating of Mo-Permalloy Flakes and Its Effect on Magnetic Properties of the Powder"

February 26  Alexis Trent, Graduate Student, Virginia Tech

"Investigating the Biomechanical Aspects of Cell-Keratin Biomaterial Interactions"

March 4  Jonathan Metzman, Graduate Student, Virginia Tech

"The pH-induced effects of weak polyelectrolyte interlayers in silica  nanoparticle self-assembled anti-reflection coatings"

March 4  Joseph Rittenhouse, Graduate Student, Virginia Tech

"Mechanical and Fracture Behavior of Thermoplastic Seals"

March 11  No Seminar (Spring Break)

March 18  Ya Peng Yu, Graduate Student, Virginia Tech

"Three-Dimensional Reconstruction Using Transmission Electron Microscope"

March 18  Michelle Gervasio, Graduate Student, Virginia Tech

"Suspension-Based Imprint Lithography on ZnO-PMMA Hybrids"

March 25, Professor Xiaoting Jia, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech

"Bridging Nano and Macro: 2D Materials and Multimaterial Multifunctional Fibers"

April 1, Dr. Eric Tea, Nuclear Engineering Program, Virginia Tech

"Modeling Electronic Processes in Semiconductors"

April 8  Sean McMillan, Graduate Student, Virginia Tech

"Mechanically Switchable Polymer Fibers for in vivo Sensing"

April 8  Shan Gao, Graduate Student, Virginia Tech

"Thermo-Mechanical Reliability of Power Module with Metal-Ceramic Substrates and Sintered Silver Joint"

April 15, Ben Dillinger, Graduate Student, Virginia Tech

"Mechanical Properties of Porous Wall Hollow Glass Microspheres"

April 15, James Tang, Graduate Student, Virginia Tech

"Processing Mechanically Alloyed WC-8wt% Co Composites by Traditional P/M and Binder Jetting (3-D Printing) Techniques"

April 22, Peter Kim, Graduate Student, Virginia Tech

"Austemperability of Ductile Iron"

April 22, Andrew Schultz, Graduate Student, Virginia Tech

"Deceptive Pedagogy:  Investigating the Wiedemann-Franz Law"

For additional seminar information, contact Prof. Levon Asryan (540) 231-7033,


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