Materials Seminars

Seminar Schedule for Spring 2018

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Jed Wilson Presents:

"Development of Multifunctional Difuranic C11 Building Blocks and their Application in the synthesis of Novel Polyesters and Polyurethanes"

Friday January 26th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Research seminar abstract Polymeric materials are an essential and ubiquitous part of modern life. Currently, the primary source of building blocks for these increasingly important commodities are supplied by the petroleum industry. The eminent depletion of petroleum feed stocks has led to the need to develop alternative sources of monomers suitable to meet the ever-increasing […]

Brent Melot Presents:

"Ions, Electrons, and Phonons: on the movement of charge through solids"

Tuesday January 30th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Li-ion batteries are ubiquitous; powering our cell phones, tablets, and laptop computers. Yet, fundamentally, we’ve exclusively relied on materials that adopt the same ordered rock salt structure type for over 20 years. What makes these materials so special and why is it so hard to move past them? This talk will present work our group […]

Elisa Miller Presents:

"Controlling H2 evolution using functionalized MoS2 Nanosheets and Tuning the Energetics of PbS QDs"

Friday February 9th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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Collin Perry Presents:

"Refining Biomimetic Interfaces for Solar Hydrogen Production"

Tuesday February 13th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Literature seminar Abstract.1 While society strives for a more convenient day to day world an increasing sum of energy is required. Energy production via fossil fuels (Petroleum, natural gas, and coal), which accounts for over 80% of the US energy consumption, produce greenhouse gases that are predicted to greatly affect the global climate and water conditions in the coming decades. […]

Mercouri Kanatzidis Presents:

"Halide Perovskites: Poor man’s high performance semiconductors"

Friday February 23rd, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites are a special class of low cost semiconductors that have revolutionized the prospects for photovoltaic and optoelectronics technologies. The inorganic chemistry of this class of materials is fascinating. These compounds adopt the three-dimensional ABX3 perovskite structure, which consists of a network of corner-sharing BX6 octahedra, where the B atom is a divalent metal cation […]

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Colin Brook Presents:

"TBA – Colin Brook"

Friday March 2nd, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Research seminar

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Brian Reeves Presents:

"TBA – Brian Reeves"

Friday March 30th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Research seminar

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Arnold Paecklar Presents:

"TBA – Arnold Paecklar"

Friday April 6th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Research seminar

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Matthew Ryan Presents:

"TBA – Matthew Ryan"

Friday April 13th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Research seminar

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Ryan Pearson Presents:

"TBA – Ryan Pearson"

Friday April 20th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

Research seminar

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Katie Courage Presents:

"Communicating Science"

Friday May 4th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Chemistry A101

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