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‘VINSE Colloquium’

VINSE Colloquium Series: “Photonic spin density of light: quantum magnetometry, acoustic waves and thermal radiation” Dr. Zubin Jacob, Purdue University 2/8/23

Nov. 9, 2022—Dr. Zubin Jacob Elmore Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Purdue University Noon – Engineering Science Building 044/048 Lunch available to the first 60 attendees. Abstract. The first part of the talk will be theoretical and introduce a quantum field theory to rigorously analyze the spin angular momentum of photons. The second part of the talk...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Transient studies of vibration-cavity polaritons” Dr. Adam Dunkelberger, Naval Research Lab 3/22/23

Nov. 8, 2022—Dr. Adam Dunkelberger Research Chemist Naval Research Lab 4:10PM – Stevenson 5326 Light refreshments served at 3:45PM Abstract: Vibration-cavity polaritons, which are produced by strong coupling between an optical cavity and a molecular vibration, have been shown to modify chemical reaction rates and branching ratios. However, the underlying mechanisms for the observed effects are poorly...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “The Many Phases of AV3Sb5 Kagome Metals (A case study for first principles methods and group theory)” Dr. Turan Birol, University of Minnesota 1/25/23

Nov. 8, 2022—Dr. Turan Birol University of Minnesota “The Many Phases of AV3Sb5 Kagome Metals (A case study for first principles methods and group theory)” 01.25.23  |  4:10pm  |  5326 Stevenson Center Abstract. First principles computational methods, such as Density Functional Theory (DFT), provide a reliable means to both reproduce and predict the properties of crystalline materials....

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VINSE Joint Seminar with Interdisciplinary Materials Science “Transitioning to a career in data and analytics” Dr. Alice Leach 9/21/22

Aug. 31, 2022—Dr. Alice Leach Data Engineer, Whatnot Inc. “Transitioning to a career in data and analytics” 09.21.22  | 4pm  |  134 Featheringill Hall Abstract. Over the last 10 years, the data industry has exploded in size and a further 31% increase in the number of jobs is projected by 2030. With data professionals in high demand...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Colloidal robotics: Engineering the autonomous behavior of self-propelled particles” Dr. Kyle Bishop, Columbia University 10/19/2022

Jun. 29, 2022—Dr. Kyle Bishop Columbia University “Colloidal robotics: Engineering the autonomous behavior of self-propelled particles” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 PM Abstract. Mobile robots combine sensory information with mechanical actuation to move autonomously through complex environments and perform specific tasks (e.g., a robot vacuum cleaner). The miniaturization of such robots to the size...

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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Manufacturing of Metal-Organic Framework Membranes ” Dr. Michael Tsapatsis, Johns Hopkins University 9/14/2022

Jun. 29, 2022—September 14, 2022 Dr. Michael Tsapatsis Johns Hopkins University “Manufacturing of Metal-Organic Framework Membranes” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 PM Bio. Michael Tsapatsis joined Johns Hopkins in 2018 as the university’s 36th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor. He received an Engineering Diploma (1988) from the University of Patras, Greece, and MS (1991) and Ph.D....

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VINSE/ChBE Joint Seminar “Multiscale Modeling of Catalytic Conversion Processes for Bioenergy Applications“ Peter Ciesielski, NREL, 03/21/22

Feb. 25, 2022—Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering & Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Seminar Dr. Peter Ciesielski Distinguished Member of Research Staff / Principal Scientist National Renewable Energy Laboratory “Multiscale Modeling of Catalytic Conversion Processes for Bioenergy Applications“ 03.21.22 | 4:10 PM | 5326 Stevenson Center Bio. Dr. Peter N. Ciesielski is a Principal Scientist and...

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22nd Annual Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Forum NanoDay! 11/4/22 – Keynote Dmitri Basov

Feb. 15, 2022—A yearly forum for faculty, postdocs, and students engaged in nanoscience and nanotechnology research. Register here  Schedule Featheringill Hall 11:30 LUNCH begins 12:00 POSTER SESSION Buttrick Hall, Room 101 2:30  Opening Remarks Dr. Sharon M. Weiss 2:40 New Strategies for Microdevice Fabrication using Parylene-coated 3D Prints Dr. Ethan Lippmann 3:00 Exploring the Role of Anisotropy and Strong Coupling in Driving Infrared Nanophotonics Dr. Josh Caldwell...

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VINSE Colloquium Joint Seminar with Data Science Institute “Nanophotonics: The Role of Ultrafast Spectroscopy in Shrinking Light-Based Technologies” Krishen Appavoo 2/9/22

Dec. 23, 2021—February 9, 2022 Dr. Kannatasssen (Krishen) Appavoo Assistant Professor Department of Physics University of Alabama, Birmingham “Nanophotonics: The Role of Ultrafast Spectroscopy in Shrinking Light-Based Technologies” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Abstract. Our ability to develop disruptive technologies is intimately tied with our ability to mold the flow of light at length scales below the optical diffraction...

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VINSE Colloquium Series “Flat Optics for Wavefront Manipulation and Mixed Reality Eyewear” Student Selected Speaker Dr. Mark Brongersma; Stanford 04/13/2022

Sep. 1, 2021—April 13, 2022 8th Annual VINSE Student Selected Seminar Series Mark Brongersma Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials Stanford University “Flat Optics for Wavefront Manipulation and Mixed Reality Eyewear“ 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Since the development of diffractive optical elements in the 1970s, major research efforts have focused on replacing bulky optical components by thinner,...

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