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Joint VINSE & Physics Colloquium Series: “Nanoscale Electronics and Mechanics in Low-Dimensional Material Systems ” Dr. Marc Bockrath; University of California, Riverside 02/02/17

February 2, 2017 Marc Bockrath University of California, Riverside Professor of Physics “Nanoscale Electronics and Mechanics in Low-Dimensional Material Systems” 4:00 PM, 4327 Stevenson Center Refreshments served at 3:30 PM in 6333 Stevenson Center Abstract We will discuss a number of our ongoing research projects aimed at understanding the properties of low-dimensional systems such as...... KEEP READING

Posted by on January 20, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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Joint VINSE & Physics Colloquium Series: “Nonlinear and Singular Optics in Photonic Meta-Structures” Dr. Natalia Litchinitser; University at Buffalo, The State University of New York 01/26/17

January 26, 2017 Natalia M. Litchinitser University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Professor of Electrical Engineering “Nonlinear and Singular Optics in Photonic Meta-Structures” 4:00 PM, 4327 Stevenson Center Refreshments served at 3:30 PM in 6333 Stevenson Center Abstract The emergence of synthetic photonic media, or metamaterials, has revealed many unique electromagnetic phenomena,...... KEEP READING

Posted by on January 13, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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Joint VINSE & Physics Colloquium Series: “Fundamental Excitations in Solids” Dr. Xiaoqin Elaine Li; UT Austin 1/19/17

Thursday January 19, 2017 Xiaoqin Elaine Li UT Austin Associate Professor of Physics Title: “Fundamental Excitations in Solids” 4:00 PM, 4327 Stevenson Center Refreshments served at 3:30 PM in 6333 Stevenson Center Abstract Fundamental excitations (e.g. plasmons, excitons, phonons and magnons) determine both the equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of solids such as metals, semiconductors, and...... KEEP READING

Posted by on January 9, 2017 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Light-Matter Interactions in Engineered Optical Media” Dr. Natalia M. Litchinitser; University at Buffalo, The State University of New York 12/07/16

December 7, 2016 Natalia M. Litchinitser University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Professor of Electrical Engineering “Light-Matter Interactions in Engineered Optical Media” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract Structured light and structured matter are two fascinating branches of modern optics that recently started having a significant impact on...... KEEP READING

Posted by on December 5, 2016 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Organic and Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Thin Film Deposition by Resonant Infrared, Matrix-Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation” Dr. Adrienne D. Stiff Roberts; Duke University 02/15/17

February 15, 2017 Adrienne D. Stiff-Roberts Duke University Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering “Organic and Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Thin Film Deposition by Resonant Infrared, Matrix-AssistedPulsed Laser Evaporation” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract Over the past fifteen years, matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE) has been developed to deposit organic thin...... KEEP READING

Posted by on December 4, 2016 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Quantum Dot Purification and Metrics for Rational Control of Shell Growth, Ligand Exchange, and Quantum Yield” Dr. Andrew B. Greytak; University of South Carolina 03/29/17

March 29, 2017 Andrew B. Greytak University of South Carolina Assistant Professor of Chemistry “Quantum Dot Purification and Metrics for Rational Control of Shell Growth, Ligand Exchange, and Quantum Yield” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract: The unique and size-tunable fluorescence and absorption spectra of nanocrystal quantum dots (QDs) have led...... KEEP READING

Posted by on September 28, 2016 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Nanoparticle-Polymer Composites for the Fabrication of Novel Electronic and Plasmonic Materials” Dr. Millicent A. Firestone; Los Alamos National Laboratory 11/09/16

November 9, 2016 Millicent A. Firestone Thrust Leader for Soft, Biological & Composite NanomaterialsCenter for Integrated Nanotechnologies Los Alamos National Laboratory "Nanoparticle-Polymer Composites for the Fabrication of Novel Electronic and Plasmonic Materials" 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract The pursuit for functional nanocomposites that impact a wide range of technologies, ranging...... KEEP READING

Posted by on September 28, 2016 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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17th Annual Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Forum – NanoDay! 10/19/16 – Keynote Speaker – Mark Saltzman

17th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum Wednesday, October 19, 2016 A yearly forum for faculty, postdocs, and students engaged in nanoscience and nanotechnology research.  STUDENT LIFE CENTER 1:00 – 1:10  Welcome Sandra Rosenthal, Director of VINSE 1:10 – 1:20  New Tool in VINSE: Helios FIB SEM Anthony Hmelo, VINSE 1:20 – 1:40  Ultrafast Vibrational Spectroscopies to...... KEEP READING

Posted by on September 14, 2016 in Events, News, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “The Benefits of Being Thin: The Revolutionary Potential of Ultrathin Membranes for Biology and Medicine” Dr. James McGrath; University of Rochester 11/02/16

November 2, 2016 James McGrath University of Rochester Professor of Biomedical Engineering “The Benefits of Being Thin: The Revolutionary Potential of Ultrathin Membranes for Biology and Medicine” 4:10 P.M., Location: ESB 044-048 Refreshments served at 3:45 “The Benefits of Being Thin: The Revolutionary Potential of Ultrathin Membranes for Biology and Medicine Abstract Nearly a decade after we...... KEEP READING

Posted by on September 6, 2016 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Supramolecular Materials for Immunomodulation” Dr. Joel Henderson Collier; Duke University 09/14/16

Wednesday September 14, 2016 Joel Henderson Collier Duke University Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering “Supramolecular Materials for Immunomodulation”   4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract: Successful immunotherapies must raise both the correct strength and phenotype of an immune response.   To treat a particular disease via the immune system,...... KEEP READING

Posted by on August 19, 2016 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment: A Vision to Enable Decentralized Water Treatment” Dr. Pedro Alvarez; Rice University 8/24/16

August 24, 2016 Pedro Alvarez Rice University George R. Brown Professor of Engineering and Professor of Chemistry and Director, Nanosystems Engineering Research Center on Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) “Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment: A Vision to Enable Decentralized Water Treatment” 4:10 PM, Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract. Through control over material size, morphology and chemical structure,...... KEEP READING

Posted by on August 11, 2016 in Events, VINSE Colloquium,


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Multilayer Nanocoatings Capable of Separating Gases, Stopping Fire and Generating Voltage from Body Heat” Dr. Jamie C. Grunlan; Texas A&M University 5/18/16

May 18, 2016 Jaime C. Grunlan Texas A&M University Linda & Ralph Schmidt ’68 Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Chemistry “Multilayer Nanocoatings Capable of Separating Gases,  Stopping Fire and Generating Voltage from Body Heat” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract Layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly is a conformal...... KEEP READING

Posted by on March 2, 2016 in Events, VINSE Colloquium


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Manufacturing and applications of carbon nanotube surfaces” Dr. John Hart; MIT 2/26/16

February 26, 2016. John Hart Massachusetts Institute of Technology Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Mitsui Career Development Professor in Contemporary Technology “Manufacturing and applications of carbon nanotube surfaces” 4:10 PM, 5326 Stevenson Center Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract: For more than two decades, widespread research has been devoted to the synthesis, characterization, and integration of carbon...... KEEP READING

Posted by on January 19, 2016 in Events, VINSE Colloquium


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VINSE Colloquium Series: “Thermal Engineering of GaN Semiconductor Devices” Dr. Samuel Graham; Georgia Institute of Technology 1/27/16

January 27, 2016. Samuel Graham Rae S. and Frank H. Neely Professor Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology “Thermal Engineering of GaN Semiconductor Devices” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract: The development of gallium nitride (GaN) on a variety of substrates from Si to diamond is under development...... KEEP READING

Posted by on December 14, 2015 in Events, VINSE Colloquium


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VINSE Colloquium Series: Student Selected Keynote Address “Precise Chemical, Physical, and Electronic Nanoscale Contacts” Dr. Paul Weiss, UCLA 04/20/16

April 20, 2016. Paul Weiss UC Presidential Chair Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Professor of Materials Science & Engineering University of California, Los Angeles Director, California NanoSystems Institute “Precise Chemical, Physical, and Electronic Nanoscale Contacts” 4:10 PM, 134 Featheringill Hall Refreshments served at 3:45 Abstract: The chemical, physical, and electronic connections that materials...... KEEP READING

Posted by on December 14, 2015 in Events, VINSE Colloquium


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