Fall 2015


August 27, 2015

Lozano, KarenNovel Nanofibers produced by Forcespinning

Karen Lozano

Julia Beecherl Endowed Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director of the Nanotechnology Center of Excellence
University of Texas – Pan American
Edinburg, TX


September 7, 2015

PandeyTuned Varistors as the Origin of Novel Electronic Devices

R. Kumar Pandey

Ingram Professor, Ingram School of Engineering, Texas State University
San Marcos, TX

September 21, 2015

C Daniels FrisbieNew Materials & Printing Processes for Flexible Electronics

C. Daniels Frisbie

Professor and Head, University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN


September 28, 2015

LuCharacterization and Modeling of Single Crystals, Granular Materials, and Porous Materials

Hongbing Lu

Louis Beecherl Jr. Chair and Associate Department Head, Mechanical Engineerin, University of Texas at Dallas, TX


October 5, 2015

Qian, XiaofengComputation-Aided Materials Theory and Device Design

Xiaofeng Qian

Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University

College Station, TX


October 12, 2015

Said _ahziMicromechanical Modeling of the Thermomechanical Behavior of Polymers and Polymer Nanocomposites

Said Ahzi

Principal Investigator, QEERI, Qatar Foundation

October 19, 2015

Jun LiuFrom Fundamental Materials Chemistry to Energy Systems

Jun Liu

Director, Energy Processes and Materials Division Lab Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Richland, WA


October 26, 2015

Alpay 150 E1395424454306Solid State Electrothermal Energy Interconversion Using Ferroelectric Thin Films

S. Pamir Alpay

Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Department of Physics, and Institute of Materials Science
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT


October 28, 2015

ZhaoChemomechanics of electrodes in Li-ion batteries

Kejie Zhao

Assistant Professor, Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN


October 30, 2015

Dan GianolaDeformation at the Nanoscale: Stretching the Limits of Strength and Function

Dan Gianola

Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA


November 2, 2015

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Studying the Micromechanics of Martensitic Phase Transformations Using High Energy Diffraction Microscopy

Aaron P. Stebner

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO


November 9, 2015

LinzCrafting Functional Nanomaterials for Solar Energy Conversion: From Nonlinear Block Copolymers to Monodisperse Nanocrystals with Unprecedented Control Over Dimensions, Compositions and Architectures

Zhiqun Lin

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA



November 23, 2015

Scott BeckwithComposites: String and Glue Make Interesting Everyday Structures

Scott Beckwith

President, BTG Composites

Taylorsville, UT

December 7, 2015

Ying-Hao Eddie ChuFunctional Oxide Thin Films for Transparent and Flexible Electronics

Ying-Hao Eddie Chu

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University