Spring 2018

January 22, 2018

David CahillUltrafast heat transfer in nanoscale materials

Dr. David Cahill

Willett Chair and Department Head, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


January 29, 2018

Douglas Hoffman

Metal alloy development and additive manufacturing at NASA JPL

Dr. Douglas Hofmann

Visiting Associate, Applied Physics and Materials Science, California Institute of Technology

Technician, NASA Metallurgy Facility

February 5, 2018

Olvera de la Cruz

Polymer Electrolytes

Dr. Monica Olvera de la Cruz

Lawyer Taylor Professor, McCormick School of Engineering

Northwestern University

February 12, 2018


Actively and passively controlling vibrational thermal transport properties of materials with nanoscale engineering of structure and chemistry at interfaces

Dr. Patrick E. Hopkins

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of Virginia


February 19, 2018

Julia Chan

Casting a Wider Net: Rational Synthesis Design and Crystal Growth of Intermetallics

Dr. Julia Chan

Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of Texas - Dallas

February 26, 2018

Jean Briac Le Graverend

Damage and Microstructure in Ni-based Single Crystal Superalloys

Dr. Jean-Briac la Graverend

Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Texas A&M University

March 5, 2018

Bilge Yildiz

Chemical and Electrochemical Stability of Perovskite Oxide Surfaces in Energy Conversion: Mechanisms and Improvements

Dr. Bilge Yildiz

Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

March 12, 2018



March 19, 2018

Pradeep Guduru

On the interaction of Mechanics and Chemistry: a case study on the influence of elastic strain on heterogeneous catalysts

Dr. Pradeep Guduru

Professor, School of Engineering

Brown University

March 26, 2018

Gila E. Stein

Block Copolymer Films for Microelectronics, Water Treatment and Energy

Dr. Gila E. Stein

Prados Associate Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

April 2, 2018



Dr. Christine K. Luscombe

Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

University of Washington

April 9, 2018



Dr. Gabriel M. Veith

Research Staff and Team Lead

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

April 16, 2018

Edward Garboczi


Dr. Edward Garboczi

Fellow, Division of Applied Chemicals and Materials, Material Measurement Laboratory

National Institute of Standards and Technology

April 23, 2018



Dr. Douglas Adamson

Professor, Department of Chemistry

University of Connecticuit