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Events for February 2013

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  1. Week of January 27, 2013

    1. Friday, February 1, 2013

      1. 1:00 pmDavid Cahill, MatSE Department, University of Illinois
        Condensed Matter Physics Seminar
      2. 1:00 pm

        Prof David Cahill -
        Head - Dept of Materials Science and Engineering - University of Illinois


        Condensed Matter Seminar: eXtremes of Heat Conduction in Materials

        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg - corner Goodwin & Springfield

         

      3.  NO CPLC SEMINAR - Biophysical Society Annual Meeting
  2. Week of February 3, 2013

    1. Monday, February 4, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmDr. Renee Frontiera, Seminar of Special Interest, Northwestern, "Obtaining structural snapshots of reacting molecules in real time with ultrafast vibrational and surface-enhanced spectroscopies"
        161 Noyes Lab
      2. 12:00 pmCharles Reichhardt (Los Alamos)
        ICMT Seminar: "Pattern Formation from Competing Interactions: Implications for Soft and Hard Condensed Matter Systems"
        190 ESB
      3. 4:00 pm   Materials Sciences and EngineeringBryan Wong, Sandia National Laboratories, "Energy transfer in molecular photovoltaics, carbon nanotubes, and nanowires--A first-principles perspective"
        100 MSEB
      4. 4:00 pmBryan Wong, Materials Chemistry Department, Sandia National Laboratories
        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium
        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    2. Tuesday, February 5, 2013

      1. 11:00 amGil Young Cho (Berkeley)
        Special ICMT Seminar: "Superconductivity of doped Weyl semimetals: finite-momentum pairing and an electronic analog of He3-A phase"
        190 ESB
      2. 4:00 pmSoft Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    3. Wednesday, February 6, 2013

      1. 10:00 amChBE 565 Seminar of Special Interest, Dr. Ben Cosgrove, Stanford University, "A More Youthful Self-renewal: Bioengineering Solutions to Rejuvenate Dysfunctional Muscle Stem Cells in Aging"
        1000 Lincoln Hall
      2. 12:00 pm   Materials Seminar of Special InterestDr. Yogesh Surendranath, UC Berkeley, Materials Seminar of Special Interest, "Controlling Holes for Efficient Solar-to-Fuels Conversion"
        161 Noyes Lab
      3. 4:00 pmProfessor Tony Liss, Physics Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
        Physics Colloquium, "After the Higgs'"
        141 Loomis
    4. Thursday, February 7, 2013

      1. 2:00 pmChBE 565 Seminar of Special Interest, Dr. Nicholas Brunelli, Georgia Instite of Technology, "The Sub-Nanometer Length Scale: Exploring Fundamental Challenges in Aerosols & Catalysis"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      2. 2:00 pmJonathan Fan, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois
        MatSE Special Seminar
        280 Materials Research Laboratory
      3. 4:00 pmHard Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    5. Friday, February 8, 2013

      1. 1:00 pm

        Prof Sergey Frolov -
        Dept of Physics and Astronomy - University of Pittsburgh


        Condensed Matter Seminar: Signatures of Majorana fermions in hybrid superconductor-semiconductor nanowire devices

        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg - corner Goodwin & Springfield

         

      2. 2:00 pm

        John van Noort, Physics of Life Processes, Leiden University, The Netherlands


        CPLC Seminar: "Unraveling chromatin structure using single molecule force spectroscopy"
        464 Loomis
      3. 3:30 pmSophia Rudorf, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
        MatSE Special Seminar
        280 Materials Research Laboratory
  3. Week of February 10, 2013

    1. Monday, February 11, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmDam Thanh Son (University of Chicago)
        ICMT Seminar: "The geometry of the quantum Hall effect"
        190 ESB
      2. 3:00 pmDr. Jeremy C. Smith, U of Tennessee/Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN
        Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group 'Computational molecular biophysics for renewable energy, environmental science and drug design'
        3269 Beckman Institute, 405 N. Mathews Ave
      3. 4:00 pmAli Khademhosseini, Harvard Medical School
        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium
        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building
      4. 4:00 pm   Materials Sciences and EngineeringProf. Ali Khademhosseini, Harvard Medical School, "Microengineered Hydrogels for Stem Cell Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration"
        100 MSEB
    2. Tuesday, February 12, 2013

      1. 10:00 am

        Waseem Bakr


        Special QI/AMO Seminar: Condensed Matter Physics with Ultracold Atoms - from Mott Insulators to Topological Superfluids
        280 MRL
      2. 4:00 pm   Inorganic ChemistryProfessor Seth Brown, Notre Dame University, "Nonclassical Redox Reactions"
        112 Chem Annex
      3. 4:00 pmSoft Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    3. Wednesday, February 13, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmProfessor Steve Pollock, Physics Department, University of Colorado, Boulder
        Physics Colloquium, "A research-validated approach to transforming upper-division E&M"
        141 Loomis
      2. 4:00 pmProf. Jon Camden, University of Tennessee Knoxville, "Application of STEM/EELS to Optical Plasmons and Surface Enhanced Nonlinear Spectroscopy"
        112 Chem Annex
    4. Thursday, February 14, 2013

      1. 2:00 pmChBE 565 Seminar of Special Interest, Dr. Tracy He, Harvard University, "Warm-blooded Plastics: Bio-inspired Smart Soft Material Systems"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      2. 4:00 pmHard Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    5. Friday, February 15, 2013

      1. 8:00 am   Final Defense, Professor Ralph Nuzzo, AdvisorMr. Eric Brueckner, UIUC, "Fabrication and Transfer Assembly of Microscale, Solid-State Light Emitting Diodes and Solar Cells for Transparent and Flexible Electronics Applications"
        280 MRL
      2. 1:00 pm

        Prof Jiangping Hu -
        Dept of Physics - Purdue


        Condensed Matter Seminar: Iron Based Superconductors As Odd Parity Superconductors

        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg - corner Goodwin & Springfield

         

  4. Week of February 17, 2013

    1. Monday, February 18, 2013

      1. 12:00 pm

        Shiwei Zhang  (William & Mary)


        ICMT Seminar: Computing electron correlation effects: an auxiliary-field perspective
        190 ESB
      2. 3:00 pm

        Kang-Kuen Ni


        Special QI/AMO Seminar: New Prospects for Cold Molecular Physics
        280 MRL
      3. 4:00 pmHugh Hillhouse, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium
        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building
      4. 4:00 pm   Materials Sciences and EngineeringProf. Hugh Hillhouse, University of Washington, "Earth abundant element solar cells from nanocrystal-inks and molecular-inks"
        100 MSEB
    2. Tuesday, February 19, 2013

      1. 2:00 pmChBE 565 Seminar of Special Interest, Dr. Christopher Alabi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Multiparametric Evaluation of Nanocarriers for siRNA Delivery"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      2. 2:00 pmDanny Perez, Los Alamos National Laboratory
        MatSE Special Seminar
        280 Materials Research Laboratory
      3. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmProf. Gerry Wright
        Prof. Gerry Wright, McMaster University, "Resisting Resistance: Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance with Small Molecules"
        116 Roger Adams Lab
      4. 4:00 pmSoft Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    3. Wednesday, February 20, 2013

      1. 1:00 pm

        Professor Masahiro Hotta (Tohuku University)


        Special QI/AMO Seminar: Quantum Energy Teleportation

        280 MRL

      2. 4:00 pmMarkus Aspelmeyer, University of Vienna
        Physics Colloquium, "Quantum Optomechanics"
        141 Loomis Lab
      3. 4:00 pmProf. Garnet Chan, Princeton University, "Impacts of quantum information in quantum chemistry"
        112 Chem Annex
    4. Thursday, February 21, 2013

      1. 11:00 am

        Chris Varney (University of Massachusetts)


        Special ICMT Seminar: Topological Phase Transitions

        190 ESB

      2. 12:00 pmCHEM 575 Seminar, Ms. Jessie Peh, UIUC, "Towards artificial RNA scaffolds for protein assembly"
        217 Noyes Laboratory
      3. 2:00 pmChBE 565 Seminar of Special Interest, Mr. Christopher Wilmer, Northwestern University, ''Algorithmic Exploration of 'Building-Block' Chemistry: Rapid Discovery of Optimal Gas Storage & Separations Materials"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      4. 2:00 pmJessica Krogstad, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
        MatSE Special Seminar
        280 Materials Research Laboratory
      5. 4:00 pmHard Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
      6. 4:00 pm   Materials ChemistryProfessor Sara Skrabalak, Indiana University, "Shaping the Synthesis and Assembly of Bimetallic Nanostructures"
        112 Chem Annex
    5. Friday, February 22, 2013

      1. 1:00 pm

        Prof Ryan T Gordon -
        Dept of Physics - Western Illinois University


        Condensed Matter Seminar: Superconducting gap studies of iron-based superconductors from London penetration depth measurements

        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg - corner Goodwin & Springfield

         

      2. 2:00 pm

        Aubrey Weigel, School of Biomedical Engineering (Krapf Lab), Colorado State University, Fort Collins


        CPLC Seminar: "Characterizing the diffusional behavior and trafficking pathways of KV2.1 using single particle tracking in live cells"
        464 Loomis
  5. Week of February 24, 2013

    1. Monday, February 25, 2013

      1. 10:30 am   Final Defense, Professor Ben McCall, AdvisorMr. Brian Siller, UIUC, "New Techniques for Sub-Doppler Spectroscopy of Molecular Ions"
        A133 CLSL
      2. 12:00 pmMisha Stephanov (Univ. of Illinois, Chicago)
        ICMT Seminar: "Chiral Kinetic Theory"
        190 ESB
      3. 4:00 pmSarah Heilshorn, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium
        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building
      4. 4:00 pm   Materials Sciences and EngineeringProf. Sarah Heilshorn, Standford University, "Design of Self-Assembling Materials for Cell Transplantation"
        100 MSEB
    2. Tuesday, February 26, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmSoft Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    3. Wednesday, February 27, 2013

      1. 9:00 amChBE 565 Seminar of Special Interest, Dr. Stacey Finley, Johns Hopkins University, "Of Mice and Men: Computational Models to Investigate Anti-angiogenic Cancer Therapies Targeting the VEGF Pathway"
        217 Noyes Laboratory
      2. 4:00 pmProfessor David Kohlstedt, University of Minnesota
        Physics Colloquium,Simmons Lecture "Shearing Melt Out of the Earth: The Coupling between Rock Deformation and Melt Transport"
        141 Loomis
    4. Thursday, February 28, 2013

      1. 11:00 am

        Dr. Bryan Clark (Station Q)


        Special ICMT Seminar: "Frustrated Magnetism in Materials with Kagome Lattices"

        190 ESB

      2. 12:00 pmCHEM 575 Seminar, Mr. Christopher Schwalen, UIUC, "The New Frontier of Protein-Protein Interaction Inhibitors"
        217 Noyes Laboratory
      3. 2:00 pmChBE 565 Seminar of Special Interest, Dr. James Swan, University of Delaware, "Strong or Weak, Quick or Slow: Interpreting Viscoelasticity from Large Amplitude Oscillatory Flow"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      4. 4:00 pmHard Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
      5. 4:00 pm   CHEM 585 Lit SeminarMs. Catherine Possanza, UIUC, "Superomniphobic materials: impact of surface morphology in chemical shielding"
        112 Chem Annex
      6. 4:00 pm   CHEM 585 Lit SeminarMs. Elissa Grzincic, UIUC, "Carbon Nanotube-Based Implantable Neural Interfaces"
        112 Chem Annex