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Events for October 2013

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  1. Week of September 29, 2013

    1. Tuesday, October 1, 2013

      1. 12:00 pm   Informal Materials ChemistryProf. Nobuo Kimizuka, Kyushu University, Japan, "Self-assembling Coordination Nanomaterials from Interdisciplinary Approaches"
        B102 CLSL
      2. 4:00 pm   Department of Materials Science and EngineeringJing Yan, University of Illinois, "Swarming colloidal animals" and Sen Kang, University of Illinois, "Self-healing electriacl interfaces in lithium-ion batteries", Douglas Zhang, University of Illinois, "Peptide microarrays for the discovery of surfaces that guide cellular processes"
        119 MSEB
      3. 4:00 pm   Inorganic ChemistryProfessor Ekaterina Pletneva, Dartmouth College, "Becoming a peroxidase: conformational dynamics of a membrane-bound cytochrome c"
        112 Chem Annex
      4. 4:00 pmSoft Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    2. Wednesday, October 2, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmProfessor Chetan Nayak, Physics Department, University of California, Santa Barbara
        Physics Colloquium:"Many-Body Localization: What is It and What are Its Implications?"
        141 Loomis
      2. 4:00 pmProf. Raffi Budakian, UIUC, "Nanoscale force-detected magnetic resonance"
        112 Chem Annex
    3. Thursday, October 3, 2013

      1. 11:00 am

        Professor Chetan Nayak, Physics Department, University of California, Santa Barbara


        Special Condensed Matter Seminar: "Quantum Hall Edge States Reloaded"

        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg - corner Goodwin & Springfield

         

      2. 2:00 pmCHBE 565 Seminar, Professor Suljo Linic, University of Michigan, "Conversion of Solar into Chemical Energy on Plasmonic Metal Nanostructures"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      3. 4:00 pmHard Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
      4. 4:00 pm   Materials ChemistryProf. Svetlana Sukhishvili, Stevens Institute of Technology, "Responsive All-Polymer and Polymer Nanocomposite Assemblies"
        112 Chem Annex
      5. 4:00 pm   Department of Materials Science and EngineeringZlatomir Apostolov, University of Illinois, “Characterization of structural behavior under re-entry type transformations in Ln6WO12 (Ln= Y, Ho, Er, Yb)” and Hallong Ning, University of Illinois, “High power lithium ion microbattery from 3D holographic electrode,”
        119 MSEB
    4. Friday, October 4, 2013

      1. 2:00 pm

        Dr. Wesley Wong, Assistant Professor, Departments of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School.


        CPLC Seminar: Mechanical Force in Nanoscale Biology: From hemostasis to single-molecule centrifugation
        144 Loomis
  2. Week of October 6, 2013

    1. Monday, October 7, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmDr. Jeffrey Teo (University of Ilinois, Urbana-Champaign)
        ICMT Seminar: "Twist Defects in Topological Systems with Symmetries"
        190 ESB
      2. 2:00 pm

        Professor Anton Zeilinger, University of Vienna


        Special QI/AMO Seminar: Quantum Entanglement in Large Real and Hilbert Spaces

        280 MRL

      3. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmDr. Allessandro Senes, Assistant Professor Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
        Theoretical Computational and Biophysics Group - "Biophysical and computational analysis of protein-protein interactions in the bacterial divisome and in other systems"
        3269 Beckman Institute
      4. 4:00 pmDimitrios Maroudas, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium
        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building
      5. 4:00 pm   Chem 545 Literature SeminarMr. Mioy Huynh, UIUC, "Halogen Bonding: Applications in Medicinal Chemistry"
        165 Noyes Lab
      6. 4:00 pm   Chem 545 Literature SeminarMr. Ryan Brewster, UIUC, "Optimizing Transition State Theory Dividing Boundaries"
        165 Noyes Lab
    2. Tuesday, October 8, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmSoft Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    3. Wednesday, October 9, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmDr. Tyrel McQueen, Johns Hopkins University
        Physics Colloquium: McMillan Colloquium, "Emergent Quantum Phenomena and Materials Discovery"

        141 Loomis

      2. 4:00 pmProf. Rigoberto Hernandez, Georgia Tech, "Adaptive steered molecular dynamics (ASMD): Unfolding of Neuropeptide Y and decaalanine stretching"
        112 Chem Annex
    4. Thursday, October 10, 2013

      1. 9:00 amProfessor Rigoberto Hernandez, Georgia Institute of Technology, "Advancing chemistry through diversity"
        171 RAL
      2. 4:00 pmSameh Tawfick, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois
        Hard Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
      3. 4:00 pm   Materials ChemistryProf. Yue Wu, Purdue University, "Advanced Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials for Waste Heat Recovery"
        112 Chem Annex
    5. Friday, October 11, 2013

      1. 11:00 amProf. Robert Batterman (University of Pittsburgh)
        Special ICMT Seminar: "The Devil in the Details: A Philosopher Looks at the Renormalization Group"
        190 ESB
      2. 1:00 pm

        Asst. Professor Tyrel McQueen, Johns Hopkins University


        Condensed Matter Seminar: "Quantum Magnetism in LiZn2Mo3O8"

        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg - corner Goodwin & Springfield

         

      3. 1:00 pmDr. Francois Dehez, Nancy University, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France
        Theoretical Computational and Biophysics Group - "Dangerous liaisons between detergents and membrane proteins. The case of mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2."
        3269 Beckman Institute
      4. 1:30 pm

        Professor John C. Howell, Dept of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester

        Please contact Prof. Paul Kwiat if you would like to schedule an appointment with Prof. Howell.


        Special QI/AMO Seminar: Compressive Quantum Sensing

        464 Loomis Lab

      5. 2:00 pm

        Dr. Srividya Iyer-Biswas, Post-doctoral scholar, University of Chicago


        CPLC Seminar: "Not your average bacteria: Scaling of fluctuations in growth and division of single bacterial cells"
        144 Loomis
  3. Week of October 13, 2013

    1. Monday, October 14, 2013

      1. 12:00 pm

        Dr. Yossi Paltiel, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Hebrew University, Jerusalem


        ICMT Seminar: "Sensing spin and spinning memory: A chiral-based spin sensors and magnetic memory devices without a permanent magnet"
        190 ESB
      2. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmProfessor Graham Johnson, Bioengineering/Therapeutic Scienc, University of California, San Francisco, CA
        Theoretical Computational and Biophysics Group - "cellPACK: A Virtual Mesoscope and Visualize Structural Systems Biology"
        3269 Beckman Institute
      3. 4:00 pmGerard C. L. Wong, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles
        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium
        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    2. Tuesday, October 15, 2013

      1. 4:00 pm   CHEM 515 Lit SeminarMr. Zheng Li, UIUC, "Postsynthetic Modification for the Functionalization of Metal-Organic Frameworks""
        112 Chem Annex
      2. 4:00 pm   CHEM 515 Lit SeminarMs. Hyo Na Kim, UIUC, "Photocatalytic Water Splitting Reactions Based on Tantalum Oxynitrides"
        112 Chem Annex
      3. 4:00 pmGerard C. L. Wong, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles
        Soft Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    3. Wednesday, October 16, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmDr. Klaus Schulten, Physics/Biological Physics/Chemistry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
        Special CPLC Lecture: "The Chemistry Nobel Prize 2013 from up close"
        153 Mechanical Engineering Building
      2. 4:00 pmProfessor Roger Blandford, Physics Department, Standford University
        Physics Colloquium: "The Accelerating Universe"
        141 Loomis
    4. Thursday, October 17, 2013

      1. 12:00 pm   CHEM 575 Lit SeminarMr. Cong Zhou
        Mr. Cong Zhou, UIUC, "Chemical Inducers of Autophagy"
        163 Noyes Lab
      2. 4:00 pmHard Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    5. Friday, October 18, 2013

      1. 1:00 pm

        Jigang Wang, Associate Professor, Iowa State University & Associate Scientist, Ames Laboratory


        Condensed Matter Seminar: "Quantum Femtosecond Magnetism: Phase Transition in Step with Light in a Strongly Correlated Manganese Oxide"

        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg - corner Goodwin & Springfield

         

      2. 1:00 pm   Final Defense, Professor Gregory Girolami, AdvisorMs. Jennifer Steele, UIUC, "Divalent Transition Metal Centers: The Synthesis of New Chemical Vapor Deposition Precursors and Studies of Ethylene Polymerization and Oligomerization Catalysts"
        171 RAL
      3. 2:00 pm

        Dr. Nils Walter, Professor of Chemistry, University of Michigan.


        CPLC Seminar: Biology at the Single Molecule Level: RNA Silencing, DNA Nanorobots and DNA Rafts
        144 Loomis
  4. Week of October 20, 2013

    1. Monday, October 21, 2013

      1. 12:00 pm

        Dr. Xiao Hu, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan


        ICMT Seminar: "Nonlocal properties of Majorana bound states in topological superconductivity"
        190 ESB
      2. 4:00 pmMichael Loui, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium
        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building
      3. 4:00 pm   Chem 545 Literature SeminarMr. Amartya Bose, UIUC, "Calculating Quantum Correlation Functions using Centroid Molecular Dynamics"
        165 Noyes Lab
      4. 4:00 pm   Chem 545 Literature SeminarMr. Misha Salim, UIUC, "Hybrid QM/MM Methods for Enzyme Energetics"
        165 Noyes Lab
    2. Tuesday, October 22, 2013

      1. 11:00 am

        Dr. Pat Clancy, Department of Physics, University of Toronto


        Special Condensed Matter Seminar: "Exploring Magnetism in Doped Iridates with Resonant X-rays"

        280 Materials Research Lab (MRL), on Goodwin between Springfield and Green

         

      2. 2:00 pmCHBE 565 Seminar, Professor Michael Detamore, University of Kansas, "Gradients and 'Raw Materials' in Tissue Engineering"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      3. 4:00 pm   CHEM 515 Lit SeminarMr. James Christensen, UIUC, "Novel Anodic Nanocrystals: Synthesis and Applications"
        112 Chem Annex
      4. 4:00 pm   CHEM 515 Lit SeminarMr. Yurun Miao, UIUC, "Molecular Ferroelectrics"
        112 Chem Annex
      5. 4:00 pm   Chemical BiologyProfessor James Petersson
        Professor E. James Petersson, University of Pennsylvania, "Thioamides: Minimalist chromophores for monitoring protein folding and stability"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      6. 4:00 pmSoft Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    3. Wednesday, October 23, 2013

      1. 2:00 pmDr. Grzegorz Jung, Ben-Gurion University, Israel; George A. Miller Visiting Professor
        Special ICMT Seminar: "Flux-flow Noise and Phase Transitions in Vortex Matter"
        190 ESB
      2. 4:00 pmProfessor Scott Aaronson, MIT, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
        Physics Colloquium: "Quantum Computing and the Limits of Efficient Computation "
        141 Loomis
      3. 4:00 pmProf. Joseph Subotnik, University of Pennsylvania, "The Requisite Electronic Structure to Describe Nonadiabatic Transitions"
        112 Chem Annex
    4. Thursday, October 24, 2013

      1. 12:00 pm   CHEM 575 Lit SeminarMr. Puzhou Wang
        Mr. Puzhou Wang, UIUC, "Advancing to New Bases through Genomic Profiling of DNA Epigenetic Modifications"
        163 Noyes Lab
      2. 4:00 pmHard Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
      3. 4:00 pm   CHEM 585 Lit SeminarMr. Wayne Lin, UIUC, "Stimuli-responsive composites inspired by the sea cucumber dermis"
        112 Chem Annex
      4. 4:00 pm   CHEM 585 Lit SeminarMs. Claire McGhee, UIUC, "Lead-Free Ferroelectric Materials: BaTiO3 and Beyond"
        112 Chem Annex
    5. Friday, October 25, 2013

      1. 1:00 pm

        Professor Grzegorz Jung, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; George A. Miller Visiting Professor 


        Condensed Matter Seminar: "Metastable Resistivity States and Low Frequency Conductivity Fluctuations in Manganite Single Crystals"

        190 Engineering Sciences Bldg - corner Goodwin & Springfield

         

      2. 2:00 pm

        Dr. Mark Akeson, Chair and Professor, School of Biomolecular Engineering, UC Santa Cruz.


        CPLC Seminar: Reading Single DNA and Protein Molecules Using Very Small Holes
        144 Loomis
      3. 2:30 pm   Final Defense: Professor Wilfred van der Donk, AdvisorMr. Noah Bindman
        Mr. Noah Bindman, UIUC, Final Defense, "New Chemical and Biosynthetic Methodologies for the Study of Lanthipeptides"
        433 Roger Adams Laboratory
  5. Week of October 27, 2013

    1. Monday, October 28, 2013

      1. 12:00 pmProf. Fiona Burnell, University of Minnesota
        ICMT Seminar: "Measuring Majoranas in 1D superconducting wires"
        190 ESB
      2. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmAssoc. Prof. Dr. Daisuke Kihara, Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
        Theoretical Computational and Biophysics Group - "Prediction of macromolecular structures of protein interactions"
        3269 Beckman Institute
      3. 4:00 pmBrad Chmelka, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium
        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    2. Tuesday, October 29, 2013

      1. 1:00 pm   Final Defense, Professor Catherine Murphy, AdvisorMr. Jie An Yang, UIUC, "Studies at the Nanoparticle-Biomolecular Interface and Beyond"
        B102 CLSL
      2. 4:00 pmRoland Cusick, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois
        Soft Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building
    3. Wednesday, October 30, 2013

      1. 4:00 pmProfessor Laurent Freidel, Perimeter Institute, Ontario Canada
        Physics Colloquium: "Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of space-time."
        141 Loomis Lab
    4. Thursday, October 31, 2013

      1. 2:00 pmCHBE 565 Seminar, Professor Alex Dunn, Stanford University, "Cellular Biomechanics at the Molecular Scale"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      2. 3:00 pm   Final Defense, Professor Martin Gruebele, Advisor & Josephine G. Geerdes Memorial Travel Award LectureMr. Max Prigozhin, UIUC, "Temperature- and Pressure-Induced Protein Dynamics from Microseconds to Minutes"
        124 Burrill Hall
      3. 4:00 pmHard Materials Seminar
        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building