Fall 2023

Please see the full schedule below, as we invite you to attend in-person, Wednesdays in the Physics Research Building, Room 4138, from 3:00PM – 4:00PM:

  • Wednesday, September 27th“Epitaxial Strain Control of Ferroelectricity for Advanced Microelectronics”
    PI: Kaveh Ahadi; Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Electric and Computer Engineering
  • Wednesday, October 18th: “Polar Instabilities in Locally Polar Superconductors”
    PI: Salva Salmani-Rezaie; Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Wednesday, October 25th: “Site-Controlled InGaN/GaN Quantum Dots in GaN Nanowires for Single Photo Emission”
    PI: Shamsul Arafin; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Wednesday, November 1st: “In situ Control of Band Gaps & Intersubband Transition of 2D Semiconductors”    
    PI: Jeanie Lau; Department of Physics
  • Wednesday, November 8th“Topological States Beyond Crystaline Materials”
    PI: Jinwoo Hwang; Department of Material Science and Engineering
    Co-PI; Yuan-Ming; Department of Physics
    Co-PI; Jyoti Katoch; Department of Physics
  • Wednesday, November 15th: “Polymer-Based Enzymatic Nanomaterials”
    PI: David Wood; Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    Co-PI: Davita Watkins; Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Wednesday, November 29th: “Signal Transducing Nanodevice Assemblies for Triggered Materials Self-assembly”
    PI: Carlos Castro; Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Wednesday, December 6th: “Polarization Caloritronics: what is the nature of the thermal perturbations of the ferroelectric order what can we do with them”
    PI: Jos Heremans; Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Wednesday, December 13th: “Design & Synthesis of Functional Covalent Organic Frameworks for the Photocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Chemical Fuels & Feedstocks”
    PI: Psaras McGrier; Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Autumn 2021 Seminars

  1. September 29, Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 pm
    • Sasha Landsman
    • (In-person)
  2. October 6, Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 pm 
    • Jinghua Li
    • (In-person)
  3. October 13, Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 pm
    • Alok Sutradhar
    • (In-person)
  4. October 20, Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 pm
    • Shiyu Zhang
    • (In-person)
  5. October 27, Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 pm
    • Xiaoxue Wang
    • (Zoom)

September 20      IRG-1 Seminar

Arun Paramekanti, University of Toronto
Title: Magnetism and Nematicity in (111) Oxide 2D Electron Gases

September 20 at 4:15pm in 4138 PRB

Aleksandr Chernatynskiy, Missouri S & T
Kapitza Resistance from Atomistic Simulation

Seminar Archive

Spring 2011
Winter 2011
Fall 2010
Spring 2010
Winter 2010
Fall 2009
Spring 2009
Winter 2009
Fall 2008
Spring 2008
Winter 2008
Fall 2007
Winter 2007
Spring 2007
Fall 2006
Spring 2006
Winter 2006

Spring 2011

April 8        OSU Materials Seed Grant Presentations 
PI: Michael Poirier Co-Investigators: Chris Jaroniec, Chris Hammel
Title: Magnetic Resonance Studies of Chromatin Structure and Dynamics

PI: Jianjun Guan Co-Investigators: Peter Anderson
Title: Suitable construct biomechanics for engineering heart tissue

PI: Stephen Lee Co-Investigators: Gregg Hadley, Ron Pelletier
Title: Construction and Characterization of bio-semi-conductor interfaces for biodetection

April 15     OSU Materials Seed Grant Presentations    
PI: Yebo Li Co-Investigators: Rudolph Buchheit, Stuart L. Cooper
Title: Development of Novel Processes for Biopolyols and Polyurethane Production from Renewable Sources

PI: Gunjan Agarwal Co-Investigators: Samir Ghadiali, Greg Lafyatis
Title: Modulation of Cell and Matrix Mechanics by DDRS

PI: Jay Gupta Co-Investigator: Len Brillson
Title: Atomic scale characterization of defects in wide bandgap semiconductors

April 22     OSU Materials Seed Grant Presentations     
PI: Jessica Winter Co-Investigator: R. Sooryakumar
Title: Magnetic Nanomaterials for Molecular Separations

PI: Bharat Bhushan Co-Investigator: Scott Schricker
Title: Evaluating Protein Adsorption and Conformation on a Nanostructured Block Copolymer Surface with AFM to Develop Improved Biomaterials

PI: Hendrik Verweij Co-Investigator: John Volakis
Title: Magnetic materials for RF applications: Structure-Property relationships

April 29     OSU Materials Seed Grant Presentations     
PI: Michael Paulaitis Co-Investigators: Chia-Hsiang Menq, Andre Palmer
Title: Biomaterials characterization and synthesis of mimetic cell-secreted microvesicles for cell-cell signaling

PI: Suresh Babu Co-Investigator: Marcelo Dapino
Title: Nanostructured Smart Materials for Joining Interfaces

PI: Kristy Ainslie Co-Investigator: Barbara Wyslouzil
Title: pH sensitive microparticles used as a vaccine for biodefense applications

May 6     OSU Materials Seed Grant Presentations     
PI: Kathy Flores Co-Investigators: Wolfgang Windl, Allen Yi
Title: Design of Functional Metallic Glasses

PI: Anne Co Co-Investigator: Aravind Asthagiri
Title: Development of novel catalysts for CO2 electro-chemical reduction to alcohols

PI: Claudia Turro Co-Investigators: Sheldon Shore, Vish Subramaniam
Title: Iodinated Boron Cages for Selective Pre- and Intraoperative Cancer Detection

May 20     

Speaker: Anne Co
Talk Subject: Electrocatalysis

Winter 2011

January 14   
Speaker: Nitin Padture   MS&E     MSE Colloquium   McQuigg Hall 3:30 pm   
Talk Title: “New high-temperature coatings for gas-turbine engines”
January 21
Sepaker: Fengyuan Yang    Physics
Talk Title: Magnetic and structural properties of Sr2CrReO6 epitaxial films
January 28
Speaker: Josh Goldberger   Chemistry
Talk Title: Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Materials for Energy and Medicine
February 4
No meeting     
February 11
Speaker: Michael Poirier     Physics
Talk Title: Genomic Materials: Properties and Impact
February 18
Speaker: Jesse Berezovsky   CWRU
Talk Title: New tools for exploring spins and photons in solid state nanosystems
February 25
Speaker: Jos Heremans   Mechanical Engineering
Talk title: Thermal Spintronics
March 4
No Meeting
March 11
No Meeting

Fall 2010

October 1
Speaker: Tony Leggett  UIUC     Winner of 2003 Physics Nobel Prize
Talk Title: “Prospects for topological quantum computing”
October 8
No Meeting     
October 15
Speaker: John Moreland   NIST
Talk Subject: Biomagnetic Imaging Standards and Microsystems
October 22
Speaker: Mali Balasubramanian   Argonne National Laboratory
Talk Title: “Studies of Li-Ion Battery Materials Using Synchrotron Methods”
October 29
Speaker: Donghun Lee   Physics
Talk Title: “Tunable field-control over the binding energy of single dopants by a charged vacancy in GaAs”
November 05
Speaker: Haidong Zhang   SUNY     
Talk Part I: MnAs/AlAsSb/InAs Heterostructure Based Spintronics Devices
Talk Part II: Optical Quantum Hall Detection in the THz Regime
November 12
Speaker: Claudia Felser   Johannes Gutenberg University
Talk Title: Heusler compounds: Multifunctional materials for spintronics

Spring 2010

April 2
Speaker: Jessica Winter, Chem & Biomolecular Eng and Biomedical Eng
Talk Title: “Fluorescent Nanocomposites”
April 9
Speaker: Len Brillson, ECE & Physics
Talk Title: “ENCOMM Postdoctoral Research on Complex Oxides”
April 16
Speaker:Jos Heremans,ME & Roberto Myers, MSE
Talk Subject: Spin-Seebeck
April 23
Speaker: Michael Poirier, Biophysics          
May 7
Speaker: Chemistry MEEK Lecture: Dr. Mark Hampden-Smith, Cabot Corporation     Room 1008 Evans Lab
Talk Title: “Challenges in the Development of Materials for Solar Photovoltaic Applications”
May 14
Speaker: Min Ouyang, University of Maryland
Talk Title: “Precisely Tailored Nanostructures: Chemistry and Physics”
May 21
Speaker: Chris Hammel, Physics
Talk Title: “Nanoscale scanning probe ferromagnetic resonance imaging using localized modes”
May 28
No Meeting     
June 4
No Meeting

Winter 2010

January 15
Speaker: Olivier Klein, Service de Physique de l’État Condensé (CEA-Saclay in France)
Research Areas: nanomagnetism, magnetic resonance, and near field probe techniques.
January 22
No Meeting
January 29
Speaker: Vidya Bhallamudi   ECE
Talk Title: “Imaging spin diffusion in inhomogeneous magnetic fields”
February 5
No meeting     
February 12
No Meeting     
February 19
Speakers: N. Padture, P.C. Hammel, Z. Johnston-Halperin, P. Woodward, L. Brillson, CEM    Workshop: “What makes a successful IRG”
February 26
Speaker: Chemistry Mack Award Lecture: Chad A. Mirkin, Northwestern University     4:45pm
Talk Title: “Unconventional Approaches to Nanofabrication”
March 5
Speaker: R. Sooryakumar (Soory), Physics
Talk Title: “Mobile Magnetic Tweezers”
March 12
Speaker: Debdeep Jena, University of Notre Dame
Talk Title”Graphene Based Electronics”

Fall 2009

October 2
Speaker: Jairo Sinova, Texas A&M Univ
Talk Title: “Making Semiconductors Magnetic”
October 9
No meeting     
October 16
Speaker: Fransiska Wolny, IFW-Dresden
Talk Title: “Iron filled carbon nanotubes -Novel high resolution high stability probes for quantitative magnetic force microscopy”
October 23
Speaker: Jung-Woo Yoo, Physics -w/ Prof. Epstein’s group
Talk Title: “Moving toward organic spintronics”
October 30
Speaker: Fengyuan Yang, Physics
Talk Title: “Achieving half-metallicity in double perovskite epitaxial films: roadblocks, successes, and the way ahead”
November 6
Speaker:Pat Woodward, Chemistry and Wolfgang Windl, MSE
Talk subject: Defects in perovskites
November 13
NSF Site visit to Center for Emergent Materials     
November 20
Speaker: Jay Gupta, Physics
Talk Title: “Studies of transport through single molecules with atomically precise contacts”
December 4
No Meeting

Spring 2009

April 3
Collaboration Group Meetings       
April 17
Speaker: Roland Kawakami, UC Riverside
Talk Subject: Graphine & Hydrogen Storage
April 24
Speaker: Umit Ozkan, Chem Eng
Talk Subject: Fuel Cells
May 1
Speaker: Michael Sumption, Mat Sci Eng
Talk title: Opportunities for New Superconductors to Solve Energy Challenges
May 5
Speaker: Chemistry Seminar: Speaker Craig Grimes, Penn State
Talk Title:’Self-assembled 1-D TiO2 Nanotube/Nanowire Arrays for Solar Energy Conversion Applications’
May 8
Members to meet and identify team members and refine concepts
May 15
Speaker: Siddarth Rajan & Roberto Myers, MSE     
May 22
Meeting Rescheduled     
May 29
Speaker: P.C. Hammel, E. Johnston-Halperin, T. Blue, F. Yang, W. Windl, & D. Pelekhov
Talk Title: “Radiation Hard Magnetoelectronics for Sensors and Logic”
June 5
Speaker: Jos Heremans, Yiying Wu, Len Brillson and Pat Woodward
Talk Title: “Semiconductor oxides for photocatalysis.”
June 12
Speaker: P. Berger, M. Chisholm, A. Epstein, L. Brillson, and A. Friedman

Winter 2009

January 23
Speaker: Steve Ringel, ECE, Physics, and MS&E
Talk Title: ‘Photovoltaics at OSU & Heterogeneous Integration of Compound Semiconductors with Si for Advanced Photovoltaics of the Near/Next Generation’
January 30
Speaker: Steve Harris, General Motors
Talk Title: “Batteries: Real World Issues and Problems”
February 6
Speaker: Wolfgang Windl, MS&E
Talk Title: “Mechanisms of Radiation Damage in Materials”
February 13
Speaker: Yiying Wu, Chemistry
Talk Title: “Batteries: Fundamentals and Opportunities”
February 20
Speaker: Dan Fleetwood, Vanderbilt University
Talk Title: “Radiation Effects in Materials”
February 27
No Meeting
March 6
Speaker: Jos Heremans, MEE
Talk Title: “Resonant levels, distortion of the electronic density of states and entropy of electrons”
March 13
Speaker: Paul Salvador, Carnegie Mellon University
Talk Subject: Photocatalysis 

Fall 2008

October 3
Speaker: Chris Hammel, Director
Talk Subject: Leadoff Meeting
October 10
Speaker: Chris Hammel, Physics and ECE
Talk Title: “Nanoscale Imaging in Buried Ferromagnets”
October 24
Speaker: Roberto Myers, MS&E and ECE     
October 31
Speaker: Steve Ringel, ECE, Physics, and MS&E
Talk Title: ‘Heterogeneous Integration of Compound Semiconductors with Si for Advanced Photovoltaics of the Near/Next Generation’
November 7
Speaker: Wolfgang Windl, MS&E
Talk Title: “DFT, EELS and Interfaces”
November 14
Speaker: Jos Heremans, MEE
Talk Title: “Materials for Energy and Waste Heat Recovery”
November 21
Speaker: Siddharth Rajan, MS&E
Talk Subject: Overview of Research: Nano-scale Semiconductor devices, Molecular Beam Epitaxy, and III-nitride Semiconductors
November 28
No Meeting  
December 5
Speaker: Jeffrey Sutton, MEE
Talk Title: “Combustion Research: A Brief Look at Some Hot Topics”

Spring 2008

March 28
Speaker: Chris Hammel, Dept. of Physics
Talk Subject: Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC’s)
April 4
Speaker: Henk Verweij, Dept. of MSE
Talk Subject: Discussion Session on magnetic properties of granular materials (powders, (sintered) compacts)
April 11
EFRC Discussions     
April 18
Speaker: Jim Beatty, Dept. of Physics (Astroparticle)
Talk Subject: Astroparticle Detection Needs and Opportunities
April 25
Speaker: PVIC Graduate Students
Group Presentation
May 2
DOE EFRC discussion
Propose EFRC topics/teams
May 9
Speaker: David Cahen, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Talk Title: “Molecular Electronics: From Simple Alkyls to Proteins”
May 16
DOE EFRC discussion
Propose EFRC topics/teams
May 23
Speaker: J.-C. Zhao, Materials Science & Eng
Talk Subject: Overview of Research
May 30
Cancelled for MRSEC RSV Panel Review

Winter 2008

January 11
Speaker: S. Ringel, J. Volakis, Chris Hammel
Block Funding I: DOD MURI Program
January 18
No meeting
January 25
Hosted by IMR
Speaker: Henk Verweij
Talk Subject: NSF IGERT Forum
February 1
Facility Info
Speaker: Bob Davis
Talk Subject: Nanotech West
Speaker: Denis Pelekhov
Talk Subject: ENCOMM Nanosystems Lab
February 8
Speaker: Jos Heremans, Mech Eng
Talk Subject: New results: Breakthrough in thermoelectric materials
February 15
No Meeting
February 22
Speaker: Chris Hammel, Dept of Physics
Talk Title: “Spatially resolved FMR and iron filled carbon nanotubes”
February 29
Speaker: Gunjan Agarwal, Biomedical Eng
Talk Subject: Introduction to Research
March 7
No Meeting

Fall 2007

September 28
Kick Off Meeting     
October 5
No Meeting
October 12
Speaker: Susan Olesik,  Chemistry
Talk Title: “Carbon and Polymer Materials for Micro and Nanoscale Applications”
October 19
Speaker: Hendrik Verweij,   Matls Sci & Eng
Talk Title: “Inorganic Membranes: Promises and Challenges”
October 26
Speaker: Derek Hansford,   Biomedical Engineering
Talk Title: ‘Polymer-Ceramic Electro-Magnetic Composites for RF/Microwave Antennas and Circuits’
November 2
Speaker: Michael Poirier,   Physics
Talk Title: “Assembling, Pulling and Visualizing Biological Nanostructures”
November 9
Speaker: Prabir Dutta,  Chemistry
Talk Title: “Development of Harsh Environment NOx Sensors”
November 16
No Meeting       
November 30
No Meeting

Winter 2007

January 5
Organizational Meeting
Equipment Selection
January 12
Speaker: John W. Wilkins,   Physics
Talk Title: “Can You Trust Electronic Structure Calculations?”
January 19
No Meeting       
January 26
Speaker: Mohit Randeria,   Physics
Talk Title: “Theory of Scanning Tunneling and Photoemission Spectroscopies of Strongly Correlated Materials”
February 2
Interdisciplinary Research Group Meetings
February 9
Four IRG Mini-Presentations
February 16
Individual IRG Meetings
February 23
Individual IRG Meetings
March 2
No Meeting     
March 9
March Meeting APS–No Meeting     
March 16
No Meeting   

Spring 2007

March 23
Spring Break     
March 30
Talk Subject: Nanostructures IRG Presentation     
April 6
First Anniversary ENCOMM meeting/Reception for Deans     
April 13
Talk Subject: SPIN IRG Presentation     
April 20
Talk Subject: Oxides IRG Presentation     
April 27
Talk Subject: Organic/Inorganic IRG Presentation     
May 4
Organizational Meeting     
May 11
No Meeting            
May 25
Speaker: Wu Lu,  ECE
Talk Title: “Preliminary Results on Biosensing & Gas Chemical Sensing Based on III-Nitride Materials”
June 1
Speaker: Terry L. Gustafson,   Chemistry     
June 8
Dr. Andrew Stollenwerk,  SUNY-Albany
Talk Title: ‘Spin Transport and Structural Properties of Transition-Metal/Semiconductor Interfaces’

Fall 2006

September 22
Organizational Meeting
September 29
Speaker: Thomas Lemberger,   Physics
Talk Title: “Growth and Properties of Cuprate Superconducting Films”
October 6
Speaker: Zeke Johnston-Halperin   Physics
Talk Title: “Controlling structural, electronic, and magnetic properties at nanometer length scales”
October 13
Speaker: Pat Woodward,   Chemistry
Talk Title: “Multiferroic Materials: Chemical Design Principles”
October 20
Speaker: Paul R. Berger,   ECE & Physics
Talk Title: “Organic-based semiconductors and materials for quantum functional circuitry, flexible circuitry and foldable photovoltaics: their chemistry, physics, materials science and electrical engineering”
October 27
Speaker: Julia S. Meyer,   Physics
Talk Title: “Interaction effects in quasi-1d electron transport”
November 3
Speaker: R. Sooryakumar,   Physics
Talk Title: “Recent Advances in Magneto-Electronics”
November 17
Speaker: Steven Ringel,   ECE & Physics
Talk Title: “Quantified Detection of Deep Defect States in Wide Bandgap AlGaN and GaN with Nanometer Resolution”
December 1
Speaker: Joseph Heremans,   Mech Eng
Talk Title: “Thermomagnetic Transport in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”
December 8
Organizational Meeting
December 19
Organizational Meeting

Spring 2006

March 31
Speaker: Chris Hammel,   Physics & ECE
Talk Title: “Understanding High Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging in a Ferromagnet”
April 7
Speaker: Yiying Wu,   Chemistry
Talk Title: “A general method towards complex metal oxide nanostructures and their photovoltaic applications”   
April 14
Speaker: Nandini Trivedi,   Physics
Talk Title: “Multifunctional Materials and Imaging: Insights from computer simulations”
April 21
Speaker: Jonathan Pelz,   Physics
Talk Title: “Measurement and modeling of nm-scale electronic properties at buried interfaces”
April 28
Speaker: Fengyuan Yang,   Physics
Talk Title: “Spin Transport in nanoscale metallic and semiconductor magnetoelectronic devices”
May 5
Speaker: Malcolm Chisholm,   Chemistry
Talk Title: “Control of Electronic Coupling Between Dinuclear Metal Centers: Molecular Rheostats and Switches”
May 12
Speaker: Jovica Badjic,   Chemistry
Talk Title: “Measurement and modeling of nm-scale electronic properties at buried interfaces”
May 19
Speaker: Nitin Padture,   Matls Sci & Eng
Talk Title: “Novel 1-D and 2-D Nanostructures of Functional Oxides”
June 2
Speaker: Leonard Brillson,   ECE & Physics
Talk Title: “Recent Advances in Spectroscopy of Electronic Materials Surfaces and Interfaces”

Winter 2006

January 27
Speaker: Rick McCreery,   Chemistry
Talk Title: “Bistable Molecular junctions as potential low volatility memory”
February 3
Speaker: James Coe,   Chemistry
Talk Title: “Surface Plasmons and the Extraordinary Infrared Transmission of Metallic Arrays with Subwavelength Holes”
February 10
Speaker: Arthur J. Epstein,   Physics
Talk Title: “Strong Effects of Weak Magnetic Fields in Organic Semiconductors”
February 24
Speaker: David G. Stroud,   Physics
Talk Title: “Introduction to Nanoplasmonics”
March 3
Speaker: Jay Gupta,   Physics
Talk Title: “Frontiers in spectroscopy with the scanning tunneling microscope”