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Lectures History

  • April 10, 2014
    Dr. Paula T. Hammond
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    "Electrostatic Nanolayer Delivery Platforms"
  • VINSE Summer NanoSeminar
  • March 12, 2014
    Inaugural Student Selected Lecture
    Dr. Mostafa A. El-Sayed
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • February 26, 2014
    Dr. Nathan Gianneschi
    University of California, San Diego
    "Enzyme-Responsive Nanoparticles as In Vivo Probes"
  • January 15, 2014
    Dr. Jianjun Cheng
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    “Design of Drug and Gene Delivery Nanomedicines through Controlled Chemistry”
  • December 4, 2013
    Dr. Ashutosh Chilkoti
    Duke University
    “Solving Drug Delivery Problems by Genetically Encoded Peptide Polymers”
  • November 20, 2013
    Dr. Adam J. Rondinone
    Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    “New capabilities in helium-ion microscopy for nanofabrication and microanalysis at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences”
  • October 30, 2013
    Dr. Prabhas V. Moghe
    Rutgers University
  • September 11, 2013
    Dr. Arthur J. Nozik
    University of Colorado, Boulder and
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado
    "Multiple Exciton Generation in Quantum Dots, Quantum Dot Arrays, Quantum Dot Solar Cells, and via Molecular Singlet Fission: Application to Next Generation Solar Photon Conversion"
  • April 24, 2013
    Dr. Jennifer West
    Biomedical Engineering
    Duke University
    "Biomimetic Materials to Control and Manipulate Cells"
  • March 27, 2013
    Dr. Pablo Jarillo-Herrero
    Department of Physics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    "The Versatility of Dirac Electrons in Graphene"
  • March 6, 2013
    Dr. Baratunde Cola
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    “Heat Transfer and Manufacturing from the Nanoscale Up”
  • February 13, 2013
    George Barbastathis
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    "Nanomanufacturing of Multifunctional Surfaces"
  • January 23, 2013
    Luca Dal Negro
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Photonics Center
    Boston University
  • December 12, 2012
    Gang Han
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    “Beyond Fluorescence: Small and Bright Upconversion Nanoparticles for Biological Imaging”
  • November 7, 2012
    Kenneth L. Knappenberger, Jr.
    Florida State University
    "Structure-­dependent Nanoparticle Plasmonics"
  • October 24, 2012
    Oliver Schmidt, KEYNOTE SPEAKER
    Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research
    “Inorganic and hybrid nanomembranes for interdisciplinary research”
  • October 3, 2012
    Richard Robinson
    Cornell University
    “Chemical Transformations and Structural Engineering of Nanomaterials for Energy Devices”
  • September 12, 2012
    Dr. Cary Y. Yang
    Santa Clara University
    "High-frequency Characteristics of 1-D Nanostructures"
  • April 4, 2012
    Professor Feng Wang
    University of California at Berkeley
    "Tunable Optical Properties of Graphene"
  • March 26, 2012
    Professor Mark Biggs
    The University of Adelaide
    "Molecular Modelling for Better Understanding and Design of Nanosystems"
  • March 7, 2012
    Professor David Tomanek
    Michigan State University
    "Buckyballs, Nanotubes, Graphene: Nanomaterials for the Future"
  • February 29, 2012
    Professor Younan Xia
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    "Putting Nanomaterials to Work for Biomedical Research"
  • January 18, 2012
    Professor Thomas Webster
    Brown University
    "Nanotechnology for Regenerating Tissues: Is It Hype or Reality?"
  • December 7, 2011
    Professor Jie Liu
    Duke University
    "Growth Mechanism of Well Aligned Semiconducting Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes on Quartz"
  • November 2, 2011
    Professor Rodney Ruoff
    University of Texas at Austin
    "Graphene-based and Graphene-derived Materials"
  • October 26, 2011
    Professor Philippe Guyot-Sionnest
    University of Chicago
    “Electron transport in nanocrystal solids and application to infrared photodetection”
  • September 21, 2011
    Professor Xiaohu Gao
    University of Washington
    "Multifunctional nanoparticles for molecular imaging and therapy"
  • May 18, 2011
    Dr. Matthew Becker
    Department of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering; University of Akron
    “Using Peptides as Building Blocks for Functional Biomaterials”
  • March 2, 2011
    Dr. Nader Engheta
    University of Pennsylvania
    "Taming Light and Electrons with Metamaterials"
  • February 16, 2011
    Dr. Niren Murthy
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    "New materials for drug delivery and molecular imaging"
  • December 8, 2010
    Dr. Partha Sarkar
    Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures (AITF)
    "Fundamentals and Advanced Applications of Electrophoretic Deposition (EPD)"
  • November 3, 2010
    Professor Terry Alford
    Arizona State University
    "Zinc-Oxide Based Thin Film Transistors and ZnO/Metal/ZnO Electrodes for Future Flexible Electronics"
  • October 20, 2010
    Dr. Li Shi
    University of Texas at Austin
    "Thermal Transport and Thermoelectric Energy Conversion in Nanostructured and Complex Materials"
  • October 6, 2010
    Dr. Paul Braun
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
    "Self-Assembly of Functional Nanocomposites for Storing, Generating and Harvesting
    Photons and Electrons"
  • September 22, 2010
    Dr. Richard Haglund
    Vanderbilt University
    "Laser Processing of Materials: A Golden Anniversary"
  • March 31, 2010
    Dr. Chris Summers
    Georgia Tech
    “Application of Atomic Layer Deposition for the Fabrication of Photonic Crystals and Bio-derived Structures”
  • February 24, 2010
    Dr. David Ginger
    University of Washington
    "Nanostructured Solar Cells: From Light Harvesting with Nanoparticles to Organic Film Morphology"
  • February 10, 2010
    Dr. Paul McEuen
    Cornell University
    "Nano carbon: from solar cells to atomic drums"
  • January 20, 2010
    Dr. Mauro Ferrari
    The University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston
    "Cancer Nanotechnologies"
  • November 18, 2009
    Dr. David Cahill
    University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
    "Extremes in Heat Conduction: Pushing the Boundaries of the Thermal Conductivity of Materials"
  • November 4, 2009
    Dr. Tom Picraux
    KEYNOTE SPEAKER, 10th Annual NanoDay
    Chief Scientist, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • October 7, 2009
    Dr. Luke Lee
    University of California, Berkeley
    "Nano and Biotechnology Convergence for Precision Biology & Personalized Medicine: Satellite Nanoscopes and OASIS"
  • September 2, 2009
    Joint VINSE/Chemical Engineering Seminar
    Dr. Zhenan Bao, Stanford
  • August 21, 2009
    MRS Student Chapter Seminar
    Dr. Ralph Carruth, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • April 15, 2009
    Dr. Rashid Bashir
    University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
    "Interfacing Silicon and Biology at the Micro and Nanoscale: Opportunities and Prospects"
  • April 1, 2009
    Dr. Irving Herman
    Columbia University
    "Field-Assisted Assembly of Nanomaterials and their Optical, Mechanical and Electrical Properties"
  • March 11, 2009
    Dr. Steve Blair
    University of Utah
    "Molecular Detection and Nonlinear Optics with Plasmonic Antennas"
  • February 18, 2009
    Dr. Nicholas Kotov
    University of Michigan
    "Self-Assembled Systems of Nanoparticles: Similarity with Biological Systems and New Chiral Structures"
  • January 21, 2009
    Dr. Kevin Hewitt
    Dalhousie University
    "Imaging Cancerous Cells Overexpressing EGFR using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)"
  • December 3, 2008
    Dr. Jacqueline Johnson
    The University of Tennessee Space Institute
    "Mammography and Implant Coatings"
  • November 5, 2008
    Dr. Mark Ratner
    Northwestern University
    "Molecular Electronics: Mechanics and Issues"
  • October 15, 2008
    Dr. David Norris
    University of Minnesota
    "Tailoring the Glow of a Heated Metal: Photonic Crystals and Thermophotovoltaics"
  • September 24, 2008
    Dr. Sanat Kumar
    Columbia University
    "Modeling the Growth of Surfactant Decorated Nanocrystals"
  • September 3, 2008
    Dr. Torsten Fiebig
    Boston College
    "Photonics with Ultrafast Laser Pulses - from DNA to Semiconductor Nanorods"
  • April 2, 2008
    Dr. Teri Odom
    Northwestern University
    "Multiscale Pattering of Plasmonic Metamaterials"
  • February 27, 2008
    Dr. Costas Grigoropoulos
    University of California, Berkeley
    "Laser-Assisted Micro/Nanoprocessing and Device Fabrication"
  • January 9, 2008
    Dr. Patrick Malenfant
    GE Global Research
    "Ordered Nanoscale Structures in High Temperature Ceramics via Block Copolymer Templating"
  • December 5, 2007
    Dr. David Norton
    University of Florida
    "Nanostructured Oxide Materials: Opportunities in Fundamental Research and Technology"
  • November 14, 2007
    Dr. Pat Stayton
    University of Washington
    "Smart Biohybrid Materials that Talk and Listen in Nanospace"
  • October 24, 2007
    Dr. Evelyn Hu
    University of California
    "Building the Nano-Roadmap: Foundations, Milestones, and Destinations"
  • October 3, 2007
    Dr. Clayton Williams
    University of Utah
    "Addressing Atomic Scale Electronic States with Single Electrons"
  • September 25, 2007
    Dr. Paul Weiss
    Pennsylvania State University
    "Research on Atomic-scale Measurements and Control in Chemistry, Physics, Electronics, and Biology"
  • September 19, 2007
    Dr. Andrea Ferrari
    Cambridge University
    "Carbon Nanotechnology"
  • April 18, 2007
    Dr. Tom Crawford
    University of South Carolina
    "Nanoscale Magnetism - How far can we go?"
  • March 14, 2007
    Dr. Tom Dickinson
    Washington State University
    "Synergistic mechanisms for material removal from surfaces: combined mechanical and chemical stimuli at the nanometer size scale"
  • February 28, 2007
    Dr. Sharon Glotzer
    University of Michigan
    "Exploiting Anisotropy for Nanoscale Assembly: The Shapes of Things to Come"
  • January 24, 2007
    Dr. M.G. Finn
    The Research Institute of Scripps
    "Building Blocks on the Nanochemical Scale: Chemical, Biological, and Evolutionary Engineering of Virus Particles"
  • December 6, 2006
    Dr. Bruce Weisman
    Rice University
    "Fluorescence of single-walled carbon nanotubes: An application in Physics, Chemistry, and Biomedicine"
  • November 1, 2006
    Dr. Uzi Landman
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    "Small is Different: Emergent Physics and Chemistry at the Nanoscale"
  • October 25, 2006
    Dr. Philippe Fauchet
    University of Rochester
    "Nanoscale Silicon: Applications in Optoelectronics and Biosensing"
  • October 18, 2006
    Dr. Michael Arnold
    Northwestern University
    “Separating single-walled carbon nanotubes by electronic structure via density differentiation”
  • October 4, 2006
    Dr. Richard Martel
    Universite de Montreal
    "Carbon Nanotubes for Molecular Electroluminescence"
  • July 18, 2006
    Dr. Kevin Tetz
    University of California, San Diego
    "Plasmonics in the Near-infrared: Spatial, Spectral and Temporal Studies of Surface Plasmon Polaritons"
  • May 1, 2006
    Dr. Kristen Fichthorn
    University Park
    "Atomic-Scale Simulations in the Nanoscience of Interfaces"
  • March 1, 2006
    Dr. Michael MacKay
    Michigan State University
    "Nanoscale Phenomena in Polymers Do they Measure Up?"
  • February 3, 2006
    Dr. Byron Pipes
    Purdue University
    "Van der Waal’s Interactions in Carbon Nanotubes"
  • January 18, 2006
    Dr. Patrick Hoffman
    Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
    "Nanostructuring technologies - physical and chemical aspects"
  • October 12, 2005
    Dr. Stanley Williams
    "Defect Tolerant Nanoelectronics"
  • December 8, 2005
    Dr. Toni Taylor
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    "Ultra-fast Dynamics in Complex Materials"
  • December 7, 2005
    Dr. Ray Baughman
    University of Texas at Dallas
    "Draw-State Fabricated Nanotube Yarns and Textiles for Artificial Muscle, Structural, Energy Storage, Energy Harvesting, Display, Field Emission and other Applications"
  • October 5, 2005
    Dr. Frank Zamborini
    University of Louisville
    "Stynthesis of One-Dimensional Metal Nanostructures Directly on Surfaces"
  • October 3, 2005
    Dr. Padma Gopalan
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    "Functional Organic Nano-Materials for Photonics"
  • September 7, 2005
    Dr. William King
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    "Thermal Processing and Thermal Measurements at Extremely Small Scales"
  • July 28, 2005
    Dr. John Dismukes
    The University of Toledo
    "Growth and Structure of Conical Carbon NanoFiber"
  • April 11, 2005
    Dr. Arun Majumdar
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    "Thermal and Fluidic Transport in Nanostructured Materials and Devices"
  • April 6, 2005
    Dr. Todd Emrick
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    "Nanoparticles and Amphiphilic Grapt Copolymers for Interfacial Assembly and Encapsulation"
  • May 4, 2005
    Dr. Hector Abruna
    Cornell University
    "Redox and Photoactive Nanometric Building Blocks"
  • March 23, 2005
    Dr. Dimos Poulikakos
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
    "Transport phenomena in emerging technologies involving multiscale and multiphase physics: examples from nanoscience and biomedicine"
  • February 16, 2005
    Dr. Matthew Neurock
    University of Virginia
    "Computational Elucidation and Design of Reactive Nanoscale Systems"
  • January 31, 2005
    Dr. Timothy Cale
    Rensselaer Polytechnic University
    "Multiscale Modeling: A Grain Focus"
  • January 13, 2005
    Dr. Gang Chen
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    "Nanoscale Heat Transfer and Energy Conversion"
  • December 2, 2004
    Dr. David Citrin
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • October 6, 2004
    Dr. Chai-Ling Chein
    Johns Hopkins University
    "Spin Torque and Nanorings"
  • September 1, 2004
    Dr. Junichiro Kono
    Rice University
    "Controlling the Metallicity of Carbon Nanotubes through the Aharonov-Bohm Phase"
  • April 14, 2004
    Dr. Karl Sohlberg
    Drexel University
    "Complex catalytic materials: insights from first-principles calculations"
  • March 17, 2004
    Dr. Daniel Morse
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    "Biocatalytic Routes to Structure-Directed Nanofabrication of Siloxanes, Organometallics and Semiconductors"
  • March 15, 2004
    Dr. Richard Crooks
    Texas A&M University
    "Dendrimer-Encapsulated Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications to Catalysis"
  • February 13, 2004
    Dr. Rosalyn Berne
    University of Virginia
    "In Consideration of Core Beliefs Embedded in the Nanotechnology Quest"
  • February 4, 2004
    Dr. Nicholas Abbott
    University of Wisconsin
    "Amplification of Bio/Molecular Interactions using Nanostructured Surfaces and Liquid Crystals"
  • January 21, 2004
    Dr. Nicholas Giordano
    Purdue University
    "Transport Properties of 1D Ferromagnetic Wires"
  • December 3, 2003
    Dr. Steven Nutt
    University of Southern California
    "Bimodal Nanocrystalline Al-Mg Alloys for High Strength and Enhanced Toughness"
  • November 5, 2003
    Dr. Miguel A. Garcia-Garibay
    University of California, Los Angeles
    "Molecular Compasses and Gyroscopes: Design, Preparation and Testing"
  • October 15, 2003
    Dr. Stephen Pennycook
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    "Navigating the Nanoworld through Z Contract STEM"
  • October 7, 2003
    Dr. Dan Feldheim
    North Carolina State University
    "The Interface of Solid-State Chemistry and Molecular Biology: from RNA-Mediated Evolution of Materials to Nanoparticle Electronics"
  • September 22, 2003
    Dr. Deyu Li
    University of California, Berkeley
    "Phonon and Molecular Transport in Individual Nanowires and Nanotubes"
  • August 21, 2003
    Dr. David Jamieson
    University of Melbourne
    "Progress towards the construction of a solid state quantum computer in silicon"
  • September 10, 2003
    Dr. Lucas Novotny
    University of Rochester
    "Optics on the Nanometer Scale"
  • September 3, 2003
    Dr. Sean Washburn
    University of North Carolina
    "Hands-on Testing of Nanometer Electro-mechanical Machines"
  • August 27, 2003
    Dr. Gari Harris
    "The Micro-Nano Transition No SMALL Task"
  • June 23, 2003
    Dr. Max Lagally
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    "Nanoscience and Technology on Silicon: Directed Assembly, Strain Engineering, and Materials Integration"
  • June 10, 2003
    Dr. Rodney Ruoff
    Northwestern University
    "Mechanics of Nanostructures and the Nascent Field of Nanorobotics"
  • April 16, 2003
    Dr. Tobias Hertel
    Fritz Haber Instit der MPG, Berlin
    "Carbon Nanotubes: Materials for Basic Science and Future Technologies and Biology"
  • April 9, 2003
    Dr. Dan Feldheim
    North Carolina State University
    "Nanometer-sized Materials and Biology"
  • March 31, 2003
    Dr. Carl Thompson
    "Stress and Structure Evolution During Film Formation; Adatoms to Nano-clusters to Films"
  • March 31, 2003
    Dr. William King
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    "Thermomechanical Formation of Polymer Nanostructures"
  • March 19, 2003
    Dr. Chris Palmstrom
    University of Minnesota
    "Growth and Characterization of Ferromagnetic Metal/Compound Semiconductor Heterostructures: a Path Towards Spintronics"
  • March 17, 2003
    Dr. Velimir Radmilovic
    University of California, Berkeley
    "TEM and Calphad Assisted Alloy Design"
  • February 26, 2003
    Dr. Alain Diebold
    International SEMATECH
    "Metrology and Characterization Requirements and Challenges for the Nano-World of Integrated Circuits"
  • February 24, 2003
    Dr. Keith Gubbins
    North Carolina State University
    "Molecular Simulation of Confined Nano-Phases: Adsorption, Phase Changes and Chemical Reactions in Nano-Porous Materials"
  • February 19, 2003
    Dr. Josef Michl
    University of Colorado
    "Artificial Surface-Mounted Molecular Rotors"
  • January 29, 2003
    Dr. Mark Lundstrom
    Purdue University
    "Nanoscale Transistors: Their physics, technology, and future"
  • November 20, 2002
    Dr. Steven Brueck
    University of New Mexico
    "There are No Fundamental Limits to Optical Lithography"
  • October 21, 2002
    Dr. Harold Craighead
    Cornell University
    "Nanofabricated Devices for Cellular and Molecular Analysis"
  • September 11, 2002
    Dr. Peter Cummings
    Vanderbilt University
    "Theory, Modeling, and Simulation in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology"
  • May 22, 2002
    Dr. Michael Ramsey
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    "Micro- and Nanofabricated Fluidic Devices for the Acquisition of Biochemical Information"
  • April 24, 2002
    Dr. Naomi Halas
    Rice University
    "Metal Nanoshells: Constructing Optics 'From the Dipole Up'"
  • March 13, 2002
    Dr. Christopher Murray
    IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
    "Preparation and Properties Nanocrystals and Nanocrystal Superlattices: Building with Artificial Atoms"
  • February 20, 2002
    Dr. Charlie Hotz
    Quantum Dot Corporation
    "Quantum Dot Technology for Biological Applications"
  • December 5, 2001
    Dr. Louis Germinario
    Eastman Chemical Company
    "Structure-property Relationships of Nanostructured Polymeric Materials"
  • November 14, 2001
    Dr. Michael Simpson
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    "Controlled Synthesis and Directed Assembly for the Realization of Functional Molecular-Scale Devices
  • October 24, 2001
    Dr. Mark Law
    University of Florida
    "Shallow Junction Technology: Defects in Silicon"
  • May 3, 2001
    Dr. Douglas Lowndes
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    "The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences: A Partnership with Universities"
  • April 11, 2001
    Dr. Chuck Black
    IBM Research
    "Nanometer-Scale Self-Assembly for Microelectronics Technologies"
  • February 21, 2001
    Dr. Stefan Zollner
    Motorolo SPS
    "Optical, Vibrational, and Structural Properties of High-k Transition Metal Oxide"
  • December 13, 2000
    Dr. Martin Green
    Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies
    "Finding Alternate Gate Dielectrics to Replace SiO2 in Integrated Circuit Devices: A Classic Materials Science Case Study"
  • November 8, 2000
    Dr. Elias Greenbaum
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    "Nanoscale Photosynthesis and its Application to Biomolecular Optoelectronic Materials"
  • April 11, 2000
    Dr. Betram Batlogg
    Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
    "Materials Research for Communication Technology"

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