Seminars Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Due to COVID-19, all seminars will be held virtually via WebEx Events this semester (9.45am – 10.55am).

M.S. students and Ph.D. students are required to attend all seminars to earn MSE 6401 course credit. You may substitute up to 3 seminars each semester. Students need to complete and submit a missed seminar make-up form. Click here to download the seminar make-up form.

Date Time Location Speaker Organization Topic

9:45 a.m.

WebEx Dr. Jon Ihlefeld
Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Virginia Everything Matters: A Story of Processing Science and Unraveling the Mysteries of Ferroelectric Response in Hafnium Oxide

9:45 a.m.

WebEx Postdoctoral Presentation  

Dr. Avanish Mishra: “Understanding Plasticity Contributions from Slip, Twinning, and Phase Transformation under Shock Loading using Atomistic Simulations.”

Dr. Chunxiang Zhu: “Gasoline Production Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis using Bi-Functional Structured Catalytic Reactors”


4:00 p.m.

WebEx Dr. S. Pamir Alpay
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering;
Associate Dean for Research and Industrial Partnerships;
GE Professor in Advanced Manufacturing;
Executive Director, UConn IPB/Tech Park
UConn The Iron Man Approach: Accelerating Materials Development using Atomistic Models

9:45 a.m.

WebEx Dr. Krishna Rajan
Erich Bloch Chair of the Department of Materials Design and Innovation
University of Buffalo Uncovering Structure-Property Relationships through Data Science

9:45 a.m.

WebEx Graduate Student Presentations   TBA

9:45 a.m.

WebEx Dr. Horacio Espinosa
James and Nancy Farley Professor of Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director of the Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Program
Northwestern University Multiscale Mechanics of Metamaterials

9:45 a.m.

WebEx Dr. Reza Javaherdashti
Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering Consultant & Researchers
  An Introduction to Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) with an emphasis on Materials


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