SEMINARS ARCHIVE

The Molecular Foundry regularly offers seminars and events that feature compelling research and information for those who investigate at the nanoscale. Seminars occur on Tuesdays at 11:00 am, in Building 67, Room 3111 unless otherwise noted.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 11am

Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Boron Clusters: From Planar Structures to Borophenes and Borospherenes

Lai-Sheng Wang, Brown University

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11am

Chemical Methods for Tailoring Glycan Interactions at the Cell-Matrix Interface

Kamil Godula, UC San Diego

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11am

Co-refinement of Nanostructures by Combining First Principles Modeling and X-ray and Electron Measurements

Maria Chan, Argonne National Laboratory

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11am

New Frontiers in Cryo-Electron Microscopy: From Probing Low Temperature Electronic Phases to Processes at Liquid/Solid Interfaces

Lena Fitting-Kourkoutis, Cornell University

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 11am

Imaging in the Information Dimension: From Ultrafast SPM to Atomic Scale Assembly

Stephen Jesse, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 11am

Nanomaterials for Molecularly-Precise Bioelectrocatalysis and Biosensing

Caroline Ajo-Franklin, Molecular Foundry

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 11am

The Growing Threat of Antibiotics Resistance, and the Use of Microbial Surveillance and Bacteriophage Based Therapeutics to Combat the Trend

Aeron Hammack, Epibiome

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11am

Molecular Foundry/ALS Joint Seminar: Status and Critical Challenges of Battery Materials for e-Mobility and Energy Storage

Michael Fetcenko, BASF Battery Materials

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 11am

Tracing Structural Dynamics in Metastable Materials Using Ultrafast Electron Diffraction

Jing Tao, Brookhaven National Lab

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 11am

Probing Neural Circuits with Shaped Light

Na Ji, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 11am

Wafer-Scale Conformal Transition Metal Dichalcogenides and Other Interesting Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Application

Adam Schwartzberg, Molecular Foundry, Berkeley Lab

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 11am

Thin Films and Nanomaterials for Energy Applications

Bruce Clemens, Stanford University

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 11am

Expanding Horizons with High-Throughput Super-Resolution Microscopy

Suliana Manley, EPFL

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 11am

Waste Plastics for New Materials Production: Design and Reversibility in Polymer Networks

Jamie Garcia, IBM Research — Almaden

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11am

Molecular Foundry/ALS Joint Seminar: Chemistry of Materials for Clean Energy: Ternary Phosphides and Organolead Halide Perovskites

Javier Vela, Iowa State University

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 10am

Science in Extreme Environments: Building Extraterrestrial and Earth-Based Research Capabilities

Kathleen (Kate) Rubins, Ph.D.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11am

Atomic-Scale Engineering of Interface Phenomena for Renewable Energy Applications

Alexie Kolpak, MIT

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11am

Cellulose Photonics: from Nature to Applications

Silvia Vignolini, University of Cambridge

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11am

Chemical Control of Protein Self-Assembly

Akif Tezcan, UC San Diego

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11am

Dye-Sensitized Lanthanide-Doped Inorganic Core/Shell Nanostructures in the Near Infrared Range

Guanying Chen, Harbin Institute of Technology

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 11am

The Role of Lithium Ion Conductivity in Sustainable Energy Systems: Lithium Batteries and Beyond

Bill David, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and University of Oxford

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 11am

Digital Atomic-Scale Fabrication and the Path to Manufacturing

John Randall, Zyvex Labs

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11am

Molecular Foundry/ALS Joint Seminar: Interface and Intermediate Phases Engineering for Achieving Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells

Yang Yang, UCLA

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 11am

Multi-Pass Electron Microscopy

Mark Kasevich, Stanford University

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 11am

Rare but Important Charge Fluctuations at Solid-Electrolyte Interfaces

David Limmer, UC Berkeley

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Monday, November 14, 2016 at 11am

Thiophene Rust in Single-Molecule Electronics and Singlet Fission

Luis Campos, Columbia University

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 11am

Nanoscale Investigations of Solar Cell Performance

Bryan Huey, University of Connecticut

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 11am

The Science and Art of Freeze Casting: From Ice Crystal Nucleation and Growth to Biomedical and Energy Materials, and Edibles

Ulrike Wegst, Dartmouth College

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 11am

Unexpected Ordered Phases in Active Matter Systems

Mike Hagan, Brandeis University

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Monday, October 10, 2016 at 11am

Solving Structurally Complex Materials Using Methods from Image Science and Optimization

Paul Voyles, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 11am

Heat Transfer in Nanomaterials

Christopher Dames, UC Berkeley

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 11am

One Photon, Two Photons, Red Photon, Blue photon: Upconverters for Efficient Solar Harvesting and Biological Force Sensing

Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 11am

Molecular Foundry/ALS Joint Seminar: Near-Earth Asteroids: Stepping Stones to an Interplanetary Civilization

Stanley Love, NASA

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11am

Revealing the Mechanisms of Deformation in Structural Materials Using Advanced Characterization Techniques

Mike Mills, The Ohio State University

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 11am

Chemical Neurotransmission and Functional Nanomaterials

Anne Milasincic Andrews, UCLA

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Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 11am

Microbe-Powered Machines: Harnessing Water Confinement in Biological Nanostructures

Ozgur Sahin, Columbia University

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 11am

Covalent Organic Frameworks: Opportunities and Challenges

Donglin Jiang, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11am

Atomic-Resolution and Vibrational Studies of Materials by Aberration-Corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy

Ondrej Krivanek, Nion

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 11am

Molecular Foundry/ALS Joint Seminar: Fifty Years of Moore's Law – Towards Fabrication at Molecular Dimensions

Christopher Kemper Ober, Cornell University

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 11am

On the Optical and Magnetic Properties of Ln3+ Based Nanoparticles for Bio-Imaging

Frank van Veggel, University of Victoria

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 11am

On the Nature of Polymer/Fullerene Intermolecular Interactions and their Impact on the Performance of Organic Solar Cells

Jean-Luc Bredas, KAUST

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 11am

Utilizing Inelastically Scattered Electrons in the Transmission Electron Microscope

Christian Dwyer, Arizona State University

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 11am

Noncovalent Binding and Dynamic Bonding in Crosslinked Polymer Networks

Will Dichtel, Cornell University

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 11am

Molecular Foundry/ALS Joint Seminar: Growth in the Flatland

Joshua Robinson, Pennsylvania State University

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 11am

Quantum Dots – Artificial Atoms, Large Molecules or Small Pieces of Bulk? Insights from Time-Domain Ab Initio Studies

Oleg Prezhdo, USC

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 11am

Electronic Landscapes of Molecular Nanostructures: Mapping States for Charge Transfer with Pixel-by-Pixel Scanning Tunnelling Spectroscopy

Sarah Burke, University of British Columbia

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 11am

Active Dielectric and Metallic Metasurfaces: Strong Coupling, Tuning and Nonlinearities

Igal Brener, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), Sandia-Los Alamos National Laboratories

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 11am

Sustaining Life with Genes and Proteins Designed De Novo

Michael Hecht, Princeton University

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 11am

The Rosetta Disk and Strategies for Very Long-term Archiving

Laura Welcher, Director of Operations and The Rosetta Project, The Long Now Foundation; Molecular Foundry User

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 11am

Nanoscale Construction and Imaging with DNA

Peng Yin, Harvard Medical School

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 11am

The Roles of Biomolecular Specificity in Colloidal Crystal Growth

Yu Huang, UCLA

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 11am

Nanomanufacturing: From Mesopotamia to the Present Day

Alex Liddle, NIST

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 11am

Engineering Living Cells for Human Health Applications

Timothy Lu, MIT

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 11am

Molecular Foundry/ALS Joint Seminar: Seeing Small - Enabling New Discoveries in Nanomaterials Through Advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy

Paulo Ferreira, University of Texas at Austin

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 11am

Triplet States in Organometallic Conjugated Materials

Kirk Schanze, University of Florida

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 11am

Controlling Photon Upconversion in Lanthanide-doped Nanocrystals

Xiaogang Liu, National University of Singapore

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 11am

Coherent Spin Oscillations in OLEDs

John Lupton, University of Regensburg

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THursday, August 6, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Twenty Five Hundred Years of Small Science: What’s Next?

Lloyd Whitman, Assistant Director for Nanotechnology, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 11AM - Building 66 Auditorium

Molecular Foundry/ALS Joint Seminar: Imaging Heterogeneity in Thin Film Solar Cells: Polymers to Perovskites

David Ginger, University of Washington

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 11AM

Evolution of Interface Structures Under Externally Applied Stress

Klaus van Benthem, UC Davis

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 11AM

Quantum-Dot Plasmonics

David Norris, ETH Zurich

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 11AM

Engineered Nanostructures for Regulation and Investigation of Cellular Signaling Processes

Gang-Yu Liu, UC Davis

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 11AM

Latest Progress in Spasers

Mark Stockman, University of Georgia

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 11AM

Mesoscale Origin of the Enhanced Cycling-Stability of the Si-Functional Conductive Polymer Anode for Li-ion Batteries

Gao Liu, LBNL

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11Am

A Taxonomy of the Magneto-Optical Responses of Cyclic Plasmon-Supporting Metal Oligomers

David Masiello, University of Washington

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 11Am

Vibrational and Electronic Heating in Atomic-Scale Junctions

Doug Natelson, Rice University

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Friday, April 17, 2015 at 2pm

Changes in photoanodes during solar water oxidation, the wet part of artificial photosnythesis

Artur Braun, Empa. Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

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Friday, April 3, 2015 at 11am

Designed Chemical Synthesis and Assembly of Uniform-sized Nanoparticles for Medical and Energy Applications

Taeghwan Hyeon, Seoul National University

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11am

Responsive Nanostructured Optical Materials

Yadong Yin, UC-Riverside

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 11am

Achieving Emergent Properties for Electronic and Energy Conversion Device Applications

Alec Talin, Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 11am

First-Principles Embedding Approaches for Energy Science

Karsten Reuter, Technische Universität München

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11am

Drug Discovery at Novel Allosteric Sites

Jim Wells, UCSF

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 11am

Self-assembled, self-aligned and self healing: CMOS scaling enabled by stochastic suppression at the nanoscale

Michael A. Guillorn, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 11am - Building 66 Auditorium

Molecular Foundry/ALS Joint Seminar: Imaging Bonds and Chemical Interactions

Wilson Ho, UCI

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 11am

Dynamic Host-Guest Interactions at the Interface between Supramolecular Chemistry and Materials Science

Oren Scherman, Cambridge University

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 11am

Improving Energy Conversion with Nanoscale Materials

Stacey Bent, Stanford

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 11am

Teaching Polymers the Meaning of Life and Confining Electrons in Graphene nanoribbons

Felix Fischer, UC Berkeley

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11am - Building 66 Auditorium

Molecular Foundry/ALS Joint Seminar: Metamaterials with Properties that Do Not Exist in Nature

Xiang Zhang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 11am

Molecular Mechanisms of Neurotransmitter Release

Axel Brunger, Stanford University

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 11am

Integrated Neurophotonics: A Vision for Massively-Parallel Interrogation of Brain Activity

Michael Roukes, Caltech

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 11am

Navigating Space-Time to Correlate Local Structure to Function in Molecular Materials

Naomi S. Ginsberg, UC Berkeley

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11am

Structure and Properties of Oxide Heterostructures

Susanne Stemmer, UC Santa Barbara

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11am

IBM's Brain-Inspired Computing Systems and Ecosystem

Bryan Jackson, IBM

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11am

Non-Equilibrium Dynamical Processes in TDDFT: Optoelectronic and Photovoltaic Applications

Angel Rubio, European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 11am

Regenerative Thermo-PhotoVoltaics, a New Opportunity in Radiative Science

Eli Yablonovitch, UC Berkeley

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 11am

Semiconductor Nanowires for Artificial Photosynthesis

Peidong Yang, UC Berkeley

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 11am

Zapping Ugly Ducklings into Swans: Weakly Luminescent Nanocrystals that Make Exceptional Single-Molecule Imaging Probes

Bruce Cohen, Molecular Foundry

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 11am

Visualization of biological macromolecular complexes by Cryo-EM

Eva Nogales, UC Berkeley

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 11am

The Role of Surfaces and Interfaces in Nanocrystal-Based Materials

Delia Milliron, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 11am

Optical Antennas for Enhanced Light-Matter Interactions

Lukas Novotny, ETH Zürich

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11am

Narrow Band Gap Conjugated Polymers for Emergent Electronic Technologies

Jason Azoulay, University of Southern Mississippi

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 11am

Ion Intercalation in Materials for Batteries and Fuel Cells

William Chueh, Stanford University

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11am

Nanoscale Perspectives on Organic Energy Materials from Ab Initio Quantum Mechanics

Jeff Neaton, Molecular Foundry

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Spring 2014

Molecular Foundry Seminar Series

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 11am

Nanostructured Materials for Optical Sensing, Control and Signal Processing

Kevin Webb, Purdue University

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11am

Evaluation of the Role of Proteins in the Environmental Fate and Reactivity of Nanomaterials

Korin Wheeler, Santa Clara University

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 11am

Probing Adsorption Interactions In Metal-Organic Frameworks Using X-ray Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory

Walter Drisdell, LBL


Systematic Study of Small Molecule Adsorption in Open-site Metal-organic Frameworks from First-principles

Kyuho Lee, LBL

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11am

Protein Corona: Protein Structure Dictates Nanoparticle-cell Interactions

Christine Payne, Georgia Tech

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 11am

Full-field soft x-ray microscopy: a unique tool for nano- and mesoscience

Dr. Peter Fischer, Center for X-ray Optics, LBNL

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Friday, March 7, 2014 at 10am

Crystalline Sponge Method: X-ray Analysis without Crystallization on the Microgram Scale

Prof. Makoto Fujita, University of Tokyo, Dept. of Applied Chemistry

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 11am

Optical Studies of Nanoscale Physics: Semiconductor Nanoplatelets, Vibrating Metal Nanoparticles, and Metal-Semiconductor Assemblies

Matthew Pelton, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Super-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy: New Biology Revealed by Sub-10 nm Resolution

Ke Xu, UC Berkeley

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Controlled Nucleation Growth of Granular Thin Films by Templating Effect and Self-Assembly

Dr. Frank Q. Zhu, HGST

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Terahertz Metamaterials – Structure Design, Material Integration and Emergent Functionality

Dr. Hou-Tong Chen, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, LANL

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Properties and Applications of Surface-stabilised Iron-Oxide Magnetic Nanoclusters

Alexandros Lappas, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Design of Protein Structures, Functions and Assemblies

David Baker, University of Washington

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

DMI meter: Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction in Pt/Co/Ir films

Ales Hrabec, Leeds University

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Publishing Trends in Science and How to Survive Peer Review

Dr. Peter Gregory, Editor in Chief, Advanced Materials

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Tradition of Miniaturization (The Evolution of the Hard Disk Drive & the Potential of Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording)

Thomas Boone, HGST/Western Digital

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Seminar will be cancelled for Fall MRS Meeting

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Steps Toward Controlling her External Surface Chemistry of Metal-organic Frameworks

Iron Metal-organic Frameworks for Hydrocarbon Oxidations

David Britt, LBNL and Dianne Xiao, UC Berkeley

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Photophysics and Photochemistry of Nanoscale Semiconductors

Gordana Dukovic, University of Colorado

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Microfluidic Droplet Arrays for the Study of Red Blood Cell Sickling

Paul Abbyad, Santa Clara University

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

An Analysis of the Molecular Foundry's Industrial Collaborations: Recommendations for Program Enhancements and Changes

Francesca Morabito, University of Catania, Italy

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Engineering of Semiconductor Nanocrystals & Nanocrystal Solids for Renewable Energy Applications

Mikhail Zamkov, Bowling Green State Univ.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Detecting and Controlling the Magnetization Dynamics of Single Nanomagnets

Holger Schmidt, UC Santa Cruz

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fun and Profit with Soft Materials

Steve Granick, the University of Illinois

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Investigating the Propagation of Optically Excited States and Optoelectronic Processes in Nano Building Block Assemblies

Alex Weber-Bargioni, The Molecular Foundry

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Single-Molecule Spectroscopy and Imaging: 3D Nanoscopy and Biomolecular Dynamics

W.E. Moerner, Stanford University

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Nanoscale Tools to Visualize Nature's Transistors: State-Dependent Labeling of Ion Channel Voltage Sensors with Tarantula Toxin

Jon Sack, UC Davis

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Upconverting Diamonds in the Rough: Making Exceptional Imaging Probes from Unexceptional Nanocrystals

Bruce Cohen, LBNL

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

First-principles Electronic Structure Calculations for Scintillation Phosphor Nuclear Detector Materials

Andrew Canning, LBNL

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Carbon Nanotube Electronics: Extending the Moore Law to the End of the Roadmap and Beyond

Prof. Lian-Mao Peng, Peking University

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