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Spring 2010 Seminar covering :
Complex materials and
applications to energy and medical technologies

Thursdays 12-1pm, BPS 1400. Pizza and other goodies available 11:45am
Special event date and time: January 20th - 9:30am Shijie Wu/Ryan Smith (Agilent Technologies) "Scanning Probe Microscopy in Controlled Environments: A discussion of experimental possibilities in liquid, gas, and temperature-controlled environments"

January 21st: Piotr Piecuch (Chemistry, MSU) "Extending Ab Initio Electronic Structure Theory to Complex Molecular Problems: Local Coupled-Cluster Methodology and Its Multi-Level Generalizations"

January 28th: No Seminar

February 4th: Jason Nicholas (Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, MSU) "Interface Engineered Oxide Nano-Composites for Next-Generation Electrochemical Devices"

February 11th:

February 18th Andrey Kalinichev (Chemistry, MSU) "Computational molecular modeling of the structure and dynamics of nano-confined water and ions in layered organo-inorganic materials"

February 25th Andrew Mason (Electrical and Computer Engineering, MSU) "On-chip bio-electrochemical interfaces: challenges and applications for sensing and biological research"

March 4th Rob Cain/Keith Jones (Asylum Technologies) "Asylum MFP-3D atomic force microscopy for characterization of soft and hard surfaces, with temperature and environmental contol. "

March 11th No seminar - Spring Break

March 18th No Seminar - March APS

March 25th Ruby Ghosh (Physics, MSU)
"Nano-scale optical indicators and materials: Real time oxygen sensing for chemical and biological applications"

April 1st Guowei Wei (Mathematics, MSU) ``Classical and quantum models for nano-bio systems''

April 8th

April 15th: Wei Lai (Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, MSU) "Introduction to Impedance Spectroscopy of Electrochemical Devices".

April 22nd: Deepak K Pandey (Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University) "Study of Novel Materials for Nanoelectronics: A Scanning Probe Microscope Study of Graphene and Graphite Oxide."

April 29th: Jiebing Sun (Physics, University of New Hampshire and IBM Yorktown Heights)
"Structural and electronic properties of SiC(0001), graphene/Ni(111), and suspended graphene"

May 6th: Leonid V. Zhigilei (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia)
"Molecular dynamics simulations of laser-induced structural transformations and ablation of molecular materials and metals."

June 3rd: John Verboncoeur (Nuclear Engineeing, UC Berkeley)
"Particle-in-cell modeling of plasmas and applications to devices "

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