Nano Speaker Series


Bo Zhao, University of Houston
Nanophotonic and Optoelectronic Control of thermal Radiation for Heat Transfer and Energy Conversion
Date: 10/01/2021 - 10:00am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Heng Pan, Texas A&M University
Efficient Plasmonic Circuits for Data Communications
Date: 09/24/2021 - 10:00am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Amr S. Helmy, University of Toronto
Efficient Plasmonic Circuits for Data Communications
Date: 09/17/2021 - 10:00am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Peng Bai, Washington University in St. Louis
Concentration Polarization and Dendrite Initiation in Alkali Metal Batteries
Date: 09/10/2021 - 10:00am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Naihao Chiang, University of Houston
Tethering and Patterning Plasmonic Nanoparticles for Microfluidic Applications
Date: 09/03/2021 - 10:00am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Qing Zhang, Nanyang Technological University
Dynamic Semiconductor Junctions Based Electric Generators
Date: 08/27/2021 - 10:00am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Alberto Tagliaferro, Politecnico in Turin (Italy), OntarioTechU in Oshawa (Canada)
Electron Spin Resonance
Date: 05/07/2021 - 9:00am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Matt Pharr, Texas A&M University
Mechanics of Materials for High-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries
Date: 04/30/2021 - 10:00am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Chunhui Du, University of California
Harnessing Nitrogen Vacancy Centers in Diamond for Next-Generation Quantum Science and Technology
Date: 04/23/2021 - 10:00am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Yue Qi, Brown University
When Ions Meet Electrons --- Modeling the Interfaces in Solid-State Batteries
Date: 04/16/2021 - 10:00am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Bingjun Xu, Peking University
Understanding Electrocatalytic CO2 and CO Reduction at the Molecular Level
Date: 04/09/2021 - 9:00am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Karen I. Winey, The University of Pennsylvania
Precise Polymer Microstructures Produce Nanoscale Morphologies for Improved Transport Properties
Date: 04/02/2021 - 11:00am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Jie Xiao, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Electrochemical Energy Storage: From Materials Science to Prototype Batteries and Manufacturing
Date: 03/26/2021 - 10:30am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Junichiro Kono, Rice University
Ultrastrong Coupling in Condensed Matter
Date: 03/12/2021 - 10:00am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Kevin T. Turner, University of Pennsylvania
Structured Surfaces with Switchable Adhesion
Date: 03/05/2021 - 10:30am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Cynthia Hipwell, Texas A&M University
Nanoscale Phenomena in the Finger-Device Interface: Surface Haptics and Remote Touch
Date: 02/26/2021 - 11:00am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Rosario A. Gerhardt, Georgia Institute of Technology
The Digitization of Materials and Investigators
Date: 02/26/2021 - 9:00am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Wu Xu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Developing New Electrolytes for Lithium Metal Batteries
Date: 02/12/2021 - 10:00am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Neil P. Dasgupta, University of Michigan
Interfacial Engineering of Solid-State Batteries
Date: 02/05/2021 - 10:00am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Yadienka Martinez-Rubi, National Research Council Canada (NRC)
Development and Applications of Multifunctional Polymer Composites Based on Carbon and Boron Nitride Nanotubes
Date: 01/29/2021 - 10:30am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Yimo Han, Rice University
Utilizing Transmission Electron Microscopy to Study Two-Dimensional Materials and Nano-bio Interfaces
Date: 01/22/2021 - 10:00am
Location: Zoom Meeting


Jun Lou, Rice University
Electrochemical Behaviors of Two-Dimensional Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications
Date: 12/04/2020 - 10:30am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Suresh K. Sitaraman, Georgia Institute of Technology
Next-Generation Microelectronic Packaging: Opportunities and Challenges – A Reliability Perspective
Date: 11/20/2020 - 10:30am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Alberto Tagliaferro, Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico in Turin (Italy), OntarioTechU in Oshawa (Canada)
X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Date: 11/13/2020 - 10:30am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Zihua Zhu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Determination of Structural Evolution during the Initial Formation of the Solid Electrolyte Interphase in Lithium-Ion Batteries Using in situ Liquid SIMS
Date: 11/06/2020 - 10:30am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Yijin Liu, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
An Integrated Multi-modal X-ray Microscopy for Energy Material Science
Date: 10/30/2020 - 10:30am
Location: Zoom Meeting


Dr. David Ting, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
III-V Semiconductor Unipolar Barrier Infrared Detectors
Date: 02/01/2019 - 10:30am
Location: CBB 108
Dr. K. Amine, Argonne National Laboratory
Next Generation Rechargeable Lithium Batteries and Beyond
Date: 01/25/2019 - 10:30am
Location: CBB - 108


Husam N. Alshareef, Materials Science & Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Rational Electrode Material Design Strategies for Capacitive Energy Storage
Date: 12/07/2018 - 11:15am
Location: Melcher Hall - Room 180 (Business School)
H. A. Calderon, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Depto. Física ESFM Mexico CDMX
Low Dose Electron Microscopy of Materials with Atomic Resolution
Date: 11/30/2018 - 11:15am
Location: Melcher Hall - Room 180 (Business School)
Ray Carpenter, Arizona State University
Aberration Corrected and Monochromated STEM/EELS: New Developments in Materials Science Microscopy
Date: 11/16/2018 - 11:15am
Location: Melcher Hall - Room 180 (Business School)
Peter J. Boul, Aramco Research Center – Houston
High Performance Dynamic Materials in Oil Well Construction
Date: 11/09/2018 - 11:15am
Location: Melcher Hall - Room 180 (Business School)
Xiaoning Jiang, North Carolina State University
Nano-Acoustics: Materials, Devices and Applications
Date: 11/02/2018 - 11:15am
Location: Melcher Hall - Room 180 (Business School)
Qing Gu, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UT Dallas
From Nanoscale Emitters to Photonic Integrated Circuits
Date: 10/26/2018 - 11:15am
Location: Melcher Hall - Room 180 (Business School)
Palash Bharadwaj, Rice University
Antenna-Coupled Optoelectronics with Two-Dimensional Materials
Date: 10/05/2018 - 11:15am
Location: Melcher Hall - Room 180 (Business School)
Philippe Poizot, University of Nantes & IMN-CNRS, Nantes, France
Design and Electrochemic Al Properties of Organic Host Materials for “Greener” Rechargeable Batteries
Date: 09/28/2018 - 11:15am
Location: Melcher Hall - Room 180 (Business School)
Eilaf Egap, Materials Science and NanoEngineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University
Molecular and Nanostructure Engineering of Semiconducting Polymers for Information, Energy and Health Technologies
Date: 09/21/2018 - 11:15am
Location: Melcher Hall - Room 180 (Business School)
Liqiang Zheng, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University
Aggregation Behavior and Application of Surface Active Ionic Liquid
Date: 08/24/2018 - 11:15am
Location: Melcher Hall - Room 180 (Business School)
Quan Li, Liquid Crystal Institute and Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program, Kent State University
Stimuli-Directing Liquid Crystalline Nanostructures: From Dynamic Photonics to Renewable Energy
Date: 07/03/2018 - 10:30am
Location: 102D, Engineering Building I
Mukesh Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
3­‐D Network of Edge-Enriched MoS2 Flakes for Next Generation Room Temperature and Low Power Sensor Applications
Date: 06/22/2018 - 10:30am
Location: E220, Engineering Building II
Yu Shrike Zhang, Harvard Medical School
Microphysiological Systems for Emulating Human Tissues and Diseases
Date: 04/20/2018 - 11:15am
Location: Classroom and Business Building, Room 122
John Maida, College of Technology, University of Houston
Shining Light on Texas Tea: Terabytes from Terra Firma
Date: 04/13/2018 - 11:15am
Location: Classroom and Business Building, Room 122
Jin-Woo Kim, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas
Programmable Molecular/Nanoscale Building Blocks and Development Strategies for Real-Time, In Vivo Molecular/Nano Sensing Platform
Date: 04/06/2018 - 11:15am
Location: Classroom and Business Building, Room 122
Hongdi Li, CEO, United Imaging Healthcare America, Inc.
Exploring the Future of Diagnostic Imaging
Date: 03/30/2018 - 11:15am
Location: Classroom and Business Building, Room 122
Dan Wasserman, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas, Austin
The Mid-Infrared as an Optical Playground
Date: 03/23/2018 - 11:15am
Location: Classroom and Business Building, Room 122
Sibani Lisa Biswal, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Material Science and Nanoengineering, Rice University
Strategies for Utilizing Silicon Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries
Date: 03/02/2018 - 11:15am
Location: Classroom and Business Building, Room 122
Tom Teets, Chemistry, University of Houston
Synthetic Strategies to Optimize Photophysical and Photoredox Properties of Organometallic Complexes
Date: 02/23/2018 - 11:15am
Location: Classroom and Business Building, Room 122
Cynthia Hipwell, TEES Distinguished Research Professor, Texas A&M University
Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording Feasibility: An Agile Development Adventure
Date: 02/16/2018 - 11:15am
Location: Classroom and Business Building, Room 122
Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng, Chair and Distinguished Professor, National Cheng Kung University
From Diamond to Graphene and Nanotechnology Enabled Practical Applications to Molecular Sensing and Lithium Ion Battery
Date: 02/09/2018 - 11:15am
Location: Classroom and Business Building, Room 122
Matthew Jones, Department of Chemistry, Rice University
Anisotropy, Symmetry, and Valency in Nanoparticle-Based Materials Design
Date: 02/02/2018 - 11:15am
Location: CBB 122


Larry Nagahara, IEEE Distinguished lecturer, John Hopkins University
Convergence of Nanotechnologies in Healthcare: Current Challenges and Future Prospects
Date: 12/01/2017 - 11:15am
Location: CBB 104
Stefan Hertel, Researcher at Rock and Fluid Physics Group at Shell Intl. E&P Inc.
Selected Applications of MRI in Petrophysics
Date: 11/17/2017 - 11:15am
Location: CBB 104
Deji Akinwande, Electrical Computer Engineering, University of Texas Austin
Established, Emerging and Non-conventional 2D Devices and Technology
Date: 11/10/2017 - 11:15am
Location: CBB 104
Wei-Shun Chang, Department of Chemistry, Rice University
Absorption and Ultrafast Microscopies on Single Plasmonic Nanostructures
Date: 11/03/2017 - 11:15am
Location: CBB 104
Guru Naik, Electrical Computer Engineering, Rice University
Hot Nanophotonics: From Hot Carriers To Hot Thermal Emitters
Date: 10/27/2017 - 11:15am
Location: CBB 104
John T.W. Yeow, IEEE Distinguished lecturer, Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology, University of Waterloo
Micro/Nano Biomedical Imaging Devices
Date: 10/20/2017 - 11:15am
Location: CBB 104
Jerome Schultz, Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston
Bioengineering — A Personal Adventure
Date: 10/13/2017 - 11:15am
Location: CBB 104
Perla Balbuena, Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University
Analysis and Design of Materials for Advanced Batteries
Date: 10/06/2017 - 11:15am
Location: CBB 104
Jeff Rimer, Chemical Engineering, University of Houston
Identifying New Paradigms in Crystal Engineering for Energy and Biomedical Applications
Date: 09/29/2017 - 11:15am
Location: CBB 104
Alamgir Karim, Chemical Engineering, University of Houston
Directed Self-Assembly (DSA) Methods for Block Copolymers and Nanoparticles Thin Films: Fundamentals and Applications
Date: 09/22/2017 - 11:15am
Location: CBB 104
Vivek Shenoy, Materials Science Engineering, University of Pennsivina
Cell-Matrix Interactions in Fibrosis and Cancer: Multiscale Mechano-Chemical Models
Date: 09/15/2017 - 11:15am
Location: CBB 104
Zachary C. Cordero, Nanomaterials engineering, Rice University
Defect-Free Metal Additive Manufacturing Through Physics-Based Process Models
Date: 09/08/2017 - 11:15am
Location: CBB 104
Lisa Biswal, Chemical Engineering, Rice University
Speaker: Lisa Biswal
Date: 09/01/2017 - 11:15am
Location: CBB 104
Kevin Huang, Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina
Speaker: Kevin Huang
Date: 08/25/2017 - 11:15am
Location: CBB 104
Jakoah Brgoch
PHOSPHORS-By-DESIGN: Developing the next Generation of Luminescent Materials for Solid State Lighting
Date: 04/21/2017 - 12:30pm
Location: CBB, Rm 106
Kang Xu
Interfacing Electrolytes in Batteries
Date: 04/14/2017 - 12:30pm
Location: CBB, Rm 106
Eric Bittner
Quantum Dynamics of Organic Solar Cells
Date: 04/07/2017 - 12:30pm
Location: CBB, Rm 106
Jiang Chang
Versatile Functions of RND3/RHOE In Heart and Brain
Date: 03/31/2017 - 12:30pm
Location: CBB, Rm 106
Robert Pal
In the Pursuit of Higher Resolution in Live Cell Imaging
Date: 03/24/2017 - 12:30pm
Location: CBB, Rm 106
Shuo Chen
Understanding Materials for Energy Applications
Date: 03/10/2017 - 12:30pm
Location: CBB, Rm 106
Kursat Sendur
Broadband Plasmonic Surfaces and Cool Plasmonic Transducers
Date: 02/24/2017 - 12:30pm
Location: CBB, Rm 106
Douglas Verret
The Birthing of a Modern Integrated Circuit Technology
Date: 02/17/2017 - 12:30pm
Location: CBB, Rm 106
Xiaonan Shan
Seeing is Believing: Plasmonic Imaging Techniques for Energy and Biomedical Research at Nanoscale
Date: 02/10/2017 - 12:30pm
Location: Egr Bldg 2, Rm W122
Isabell Thomann
First Baby Steps towards Solar Hydrogen- Where can I do this research faster?
Date: 02/03/2017 - 12:30pm
Location: Egr Bldg 2, Rm W122
Yu Zhu
Design and Fabrication of Well-organized Nanomaterials for Energy Applications
Date: 01/27/2017 - 12:30pm
Location: Egr Bldg 2, Rm W122


Nanshu Lu
Epidermal Electronics for Mobile Sensing and Therapy
Date: 11/18/2016 - 2:30pm
Location: Egr Bldg 2, Rm W122
Oomman Varghese
Earth Abundant Functional Nanomaterials for Emerging Energy and Medical Applications
Date: 11/04/2016 - 12:30pm
Location: Egr Bldg 2, Rm W122
Kai Zhu
Perovskite Solar Cells: Materials Synthesis, Device Operation and Charge Carrier Dynamics
Date: 10/28/2016 - 12:30pm
Location: Egr Bldg 2, Rm W122
Arup Neogi
Nonlinear Optical Effects in Semiconductor Microcavities and Hybrid Two-Dimensional Light Emitters
Date: 10/21/2016 - 12:30pm
Location: Egr Bldg 2, Rm W122
Ray Beausoleil
The "Music" of Light: Optical Resonances for Fun and Profit
Date: 10/19/2016 - 5:00pm
Location: N 61 Eng 1 Basement
Ding-Shyue (Jerry) Yang
Visualizing Photoinduced Structural Dynamics of Materials and Interfaces Using Time-Resolved Electron Imaging Techniques
Date: 10/14/2016 - 12:30pm
Location: Egr Bldg 2, Rm W122
Hoe Tan
Semiconductor Nanowires for Optoelectronic and Energy Application
Date: 10/07/2016 - 12:30pm
Location: Egr Bldg 2, Rm W122
Walter Hu
Nanoimprinted Polymeric and Perovskite Photovolataics: Effects of Geometry on 3D Chain Alignment and Performance Enhancement
Date: 09/30/2016 - 5:00pm
Location: Egr Bldg 2, Rm W122
Greg P. Carman
Magnetics + Mechanics + Nanoscale = Electromagnetics Future
Date: 09/23/2016 - 12:30pm
Location: Egr Bldg 2, Rm W122
Seamus Curran
How Nanotechnology and Material Science is Now Changing the Modern World
Date: 09/16/2016 - 12:30pm
Location: Egr Bldg 2, Rm W122
Volker Schweinkard
Using novel super-resolution and live-cell imaging techniques to probe protein trafficking in human cells
Date: 09/09/2016 - 12:30pm
Location: Egr Bldg 2, Rm W122
Emilie Ringe
Understanding and Shaping Near-Field Enhancement in Plasmonic Nanostructures
Date: 09/02/2016 - 1:00pm
Location: Engineering Bulding 1, Rm N355