Spring 2018 Schedule
3:00–5:00p.m. McBryde Hall 113
Refreshments at 3:00 p.m. Presentations start at 3:30 p.m.

January 19     Prof. Gary Was, Sustainable Energy, Environmental  and Earth Systems Engineering, NERS MSE, University of Michigan

Irradiation Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking of Light Water Reactor Core Components

January 26     Prof. Yaodong Yang, Frontier Institute of Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

Photocatalysis:  New Duty of Ferroelectricity Materials

February 2     Prof. Martin Thuo, Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 

Non-Traditional Synthons for Rapid and Efficient Polymer Synthesis

February 9     Prof. William Fahrenholz, Materials Science and Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri

Ultra-High Temperature Mechanical and Thermal Properties of ZrB2 Ceramics 

February 16     Xiao Tang, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Nanopillars with E-Field Accessible Multi-State Magnetization with Giant Magnetization Changes in Self-Assembled BFO-CFO/PMN-PT Heterostructures

February 16     Jay Tuggle, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Advanced Characterization of Materials for Superconducting Radiofrequency Accelerator Cavities

February 23     Prof. Noppadon Sathitsuksanoh, Advanced Renewable Materials Lab, Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Renewable Fuels and Chemicals from Plant Biomass:  Are We There Yet?

March 2     Prof. Elizabeth Dickey, Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh

Point Defect Dynamics in Electroceramic Materials

March 9     No seminar (Spring Break)

March 16     Nathan Beets, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Deformation Mechanisms and Scaling Relations in the Mechanical Response of Nanoporous Gold

March 16     Jee Yun Kim, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Data-Driven Approaches Applied to Material Design Within Additive Manufacturing Applications

March 23     David Anderegg, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Computer Modeling of Fused Filament Fabrication of Semicrystalline Polymers

March 23     Kelly Bessette, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Analysis of Factors Contributing to Adhesive Failure in Magnet Bonding on Permanent Magnet Motors

March 23     Ryo Yamada, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Order-Disorder Phase Transitions in Cu-Zn and Cu-Au Alloys from Steepest-Entropy-Ascent Quantum Thermodynamics

March 30     Peter Loomis, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Characterizing the Effect of Pore Size and Frequency on Microwave Drying 

March 30     Nizar Zahed, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Controllable Morphology of Multi-Scale Porous Titanium Dioxide

March 30     David Hicks, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Aligned Continuous Sylindrical Pores in Titanium Diboride

April 6     Nicholas Chartrain, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

3D Printing Tissue Scaffolds Using Microstereolithography: Effects of Scaffold Geometry on Cellular Response 

April 6     Zahra Gallagher, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Synthesizing a Heparin Mimic Derived From Cellulose Nanocrystals

April 6     Michael Kidd, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Improving Al-Ga Sacrificial Anodes via Simulation and Verification of Alloy Segregation

April 13     Wyatt Surbey, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

3D Printing Gelatin Methacrylate

April 13     Michael Prezioso, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Embeding of Fiber Braggs Grating Optical Fibers in Ceramics

April 13     Mackenzie Jones, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Architecturing TWIP Steels for Energy Absorption and Lightweighting

April 20     Son-Nam Nguyen, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Controlling Shape and Size of Super Elastic Ceramics via Sol-Gel Processing

April 20     Daniel Eynisfeld, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Hafnium Based Shape Memory Ceramic

April 20     Ellen Cesewski, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Hybrid Electrochemical Biosensors for Whole Cell Detection

 

For additional seminar information, contact Prof. Levon Asryan, (540) 231-7033, asryan@vt.edu  

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