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 Defects 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

Bayesian Calibration for Mesoscale Materials Design

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

Simulations of the Non-Isothermal Crystallization of FFF Printed Materials and its Effect on Part Properties

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

Stresses in the Adhesive Bond in Servomotor Applications

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

Phase Separation and Ordering in FCC Solid Solutions Using 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 Cylindrical Pores Derived from Electrospun Polymer Fibers in Titanium Diboride

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

Developing New Materials for 3D Printing to Investigate the Effects of Tissue Scaffold Geometry on Cell 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     Son-Nam Nguyen, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Zirconia-Ceria Superelastic Ceramics for Energy Dissipation

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

Embedding and Testing of Fiber Optic Sensors in Sintered Ceramics

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

Deformation Mechanisms and Energy Absorption of TWIP Steel Cellular Structures   

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

Strain Rate Effects on Ceria-Zirconia Shape Memory Ceramic

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

3D Printed Acoustofluidic Devices for Droplet- and Microfluidic-based Cell Separation Applications

April 20    Jonathan Angle, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Fabrication of Titanium Metal Matix Composites (TiMMC's) via Attrition Millings

April 20     Wyatt Survey, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

3D Printing Gelatin Methacrylate

 

 

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

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