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MSE Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule

Fall 2017 Schedule
3:00–5:00p.m. McBryde Hall 113
Refreshments at 3:00 p.m. Presentations start at 3:30 p.m.

September 1     Professor Chadwin D. Young, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas

Electrical Characterization and Reliability of Electron Device Instability 

September 8     Min Gao, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Magnetoelectricity of CoFe2O4 and Tetragonal Phase BiFeO3 Nanocomposites Prepared by Pulsed Laser Deposition

September 8     Jacob Monzel, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Synthesis and Evaluation of High Temperature Phthalonitrile Polymers

September 15     Professor James Nunn, BEAM, Virginia Tech

Science and Engineering Applied to the Clinical Sciences

September 22     Professor Catherine Amelink and Professor Jack Lesko, Engineering Dean's Office, Virginia Tech

How to Get the Mentoring You Want: A Guide for Graduate Students

September 22     Erik Cothren, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Investigation of the Effects of Flow-Conditioner Induced Microturbulence on the Erosion-Corrosion of Al 2024 Tubes

September 29     Professor Feng Lin, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech

Materials Electrochemistry in Rechargeable Batteries for Electric Vehicles and Grid Energy Storage

October 6    Professor Milo Kral, Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Assessing the Plastic Strain and Residual Strain Capacity of Earthquake Damaged Steel Reinforcing Bars

October 13     No Seminar (Fall Break)

October 20     Alexis Trent, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Cell-Substrate Interactions on Keratin Biomimetic Coatings for Percutaneous Prosthetic Applications

October 27     Joshua Stuckner, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Quantifying Microscopy Data with Computer Vision

October 27     Jerry Contreras, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Fabrication of Ultrasound Sensitive Polymer-Glass Composites

November 3     Keith Hendren, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Polyethylene Catalysis on Cellulose Nanocrystal Supports:  Covalent Bonding of Zirconocene Catalyst on a Reinforcing Support

November 3     Ryan Taylor, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Effect of a Simulated Butterfly Valve on the Erosion-Corrosion Rate of Nickel Aluminum Bronze Alloys in Highly Turbulent Seawater

November 10     Kelly Stinson-Bagby, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Conductive Thin Film Coatings Constructed with Ag Nanoparticles Anchored to Cellulose Nanocrystals

November 10     Erin Connelly, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

A Combined Approach to Reducing Sensitization in 304 Stainless Steel

November 17     Han-Byul Kang, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Fine Tuning of Thermoelectric Properties on (Zr,Hf)NiSn Half-Heusler Alloys for Thermoelectric Generators

November 17     Eric Carlson, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Morphology Control in Homo-epitaxial Growth of GaN Vertical p-n Diodes

November 24     No Seminar (Thanksgiving Break)

December 1    Professor Yoan Simon, School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss.

Dumbfounded by Smart Polymers

December 8     Yaxuan Zhang, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Concentration-Dependent Defect Production and Diffusion in Fe-Cr Alloys

December 8     Hanna Heyl, Graduate Student, MSE, Virginia Tech

Superconductive Properties of YBCO and its Application in Superconducting Glass Fibers

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