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MSE Fall 2021 Seminar Series

Fall 2021 Schedule

Fridays, 10:10 - 11:00 a.m., Goodwin 155 (for in-person presentations)

August 27, In Person:     Prof. Levon Asryan and Kim Grandstaff, MSE
Introductory Seminar

September 3, In Person:     Prof. Michael Bartlett, Mechanical Engineering, VT
Multifunctional soft materials for electronics, robots, and adhesives

September 10, Virtual:     Prof. Kim Moon, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas
Discovery of new low-dimensional nanomaterial phases and NanoArt

September 17, Virtual, starts at 10:30:     Prof. Sidney Yip, Nuclear Science and Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Liquid stone: science of cement setting at the mesoscale 
Sponsored jointly with Nuclear Engineering Webinar Series

September 24, In Person:     Ebenezer Fanijo, MSE/CEE Graduate Student
In-situ quantitative phase microscopy (QPM) as a new technique for quantitative measurement of carbon steel rebar corrosion in concrete

September 24, In Person:     Wenbo Wang, MSE Graduate Student
Ultrahigh tribocorrosion resistance of metals enabled by nano-layering

October 1:     No seminar, Fall Break

October 8, In Person:     Prof. Michael Schulz, Chemistry, Virginia Tech
Polymer sequestrants for environmental and biological applications

October 15, In Person:    Wenjiang Huang, MSE Graduate Student: 
Machine learning and atomistic modeling of defect diffusion in concentrated Ni-Fe alloys

October 22, Virtual:     Prof. Huiyuan Zhu, Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech
Well-defined, atomically precise catalysts for sustainable chemistry

October 29, Virtual:     Prof. Frederic Grillot
, Telecom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France; Center for High Technology Materials, University of New Mexico

Recent advances in nanostructured based-layers for information and communication technologies

November 5, In Person:     Yifeng Lin, MSE Graduate Student
Glass-reinforced, recycled PET as additive manufacturing feedstock

November 5, In Person:     Corinne Wells, MSE Graduate Student
Mechanical and physical properties of additive friction stir deposited aluminum

November 12, In Person:     Julia Goyer
, MSE Graduate Student
Gelcasting of ultra high temperature ceramics for advanced complex shape manufacturing

November 12, In Person:     Jake Yoder, MSE Graduate Student
Process, microstructure, and property linkage in additively manufactured titanium

November 19, In Person:     Kaitlyn Shirey, MSE Graduate Student
Preparation of ZrC embedded carbon rod via thermal decomposition of metal organic frameworks

November 19, In Person:     Zach Hileman
, MSE Graduate Student
Fully distributed multi-material magnetic sensing structures for multiparameter DAS applications

November 26:     No seminar, Thanksgiving Break

December 3, Virtual, starts at 10:30 a.m.:     Dr. Rory Kennedy, Nuclear Science User Facilities, Idaho National Laboratory
Sponsored jointly with Nuclear Engineering Webinar Series

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