Colloquia Series

The Materials Science & Engineering Department’s Graduate Colloquia series is a weekly seminar that brings speakers from academia, national labs and industry to discuss a wide range of materials-related research topics. All are welcome to attend; registration is not required.

Spring Semester 2022

Seminars take place in White 411, from 4-5:15 p.m. on Tuesdays unless otherwise noted. This semester's series focuses on thin films and data science. More information is available here.

Contact Professor Jennifer Carter with questions. 

This semester's speakers are:

January 11, 2022 - 3 pm by Zoom
Dr. Megan Cordill, Vice Director of the Austrian Academy of Sciences Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science - "Utilizing Delaminations to Study Thin Film Adhesion in Microelectronics"

January 18, 2022 - 3 pm by Zoom
Dr. Stanislav Žak, Austrian Academy of Sciences Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science - "Buckling-induced plastic deformation during thin film adhesion  measurements – finite element analysis"
Dr. Wiria Soltanpoor, Institute for Nanotechnology at University of Twente, Netherlands - "Single source pulsed laser deposition of halide perovskites"

January 25, 2022 - 4 pm, White 411
Dr. Laura Bruckman, CWRU - "Materials Data Science: Framework for Materials Degradation and Lifetime Prediction"

February 1, 2022 - 3 pm by Zoom
Dr. Ing. Guus Rijnders, Scientific director MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at University of Twente, Netherlands - "Novel Functionalities in Atomically Controlled Oxide Heterostructures by Pulsed Laser Deposition"

February 8, 2022 - 4 pm, White 411
Three-Minute Thesis Presentations - students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering

February 15, 2022 - 4 pm, White 411
Dr. Joshua Agar, Lehigh University - "Data-Driven Design, Manufacturing, Understanding, and Control of Responsive and Agile Multifunctional Materials"

February 22, 2022 - 4 pm, Zoom
Dr. Mitchell Wood, Sandia National Laboratory - "Data-driven Models for Material Science and Beyond"

March 1, 2022
No seminar due to TMS.

March 8, 2022
No seminar due to spring break

March 14-16, 2022: Van Horn Lectures - POSTPONED TO FALL 2022

March 29, 2022 -  4 pm, Zoom
Dr. Kaai Kauwe, Quantitative Scientist, Verana Health - "Accuracy, uncertainty, inspectability: learning with compositionally-restricted attention-based networks"

April 5, 2022 - 4pm, Zoom
Elahe Farghadany, CWRU - "Heteroepitaxial growth of ultra-thin films using pulsed laser deposition"
Nishan Senanayake, CWRU - "High-throughput methods to establish quantitative process -structure-property linkages in Ni-based superalloys"

April 12, 2022 - 4 pm, White 411
Dr. Ina Martin, CWRU - "Interface Design by Chemical Synthsesis"