Department Seminar Series Spring 2018

Science & Engineering Hall, B1220
All Seminars, except as noted, begin at 2:00 PM on Friday.
Light refreshments are served beginning at 1:45 PM

January

 

19


Michelle Bailey [email]

"Development of Optical Sensors for Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Above Thawing Permafrost"

Graduate Student
Miller Lab
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

 

     26

Deepa Madan [email]

"Thermoelectric Materials for Additive Manufacturing of Flexible Thermoelectric Generators"

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland
Baltimore County

Location:  Funger Rm 221
 

February

 

2

Ulyana Cubeta   [email]

"TBA"

Graduate Student
Sadtchenko Group
George Washington University

 

9

Kevin McKenzie   [email]

"TBA"

Graduate Student
Wagner Group
George Washington University

AND

Ruiquin Wang [email]

"TBA"

Graduate Student
Department of Chemistry
 Dowd Group
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

 

16

Minjoung Kyoung   [email]

"TBA"

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

23

V. Sara Thoi   [email]

"TBA"

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Johns Hopkins

March

 

2

Patric Schyman  [email]

"TBA"

Research Scientist
DoD, Biotechnology HPC Software Applications Inst. (BHSAI)
Frederick, Maryland

9

Christopher Rhodes   [email]

"Two-Dimensional Nanoarchitectures for Energy Storage and Conversion"

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization Program
Texas State University


Location:  Duques 151
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM

 

23

Laith Samarah  [email]

"TBA"

Graduate Student, Vertes Group
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

AND

Chenyang Ma [email]

"TBA"

Graduate Student, Besson  Group
Department of Chemistry
George Washington University

Location:  TBA

30

Richard Ting [email]

"TBA"

Department of Radiology
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York


Location:  Duques Rm 151

April

 


6


Eric J. Beckman [email]

"TBA"

Bevier Professor of Engineering
Chemical Engineering Department
University of Pittsburgh
      

13

Solmaz Tabtabaei [email]

"Chemical-Free Electrostatic Separation as a Sustainable Approach for Dry Fractionation of Agricultural Flours"

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Howard University

      20

                                     Russell J. Hemley  [email]

"TBA"

Research Professor
School of Engineering & Applied Science
George Washington University

     27

GEC MS Capstone Symposium

May

 

4

Undergraduate Research Symposium

11


Anastassia N. Alexandrova  [email]

“TBA”

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California, Los Angeles

     18

Aaron Smith  [email]

"TBA"

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

 

Updated 1/3/2018

Tiny Materials Provide a Boost to Batteries

They’re 20,000 times smaller than the thickness of a human hair, but nanomaterials play a big role in the research of Chemistry Professor Michael Wagner, whose work focuses on creating microscopic tubes, rods, particles, and spheres used in everything from batteries to thermoelectric refrigerators. Wagner’s work has resulted in a breakthrough in rapidly charging batteries. A typical lithium ion battery with graphite electrodes can take two hours to charge, but Wagner’s batteries can be recharged much more quickly. Because his batteries contain hollow carbon nanosphere electrodes, a 20 percent charge takes just seven seconds.