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MSE 520: Seminar Series

Each autumn, winter, and spring quarter, the department presents a series of weekly seminars on a broad range of interests, industries, and professions. MSE students and alumni are encouraged to attend. Graduate students receive MSE520 credits for attending.

The Spring 2017 Seminar Series will take place on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. in 124 Mary Gates Hall.

Spring 2017 Seminars

March 27 Devin MacKenzie
Materials Science & Engineering/Mechanical Engineering
University of Washington
April 3 Subhash Mahajan
Self-assembled nanostructures in mixed group III-V and group III-N layers and their influence on devices
Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
University of California, Davis
April 10

Bo Zhang
University of Washington

April 17 TBD
April 24 Gary Grobny
Professor, Chemistry
University of Washington
May 1 Alon Gorodetsky
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of California, Irvine
May 8

Jonathan Posner
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering/Chemical Engineering

University of Washington

May 15 Susan Sinnott
Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Penn State University
May 22 Joseph Koo
Senior Research Scientist/Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas, Austin


Past Seminars (2016/17)

Chair’s Welcome
Alex K-Y. Jen,
MSE Department Chair, University of Washington

Forming of Aluminum Alloys for Lightweight Automotive Applications
Aashish Rohatgi
Energy Materials - Transportation and Industrial Materials Group
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Engineering Optoelectronic Point Defects in Nanoscale Ceramic Materials
Peter Pauzauskie,
Assistant Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
University of Washington

The Interplay between Solid Electrolyte Interface (SEI) and Lithium Dendrite/Efficiency
Jie Xiao
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Arkansas

3-D-printing to Study the Biomechanics of Fish Tails
Michael Porter,
Assistant Professor of Mechanics,
Clemson University

Organic Photovoltaics: The Need for and Progress Towards Quantitative Structure-function Relations
Harald Ade,
Distinguished Professor, Physics
North Carolina State University

A holistic view of nucleation and self-assembly
Jim De Yoreo,
Manager, Physical Sciences, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Affiliate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, UW

Genetically Engineered Peptide-enabled Biotechnology & Dental Tissue Engineering
Deniz Tanil Yucesoy
Ph.D. Candidate, UW MSE

The role of an accurate description of local structure to inform our understanding of nucleation and assembly
Chris Mundy,
Scientist, Chemical Physics & Analysis
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Jeffrey Pyun
From Garbage to Plastics and Beyond: Polymerizations with Elemental Sulfur
Professor, Organic Chemistry
Arizona State University

Omid Veiseh
Immune Modulatory Biomaterials for Cell-based Therapies
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
Rice University

Dan Hutchins
Introduction to Patent Law
Patent Attorney
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP