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Fall 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Science Lecture - Controlling electron beams with lasers: Revealing protein structure

Lecture | August 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall


Osip Schwartz, Department of Physics

Science@Cal


On a microscopic level, every function of life is performed by biological macromolecules. To understand how these molecular machines work, it is necessary to know the three-dimensional structure of their constituent protein complexes. Recently, a breakthrough in protein structure studies has been brought about by a series of technological advances in transmission electron microscopes, imaging...   More >


All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

All Audiences, Alumni, Children, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Friday, August 24, 2018

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | August 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB


Elliott Smith, Koshland Bioscience Library

Library


A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences



There's Plenty of Room at the Top: Nano Seminar Series

Lecture | August 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu, UC Berkeley, EECS

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The virtuous cycle of integrated-circuit "microchip" technology advancement has been sustained for over 50 years, resulting in the proliferation of information technology (IT) with dramatic economic and social impact. Although there is still some “room at the bottom” today to manipulate and control matter at ever smaller scales, physics and economics limit the benefits of further transistor...   More >

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Dissecting the Spatiotemporal Subcellular Distribution of the Human Proteome

Seminar | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Emma Lundberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Bioengineering (BioE)


Compartmentalization of biological reactions is an important mechanism to allow multiple cellular reactions to occur in parallel. Resolving the spatial distribution of the human proteome at a subcellular level increases our understanding of human biology and disease. We have generated a high-resolution map of the subcellular distribution of the human proteome as part of the open access Human...   More >

Friday, August 31, 2018

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | August 31 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB


Elliott Smith, Koshland Bioscience Library

Library


A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences



Mind the Gap: The Intercalation of van der Waals Heterostructures: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | August 31 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Kwabena Bediako, UC Berkeley, Chemistry

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The assembly of layered (van der Waals, vdW) materials into novel heterostructures relaxes the requirements on crystallographic commensurability across interfaces and enables the creation of atomically precise superlattices that may be synthetically intractable by chemical growth. Inherently, these heterostructures possess artificial two-dimensional (2D) interlayer galleries not present in bulk...   More >

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

East Bay Science Cafe - Bioinspired Design: from Gripping Geckos, Bouncing Bugs, Leap’n Lizards, and Smart Squirrels

Presentation | September 5 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila


1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

Robert Full, Department of Integrative Biology

Science@Cal


As human technologies take on more of the characteristics of Nature, Nature becomes a better teacher. The field of Biologically Inspired Design is becoming a leading paradigm for the development of new technologies. BioMotion Science has figured prominently in advancing our understanding. Geckos climbing with hairy toes has resulted in new adhesives. Insects running and squishing through cracks...   More >


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All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents

Friday, September 7, 2018

Bio-Inspired Metal-Coordination Crosslinking: Easy Access to Broad Dynamics When Engineering Polymer Gel Mechanics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Niels Holten-Andersen, MIT, Materials Science & Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Efforts to engineer polymer material mechanics are increasingly coupled to the design of transient crosslink dynamics. We have sought to gain a deeper understanding of how polymer gel mechanical properties can be controlled over multiple hierarchical time-scales via design of bioinspired
metal-coordinate crosslink structure on multiple length-scales.

By utilizing metal ion coordination...   More >

Friday, September 21, 2018

Physical Chemistry of Nanocrystals with the Graphene Liquid Cell: Nano Seminar Series

Lecture | September 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. A. Paul Alivisatos, UC Berkeley, Chemistry & MSE

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Colloidal nanocrystals have emerged as a major building block for nanoscience and nanotechnology. Today it is possible to control the size, shape, and topology of nanocrystals and to harness the variations of their properties with size to create materials with proven applications in biological imaging and electronic displays, and many more applications under development in renewable energy....   More >

Friday, September 28, 2018

Getting the Best of Nanomaterials: Intercalated Graphene/Quantum Dot Hybrid Photodetector: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Note change in date


Prof. Oscar Vazquez Mena, UC San Diego, NanoEngineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Recently, hybrid graphene quantum dot (Gr/QD) systems have emerged as high responsivity photodetectors, taking advantage of the high charge carrier mobility of graphene and the high light absorption of PbS quantum dots. However the performance of this hybrid system is still limited by the charge carrier diffusion length of quantum dots, which remains the main bottle neck for quantum dot based...   More >

Friday, October 5, 2018

Smart Additive Manufacturing: Bioinspired Algorithmic - Driven Design of Composites: Nano Seminar Series

Lecture | October 5 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Grace X. Gu, UC Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


I will discuss ways we have mimicked nature’s designs using simulation, additive manufacturing, and testing to investigate how to create synthetic materials with superior mechanical properties (e.g. toughness, strength, impact resistance).

Friday, October 26, 2018

Big Advantages of Going Small: Nanostructured Perovskite-phase Cesium Lead Iodide: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Aaron Fafarman, Drexel University, Chemical Engineering

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


Perovskite-phase cesium lead iodide (CsPbI3) possess three almost too-good-to-be-true properties for photovoltaic and electroluminesence applications and one Achilles heel: it is not stable under ambient conditions. This talk will provide an introduction to CsPbI3, highlighting our contributions to identifying and understanding some of its remarkable chemical, physical and functional properties....   More >

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Clean Energy Transition in Bangladesh - Local and Global Impacts and Opportunities: The Chowdhury Center Distinguished Lecture for 2018 by Daniel M. Kammen

Lecture | November 1 | 5-7 p.m. |  TBD


Daniel M. Kammen, Director of Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL); Professor in the Energy and Resources Group (ERG); and Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy

The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies


A lecture by Distinguished Professor of Energy in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and a former Science Envoy for the State Department, Prof. Daniel M. Kammen.

Friday, November 9, 2018

'Nano' Implies Nonlinear Dynamics: Nano Seminar Series

Lecture | November 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


R Stanley Williams, HP Labs

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


One thing that we who have worked in the nano area for the past 20 years keep claiming is that new properties and opportunities arise from materials crafted at the nanometer scale. One of the major changes is that the response of materials to stimuli becomes increasingly nonlinear, and that leads to a completely new set of dynamical properties.

I will show how a single nanoscale device can be...   More >

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Hotwired Life: Biophysical Studies of Microbial Extracellular Electron Conduits"

Seminar | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall


Moh El-Naggar, University of Southern California

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology


El-Naggar leads the NanoBio Lab, which focuses on the fundamentals, implications, and technological applications of biological charge transfer, using environmental microbes as model systems. This is a highly interdisciplinary area, drawing from the toolboxes of nanoscience, condensed matter physics, electrochemistry, and environmental microbiology.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Using Topology to Engineer the Electronic Structure of Bottom-Up Synthesized Graphene Nanoribbons: Nano Seminar Series

Lecture | November 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Prof. Michael F. Crommie, UC Berkeley, Physics Department

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute


The idea of classifying materials by their topological properties is useful for predicting their behavior, especially at interfaces between insulators. When a topologically nontrivial insulator (often referred to as a topological insulator) is fused to a topologically trivial insulator then metallic states arise at the interface between them. This concept has been fruitful for 3D and 2D materials...   More >