Seminar | August 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Technological advances enable, today and in the future, opportunities for individual scientists to communicate in new and more effective ways. Scientists must take advantage of these technologies and communicate!
Professional E-mail Communication: (or: how to email your professor so you get a favorable response!)
Workshop | August 31 | 3-4 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall
Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager, hsp.berkeley.edu
Do you need to email someone you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Are you looking for an internship or job and want to set up an informational interview? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other... More >
POSTPONED: Smart Interfacial Materials from Super-Wettability to Binary Cooperative Complementary Systems: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | September 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Canceled
Prof. Lei Jiang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Technical Institute Physics/Chemistry
PROF. JIANG'S VISIT TO CA WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL LATER IN THE SEMESTER; MORE INFO TO COME
Seminar | September 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Jie Yao, UC Berkeley, Materials Science & Engineering
Bismuth calcogenides have been well-known for their thermoelectric and topological insulator properties. Our recent studies show that they also possess unique optical and mechanical properties, especially at the nanoscale.
Seminar | September 2 | 2-3 p.m. | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Building 67- 3111 Chemla Room
Professor Subodh Gautam Mhaisalkar, Nanyang Technological University
Lower-dimensionality Layered Perovskites for Solar Cells and Light-Emitting Devices
Seminar | September 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Aaron Streets, UC Berkeley, Bioengineering
Phenotype classification of single cells reveals biological variation that is masked in ensemble measurement. This heterogeneity is found in gene and protein expression as well as in cell morphology. Many techniques are available to probe phenotypic heterogeneity at the single cell level, for example quantitative imaging and single-cell RNA sequencing, but it is difficult to perform multiple... More >
Stable Perovskite-Silicon Tandem Solar Cells with > 23% Efficiency and a New Direction for Smart Windows
Seminar | September 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Professor Michael McGehee, Stanford University
Perovskite semiconductors are very attractive for the high bandgap solar cell in tandems because it is possible to have an open circuit voltage greater than 1.2 V. This strategy can be used to upgrade the performance of the silicon solar panels that currently dominate the market. We have demonstrated a monolithic perovskite on silicon tandem with a world record 23.6% power conversion efficiency... More >
Self-Assembled Nanomaterials Using Basic Science to Move toward Solutions to Practical Problems in Energy Storage, Energy Harvesting, and Nanomagnetics: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | September 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Sarah H. Tolbert, UCLA, Chemistry/Biochemistry/MSE/CNSI
In this talk, we examine ways that solution processed nanostructured materials can be used to address issues of relevance to energy storage, harvesting, and conservation.
Seminar | September 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Dr. J. Nathan Hohman, LBNL Molecular Foundry
Isolating 2D monolayers from layered van der Waals solids has been a fruitful approach for discovering new properties in old materials.
In-situ/operando resonant inelastic soft X-ray scattering characterization of chemical and catalytic reactions
Seminar | September 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
The presentation focuses on the in-situ/operando soft X-ray spectroscopy for the studies of catalytic and electrochemical reactions developed at the Advanced Light Source in recent years, and how to overcome the challenge that soft X-rays cannot easily peek into the liquid electrochemical cells under vacuum conditions.
Information Session | September 26 | 6-7 p.m. | 54 Barrows Hall
The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) will be hosting an info session on their 2016 Fall Mini-Grants. Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to attend the info session to learn more about TGIF and how to apply for a mini-grant.
Information Session | September 29 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 150 University Hall
Dean Bertozzi invites all SPH affiliates to join him for a presentation of topics relevant to the School.
Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate
Seminar | September 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. William Chueh, Stanford University, Materials Science & Engineering
Electrochemically-active materials enable the efficient transformation of electrical energy to and from chemical energy, and are at the heart of carbon-neutral energy cycles. Understanding design rules that govern material composition, microstructure, and architecture holds the key towards rationally optimizing technologies such as batteries and fuel cells.
Experimental and Computational Investigations of Phonon Anharmonicity: The Role of Atomic Dynamics in Nanoscale Transport and Thermodynamics: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | October 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Olivier Delaire, Duke Univ. / ORNL , Materials Science/ME/Physics
A detailed understanding of atomic dynamics is of broad interest for the design of efficient energy materials, and contributes to establishing the microscopic theory of thermal transport and thermodynamics. Lattice instabilities are deeply connected to atomic vibrations (phonons) and impact functional properties in many materials, including ferroelectrics, thermoelectrics, phase-change materials,... More >
Seminar | October 11 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM
Pierce Gordon, PhD Candidate, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley
Join us for a new episode of The Graduates as we speak with Pierce Gordon of the Energy and Resources Group about his work on the evaluation of innovation practices for global development issues. The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley and around the world, is broadcast every other Tuesday at 9AM.
Radio broadcast, on-air only 90.7FM or http://kalx.berkeley.edu
Seminar | October 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Wendy L. Mao, Stanford University, Geological Sciences & SLAC
The application of extreme environments (including variable pressure, temperature and irradiation) can induce dramatic changes in materials and give us a much broader field to discover new phases and explore novel phenomena.
Special Event | October 14 | 7-9 p.m. | Scarlet City Espresso Bar
Sam Kenny; Rachel Thayer
Grounds for Science grad student science Cafe this month explores how to study life at the tiniest scale. Featuring 2 short talks:
All Audiences, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate
Seminar | October 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 277 Cory Hall
Professor Ramki Kalyanaraman, University of Tennessee in Knoxville
Plasmonic materials and nanostructures offer exciting ways to manipulate photons for applications such as sensing, data storage, and more. From a materials perspective, silver has the highest plasmonic quality factor af all known materials, but its tendency to degrade renders Gold (a much weaker plasmonic material) the de facto choice for many applications. Here we show how to overcome this... More >
Seminar | October 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Takuzo Aida, Univ. of Tokyo, Chemistry/Biotechnology
Machine technology frequently puts magnetic or electrostatic repulsive forces to practical use, as in maglev trains, vehicle suspensions, or non-contact bearings. In contrast, materials design overwhelmingly focuses on attractive interactions, such as in the many advanced polymer-based composites, where inorganic fillers interact with a polymer matrix to improve mechanical properties.... More >
Seminar | October 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Adam Deutschbauer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Seminar | October 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. David J. Pine, NYU, Physics and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Coating colloidal particles and clusters with DNA, we program interactions between colloids, using their shape to make crystal structures that have previously been difficult or even impossible to make.
Seminar | November 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Title: Structured factor models to find interpretable signal in genomic data
Lecture | November 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 277 Cory Hall
Professor Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard University
Liquids entrapped within a nanostructured solid begin to exhibit unique behaviors often providing the surrounding material with unprecedented properties. Recently we have introduced a new technology to create self-healing, anti-fouling materials (so-called Slippery, Lubricant-Infused Porous Surfaces, or SLIPS). These bioinspired coatings that mimic slippery surfaces of a pitcher plant outperform... More >
Potentials, Dynamics, and Other Properties of Electrons in Colloidal Quantum Dots: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | November 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Daniel R. Gamelin, Univ. of Washington, Chemistry
The physical properties of inorganic crystalline materials can be dramatically transformed by controlled introduction of impurities or other defects, without which most semiconductor technologies including transistors, diodes, and solar cells would not be possible.
Colloquium | November 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Cathryn Carson, Professor, History of Science, University of California, Berkeley; George Lakoff, Professor, Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley; Leonard Susskind, Professor Physics and Director of Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stanford University; Umesh Vazirani, Professor, EECS and Director, Berkeley Quantum Computation Center, University of California, Berkeley; Carl Williams, Deputy Director of the Physical Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Irfan Siddiqi, Professor, Physics and Director, CQCS, University of California, Berkeley and Center for Quantum Coherent Science
Quantum mechanics continues to stretch the limits of human thought by asserting that two objects can be entangled such that a probe of one automatically yields information about the other, even if they are at opposite ends of the universe.
Lecture | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium
Jes Broeng, Professor, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Science and technology is a vehicle for research-based innovation, but social interaction and skills are the necessities for success. In this talk, Prof. Jes Broeng will share his experiences on establishing successful universities spin-out, and on ways to improve the tech transfer system. The talk will take base in photonics technologies for health care and life science.
Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online.
Seminar | November 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Note change in date
Prof. Valeria Tohver Milam, Georgia Institute of Technology, MSE
Oligonucleotide aptamers are single-stranded sequences that exhibit high affinity and specificity for a particular non-nucleotide target including, but not limited to, small molecules, proteins, and even whole cells. Aptamers are conventionally isolated and identified using a multi-round screening approach called "Systematic Evolution of Ligands by EXponential Enrichment" (SELEX) in which a pool... More >
Seminar | December 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Cellular and molecular assay, especially in the study of phenotype-genotype correlations at the single-cell level, are critical for the understanding of intratumor heterogeneity and identification of cancer phenotype-related genes, new cell subsets, and assist in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and therapy.
Lecture | December 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall
Robert Langer, MIT
We are pleased to welcome Professor Robert Langer of MIT as our 2016-17 Distinguished Seminar speaker.
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