Hard Materials Seminars

August 31, 2017

"Communicating Science - How to give better talks"

Science speakers make two kinds of fatal mistakes in giving talks—they fail to take into consideration the needs and wants of their audience, and they invariably try to cover too much material, in too much detail, and compensate by talking faster. Today I’ll give you some tools to help you avoid those mistakes, and I’ll share some tips for how to improve the communication value of your slides.

September 7, 2017

“First Principles calculations of solute transport in Zr,” by Abhinav Jain (Trinkle)

 “LiMn2O4 surface chemistry evolution during cycling revealed by in situ Auger Electron Spectroscopy and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy,” by Jenny Beach (Dillon)

September 14, 2017

 “Variation in densification behavior of ionic conducting ceramics prepared by spark plasma sintering,” by Charles Smith (Krogstad)

 “Drive rate and the transition between intermittent and smooth flow in small-scale plasticity,” by Gregory Sparks (Maass)

September 21, 2017

"Irradiation induced creep in Ag characterized by In-situ TEM nanopillar compression," by Gowtham Sriram Jawaharram (Dillon)

 "Effect of iconicity on magnetism of K2MnS2," by Ankita Bhutani (Shoemaker)

September 28, 2017

“Distinguishing closely related compositions via x-ray fluorescence,” by Shannon Murray (Shoemaker)

“Solute transport database for Mg using ab initio and exact diffusion theory,” by Ravi Agarwal (Trinkle)

October 5, 2017

“Directions of zero thermal expansion in anisotropic oxides,” by Scott McCormack (Kriven)

In-situ Observation of Shape Transformation & Surface Oxidation of Pd nanocrystals,” by Aram Yoon (Zuo)

October 12, 2017

“Visualizing many-electron wavefunctions,” by William Wheeler (Wagner)

Greg Kutyla - TBD (Kriven)

October 19, 2017

“Self-organization in immiscible alloys,” by John Beach (Averback)

 “Time-resolved quadratic magneto-optical Kerr effect,” by Kexin Yang (Cahill)

November 2, 2017

“Room temperature thermal conductivity switch in Ni-Mn-In alloys,” by Qiye Zheng (Cahill)

 “Mapping order parameter and nanoscale symmetry fluctuations in ferroelectric perovskites,” by Yu-Tsun Shao (Zuo)

November 9, 2017

“Flash Sintering and its underlying mechanisms,” by Soumitra Sulekar (Shoemaker)

November 16, 2017

“Developing radiation resistant ceramics through microstructural engineering,” by Nathan Madden (Krogstad)

“Morphological changes induced by the template-directed solidification of eutectics,” by Ashish Kulkarni (Braun)

November 23, 2017


November 30, 2017

“Tensile strained Ge quantum dots grown using molecular beam epitaxy,” by Pankul Dhingra (Minjoo Lee)

“Deformation characterization of nanocrystalline zirconium nitride nanopillars,” by Haw-Wen Hsiao (Zuo)