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  1. Quantum Photonics Faculty Candidate Seminar - C.K. Shih

    Active nanophotonics: from coherent control of quantum emitters to plasmonic nanolasers Light-matter interaction at nanometer scale is emerging as one of the most exciting fields in nanoscience. In combination with the advanced materials synthesis technique to tailor novel low-dimensional electronic systems, new doors are open toward design and realization of nanophotonic devices with novel functionalities. Here I will present two areas that have been pursued in my research group. The...

  2. Ana Kanevce Seminar

    Ana Kanevce National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO Insight into time-resolved photoluminescence measurements on thin-film solar cells using numerical simulations Increased efficiency in thin-film solar cells requires higher degree of understanding of the recombination mechanisms, and separating the various types of recombination involved.  Time resolved photoluminescence (TRPL) measurement is a contactless and quick measurement method, and therefore one of the key metrics...

  3. Jo De Boeck Seminar

    Jo De Boeck received his engineering degree in 1986 and his PhD degree in 1991 from the University of Leuven. Since 1991 he is a staff member of imec (Leuven). He has been a NATO Science Fellow at Bellcore (USA, 1991-92) and AST-fellow in the Joint Research Center for Atom Technology (Japan, 1998). In his research career, he has been leading activities on integration of novel materials at device level and new functionalities at systems level. In 2003 he became Associate Vice President at...

  4. Mikael Rechtsman Seminar

    Mikael Rechtsman Quantum Photonics Faculty Candidate Seminar Photonic topological insulators and pseudomagnetism I will present two examples in which ‘fictitious fields’ lead to surprising photonic effects that would be difficult (if not impossible) to achieve with real fields. Firstly, I will present the first observation of the topological protection of light - a ‘Photonic Floquet Topological Insulator’ [1]. The structure is an array of coupled helical...

  5. Brian Norton - Solar Seminar Series

    Solar Energy Research at Dublin Institute of Technology The presentation will cover an overview of solar energy research at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). Key factors that influence economic viability of solar energy for different applications in different parts of the world will be discussed. In the context of thermal energy storage two projects will be described; one is the use of phase change materials for extending the capacity of domestic hot water tanks and the other concerns...

  6. Dr. Dennis M. Dimiduk Seminar

    Dr. Dennis M. Dimiduk Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Wright-Patterson Air Force Base INTEGRATING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES PERFORMANCE PREDICTION VIA THE MATERIALS GENOME INITIATIVE Materials and structures design can now access a remarkable set of new materials modeling and simulation tools. The capabilities of such tools are expanding rapidly for representing mechanisms important to both ‘design with’ and ‘design of’...

  7. Hui Cao Seminar

    Disordered Photonics Most of the research in the field of photonics has focused on understanding and mitigating the effects of disorder which are often detrimental. For certain applications, however, intentionally introducing disorder can actually improve the device performance, e.g., in photovoltaics optical scattering improves the efficiency of light harvesting. We have utilized multiple scattering in a random photonic structure to build a compact on-chip spectrometer. The probe signal...

  8. Abram Falk - Quantum Photonics Faculty Candidate Seminar

    Abram Falk Postdoctoral Fellow Institute for Molecular Engineering at Univeristy of Chicago   Engineered defects in wide band-gap semiconductors for single-spin sensing and computation While generally considered undesirable in traditional electronic devices, semiconductor defects can confine isolated electronic spins and act as nanoscale, single-spin memory registers. Alongside research efforts focusing on nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond, an alternative approach seeks to...

  9. Needs Seminar - Dr. Shaloo Rakheja, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Abstract - With its rich physical properties, the novel 2-D carbon-based material graphene is expected to play an important role in the advancement of semiconductor technologies. In a recent poll conducted by the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS), graphene is named as the material most likely to have the greatest impact on geometric scaling. As a two-dimensional material, graphene has a limited phase space for scattering of electrons; hence, the electrons in...

  10. Chinmay Belthangady

    Quantum Assisted Magnetometry with NV centers in Diamond Nitrogen vacancy (NV) color centers are point defects that occur naturally in diamond. They can also be created artificially via standard semiconductor fabrication techniques. Associated with this defect are spin states that can be initialized & read-out optically, and driven coherently with resonant microwaves. The coherence time of NV spins tends to be quite long even at room temperature. For these reasons, NVs are ideally...

  11. Sunil Bhave Seminar

    Optomechanical systems offer one of the most sensitive methods for detecting mechanical motion using shifts in the optical resonance frequency of the optomechanical resonator. Presently, these systems are used for measuring mechanical thermal noise displacement or mechanical motion actuated by optical forces. Meanwhile, electrostatic capacitive actuation and detection is the main transduction scheme used in RF MEMS resonators. The use of electrostatics is convenient as it allows direct...

  12. Warren C.W. Chan Seminar

    Warren C.W. Chan Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto Institute of Biomaterials & Biomolecular Research (IBBME) Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research (CCBR) The complexities of targeting nanoparticles into solid tumors Dr.Chan is currently a Full Professor in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. He also holds the Canadian Research Chair in Bionanotechnology and is affiliated with the...

  13. BNC Tissue Culture Workshop

    BNC Tissue Culture Workshop – Hosted by Lisa Reece Biosafety Research Engineer Lab Director of BNC Bionanotech. Core Facilities Classes will be held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 2-3 PM Start Date:  Monday,Feb. 10,2014  End Date:  Wednesday, Feb. 26,2014   At the Birck Nanotechnology Center   Please contact either Lisa Reece at lreece@purdue.eduor Nancy Black at blackn@purdue.edu for more information!   Deadline to register will...

  14. Robert Sayer Seminar

    Robert Sayer Sandia National Laboratories Thermal Contact Conductance of Radiation-Aged Thermal Interface Materials for Space Applications and an Overview of Employment Opportunities at Sandia National Laboratories   Presenter Bio: Robert Sayer is a Senior R&D Mechanical Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. His research is focused on experimental measurement of thermal conductivity and thermal contact conductance of materials exposed to extreme...

  15. Igor Melnikov Seminar

    Aluminum Oxide as a Self-Organizing Template for Heterogeneous Photonic Crystals In this talk, heterogeneous photonic crystals are described that are made of group II-oxides, sulfides, and selenides electrochemically deposited in the template of a selforganizing porous aluminum oxide. The self-organization approach to nano-structured materials and templates looks like a much simpler and, hence cheaper technological alternative to lithography-based ones. The self-organization here might be...

  16. Muhammad Mustafa Hussain Seminar

    Muhammad Mustafa Hussain Associate Professor of Electrical and Engineering in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Transformational Silicon Electronics Dr. Muhammad Mustafa Hussain (PhD, University of Texas at Austin, Dec 2005) is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Before joining KAUST in Aug 2009, he was Program Manager of Novel Emerging Technology Program at SEMATECH, Austin, Texas. His...

  17. Ahmed Busnaina Seminar

    Ahmed Busnaina W. L. Smith Professor and Director, Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing Advanced Nanomaterials-based Manufacturing Platform for Printed Sensors, Electronics,Energy and Material Applications Bio: Ahmed A. Busnaina, Ph.D. is the William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor and Director of National Science Foundation’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) at...

  18. Narayan Ramesh Seminar

    Physics of Failure based Reliability Estimation in Photovoltaic Systems Residential roofing applications can satisfy >50% of residential electricity demand with 10% efficient PV technology (see NREL Estimate for PV Supply from Residential Roofingbelow). In addition to the quantified cost avoidance opportunities described above, there are a number of “soft” benefits for advocating distributive residential/commercial BIPV/BAPV systems. Consumer driven adoption of BIPV...

  19. Introduction to CasaXPS: What we should know about XPS data analysis with CasaXPS

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  20. Introduction to XPS: What we should know about X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

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