NCN Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) Seminar Series

By Joseph M. Cychosz1; Amanda Buckles1

1. Network for Computational Nanotechnology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN



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  1. The Wright Flyer Crankcase: Precipitation Hardening in the First Aerospace Aluminum Alloys

    Online Presentations | 11 Jul 2013 | Contributor(s): John Blendell

  2. New Directions in MEMS for Wireless Harsh-Environment Sensors

    Online Presentations | 14 Aug 2013 | Contributor(s): Dimitrios Peroulis

  3. Non-Conjugated Radical Polymers as an Emerging Class of Transparent Conductors for Flexible Polymer Thermoelectric Applications

    Online Presentations | 21 Jul 2014 | Contributor(s): Bryan W. Boudouris

    Thermoelectric devices are capable of converting low-value waste heat energy into higher value electricity in a silent, direct manner and without the need for moving parts. As such, they present themselves as promising, environmentally-friendly energy conversion modules. Polymer-based...

  4. Quantum Dots: Artificial Atoms & Molecules in the Solid-State

    Online Presentations | 01 Aug 2014 | Contributor(s): Rajib Rahman

    In this lecture, I will describe how quantum dots are similar to atoms in the periodic table, with the exception that these artificial atoms can be engineered to suit the needs of various applications. Starting from the quantum mechanics of the Hydrogen atom, I will describe two simple models of...

  5. Implantable Networks of Wireless Nanoelectronic Devices

    Online Presentations | 20 Aug 2014 | Contributor(s): Pedro Irazoqui

  6. Overview of Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM)

    Online Presentations | 10 Sep 2014 | Contributor(s): Ron Reifenberger

    An introductory talk about scanning probe microscopes (SPMs) at the undergraduate level to explain what an SPM does and how it functions.

  7. Introduction to Molecular Dynamics

    Online Presentations | 21 Apr 2015 | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan

    This short presentation will describe the idea behind MD simulations and demonstrate its use in real applications.

  8. A Crash Course in Nanophotonic Simulations

    Online Presentations | 18 Jun 2015 | Contributor(s): Peter Bermel

    This seminar will cover rapid, scalable computational methods used in simulating optical reflection,transmission, and absorption in complex structures. After a brief survey of the tools available, the S4 simulation tool will be demonstrated in detail.

  9. Along for the Ride: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Nanoelectronics

    Online Presentations | 25 Jun 2015 | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

  10. Low Temperature Plasmas: A Foundation for Future Technologies

    Online Presentations | 28 Aug 2015 | Contributor(s): Sergey Macheret

  11. Introduction to Molecular Dynamics

    Online Presentations | 11 Sep 2015 | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan

  12. Plastic Deformation at the Nanoscale

    Online Presentations | 11 Sep 2015 | Contributor(s): Marisol Koslowski

    To model the deformation of metallic materials at micron and submicron scales a continuum theory of dislocations is derived. We will introduce the MicroMechanics Simulation Tool and the NanoPlasticity Lab. Both tools are dislocation mechanics simulations for the prediction of plastic deformation...

  13. Lessons From Nanoelectronics

    Online Presentations | 10 Dec 2015 | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    This talk is about a less-appreciated by-product of the microelectronics revolution, namely the deeper understanding of current flow, energy exchange and device operation that it has enabled, which forms the basis for what we call the bottom-up approach.

  14. Some Lessons on Entrepreneurship in Nanotechnology (and, Mechanical Engineers do 'nano', too)

    Online Presentations | 18 Feb 2016 | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher

    Professor Tim Fisher will talk about his brief excursion into starting (and stopping) a company, with a focus on lessons learned that are related to education and academic research. He will also try to convince a likely skeptical audience that mechanical engineers have something valuable to...

  15. Overview and Applications of the Object Oriented Finite Element Analysis (OOF2)

    Online Presentations | 18 Feb 2016 | Contributor(s): R. Edwin García

    Edwin Garcia is an associate professor of Materials Engineering who is interested in the application of theoretical and computational materials science to understand the relations between material properties and microstructure. His research places special emphasis on establishing analytical...

  16. Studying Real Human Information Flow Problems in Pretend Mars Missions

    Online Presentations | 21 Jun 2016 | Contributor(s): Barrett S. Caldwell

  17. Computational Nanophotonics – Designing Spaces for Light

    Online Presentations | 29 Jun 2016 | Contributor(s): Alexander V. Kildishev

    In this presentation, after a brief review of previous work based on the innovative methods of transformation optics, I present a new class of elliptic omnidirectional concentrators focusing light on a disk, a thin strip, or a rod. This study expands the theory of a circular omnidirectional...

  18. Entrepreneurship: What You Need to Know

    Online Presentations | 17 Aug 2016 | Contributor(s): Nathalie Duval-Couetil

  19. Surprising Nanophotonic Phenomena in Nature and Photonic Modeling with S4

    Online Presentations | 17 Aug 2016 | Contributor(s): Peter Bermel

    I will show how S4sim, a transfer matrix-based optical simulation tool available on can be used to precisely calculate these behaviors. A few exciting real-world applications of this work will also be briefly discussed.

  20. Practice Your Scales! Thermal and Energy Nanomaterials for Fast Processes

    Online Presentations | 17 Aug 2016 | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher

  21. A Gentle Introduction to Uncertainty Quantification

    Online Presentations | 19 Aug 2016 | Contributor(s): Ilias Bilionis

  22. Solar Energy: Some Challenges and Opportunities

    Online Presentations | 01 Sep 2017 | Contributor(s): Rakesh Agrawal

    Rakesh Agrawal is Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University. Previously, he was an Air Products Fellow at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., where he worked until 2004.A major thrust of his research is related to energy issues and includes novel...

  23. High-Speed Flow and its Control Through Plasma Technology

    Online Presentations | 06 Oct 2016 | Contributor(s): Jonathan Poggie

    To support the design of high-speed air vehicles, a number of scientific challenges must be addressed in the prediction and control of supersonic and hypersonic flow. The present talk focuses on two main themes: large-scale unsteadiness and plasma-based flow control.

  24. Introduction to Visualization

    Online Presentations | 19 Oct 2016 | Contributor(s): Vetria L. Byrd

  25. Designing Architectured Materials: Evolution vs. Intelligent Design

    Online Presentations | 01 Nov 2016 | Contributor(s): Pablo Daniel Zavattieri

    There is a strong demand for new paradigms of design and development of advanced high-performance structural materials with high strength and durability that are low-cost and renewable with novel combinations of properties. Yet, most of these applications require high-performance materials that...

  26. Making the Most of Your Summer Research Experience

    Online Presentations | 13 Jun 2017 | Contributor(s): Janelle P Wharry

    Students will first work in small groups and will consider an invention that has impacted their lives.  They will trace back to the genesis of these inventions as a means of self-realizing the scientific method.  Students will learn about the importance of incorporating the scientific...

  27. Batteries - Challenges and Solutions

    Online Presentations | 15 Jun 2017 | Contributor(s): Vilas Pol

  28. Questioning in Research: A Practical Guide to Have Cooperative and Constructive Argumentative Dialogue

    Online Presentations | 27 Jun 2017 | Contributor(s): Pablo Daniel Zavattieri

    In this Lunch and Learn Session we are going to discuss ways to have collaborative and respectful dialogues in academic/scientific research. In particular, we will try to focus on how to question and challenge ideas while respecting our colleagues.

  29. Communicating Your Message to Engage a Lay Audience

    Online Presentations | 06 Jul 2017 | Contributor(s): Linda J. Mason

  30. High-Resolution, High-Speed 3D Imaging and Applications

    Online Presentations | 20 Jul 2017 | Contributor(s): Song Zhang

  31. The Plastic Waste Crisis and Potential Solutions

    Online Presentations | 20 Jul 2017 | Contributor(s): Nien-Hwa Linda Wang

  32. Quantifying Uncertainties in Physical Models

    Online Presentations | 28 Aug 2017 | Contributor(s): Ilias Bilionis

    Increasing modeling detail is not necessarily correlated with increasing predictive ability. Setting modeling and numerical discretization errors aside, the more detailed a model gets, the larger the number of parameters required to accurately specify its initial/boundary conditions, constitutive...

  33. Communicating Science

    Online Presentations | 01 Sep 2017 | Contributor(s): Becky Wolfe

    In this active workshop, you will participate in several activities developed by the Portal to the Public that will help you develop and hone your communication skills.

  34. High-throughput Phenotyping of Crop Plants in Field Trials Using RGB, LiDAR, and Hyperspectral Imaging

    Online Presentations | 31 Aug 2017 | Contributor(s): Mitch Tunstra

  35. How to Write a Journal Paper

    Online Presentations | 13 Dec 2017 | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam

  36. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Research at Purdue University

    Online Presentations | 28 Jun 2018 | Contributor(s): Carl Wassgren

    In this talk I will present an overview of some of the pharmaceutical manufacturing research at Purdue University.  The talk will focus primarily on solid dosage form drug product manufacturing, including various unit operations and continuous manufacturing.  The talk will also...

  37. Nanotechnology & Internet of Things

    Online Presentations | 28 Jun 2018 | Contributor(s): Ali Shakouri

  38. Your Career Choices: A Perspective from 24 years in Industry, National Laboratory, and Academia and The Most-Neglected Item in your Career Development

    Online Presentations | 02 Jul 2018 | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    What are your career choices with a BS, MS, or PhD? Will you develop technology yourself? Will you work in a team? Will you guide people? Where will you work: in industry, research lab, or academia?

  39. nanoHUB in a Nutshell: Delivering New Paradigms in Education and Research

    Online Presentations | 09 Jul 2018 | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    Gordon Moore’s 1965 prediction of continued semiconductor device down-scaling and circuit up-scaling has become a self-fulfilling prophesy in the past 50 years. Open source code development and sharing of the process modeling software SUPREM and the circuit modeling software SPICE were two...

  40. Designing Functional Polymers for Water Purification and Flexible Electronic Applications

    Online Presentations | 09 Jul 2018 | Contributor(s): Bryan W. Boudouris

  41. Re-Engineering Computing For Next Generation Autonomous Intelligent Systems: Devices, Circuits, and Algorithms

    Online Presentations | 27 Aug 2018 | Contributor(s): Kaushik Roy, Abhronil Sengupta

    Advances in machine learning, notably deep learning, have led to computers matching or surpassing human performance in several cognitive tasks including vision, speech and natural language processing. However, implementation of such neural algorithms in conventional "von-Neumann"...

  42. Leveraging Computational Research to Engage Industry

    Online Presentations | 01 Oct 2018 | Contributor(s): Peter Bermel

    In this talk, I will discuss the big picture goals of my research group, and how simulation plays a central role in our efforts. I will then discuss how these efforts can be leveraged to engage industry. I will recount some of my experiences over the last decade with startups and...

  43. Predictive Simulations of Materials & nanoHUB Simulations

    Online Presentations | 11 Oct 2018 | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan

    This talk will discuss state of the art methods for atomistic simulations and exemplify their application for the computational design of full-density metallic metamaterials with ultra-low stiffness. Stiffness about an order of magnitude smaller than possible to date is achieved via the...

  44. Connections, Inspirations and Advice: Warm Weather Lessons for Rising Scholars

    Online Presentations | 13 Oct 2018

  45. Overview of Computational Methods and Machine Learning: Panel Talks

    Online Presentations | 14 Jun 2019 | Contributor(s): Brett Matthew Savoie, Pradeep Kumar Gurunathan, Peilin Liao, Xiulin Ruan, Guang Lin

    The Panel Discussion which follows these individual presentations can be found here.Individucal Presentations:Theory and Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences, Brett Matthew Savoie;Divide and Conquer with QM/MM Methods, Pradeep Kumar Gurunathan;Computational Chemistry/Materials, Peilin...

  46. Overview of Computational Methods and Machine Learning: Panel Discussion

    Online Presentations | 14 Jun 2019 | Contributor(s): Brett Matthew Savoie, Pradeep Kumar Gurunathan, Peilin Liao, Xiulin Ruan, Guang Lin

    The individual Panel Talks which accompanies this discussion can be found here.Why do we need experiments?Are your methods “descriptive” or “predictive”?Do you work with any other theory/simulation groups?On the 5 year timescale: is machine-learning hype or a real...

  47. Using Polymer Science to Improve High-Performance Concrete

    Online Presentations | 30 Jun 2019 | Contributor(s): Kendra A. Erk

  48. Adhesives at the Beach

    Online Presentations | 18 Jul 2019 | Contributor(s): Jonathan J. Wilker