NCN SURF Seminar Series

By Joseph M. Cychosz1, 705121

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

In This Series

  1. Solar Energy: Some Challenges and Opportunities

    01 Sep 2017 | Online Presentations | 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...

  2. Communicating Science

    01 Sep 2017 | Online Presentations | 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.

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

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

  4. Quantifying Uncertainties in Physical Models

    28 Aug 2017 | Online Presentations | 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,...

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

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

  6. The Plastic Waste Crisis and Potential Solutions

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

  7. Communicating Your Message to Engage a Lay Audience

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

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

    27 Jun 2017 | Online Presentations | 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.

  9. Batteries - Challenges and Solutions

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

  10. Making the Most of Your Summer Research Experience

    13 Jun 2017 | Online Presentations | 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...

  11. Designing Architectured Materials: Evolution vs. Intelligent Design

    01 Nov 2016 | Online Presentations | 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...

  12. Introduction to Visualization

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

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

    06 Oct 2016 | Online Presentations | 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.

  14. A Gentle Introduction to Uncertainty Quantification

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

  15. Entrepreneurship: What You Need to Know

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

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

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

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

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

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

  18. Computational Nanophotonics – Designing Spaces for Light

    29 Jun 2016 | Online Presentations | 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...

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

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

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

    18 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | 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...

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

    18 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | 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...

  22. Lessons From Nanoelectronics

    10 Dec 2015 | Online Presentations | 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.

  23. Plastic Deformation at the Nanoscale

    11 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | 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...

  24. Introduction to Molecular Dynamics

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

  25. Low Temperature Plasmas: A Foundation for Future Technologies

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

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

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

  27. A Crash Course in Nanophotonic Simulations

    18 Jun 2015 | Online Presentations | 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.

  28. Introduction to Molecular Dynamics

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

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

  29. Overview of Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM)

    10 Sep 2014 | Online Presentations | 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.

  30. Implantable Networks of Wireless Nanoelectronic Devices

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

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

    01 Aug 2014 | Online Presentations | 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...

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

    21 Jul 2014 | Online Presentations | 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...

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

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

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

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