Materials Science & Engineering
MSE Seminar Series

The School of Materials Science and Engineering seminar series features exceptional speakers whose research spans the range of disciplines in the School. Through this series, our faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate researchers are exposed to a spectrum of topics.

The following list of speakers are slated for the upcoming semester. You can click on the name of the speaker for more detailed information of the seminar. Please check back often to see an updated list.

Upcoming Seminars

Colloquium Series Poster Fall 2014.pdf



Past Seminars

November 3, 2011
Prof. Ayman F. Abouraddy - Surprises in the Fabrication of Multi-material Fibers

October 20, 2011
Prof. V. T. Milam - Programmable Release from Model Drug Carriers

September 29, 2011
Prof. Stephen H. Garofalini - Effect of Composition and Thickness on the Atomistic Structure of Intergranular Films in Oxide and Nitride Ceramic Materials

September 22, 2011
Jennifer S. Andrew
- Nanostructured Composite Materials for Multiferroic and Biomedical Applications

November 18, 2010
Xiao-Dong Zhou - Vital or Fatal: Defect Chemistry in Energy Materials

November 11, 2010
C.L. Dennis
- Magnetism and Magnetic Characterization:What can it tell us about materials?

November 4, 2010 (cancelled due to illness of speaker)
Prof. Yuris Dzenis
- High-Performance Continuous Nanofibers for the Next Generation Structural Supernanocomposites

September 30, 2010
Prof. Gennady Cymbalyuk - Neurons with multiple personalities: multistability in neurodynamics

October 7, 2010
John Ballato - Everyone needs more fiber:The past, present, and future of optical fiber


September 9, 2010
Prof. S. Crittenden - Electrogenic Bacteria: Microbial Fuel Cells and Bionanowires?

May 11, 2010
Evelyne Fargin - Development of new oxide glasses, and glass nanocomposites for use in integrated optical systems.

April 20, 2010
Michael A. Meador - Enhancing the Property of Aerospace Resins and Composites by Addition of Clays, Graphenes and Carbon Nanotubes

February 4, 2010
Alexander Sidorenko - Polymer Brushes and Supramolecular Polymer Assemblies as Chemical Reactors

March 11, 2010
Thomas M. Crawford - Magnetic Materials for Technology Applications - An Accelerating Story

January 19, 2010
M. J. Hoffmann - Colloidal Processing of Alumina

January 14, 2010
Wah-Keat Lee - X-ray Imaging at the Advanced Photon Source

November 19, 2009
David Lukas - Electrospun Nanofibrous Materials as X-ray Sources under Atmospheric Conditions

October 1, 2009
Frank Alexis - Biodegradable Nanoparticles as a Drug Delivery Platform

September 18, 2009
Denise Krol - Fabrication of Photonic Structures in Glass using Femtosecond Laser Pulses

August 5, 2009
Raman Seminar/Demo - Keith Rhodes - Thermo Fisher Scientific

May 1, 2009
Sergiy Minko - Intelligent Nanostructured Materials from Stimuli-Responsive Polymers

April 30, 2009
HanSeung Park - Electrodeposition of nanocrystalline Ni-based alloys
Jeff Moreland
Pengyu Chen

April 23, 2009
Julie M. Trenor (Clemson University) - Characteristics of rigorous engineering education research

April 16, 2009
Nathan Carlie - Measurement of the refractive index of chalcogenide thin films using prism coupling in the near and mid-infrared

April 9, 2009
Brian Morin (Innegrity, LLC) - Stopping Bullets and Saving Gas: An Entrepreneurial Experience in High Performance Fibers

April 2, 2009
C. Arnold (Princeton) - Shaping Laser Interation: Direct-Write Processing From Solar Cells to Stem Cells and Beyond

March 26, 2009
V. Tsukruk (Georgia Tech) - Nanostructured Interfaces For Organized Mesoscopic Hybrid Materials

March 5, 2009
Professor Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University) - Nanostructured Carbon-Based Materials and Applications

February 26, 2009
Nelson Bell (Sandia NL) - Ink Jet Printing for Electronics

February 19, 2009
Professor Plamen Atanassov (UNM) - Fuel Cells & Electrochemical Biosensors

February 12, 2009
Amod Ogale (Clemson University, Chemical Engineering) - Carbon Fibers From Alternative Precursors

February 5, 2009
Christopher Kitchens (Clemson University) - The Role of Surface Chemistry on the Synthesis and Application of Metallic Nanoparticles

January 29, 2009
Professor F. Brent Neal (Milliken Research) - Emerging Technologies at Milliken

January 15, 2009
Professor Kyriaki Kalaitzidou - Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites

December 12, 2008
Dr. David Musgraves - Investigations of the effects of photocatalysis on molecular assembly behavior of titanium alkoxide materials

December 4, 2008
Suraree Kaewgun - Synthesis and polymorphic control for visible light active TiO2 nanoparticles
Oleksandr Burtovyy - Cantilever sensor based on a membrane grafted with an active nanothin coating

November 26, 2008
Dr. Viktor Balema - Organic Mechanochemistry - Scientific Trick or Tricky Science?

November 20, 2008
Christopher Huebner - Colloidal electroluminescence: single emmission from a binary particle
Hao Chen - Nanoclay-based Multilayers Synthesized by Self-assembly
Bonnie Zimmerman - Affects of Whitening and Etching Agents on the Mechanical Properties of Dentin and Enamel

November 13, 2008
Lisa Fuller - Production and Characterization of Shaped Fiers for Use in Oil Recovery
Ryan Roeder - Clickable Polymer Colloids: Core-Shell Particles with a Non-crosslinked Shell to Aid Characterization Joel Barden - Synthesis an Processing of Aramid Fibers

October 30, 2008
Matt Gevaert - Intellectual Property

October 23, 2008
Mefford/Ballato/Kennedy - Types of Positions and Getting There

October 16, 2008
John Marra - Laboratory Safety/ Development of National Labs

October 9, 2008
Earl Wagner - Small Buisness Development

September 25, 2008
MSE 800 - Thermal Analysis Workshop

September 18, 2008
SEM, TEM, XPS Workshop
200 Olin Hall @ 5:00PM - SEM, TEM, XPS Workshop

September 11, 2008
200 Olin Hall @ 5:00PM - AFM Workshop Abstract

September 4, 2008
Satisch Alapati - Materials Science/ Dentistry

April 4, 2008
Manfred Stamm - Polymer Brushes, Nanotemplates and Single Molecules – Routes to Functional Nanodevices

April 3, 2008
Dr. Katherine T. Faber - Porous Ceramics by Nature and by Design

March 13, 2008
Dr. Robert L. Snyder - The New World of Materials Science & Engineering: Nano & Bio Technology

February 29, 2008
Dr. S.K. Sundaram - Millimeter/THz Wave Diagnostics of Materials. Processes, and Devices

February 1, 2008
Dr. Juan P. Hinestroza - Multifunctional Fibers via Manipulation of Nanoscale Phenomena

January 17, 2008
Dr. Yury Gogotsi - Nanotubes, Nanodiamonds and Carbide-Derived Carbons with Tunable Size, Structure, Surface Chemistry and Properties
Due to the weather, this seminar was canceled.


November 29, 2007
George Wheeler - Historical Overview and Current Issues with the Use
of Alkoxysilanes for the Consolidation of Stone

November 8, 2007
Suzanne Huerth - Counter Improvised Explosives Techniques and Oxygen Motion in YBCO

November 15, 2007
Dr. Jackson

October 30, 2007
Dr. Olivia Graeve - Precipitation Processes for the Synthesis of Nanostructured Powders

October 11, 2007
Steven Morgan - Optical Properties of Heavy-metal Oxide Glasses and Glass-Ceramics

September 27, 2007
Jacqueline Johnson - Optical Applications of Glass Ceramics - Abstract

September 20, 2007
Dr. Xuejun Wen - Bioengineering Strategies for Tissue Repair

September 13, 2007
Dr. Linda S. Schadler - The Challenges of Designing Nanoparticle/ Polymer Nanocomposites - The Infamous Interface

September 12, 2007
Dr. Anvar Zakhidov - Carbon Nanotube Yarns and Transparent Sheets: Dry Processing and Applications

September 6, 2007
Dr. Philip D. Rack - Focused Nanoscale Electron Beam Induced Processing: Experimentation, Simulation, and Applications

April 5, 2007
Dr. Thomas D. Bayha - ATI Allvac Development of Ti-5-5-5-3 for Aerospace Structural Applications

March 29, 2007
Frederick A. Rueggeberg, DDS, MS - Teeth – Truly Amazing Engineering Structures

March 21-22, 2007
2007 Annual Conference on Opportunities & Markets for Medical Textiles and Biomedical Polymers & Materials (conference location is The Westin Poinsett Hotel in Greenville SC)

March 8, 2007
Dr. Gajanan Bhat - Structure & Properties of Nanoclay Incorporated Polymer Films, Fibers, and Nonwovens

February 22, 2007
Dr. Ing. Claudia Fleck - Corrosion and Fatigue Behaviour of Micro--Alloyed Mg-Alloys

February 8, 2007
Dr. Richard Groff - Gecko-inspired Fiber Array Adhesives

January 25, 2007
Dr.Andrejs Cebers - From Chains of Magnetic Particles to Micro-Machines

January 18, 2007
Dr. Georges Fadel - Rapid Prototyping and Multi-material Manufacturing Technologies


November 9, 2006
Dr. F. Kenneth Hopkins - Materials: Enabling Solid-State Laser Sources

November 2, 2006
Dr. Irene J. Beyerlein - Plastic Anisotropy of Severly Processed Materials

October 26, 2006
Dr. Steve W. Martin - Synthesis, Structure, and Ionic Conductivity of Li2S + GeS2 + GeO2 Oxy-sulfide Glasses

Febuary 28, 2006
Dr. Konstantin Kornev - Enginnering Nanofibrous Materials for Micro and Nanofluidics

Febuary 27, 2006
Dr. Jason Locklin - From Structure to Function: Designing Organic Materials for Thin Film Electronics

Febuary 16, 2006
Dr. Yaw Obeng - What Red Brick Wall? Opportunities for Collaborative Disruption in Semiconductor Processing

January 9, 2006
Dr. Luis Zenteno - Trends and Opportunities in Fiber Materials, Components and Devices


November 16, 2005
Dr. Ulrich Fotheringham - Optical Design and the Required Glass Types

November 10, 2005
Dr. Paul F. Becher - At and Below Nanoscale: Phenomena Affecting the Microstructure and Toughness of Silicon Nitride Ceramics

October 27, 2005
Professor A. E. Siegman - "News of the Universe . . . "

October 11, 2005
Dr. Eric G. Johnson - Micro and Nano-Optics for Passive and Active Device Applications

September 29, 2005
Dr. Tadahiko Furuta - Advanced Automotive Materials & Surface Treatment for Vehicle Weight Reduction

September 21, 2005
Barry Luther-Davies - Photonic Devices in Chalcogenide Glass Films

August 25, 2005
Dr. Robert H. Wagoner - Sheet Springback: Prediction and Design