The Materials Project and Data-driven Materials Design: Nano Seminar Series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Kristin Persson, UC Berkeley, Materials Science & Engineering
The powerful combination of supercomputing resources, robust algorithms for solving the laws of physics, and state-of-the-art software infrastructure are enabling rapid, systematic calculations of real materials properties from quantum mechanics across chemistry and structure. A result of this paradigm change are databases like the Materials Project ( which is charting...

Exploits with Atomic Materials: from Flexible/Wearable Electronics to Memory Devices: Nano Seminar Series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Deji Akinwande, UT Austin, Electrical & Computer Engineering
This talk will present our latest research adventures on 2D nanomaterials towards greater scientific understanding and advanced engineering applications. In particular, the talk will highlight our work on flexible electronics, zero-power devices, monolayer memory (atomristors), non-volatile RF switches, and wearable tattoo sensors. Non-volatile memory devices based on 2D materials are an...

What Can Electron Microscopy Tell Us Beyond Structure and Composition?: Nano Seminar Series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Xiaoqing Pan, UC Irvine, ChemE / MSE / Physics
Spherical aberration correction marks a milestone in the development of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) which allows the quantitative determination of 3D structure and composition of nanostructures with atomic resolution. In combination with in-situ techniques, one can follow the phase transformations, chemical reactions, and dynamic behaviors of materials in response to applied fields...

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Wozniak Lounge (430) Soda Hall

Counting Molecules, Dodging Blood Cells: Continuous, Real-time Molecular Measurements Directly in the Living Body: Nano Seminar Series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Kevin W. Plaxco, UC Santa Barbara, Bioengineering / Chemistry
The availability of technologies capable of tracking the levels of drugs, metabolites, and biomarkers in real time in the living body would revolutionize our understanding of health and our ability to detect and treat disease. Imagine, for example, a dosing regime that, rather than relying on your watch (“take two pills twice a day”), is instead guided by second-to-second measurements of...