Algorithm-Driven Paradigms for Freeform Photonic Metamaterials: Nano Seminar series

180 Tan Hall
  • Prof. Jonathan Fan, Stanford University, Electrical Engineering
In this talk, I will discuss advances in photonic engineering in which algorithmic approaches to device implementation unlock new functional capabilities for wavefront engineering. In the first part, I will discuss the utilization of freeform optimization for metamaterials in which non-local, multiple scattering dynamics enable new regimes of device efficiency and multi-functionality. These...

Engineered Materials Evolution that Colored the Ancient World at the Submicron Scale, and Beyond: Nano Seminar series

180 Tan Hall
  • Prof. Ioanna Kakoulli, UCLA, MSE & Conservation
Invention and the processes of innovation in technology in ancient societies is revealed through surviving ancient engineered materials that played a significant role in human experience and life. Notable examples include the production of stable and durable colorants, such as ceramic pigments involving high heat treatment, namely Egyptian blue (CaCuSi4O10) and Chinese blue (BaCuSi4O10) employed...

Engineering Phase Separation of Proteins in Cells: Nano Seminar series

180 Tan Hall
  • Prof. Allie Obermeyer, Columbia, Chemical Engineering
Protein de-mixing has been implicated in the organization of cellular components. These phase-separated membraneless compartments create distinct environments that are essential to cellular processes ranging from cell signaling to gene expression. Several membraneless organelles appear to have the same physical properties as complex coacervates – liquid-liquid phase separated mixtures of...

Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP): 3D Printing at the Intersection of Materials, Process and Design: Nano Seminar series

180 Tan Hall
  • Prof. Joseph M. DeSimone, Stanford University, ChemE & MSE & Business
The production of polymer products relies largely on age-old molding techniques. A major reason for this is that additive methods have not delivered meaningful alternatives to traditional processes—until now. In this talk, I will describe Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology, which embodies a convergence of advances in software, hardware, and materials to bring the digital...

Autonomous Big Data Collection and Analysis in Electron Microscopy: Nano Seminar series

180 Tan Hall
  • Dr. Peter Ercius, LBNL, Molecular Foundry
The promise of incorporating "big data" into the advancement of science is that it will accelerate our ability to discover new materials and phenomena; however, significant hurdles to this exciting future still exist. Electron microscopy (EM) is known for its ability to study materials at the sub-nanometer scale down to the single atom level. Recent advances in detectors and lens optics also...