VCU Department of Physics Colloquia: Fall 2018

Supathorn (Supy) Phongikaroon, PH.D., P.E.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, VCU

Friday, November 16 at 4:00 pm in 701 W. Grace St., Room 2310

 

 

 

A rapid overview of high-speed atomic force microscopy: it's impact and applications.

Dr. Loren Picco

Department of Physics, VCU

Friday, November 9 at 4:00 pm in 701 W. Grace St., Room 2310

I will provide an introduction to my research into scanning probe microscope development and instrumentation. I will go over some of the high-impact areas of research that it has been used for and then round off with some highlights of my most recent work and plans now that I am establishing my lab at VCU.

 

 

A look into the fabrication,characterization and applications of 2D hemetene.

Tyler Selden

PhD candidate in Nanoscience

VCU Department of Physics

Friday, November 2 at 4:00 pm in 701 W. Grace St., Room 2310

 

 

Personalizing cancer therapy with nanoscience tools

Graeme F. Murray

MD/PhD candidate in Nanoscience

VCU School of Medicine and Department of Physics

Friday, October 26 at 4:00 pm in 701 W. Grace St., Room 2310

Dr. Magdalena K. Morgan

VCU Innovation Gateway 

Friday, October 5 at 4:00 pm in 701 W. Grace St., Room 2310

Dr. Morgan will explain how the Innovation Gateway is helping students, faculty and researchers commercialize their inventions and creative work. She works with a team of technical professionals, business developers and administrators to guide and support VCU faculty, staff and trainees in the process of technology transfer to industry. Her talk will discuss how the Innovation Gateway conducts intellectual property evaluation and protection, technology marketing, start-up creation, and new programs to promote a culture of innovation here at VCU.

Modified Dark Matter: Relating Dark Energy, Dark Matter, and Baryonic Matter

Dr. Doug Edmonds

Department of Physics, Penn State-Hazelton 

Friday, September 28 at 4:00 pm in 701 W. Grace St., Room 2310

Modified dark matter (MDM) is a phenomenological model of dark matter, inspired by gravitational thermodynamics. For an accelerating Universe with positive cosmological constant ($\Lambda$), such phenomenological considerations lead to the emergence of a critical acceleration parameter related to $\Lambda$. Such a critical acceleration is an effective phenomenological manifestation of MDM, and is found in tight correlations between dark matter and baryonic matter in galaxy rotation curves, the so-called Mass Discrepancy Acceleration Relation (MDAR). The resulting MDM mass profiles are consistent with observational data at both the galactic and cluster scales.

Synthetic Strategies of some Nanostructured Materials

Dr. Tarek M. Abdel-Fattah

Department of Chemistry and Applied Research Center at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry at Christopher Newport University

Friday, September 21 at 4:00 pm in 701 W. Grace St., Room 2310

Nanotechnology deals with materials with dimensions in the range of 1 nm to 100 nm. Materials in that range (1-100 nm) possess novel properties and characteristics different from bulk materials.  Therefore, nanotechnology has been of increasing interest in the last decade and used as catalysts, sensors, solar cells and in water decontamination systems. We will present the detailed insights into two synthetic strategies, bottom-up and top-down, for nanomaterials fabrication. In addition, we will report the synthesis and assembly of highly ordered multiple tube-in-tube nanostructures within porous materials.

VCU Department of Physics Colloquia: Spring 2018

Nano PhD Student Literature Review

Investigation of Safe, Rechargeable All Solid State Li-ion Batteries

Sweta Prabha

Department of Physics, Virginia Commonwealth University

Friday, April 27 at 4:00 pm in 701 W. Grace St., Room 2310

 

Multi-modal Optical Imaging Technology, Application, and Translation

Dr. Yu Chen

Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland, College Park

Friday, April 13 at 4:00 pm in 701 W. Grace St., Room 2310

Nano PhD Student Literature Review

Electrical and Morphological Properties of Magnetocaloric Nano ZnNi Ferrite

Mr. Tyler Selden

Department of Physics, Virginia Commonwealth University

Friday, April 6 at 4:00 pm in 701 W. Grace St., Room 2310

 

Superatomic Solids and Frameworks from Metal Chalcogenide Building Blocks

Dr. Christopher Bejger

Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Friday, Mar. 30 at 4:00 pm in 701 W. Grace St., Room 2310

 

 

Ion Trap Reactors to the Rescue:  A Tool to Solve Problems in Organic and Organometallic Chemistry

Dr. Scott Gronert

Department of Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University

Friday, Mar. 23 at 4:00 pm in 701 W. Grace St., Room 2310

 

 

Voltage Control of Nanoscale Magnetism: Application to Low Power Computing

Dr. Jayasimha Atulasimha

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering & Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University

Friday, Mar. 16 at 4:00 pm in 701 W. Grace St., Room 2310

Tailoring Carbon Nanostructures for Energy Storage Applications

Dr. Bingqing Wei

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware

Friday, Mar. 2 at 4:00 pm in 701 W. Grace St., Room 2310

Nanoporous materials for electrochemical analysis in complex biological solutions

Dr. Maryanne Collinson

Department of Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University

Friday, Feb. 23 at 4:00 pm in 701 W. Grace St., Room 2310

 

Tomography of the Atomic Nucleus

Dr. Simonetta Liuti

Department of Physics, University of Virginia

Friday, Feb. 16 at 4:00 pm in 701 W. Grace St., Room 2310

 

String Compactifications for Particle Physics

Dr. James Gray, 

Department of Physics, Virginia Tech

Friday, Feb. 9 at 4:00 pm in 701 W. Grace St., Room 2310

DNA ‘nanomapping’ using CRISPR/Cas9 as a programmable nanoparticle

Dr. Jason Reed, 

Department of Physics, Virginia Commonwealth University

Friday, Feb. 2 at 4:00 pm in 701 W. Grace St., Room 2310

 

Structural and Optical Properties of the MoTe2-WTe2 Alloy System

Dr. Patrick Vora, George Mason University

Friday, Jan. 26 at 4:00 pm in 701 W. Grace St., Room 2310