Use of Optical Instrumentation for Quantitative Analysis of Cellular Biological Processes

Dr. Mariana Potcoava, The University of Illinois College of Medicine September 30, 2021 Dr. Potcoava’s research is directed to the development of optical instrumentation for biomedical measurements and addresses two broad topics: 1) Holography in tomographic imaging, and 2) Application of Raman spectroscopy in the life sciences. In this webinar, she discusses recent advances in […]

Large Area Solid-State Radiation Detectors

Professor Manuel Quevedo Lopez, University of Texas at Dallas October 7, 2021 The development of low temperature device technologies that have enabled flexible displays also present opportunities for flexible electronics and flexible integrated systems. In this presentation, Professor Lopez discusses fundamental materials properties including crystalline structure, interfacial reactions, doping, etc. defining performance and reliability of […]

Cryomineralogy, Like Mineralogy Only Cooler

Dr. Helen Maynard-Casely, Australian Center for Neutron Scattering September 23, 2021 Ocean worlds have solid surfaces, and although water ice dominates many of these surfaces, its material properties will be heavily influenced by the other chemical species it crystallizes with. Moreover, studies of the minerals that form on these surfaces are clues as to what […]

Designing Optimal Microscopy Experiments to Harvest Single-Cell Fluctuation Information

Dr. Brian Munsky, Colorado State University October 14, 2021 Modern fluorescence labeling and optical microscopy approaches have made it possible to experimentally observe every stage of basic gene regulatory processes, even at the level of individual DNA, RNA, and protein molecules, in living cells, and within fluctuating environments. To complement these observations, the mechanisms and […]

Scalable, High-Speed, 3D Imaging of Molecular Biology in Action

Dr. Douglas Shepherd, Arizona State University October 28, 2021 Continued advancements in biomedical optical microscopy and fluorescent labeling techniques have enabled multi-dimensional visualization of biology in action at the single-molecule level. For example, multiple large-scale efforts are currently underway to create nanoscale spatial maps of thousands of individual RNA and protein species in millions of […]

The Materials Science of Sustainable Cement

Professor Claire White, Princeton University November 4, 2021 With the world facing a climate crisis due to increasing CO2 emissions, there is pressing need to develop and implement sustainable construction/engineering materials across the globe. Alkali-activated materials (AAMs) are one such sustainable alternative to conventional Portland cement concrete; yet questions remain regarding the long-term behavior of […]

Understanding the Thermophysical Properties of Charged Fluids Using Molecular Simulations: A Journey from Molten Salts to Ionic Liquids and Back Again

Dr. Edward Maginn, Notre Dame University October 21, 2021 High temperature molten salts were some of the first liquids to be studied in the 1960s and 1970s using the newly invented methods of molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations. Simple salts such as 1:1 alkali halides were particularly attractive systems to model, given computational and […]

New Imaging Techniques to Explore Energy and Charge Carrier Transport in Nanoparticles and Nanoclusters

Dr. Alan Van Orden, Colorado State University March 25, 2021 This presentation discusses new super-resolved imaging techniques to probe the dynamics of energy and charge carrier transport in nanoparticle and nanocluster higher-order structures. We have reported spatio-temporal imaging with nanometer scale spatial resolution and sub-nanosecond time resolution to image the dynamics of energy transfer within […]