Events

CFM Seminar

April 28, 2022 12:15 pm, Olin 105

Presentation by Elham Ghadiri, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry.

Dr. Ghadiri will speak on the following topic: “Ultrafast photochemistry in nanostructures for energy conversion and biomedical applications”.

CFM Seminar

March 24, 2022 12:15pm, 105 Olin

Our Guest Speakers are Gabriel Marcus and LIndsey Gray, Department of Physics. This is a two-handed seminar and they will speak on the “Center of Nanotechnology updates: Seebeck ion pump and solar collector”.

Here are the introductions to their talks:

Gabriel Marcus – Chalcogenide-based thermoelectrics rely on the Seebeck effect to directly convert temperature gradients into electric voltages, and they have been used extensively as energy harvesters. In recent years, these materials have been investigated for another potential application: Seebeck-mediated ion transport. Here, I will introduce some aspects of a combined carrier-ionic Seebeck effect as well as data obtained from experiments carried out at the WFU Nanotech Center using molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) as a thermoelectric ion pump. Based on results from measurements of voltage and osmolarity changes across heated MoS2 membranes, we believe we have found an effective and inexpensive method of transporting ions via temperature gradients. Novel types of desalination and rechargeable battery technologies that incorporate MoS2 as a thermoelectric ion transporter will be discussed as well.

Lindsey Gray – The second half of the talk is based on a hybrid photovoltaic thermal collector. The photovoltaic absorbs radiation in the visible wavelength region while the thermal system consists of an infrared absorbing thermal fluid, which contains an ultraviolet downshifting dye. Through the use of a 3D curved architecture, we have shown that under solar simulation our design is able to generate more electrical energy than a planar Si PV of the same performance. In addition to the increased electrical performance there is 35 W/m2 of thermal energy generated which otherwise would damage the quality of the PV over time, a common issue with planar traditional PVs. The part of our talk will conclude with the increased thermal performance of the system due to the downshifting dye.

CFM Seminar

February 24, 2022 12:15pm Wake Downtown, Classroom 4903

This is our monthly CFM Seminar.  Our Guest Speaker is Sixbert P. Muhoza, Department of Engineering, here at WFU, who will speak on “Preserving Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Nanomaterials at High Temperature for High Electrochemical Performance”.

Directions: as you enter Wake Downtown from the street, take the elevator to the 4th floor.  Out of the elevator take a left, all the way down to the end of the corridor.  Then make a right, following the corridor around.  Classroom 4903 is the last room on the right, overlooking the street.

CFM Seminar

January 27, 2022 12:15pm, Virtual

This is our monthly CFM Seminar.  Our Guest Speaker is Angela F. Harper, Cambridge University who will speak on “Extending first principles spectroscopy to disordered materials: a study on crystalline and amorphous alumina”.

Host:   Oana D. Jureschu

CFM Seminar

November 4, 2021 12:00 Noon, 107 OIin

This is our monthly CFM Seminar.  Details TBA.  Lunch will be provided.

CFM Seminar

October 14, 2021 12:00 Noon, Wake Downtown, Room 1617

This is our monthly CFM seminar and Prof. Erin Henslee (WFU, Department of Engineering)  will present her research on Investigating the Cellular Electrome as as Biomarker in Red Blood Cell Physiology and Pathology. Lunch will be provided.

CFM Seminar

September 23, 2021 12:00 noon, Olin 107

This is our monthly CFM seminar and Sajant Anand, PhD, Physics Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA who will speak on “Holographic Quantum Simulation via Isometric Tensor Networks”. Lunch will be provided.

CFM Seminar

September 2, 2021 12:00 Noon, 107 Olin

This is our monthly CFM seminar and Prof. Stephen Winter (WFU, Department of Physics) will present his research expertise. Lunch will be provided.

CFM Seminar

March 27, 2019, 12:00 noon, Olin 107

This is our monthly CFM seminar and Dr. Timo Thonhauser, our center director will present his research expertise and availability of equipment in their research labs. Lunch will be provided.

CFM Seminar

May 1, 2019, 12:00 noon, Wake Downtown, 455 Vine St, Rm 4802

This is our monthly CFM seminar and Prof. Jurchescu (WFU, Department of Physics) and Prof. Gross (WFU, Department of Engineering) will present their research expertise and availability of equipment in their research labs. Lunch will be provided.

CFM Seminar

August 26, 2021 12:00 noon

This is our monthly CFM seminar and new faculty will present their research expertise and availability of equipment in their research labs. Lunch will be provided.

CFM Seminar

September 4, 2019, 12:00 noon, Olin 107

This is our monthly CFM seminar and Prof. Welker (WFU, Department of Chemistry) and Prof. Geyer (WFU, Department of Chemistry) will present their research expertise and availability of equipment in their research labs. Lunch will be provided.

CFM Seminar

October 2, 2019, 12:00 noon, Olin 107

This is our monthly CFM seminar and two center members (TBD) will present their research expertise and availability of equipment in their research labs. Lunch will be provided.

CFM Seminar

November 6, 2019, 12:00 noon, Olin 107

This is our monthly CFM seminar and our guests will be Dr. Richard Williams, Reynolds Professor, Department of Physics and Dr. Martin Guthold, Professor, Department of Physics.  Dr. Guthold will be presenting on “Materials Research in the Guthold Lab”.  The seminar will begin at 12:00 noon and lunch will be provided.

CFM Seminar

December 4, 2019, 12:30 pm, Wake Downtown, Rm. 4802

This is our monthly CFM seminar and Prof. Natalie Holzwarth (WFU, Department of Physics) and Prof. Emmanuel Opara (WFSM, Institute for Regenerative Medicine) will present their research expertise and availability of equipment in their research labs. Lunch will be provided.  *Please note the change in location and time.