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WFU Physics Colloquium Schedule -- Spring 2017

Previous and future colloquia

All seminars will be held at 4 PM in Room 101 of Olin Physical Laboratory (unless noted otherwise); there will be refreshments at 3:30 PM in the lobby prior to each seminar.

Wed. Jan. 11, 2017 -- Professor Andre Palmer, Ohio State University -- Engineering polymerized hemoglobins for use in transfusion medicine and tissue engineering (host: D. Kim-Shapiro)

Wed. Jan. 18, 2017 -- Professor Eda Koculi, UCF -- Mechanism of action and physiological function of DbpA: a ribosomal RNA chaperon (host: S. Cho)

Wed. Jan. 25, 2017 -- Professor Dali Sun, North Carolina State University -- Pulsed Inverse Spin Hall Effect in Organic Semiconductors and Organic Trihalide Perovskites (host O. Jurchescu)

Wed. Feb. 1, 2017 -- Professor Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Vanderbilt University -- The Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program (host D. Kim-Shapiro)

Wed. Feb. 8, 2017 -- Professor Nathan Hudson, ECU -- Protein Optimization and Biophysical Requirements for Hemostasis Initiation (host J. Macosko)

Wed. Feb. 15, 2017 -- Professor Veronica Augustyn, NCSU -- High Power Electrochemical Energy Storage with Hydrated and Layered Tungsten Oxides (host: N. Holzwarth)

Wed. Feb. 22, 2017 -- Professor Grey Ballard, WFU - Computer Science -- "Parallel Multiway Data Compression using the Tucker Decomposition" (host: N. Holzwarth)

Wed. March 1, 2017 -- Professor Nicholas Law, UNC - Chapel Hill -- Evryscopes: monitoring the entire sky for exciting events (host P. Anderson)

Wed. March 8, 2017 -- Spring Break --

Wed. March 15, 2017 -- Jed Macosko, Jack Dostal, Al Rives, and Allen Brown, WFU -- Innovations and Assessments: Teaching Science at Wake Forest and Beyond (host: J. Macosko)

Wed. March 22, 2017 -- Chaochao Dun, WFU (Ph. D. Thesis; Mentor: D. Carroll) -- Low-Dimensional Chalcogenide Nanomaterials for Thermoelectric Composites Note: Public presentation will begin at 2 PM.

Wed. March 29, 2017 -- Professor Chris Walter, Duke -- "A neutrino Mass Story" (host: E. Carlson)

Thurs. March 30, 2017 -- Wenxiao Huang, WFU (Ph. D. Thesis; Mentor: D. Carroll) -- "Earth-Abundant Metal Chalcogenides: Synthesis, Interface Modification, and Applications in Energy Conversion Devices" Note: Public talk will begin at 3 PM.

Wed. April 5, 2017 -- Evan Welchman, WFU (Ph. D. Thesis; Mentor: T. Thonhauser) -- Understanding and Improving Hydrogen Storage Materials with ab initio Methods Note: Public talk will begin at 2 PM.

Wed. April 12, 2017 -- Professor Chad Risko, U. Kentucky Developing Theory-Driven Approaches to Design Organic Semiconducting Materials (host: O. Jurchescu)

Mon. April 17, 2017 -- David Harrison, WFU (Ph. D. Thesis; Mentor: T. Thonhauser) Improving Existing and Discovering New Hydrogen Storage Materials Using Computational Materials Modeling Note: Public talk will begin at 12:30 PM in ZSR 204.

Mon. April 17, 2017 -- Ryan Godwin, WFU (Ph. D. Thesis; Mentor: F. Salsbury) Binding NEMO: Adventures in Molecular Dynamics Note: Public talk will begin at 3:00 PM in Olin 101.

Wed. April 19, 2017 -- Physics Awards and Ceremonies

Fri. April 21, 2017 -- Larry Rush, WFU (MS. Thesis; Mentor: N. Holzwarth) First-principles investigation of electronic properties in sodium-ion electrolytes for solid-state battery materials Note: Public talk will begin at 12:30 PM in Scales 009.

Mon. April 24, 2017 -- Xiaohua (Nina) Liu, WFU (Ph. D. Thesis; Mentor: D. Kim-Shapiro) "Effects of Red Blood Cells on Nitric Oxide Bioactivity" Note: Public talk will begin at 10:00 AM in ZSR 204.

Wed. Apr. 26, 2017 -- Physics honors presentations

Thur. April 27, 2017 -- Crystal Bolden, WFU (Ph. D. Thesis; Mentor: D. Kim-Shapiro) "Interaction between RSNO and H2S:The formation, stability, and NO-donating capacity of SSNO* and the effects of SSNO* on platelet activation" Note: Public talk will begin at 9:00 AM in Olin 103.

Tentative schedule -- please check announcements and abstracts of seminars.

Previous and future colloquia

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100 Olin Physical Laboratory
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7507
Phone: (336) 758-5337, FAX: (336) 758-6142