Archive des séminaires IMX

27.05.2019
Deep Neural Networks in Electron Microscopy of Quantum Materials: From Learning Physics to Atomic Manipulation
Prof. Sergei Kalinin
Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory USA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

20.05.2019
Versatile and scalable approaches to chemical processing of nanocarbons
Prof. Milo Shaffer
Department of Chemistry
Imperial College London
Abstract BiographyWebsite

06.05.2019
Hybrid Additive Manufacturing of metal parts with 3D control of internal stresses and microstructures
Prof. Roland Logé
Laboratory of Thermomechanical Metallurgy EPFL
Abstract BiographyWebsite

29.04.2019
3D Morphological Characterization of Complex Soft Matter Assemblies at the Sub-Unit Cell Level
Prof. Erwin Thomas
Thomas Research Group
Rice University Houston USA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

15.04.2019
Nanocrystals as chemical building blocks
Prof. Helmut Cölfen
University of Konstanz
Physical Chemistry
Abstract BiographyWebsite

08.04.2019
Nanoscale Multimaterials with Complex Anisotropies
Prof. Gero Decher
Charles Sadron Institute
Strasbourg France
Abstract BiographyWebsite

01.04.2019
Advanced manufacturing by inkjet technology
Prof. Fritz Bircher
HES-SO Fribourg
Switzerland
Abstract BiographyWebsite

25.03.2019
Molecular insight in fracture of soft materials
Prof. Costantin Creton
Soft Matter Science and Engineering Laboratory
ESPCI ParisTech
Abstract BiographyWebsite

18.03.2019
Nanoscale amorphous precursors and their phase transitions in diverse biominerals
Prof. Pupa Gilbert
Physics Department
University of Wisconsin-Madison USA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

11.03.2019
Free electrons to molecular bonds and back – The dark side of solar fuels and solar chemicals
Prof. Peter Strasser
Chemical Engineering Division
Technical University Berlin
Abstract BiographyWebsite

04.03.2019
Nano-Phononics and Nano-Photonics with Semiconductor Nanowires
Dr Marta De Luca
Department of Physics
University of Basel
Abstract BiographyWebsite

25.02.2019
A sustainable materials system research agenda
Dr Rupert Myers
Chemical Engineering: Industrial Ecology
University of Edinburgh
Abstract BiographyWebsite

18.02.2019
Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy of nanoparticle surfaces and 2D material interfaces
Prof. Sarah Haigh
Materials Characterisation
University of Manchester UK
Abstract BiographyWebsite

17.12.2018
Materials discovery using deep learning
Prof. Gareth Conduit
University of Cambridge UK
Abstract Biography -Website

10.12.2018
IMX Seminar Series – Designing super-specificity with precision materials
Prof. Maartje Bastings
EPFL Switzerland
Abstract Biography -Website

05.12.2018
Electron-phonon physics from first principles
Prof. Feliciano Giustino (University of Oxford UK)
Abstract BiographyWebsite

03.12.2018
IMX Seminar Series – Theoretical spectroscopy at interfaces
Prof. Claudia Draxl
Humboldt University of Berlin Germay
Abstract BiographyWebsite

19.11.2018
Rare earth high performance magnets for energy applications: Demand, sustainability and the reality of alternatives
Prof. Oliver Gutfleisch
TU Darmstadt Germany
Abstract BiographyWebsite

12.11.2018
Proto-living materials?
Prof. Stephen Mann
Bristol University UK
Abstract BiographyWebsite

29.10.2018
Electro-Catalysis at the atomic scale
Prof. Jan Rossmeisl
University Copenhagen Denmark
Abstract BiographyWebsite

22.10.2018
Designing Cosmetic Materials for the Skin
Dr Peter Lersch
Evonik Germany
Abstract BiographyWebsite

15.10.2018
Does soft matter in materials science, why and what for?
Prof. Damien Baigl
Ecole Normale Supérieure France
Abstract BiographyWebsite

01.10.2018
Mechanism and New Applications of Large and Persistent Photoconductivity
Prof. Rafael Jaramillo
MIT USA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

24.09.2018
Stimuli-Responsive Supramolecular Polymers
Prof. Christoph Weder
Adolphe Merkle Institute
Fribourg Switzerland
Abstract BiographyWebsite

28.05.2018
Bio-inspired metal-coordination crosslinking: easy access to broad dynamics when engineering polymer gel mechanics
Prof. Niels Holten-Andersen
Laboratory for Bio-Inspired Interfaces (LBI) at MIT USA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

14.05.2018
Out-of-equilibrium Integration of Molecular Machines
Prof. Nicolas Giuseppone
University of Strasbourg France
Abstract BiographyWebsite

07.05.2018
Halide perovskite nanocrystals: Synthesis, transformations and their application in devices
Prof. Liberato Manna
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Genova
Abstract BiographyWebsite

30.04.2018
High-Pressure Synthesis: from Semiconductor Optical Fibers to Carbon Nanothreads
Prof. John V. Badding
Penn State University USA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

23.04.2018
Magnetic materials for mastering microwaves on the nanoscale
Prof. Dirk Grundler
Laboratory of nanoscale magnetic materials and magnonics (LMGN)
EPFL
Abstract BiographyWebsite

16.04.2018
Bio-inspired Delivery Systems for Flavors and Fragrances
Dr Daniel Benczédi
Corporate R&D
Firmenich SA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

09.04.2018
Exploring ultrastructure in nanomaterials, cells and biological tissues by polarized microscopy
Prof. Sophie Brasselet
Institut Fresnel
Marseille France
Abstract BiographyWebsite

26.03.2018
Biogenic Scatterers, Mirrors, Multilayer Reflectors and Photonic Crystals. Futuristic Ancient Technologies
Prof. Lia Addadi
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot Israel
Abstract BiographyWebsite

19.03.2018
Puzzles with Ionic Liquids and Concentrated Electrolytes
Prof. Susan Perkin
University of Oxford UK
Abstract BiographyWebsite

12.03.2018
Atomic scale investigation of two dimensional materials using transmission electron microscopy
Dr Hanako OKUNO
CEA-Grenoble
France
Abstract BiographyWebsite

05.03.2018
Point Defects in Metal Oxides and Their Interactions with Electric Fields
Prof. Elizabeth C. Dickey
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
North Carolina State University USA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

26.02.2018
Insights into Perovskite Nano-Catalysts as Oxygen Electrodes for the Electrochemical Splitting of Water
Dr Emiliana Fabbri
Paul Scherrer Institut
Villigen Switzerland
Abstract BiographyWebsite

19.02.2018
Tracking Nanoparticles inside Cells at High Resolution: Significance for Medicine and Toxicology
Prof. Alexandra E. Porter
Imperial College London
Abstract BiographyWebsite

18.12.2017
Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for medical application: still a challenging task for materials research
Prof. Heinrich Hofmann
EPFL
Abstract BiographyWebsite

11.12.2017
Basic Research and applied perspectives of chalcogenide phase-change materials grown by molecular beam epitaxy
Prof. Raffaella Calarco
Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik
Berlin Germany
Abstract BiographyWebsite

04.12.2017
Disorder-Order transitions in π-conjugated polymers and their impact on device performance
Prof. Anna Köhler
University of Bayreuth
Germany
Abstract BiographyWebsite

20.11.2017
New Insights into Hydrophobic Interactions Encoded by Chemical Nanopatterns
Prof. Nicholas L. Abbott
University of Wisconsin-Madison USA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

13.11.2017
Macromolecular Engineering by Taming Free Radicals
Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
Carnegie Mellon University – Center for Macromolecular Engineering
Pittsburgh USA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

06.11.2017
Bulk Photovoltaic effects and strain-related photo-effects in non-centrosymmetric materials
Prof. Marin Alexe
University of Warwick
UK
Abstract BiographyWebsite

30.10.2017
Quantum technologies and quantum control
Prof. Tommaso Calarco
Institute for Complex Quantum Systems
University of Ulm – Germany
Abstract BiographyWebsite

23.10.2017
Live 3D Modeling with Colloids
Prof. Frans Spaepen
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Harvard University
Cambridge
Abstract BiographyWebsite

16.10.2017
Bioinspired responsive and self-healing materials
Prof. Henrik Birkedal
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Abstract BiographyWebsite

09.10.2017
Why food is a colloid scientists playground!
Dr Tim J Wooster
Nestlé Research Centre Lausanne
Abstract BiographyWebsite

02.10.2017
Two stories on Ostwald ripnening in microfluidic devices
Dr Charles Baroud
Ecole Polytechnique
Palaiseau cedex – France
Abstract BiographyWebsite

25.09.2017
Anharmonic phonons and second-order phase-transitions
Prof. Francesco Mauri
Sapienza University
Rome
Abstract BiographyWebsite

29.05.2017
High pressure physics – a gift to theory
Prof. Chris Pickard
Cambridge University UK
Abstract BiographyWebsite

22.05.2017
THz-frequency auto-oscillator based on a bi-axial antiferromagnet driven by pure spin current
Prof. Andrei Slavin
Oakland University
USA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

15.05.2017
Monitoring potential-dependent adsorbate behaviour at solid/liquid interfaces with EC-TERS
Dr Katrin Domke
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Germany
Abstract BiographyWebsite

08.05.2017
Tapping the wondrous world of plant structures and functions for bio-inspired materials research
Prof. Thomas Speck
University of Freiburg
Germany
Abstract BiographyWebsite

01.05.2017
Cytoskeletal intermediate filaments – from Self-Assembly to Cell Mechanics
Prof. Sarah Köster
University of Göttingen
Germany
Abstract BiographyWebsite

24.04.2017
Beyond plasmonics: oxide and semiconductor nanomaterials for enhancing nonlinear optical signals
Prof. Rachel Grange
EPFZ
Abstract BiographyWebsite

10.04.2017
Cleaning with photons: Challenges and opportunities in photocatalytic water -and air purification
Dr. Endre Horvath
Laboratory of Nanostructures and Novel Electronic Materials EPFL
Abstract BiographyWebsite

03.04.2017
Electron microscopy diagnostics of oxide catalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction
Prof. Vaso Tileli
Laboratory for in situ nanomaterials characterisation with electrons
EPFL
Abstract BiographyWebsite

27.03.2017
Order and CHAOS*: collective behavior of crowded drops in microfluidic systems
Prof. Sindy Tang
Standford University
USA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

20.03.2017
Rational design of microstructure, composition, and electrocatalysis in carbon materials
Dr. David Eisenberg
Technion–Israel Institute of Technology
Abstract Biography Website

13.03.2017
Colloidal chemistry to build materials-by-design for energy applications
Prof. Raffaella Buonsanti
EPFL
Abstract BiographyWebsite

06.03.2017
Interplay of charge and structure in transition metal oxides
Prof. Peter B. Littlewood
University of Chicago
USA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

27.02.2017
Model Polymers: From Design to Properties and Applications
Prof. Nikos Hadjichristidis
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Saudi Arabia
Abstract BiographyWebsite

20.02.2017
Nucleation-Inspired Materials Chemistry
Dr. Denis Gebauer
University of Konstanz Germany
Abstract BiographyWebsite

2016

19.12.2016
First-principles simulation of electrified interfaces under realistic electrochemical conditions
Dr. Ismaila Dabo
Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State University
Abstract BiographyWebsite

12.12.2016
Design and Fabrication of High Strength Meta-Materials Based on 3D Direct Laser Writing
Prof. Oliver Kraft
Institute for Applied Materials – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – Germany
Abstract BiographyWebsite

05.12.2016
The Multiscale Balance of Order and Disorder as the Key to Tailor Various Properties of Soft Materials
Prof. Holger Frauenrath
EPFL – Laboratory of Macromolecular and Organic Materials
Abstract BiographyWebsite

21.11.2016
Alloy Design for Laser Additive Manufacturing – Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Christian Leinenbach
Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology Alloy Design for Advanced Processing Technologies Group (ADAPT)
Abstract BiographyWebsite

14.11.2016
Interfacial States and Thermodynamic Transitions at Interfaces
Prof. Wayne D. Kaplan
Department of Materials Science and Engineering Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Abstract BiographyWebsite

07.11.2016
Solid Capillarity: when surface properties dominate the mechanics of soft solids
Prof. Eric R. Dufresne
Department of Materials – ETH Zürich
Abstract BiographyWebsite

31.10.2016
Relating structure to electrical transport in molecular electronic materials
Prof. Jenny Nelson
Imperial College London
Abstract BiographyWebsite

24.10.2016
Contact, cavitation and interfacial dislocations: Computer models for tribological processes
Dr. Lars Pastewka
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – Germany
Abstract BiographyWebsite

17.10.2016
Electron spectroscopies in the TEM for understanding nano structures and viceversa
Prof. Odile Stephan
Université Paris-Sud – France
Abstract BiographyWebsite

10.10.2016
Expanding the Scopes of Synthetics Organic and Polymer Chemistries. Utilization of the inherent stereochemcial and functional diversities of natural products
Prof. Karen Wooley
Texas A&M University – USA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

03.10.2016
Engineering materials for sustainable energy sources
Prof. Giulia Galli
Institute for Molecular Engineering – University of Chicago
Abstract BiographyWebsite

26.09.2016
2D Carbon Materials by Conversion of Organic Monolayers
Prof. Andrey Turchanin
Institute of Physical Chemistry – Friedrich Schiller University Jena – Germany
Abstract BiographyWebsite

30.05.2016
Negative pressure in free standing particles and the resulting enhancement of properties
Prof. Nava Setter
Ceramics Laboratory – EPFL (flyer)
Abstract BiographyWebsite

23.05.2016
Directed Multi-component, Hierarchical Assemblies Toward Functional Soft Materials
Prof. Ting Xu
Department of Materials Science and Engineering – Department of Chemistry – University of California Berkeley
Abstract BiographyWebsite

09.05.2016
Fingerprints of electron correlation in materials: understanding and predictions from electronic structure theory
Dr. Lucia Reining
Laboratoire des solides irradiés
École Polytechnique France
Abstract BiographyWebsite

02.05.2016
Non-Covalent van der Waals Interactions in Molecules and Materials: A Solved Problem ?
Prof. Alexandre Tkatchenko
Theory Department Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
Abstract BiographyWebsite

25.04.2016
Nanocelluloses in Multi-phase Systems
Dr. Orlando J. Rojas
Aalto University Finland
Abstract BiographyWebsite

18.04.2016
Nanophotonics and Metasurfaces for Next-Generation Biosensors
Prof. Hatice Altug
Bionanophotonics Systems Laboratory – EPFL
Abstract BiographyWebsite

11.04.2016
Multifunctional and stimuli responsive polypeptides
Prof. Timothy Deming
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department and Bioengineering Department – UCLA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

04.04.2016
Transport phenomena in silicate melts: chemical diffusion and phase separation
Prof. Emmanuelle Gouillard
Saint Gobain Recherche
Aubervilliers France
Abstract BiographyWebsite

21.03.2016
Fluctuations and rare events: a variational approach
Prof. Michele Parrinello
Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences – ETH Zurich and Facoltà di Informatica – Istituto di Scienze Computazionali – Lugano
Abstract BiographyWebsite

14.03.2016
Electronic properties of hybrid 2D ferroelectric structures
Prof. Alexei Gruverman
Department of Physics and Astronomy – University of Nebraska
Abstract BiographyWebsite

07.03.2016
Stimulus responsive materials
Prof. Luisa De Cola
Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires
Université de Strasbourg
Abstract BiographyWebsite

29.02.2016
Artificial Ferroic Systems
Prof. Laura Heyderman

ETH Zürich – Paul Scherrer Institute
Abstract BiographyWebsite

22.02.2016
Watching Ink Dry
Prof. Colin Bain
Durham University U.K.
Abstract BiographyWebsite

 

2015

14.12.2015
Plasticity Simulation based on the Dynamics of Full Dislocation-density Functions
Prof. Alfonso H.W. Ngan
The University of Hong Kong
P.R. China
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07.12.2015
Sputter-deposited ZnO and reactivity of ZnO/Ti interfaces
Dr. Sergey Grachev
Laboratoire Surfaces du Verre et Interfaces (SVI)
Saint-Gobain France
Abstract BiographyWebsite

23.11.2015
The puzzle of self-assembly, and the self-assembly of puzzles
Prof. Daan Frenkel
Department of Chemistry
University of Cambridge U.K.
Abstract BiographyWebsite

16.11.2015
Designing novel materials for high-energy density batteries with cognitive and modeling strategies
Dr. Ivano Tavernelli
IBM Zürich
Abstract BiographyWebsite

09.11.2015
Analysis of tumor microenvironment interactions from an engineering perspective
Prof. Claudia Fischbach-Teschl
Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering
Cornell University
Abstract Biography Website

02.11.2015
Materials science aspects of growth and properties of III-V nanowires
Prof. Anna Fontcuberta i Morral
EPFL
Abstract Biography Website

26.10.2015
Smart fibers and textiles for medical applications
Dr. René Rossi
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
St. Gallen
Abstract Biography Website

19.10.2015
Silane plasmas: a wonderful toolbox for the synthesis of nanomaterials
Prof. Pere Roca i Cabarrocas
LPICM CNRS Ecole Polytechnique
Palaiseau France
Abstract BiographyWebsite

12.10.2015
Multiscale Modelling Approaches to the Plastic Deformation of BCC Metals
Prof. Peter Gumbsch
Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoffmechanik IWM
Freiburg Allemagne
Abstract Biography Website

05.10.2015
Hybrid fibers: a base for nanophotonic devices in fiber form
Prof. Markus A. Schmidt
Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology e.V.
Germany
Abstract Biography Website

28.09.2015
Design guidelines for practical solar fuel production
Prof. Sophia Haussener
EPFL
Abstract Biography Website

14.09.2015
Phase Transformation Pathways in Real Materials: Mechanisms, Models, and Prediction
Prof. Duane Johnson
Ames Laboratory
Iowa State University USA
Abstract Biography Website

18.05.2015
The Icosahedron in Materials Science
Prof. Michel Rappaz
Institute of Materials
EPFL
Abstract Biography Website

11.05.2015
Evaporative Self-Assembly as a Powerful Tool for Creating Functional Superstructures
Eugene R. Zubarev
Department of Chemistry and Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
Rice University Houston
Abstract Biography Website

04.05.2015
Lightweight, Energy Absorbing Composite Materials
Prof. Jongwhan Suhr
Department of Polymer Science & Engineering Sungkyunkwan University
Suwon Korea
Abstract BiographyWebsite

27.04.2015
Development of advanced nanowire-based materials
Prof. Kimberly Dick Thelander
Lund University Sweden
Abstract BiographyWebsite

20.04.2015
Electronic structure calculations for correlated materials – where do we stand?
Prof. Silke Biermann
Ecole Polytechnique Centre de Physique Théorique (CPHT) Paris
Abstract BiographyWebsite

13.04.2015
Molecular Dynamics With On-The-Fly Machine Learning of QM forces
Prof. Alessandro De Vita
Physics Department King’s College London UK
Abstract BiographyWebsite

30.03.2015
Insights Into Nanocrystalline Grain Growth Through Phase Field Crystal Calculations
Prof. Peter Voorhees
Northwestern University
Evanston, USA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

23.03.2015
Microfluidics: A tool to shape materials
Prof. Esther Amstad
Soft Materials Laboratory
EPFL
Abstract Biography Website

16.03.2015
Complex fluid-fluid interfaces : rheology, structure and opportunities for engineering materials
Prof. Jan Vermant
ETH Zürich
Abstract BiographyWebsite

09.03.2015
Organic Photovoltaics: Understanding and Controlling the nano-morphology of the active layer
Prof. Dirk Vanderzande
University of Hasselt
Institute of Material Research, Leuven Belgium
Abstract BiographyWebsite

02.03.2015
Highly Efficient Organic Devices
Prof. Karl Leo
Institut für Angewandte Physik
TU Dresden
Abstract Biography Website

23.02.2015
Synthetic hydrogels as cell environments
Prof. Matthias Lütolf
Director of the Interfaculty Institute of Bioengineering
EPFL
Abstract Biography Website

16.02.2015
Correlative Tomography – Spanning Length and Timescales
Prof. Phil Withers
Manchester University
Abstract BiographyWebsite

Autumn Semester 2014

18.05.2015
The Icosahedron in Materials Science
Prof. Michel Rappaz
Institute of Materials
EPFL
Abstract BiographyWebsite

11.05.2015
Evaporative Self-Assembly as a Powerful Tool for Creating Functional Superstructures
Eugene R. Zubarev
Department of Chemistry and Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
Rice University Houston
Abstract BiographyWebsite

04.05.2015
Lightweight, Energy Absorbing Composite Materials
Prof. Jongwhan Suhr
Department of Polymer Science & Engineering Sungkyunkwan University
Suwon Korea
Abstract BiographyWebsite

27.04.2015
Development of advanced nanowire-based materials
Prof. Kimberly Dick Thelander
Lund University Sweden
Abstract – Biography – Website

20.04.2015
Electronic structure calculations for correlated materials – where do we stand?
Prof. Silke Biermann
Ecole Polytechnique Centre de Physique Théorique (CPHT) Paris
Abstract – Biography – Website

13.04.2015
Molecular Dynamics With On-The-Fly Machine Learning of QM forces
Prof. Alessandro De Vita
Physics Department King’s College London UK
Abstract – Biography – Website

30.03.2015
Insights Into Nanocrystalline Grain Growth Through Phase Field Crystal Calculations
Prof. Peter Voorhees
Northwestern University
Evanston, USA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

23.03.2015
Microfluidics: A tool to shape materials
Prof. Esther Amstad
Soft Materials Laboratory
EPFL
Abstract BiographyWebsite

16.03.2015
Complex fluid-fluid interfaces : rheology, structure and opportunities for engineering materials
Prof. Jan Vermant
ETH Zürich
Abstract BiographyWebsite

09.03.2015
Organic Photovoltaics: Understanding and Controlling the nano-morphology of the active layer
Prof. Dirk Vanderzande
University of Hasselt
Institute of Material Research, Leuven Belgium
Abstract BiographyWebsite

02.03.2015
Highly Efficient Organic Devices
Prof. Karl Leo
Institut für Angewandte Physik
TU Dresden
Abstract BiographyWebsite

23.02.2015
Synthetic hydrogels as cell environments
Prof. Matthias Lütolf
Director of the Interfaculty Institute of Bioengineering
EPFL
Abstract BiographyWebsite

16.02.2015
Correlative Tomography – Spanning Length and Timescales
Prof. Phil Withers
Manchester University
Abstract BiographyWebsite

15.12.2014
‘Old’ and new Chalcogenide thin film materials for Photovoltaic Applications – crystallographic aspects of their fabrication
Prof. Rainer Hock
Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen
Germany
Abstract BiographyWebsite

08.12.2014
Carbon Nanomembranes (CNMs)
Prof. Armin Gölzhäuser
Physics of Supramolecular Systems
Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany
Abstract BiographyWebsite

24.11.2014
2D or not 2D? Two-dimensional nanostructures for sensing and solar energy conversion
Prof. Bettina V. Lotsch
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research and Department of Chemistry
University of Munich
Abstract BiographyWebsite

17.11.2014
Nanostructured bulk steels
Prof. Dierk Raabe
Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung
Düsseldorf, Germany
Abstract BiographyWebsite

10.11.2014
Breaking crystal symmetry – energy conversion with piezo/ferroelectric materials
Prof. Steve Dunn
Queen Mary University of London
England
Abstract BiographyWebsite

03.11.2014
Pulsed laser deposition of advanced materials
Prof. Mohamed Chaker
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
Varennes, Canada
Abstract BiographyWebsite

27.10.2014
Engineering iron oxide nanoparticles towards clinical applications
Prof. Anna Roig
ICMAB-CSIC
Bellaterra, Spain
Abstract BiographyWebsite

20.10.2014
What is Sustainable Technology ? A materials perspective
Prof. Mike Ashby
Engineering Department
Cambridge and Granta Design, Cambridge
Abstract BiographyWebsite

13.10.2014
Origami-inspired and multi-scale structures for solar energy conversion
Max Shtein
Materials Science and Engineering
University of Michigan
Abstract BiographyWebsite

06.10.2014
Colors in thin film materials: from interference in insulators to interstitials in intermetallics
Prof. Ralph Spolenak
ETH Zürich
Department of Materials
Abstract BiographyWebsite

29.09.2014
Designing new materials and sensors by controlling nanoscale geometry
Prof. Chiara Daraio
ETH Zürich
Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, Switzerland
Abstract BiographyWebsite

15.09.2014
Diffusion-controlled agglomeration (dewetting) of thin metal films
Prof. Eugen Rabkin
Department of Materials Science and Engineering Technion
Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
Abstract BiographyWebsite

Spring Semester 2014

26.05.2014
Understanding Nanomaterials: In-Situ Imaging, Measurements, and Manipulation in the Electron Microscope
Prof. Eli Sutter
Brookhaven National Laboratory
NY USA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

19.05.2014
In-situ electron microscopy observation of alumina nanowire growth
Prof. Christina Scheu
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Germany
Abstract BiographyWebsite

12.05.2014
Skin-Inspired Electronics from Organic Materials
Prof. Zhenan Bao
Stanford University
USA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

05.05.2014
Semiconductor Nanowires – From Materials to Devices
Prof. Heike Riel
IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
Abstract BiographyWebsite

28.04.2014
Electrochemical Shock: Mechanical Degradation of Ion-Intercalation Materials
Craig Carter
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge USA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

14.04.2014
Growth of III-V nanowires: from fundamental physics to device applications
Lucia Sorba
CNR NANO NEST
Pisa, Italy
Abstract BiographyWebsite

07.04.2014
Alignment of π-conjugated semi-conducting polymers : epitaxy versus mechanical rubbing
Martin Brinkmann
Université de Strasbourg
France
Abstract BiographyWebsite

31.03.2014
Soft chemistry routes to functional optical coatings
Thierry Gacoin
Ecole Polytechnique Paris
France
Abstract BiographyWebsite

24.03.2014
Finite-temperature properties of Ba(Zr,Ti)O3 relaxors from first principles
Laurent Bellaiche
University of Arkansas
USA
Abstract BiographyWebsite

17.03.2014
Investigation of the creep of cementitious materials by indentation
Matthieu Vandamme
École des Ponts ParisTech
France
Abstract BiographyWebsite

10.03.2014
New metallic materials for biodegradable implant applications
Jörg Löffler
ETHZ
Zürich
Abstract BiographyWebsite

03.03.2014
Nanoscale structuring and patterning of polymeric materials
Holger Schönherr
University of Siegen
Germany
Abstract BiographyWebsite

24.02.2014
Atomistic simulations of complex materials
Prof. Michele Ceriotti
IMX
EPFL
Abstract BiographyWebsite

17.02.2014
Two-dimensional oxides: new structures, new functions and new materials
Gianfranco Pacchioni
Universita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Milano, Italy
Abstract BiographyWebsite

Fall Semester 2013

23.09.2013
Uncovering the Chemo-Mechanics of Fracture via Quantum Mechanics Based Concurrent Multiscale Modelling
Derek H. Warner
Cornell University
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
AbstractBiographyWebsite

 

30.09.2013
Microstructure matters: why smaller is often (but not always) stronger
Erica Lilleodden
Institute of Materials Research
Helmholtz-­‐Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
AbstractBiographyWebsite

 

07.10.2013
Novel fabrication approaches and designs for large area, flexible photonic devices
Fabien Sorin
Laboratory of Photonic Materials and Fibre Devices
EPFL
AbstractBiographyWebsite

 

14.10.2013
From hierarchical selforganisation towards polymer systems with functional and active properties
Martin Möller
DWI an der RWTH Aachen
Aachen, Germany
Abstract – Biography – Website

 

21.10.2013
A new approach to resolving long standing debates on the kinetics of ferrite and bainite formation in steels
Sybrand van der Zwaag
Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
Delft, The Netherlands
AbstractBiographyWebsite

 

28.10.2013
Metallized microcellular elastomeric foams for stretchable electronics applications
Stéphanie Lacour
Institute of Microengineering
EPFL
AbstractBiographyWebsite

 

04.11.2013
Harder, Cheaper, Greener: the Design and Deployment of Alloy Coatings with Stabilized Nanocrystalline Structures
Christopher A. Schuh
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Cambridge, USA
AbstractBiographyWebsite

 

11.11.2013
Tailored Proteins and Polypeptides as Versatile Building Blocks for Nanomedicine Applications
Tanja Weil
Universität Ulm Institute for Organic Chemistry
Ulm, Germany
AbstractBiographyWebsite

 

18.11.2013
Optical coupling in nanostructures: Plasmon-enhanced light scattering and excitation energy transfer
Stephanie Reich
FU Berlin, Department of Physics
Berlin, Germany
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25.11.2013
Sacrificial bonds for the toughening of soft elastic materials
Costantino Creton
ESPCI ParisTech Laboratoire PPMD
Paris, France
AbstractBiographyWebsite

 

09.12.2013
The Materials Science of Organic Semiconductors: Microstructure and Properties
Alberto Salleo
Stanford University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Stanford, USA
AbstractBiographyWebsite

 

16.12.2013
Water, charge and living cells
Sylvie Roke
Laboratory for fundamental BioPhotonics
EPFL
Abstract – Biography – Website

 

 

 

Spring Semester 2013

The Seminars start at 13h15 in MXF1

25.02.2013
This talk was cancelled but will be postponed to the fall semester
Tailored Proteins and Polypeptides as Versatile Building Blocks for Nanomedicine
Applications
Tanja Weil
Universität Ulm, Germany
Institute for Organic Chemistry III
AbstractBiographyWebsite

 

04.03.2013
Molecular Electronics for Chemical Sensors
Tim Swager

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, US
Department of Chemistry
AbstractBiographyWebsite

 

11.03.2013
Optical and Electronic Approaches towards Understanding of Solution Processed Solids for Optoelectronic and Electrochemical Applications
Vanessa Wood

ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Integrated Systems Laboratory
AbstractBiographyWebsite

 

18.03.2013
New insight into the fundamental physics of low-­‐dimensional and self-­‐assembled materials using electron microscopy
Rafal Dunin-Borkowski

Research Center Jülich, Germany
Institute for Microstructure Research
AbstractBiographyWebsite

 

25.03.2013
Ab initio Colors
Stefano Baroni

Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, Trieste, Italy
Condensed Matter Sector
AbstractBiographyWebsite

 

01.04.2013
No seminar
Easter Monday & week of the Materials Research Society Fall Meeting

 

08.04.2013
Organic semiconductor LEDs and solar cells: the role of spin
Richard Friend
University of Cambridge, UK
Optoelectronics Group
AbstractBiographyWebsite

 

15.04.2013
Inorganic Materials Synthesis in Organic Solvents: From Nanoparticles to
Aerogels and Metallic Foams
Markus Niederberger
ETH Zürich
Department of Materials
AbstractBiographyWebsite

 

22.04.2013
This talk was cancelled but will be postponed to the fall semester
From hierarchical selforganisation towards polymer systems with functional and active properties
Martin Möller
Interactive Materials Research
RWTH Aachen, Germany
Abstract – Biography – Website

 

29.04.2013
Non Classical Crystallization: From Sea Urchin Spines to Fracture Resistant Cement
Helmut Cölfen
Universität Konstanz, Germany
Physical Chemistry
AbstractBiographyWebsite

 

06.05.2013
EVERYTHING SLIPS: DESIGN OF NOVEL OMNIPHOBIC MATERIALS
Joanna Aizenberg
Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
AbstractBiographyWebsite

13.05.2013
ENGINEERING MATERIALS AND FIELDS AT THE NANOSCALE: RESONANT PHOTONIC-PLASMONIC COUPLING ON PLANAR CHIPS
Luca Dal Negro

Boston University, USA
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
AbstractBiographyWebsite

 

20.05.2013
No seminar
Pentecost Monday

 

27.05.2013
Matrix Damage in Carbon/Epoxy Composites
Lloyd Smith

Washington State University, USA
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
AbstractBiographyWebsite

Fall Semester 2012

The Seminars start at 13h15 in MXF1

24.09.2012
Advanced Molecular Design of Functional Materials Abstract
Takuzo Aida
University of Tokyo, Japan

01.10.2012
Interface Engineering and Electronic Functionality via Molecular Self-­‐Assembly Abstract
Marcus Halik
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg Institute of Polymer Materials, Erlangen, Germany

08.10.2012
Phase-­‐field Models for Microstructure Formation in Materials Abstract
Mathis Plapp
Ecole Polytechnique Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée, Palaiseau, France

15.10.2012
Semiconductor Nanowires as a Materials Technology for Opto-­‐electronics, Energy and Life Science Applications Abstract
Lars Samuelson Bio
Lund University Department of Physics, Lund, Sweden

22.10.2012
Advanced Composites Inspired by Nature Abstract
André Studart
ETH Zürich, Department of Materials HCI F 501, Zürich, Switzerland

29.10.2012
Spatially Arranged ZnO Nanowires: Developing Technologies for Future Applications Abstract
Margit Zacharias Bio
Universität Freiburg Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik, Freiburg, Germany

05.11.2012
Nature’s Nanocomposite Materials – Structural Design Principles and Mechanical Performance Abstract
Peter Fratzl Bio
Max Planck Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung Abteilung Biomaterialien, Potsdam, Germany

12.11.2012
GaN Nanowires – growth, optical properties and the route towards LED applications Abstract
Henning Riechert Bio
Paul Drude Institut für Festkörperelektronik, Berlin, Germany

19.11.2012
Virotronics: Making Virus Work For Us Abstract
Seung-Wuk Lee Bio
University of California, Berkeley, USA

26.11.2012
No seminar, week of the Materials Research Society Fall Meeting

03.12.2012
Chromophore Design for Third-­‐Order Nonlinear Optics Abstract
Seth Marder Bio
Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Atlanta, USA

10.12.2012
Ductility of thin nanocrystalline metallic films revealed by on chip nanomechanical testing Abstract
Thomas Pardoen Bio
Université Catholique de Louvain Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

17.12.2012
From Multiferroics to Cosmology: Scaling Behavior and beyond in the Hexagonal Manganites Abstract
Nicola Spaldin
ETH Zürich Department of Materials, Zürich, Switzerland

Spring Semester 2012

The Seminars start at 13h15 in MXF1

20.02.2012
Electronic Impurity Doping of Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals Abstract
Dave Norris Biography
ETH Zürich, Optical Materials Engineering Lab, Switzerland

27.02.2012
Picoliter droplets platform for discoveries in materials and life sciences Abstract
Wilhelm Huck Biography
University of Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules and Materials, The Netherlands

05.03.2012
C/N- Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis, Heterogeneous Organocatalysis and Green Electronics Abstract
Markus Antonietti
Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung Wissenschaftspark, Germany

12.03.2012
From materials by chance to materials by design Abstract
Yves Bréchet Biography
Institute National Polytechnique Grenoble, Science et Ingénierie des Matériaux et Procédés, France

19.03.2012
Semiconductor nanowires for energy applications Abstract
Silvjia Gradecak Biography
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering,Cambridge, USA

26.03.2012
Record-Breaking Materials Performance: exploiting the crystallization of glasses for toughness and memory Abstract
Alan Lindsay Greer Biography
University of Cambridge, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy,Cambridge,United Kingdom

02.04.2012
Functional nanomolecular architectures: towards polymer-based motors and processive machines Abstract
Roeland J. M. Nolte Biography
University of Nijmegen, Cluster for Molecular Chemistry, The Netherlands

16.04.2012
Processing of macromolecular complex architectures Abstract
Natalie Stingelin Biography
Imperial College London, Department of Materials, London, United Kingdom

23.04.2012
Templated Solid-State Dewetting Abstract
Carl V. Thompson Biography
Harvard University, Boston, USA

30.04.2012
The Challenge of Synthesizing Electronic Properties Abstract
Klaus Müllen Biography
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany

07.05.2012
Bioinspired 3D micropatterned surfaces with new adhesive functions Abstract
Eduard Arzt Biography
Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien, Saarbrücken, Germany

14.05.2012
Organic single-crystal transistors and interfaces Abstract
Alberto Morpurgo Biography
Université de Genève, Department of Condensed Matter Physics , Geneva, Switzerland

21.05.2012
Building Ceramic-based Hierarchical Materials Abstract
Eduardo Saiz Gutierrez Biography
Imperial College London, Department of Material, London, United Kingdom

31.05.2012
Organic Polymers and Nanoparticles: from Catalysis to Energy Harvesting and Conversion
Jean M. J. Frechet
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia