2017 Shell Undergraduate Research Experience Poster Session @ 291 Mendenhall Lab
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Shell Undergraduate Research Experience Poster Session:

The School of Earth Sciences undergraduate majors participating in the 2017 Shell Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) internships will present the results of their summer research projects at a poster session on Thursday, August 3.

Students and their posters will be in 291 Mendenhall Laboratory (125 South Oval Dr) from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. All are welcomed to attend.

Biochemistry Seminar – Dr. Wen Jiang @ 111 Parks Hall
Aug 31 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Title: TBA

Affiliation: Purdue University

Hosted by: Dr. Suo

Seminar: Designing Surfaces with Extreme Wettabilities – Dr. Anish Tuteja @ E100 Scott Lab
Sep 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Affiliation: University of Michigan

Hosted By: Professor Bharat Bhushan

Description: In this talk I will discuss the current work in my group on developing surfaces with extreme wettabilities, i.e. surfaces that are either completely wet by, or completely repel, different liquids. The first portion of the talk will cover the design of so called “superomniphobic surfaces” i.e. surfaces which repel all liquids. Designing and producing textured surfaces that can resist wetting by low surface tension liquids such as various oils or alcohols has been a significant challenge in materials science, and no examples of such surfaces exist in nature. As part of this work, I explain how re-entrant surface curvature, in addition to surface chemistry and roughness, can be used to design surfaces that cause virtually all liquids, including oils, alcohols, water, concentrated organic and inorganic acids, bases, solvents, as well as, viscoelastic polymer solutions to roll-off and bounce.

The second portion of my talk will cover the design of the first-ever reconfigurable membranes that, counter-intuitively, are both superhydrophilic (i.e., water contact angles @ 0°) and superoleophobic (i.e., oil contact angles > 150°). This makes these porous surfaces ideal for gravity-based separation of oil and water as they allow the higher density liquid (water) to flow through while retaining the lower density liquid (oil).  These fouling-resistant membranes can separate, for the first time, a range of different oil–water mixtures, including emulsions, in a single-unit operation, with >99.9% separation efficiency, by using the difference in capillary forces acting on the oil and water phases. As the separation methodology is solely gravity-driven, it is expected to be one of the most energy-efficient technologies for oil-water separation.

I will also discuss surfaces with patterned wettability, where both wetting (omniphilic) and non-wetting (omniphobic) domains are fabricated on the same substrate. We use such substrates for fabricating monodisperse, multi-phasic, micro- and nano-particles possessing virtually any desired composition, projected shape, modulus, and dimensions as small as 25 nm. Finally, I will discuss some other areas of current and future research, including the development of ice-phobic coatings that offer one of the lowest reported adhesion strengths with ice.

CAR Seminar Series: Santhosh Tamilarasan @ 198 Center for Automotive Research
Sep 12 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Host: Levent Guvenc

Speaker: Santhosh Tamilarasan

Title: Impact of CACC on Convoy Drivability

Research Networking Series- Promoting Health and Wellness @ STEAM Factory
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Research, Short and Sweet
If you only had one minute and one slide to explain your work, what would you say? Please join your research colleagues for a new quarterly networking series that connects the most collaborative minds engaged in Discovery at Ohio State.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Registration is limited to the first 40 registrants for each session.
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Analytical/Physical Seminar: Dr. Lin Chen @ 1005 Smith Laboratory
Sep 18 @ 4:10 am – 5:10 am

Speaker: Dr. Lin Chen

Affiliation: Northwestern University

Title: Ultrafast Electronic and Nuclear Structural Dynamics of Excited State Transition Metal Centers for Solar Energy Conversion

Host: Dr. Baker

Student Seminar – Jakub Husek @ 1005 Smith Lab
Sep 18 @ 6:04 pm – 7:04 pm

Speaker: Jakub Husek

Title: Achieving Surface Sensitivity in XUV Spectroscopy: Probing Electron Dynamics of Hematite Using XUV Transient Reflectivity

Advisor: Dr. Baker

CBE Seminar: Belinda Hurley @ 130 Koffolt Lab
Sep 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Speaker: Belinda Hurley, Associate Professor, Research and Education, OSU Libraries

The OSU Libraries spend many millions each year to provide resources that are not freely available online. Belinda Hurley, OSU Libraries’ liaison for Physical Sciences and Engineering, will present an overview of available resources and services to those new to the OSU Libraries system.

Organic Seminar – Dr. Gojko Lalic @ 100 Stillman Hall
Sep 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Speaker: Dr. Gojko Lalic

Affiliation: University of Washington, Seattle

Title: Copper Catalysis in Hydrofunctionalization of Unsaturated Compounds

Hosted: Dr. Nagib

CAR Seminar Series: Tianpei Li @ 198 Center for Automotive Research
Sep 19 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Host: Giorgio Rizzoni

Speaker: Tianpei Li

Title: Motor resolver fault propagation analysis for electrified powertrain