Workshop on Spins, Valleys, and Topological States in 2D and Layered Materials @ Physics Research Building
Jun 5 – Jun 9 all-day

The aim of the workshop is to bring together a leading group of researchers, in addition to students, postdocs and other participants, to discuss 2D platforms for spin, valley, and topological physics and their potential applications. With the continued evolution of graphene spintronics, combined with the recent advances in spin/valley-polarized excitations in transition metal dichalocogenides, and novel concepts related to the theory and synthesis of emerging new materials, there is a critical mass of researchers with complementary interests. In addition, monolayer magnetism and robust 2D topological states are important challenges moving forward. At this workshop, participants will bring expertise from a variety of disciplines and discuss the latest advances in this growing field. This workshop is supported by the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM) an NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), the Institute of Complex and Adaptive Matter (ICAM), the Institute for Materials Research (IMR), and the Center for Exploration of Novel Complex Materials (ENCOMM).

Research Networking Series- Sustaining Energy and the Enviornment @ 218 Nanotech West Lab
Jun 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.
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The Department of Biomedical Engineering & the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Present the Following Seminar: Bryan R. Smith, Ph.D @ L045 James
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Department of Biomedical Engineering & the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Present the Following Seminar:

Bryan R. Smith, PhD – Instructor, Dept of Radiology, Stanford University


Despite revolutionary developments in precision engineering of nanoparticles, nanomedicine successes in the clinic have been rare. This is mainly attributable to poor delivery to disease sites. I will describe my path to address these issues, starting briefly with non-invasive imaging approaches and computational simulations that uncover the complexity of nanoparticle targeting to cancer. I will discuss how nanoparticle imaging in living subjects led me to develop a novel ‘immune nanomedicine’ approach. Exploiting the native advantages of the immune system to deliver nanoparticle cargoes to disease sites, the power of this approach lies in its simplicity and reliability. It circumvents previous delivery issues by avoiding key biobarriers to nanoparticle transport, and could provide unprecedented flexibility in reliably targeting payloads to disease sites. I will illustrate the potential of this immune-based approach for multi-modal imaging diagnostics and/or therapeutics through an oncology imaging application, and will discuss how I intend to clinically translate nanomedicines.



After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Mathematics, and Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University, Bryan Smith completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering as an NSF IGERT Fellow at The Ohio State University working in cancer nanotechnology. He moved to Stanford University for his post-doctoral work, where he was awarded a Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholar NIH Fellowship as well as a Stanford Dean’s Fellowship. He was granted K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence and AACR (American Association of Cancer Research) awards for his work in cancer nanomedicine.

ECE Distinguished Seminar Series – Jesus del Alamo, MIT @ Webinar
Jun 27 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Webinar: Nanometer Scale III-V CMOS, sponsored by the IEEE EDS/Photonics Chapter Distinguished Lecturer Program


In the last few years, as Si electronics faces mounting difficulties to maintain its historical scaling path, transistors based on III-V compound semiconductors have emerged as a credible alternative. To get to this point, fundamental technical problems had to be solved though there are still many chal-lenges that need to be addressed before the first non-Si CMOS technology becomes a reality.  Among them, harnessing the out-standing electron transport properties of InGaAs, the leading n-channel material candidate, towards a high-performance na-noscale MOSFET has proven difficult; contact resistance, offstate characteristics, reliability and Si integration remain serious problems. Introducing a new material system is not the only challenge. Scalability to sub-10 nm gate dimensions also demands a new 3D transistor geometry. InGaAs FinFETs, Trigate MOSFETs and Nanowire MOSFETs have all been demonstrated but their performance is still disappointing.  To compound the challenge, a high-performance nanoscale p-type transistor is also re-quired.  Among III-Vs, InGaSb is the most promising candidate. Planar MOSFETs have been demonstrated but more advanced geometries remain elusive.  This talk will review recent progress as well as challenges confronting III-V electronics for future CMOS logic applications.


Jesús del Alamo is Director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories, Donner Professor, and Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. He holds degrees from Polytechnic University of Madrid (Telecommunications Engineer, 1980), and Stanford University (MS EE, 1983 and PhD EE, 1985). From 1977 to 1981 he was with the Institute of Solar Energy of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, investigating silicon photovoltaics. From 1981 to 1985, he carried out his PhD dissertation at Stanford University on minority car-rier transport in heavily doped silicon. From 1985 to 1988 he was research engineer with NTT LSI Laboratories in Atsugi (Japan) where he conducted research on III-V heterostructure field-effect transistors. He joined MIT in 1988.  From 1991 to 1996, Prof. del Alamo was an National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator. In 1999 he was elected a corresponding member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Engineering. In 2005, he was elected a Fellow of the IEEE and in 2014 he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Among other activities, Prof. del Alamo was Editor of IEEE Electron Device Letters from 2005 to 2014 and since 2013 he is the Director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories at MIT.

Event hosted by: ECE Professor, Paul Berger

MSE Seminar – Brandon Giles @ 184 Watts Hall
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Title: TBA

Advisor: Dr. Roberto Myers

PyOhio @ Ohio Union
Jul 29 – Jul 30 all-day

A FREE annual conference at the Ohio Union in Columbus, Ohio for Python programmers in and around Ohio, the entire Midwest, maybe even the whole world! There will be many Talks and Tutorials! Please be sure to bring your notebook and laptops and prepare to learn!

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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