Theater (Live)

Wednesday Sept. 19, 2018

Dr. Alain Diebold,

“Measurement Challenges arising from New Semiconductor Materials and Structures for Integrated Circuits”

SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Interim Dean of the College of Nanoscale Science; Empire Innovation Professor of Nanoscale Science; Executive Director, Center for Nanoscale Metrology. The main focus of Professor Diebold’s research is in the area of nanoscale metrology and materials science. Measurement of nanoscale films and structures requires a thorough understanding of the role of uniquely nanoscale phenomena on the properties of nanoscale semiconductors and metals.

Dr. Gwo Ching Wang,

“Ultrathin layered materials studied
by AFM and MFM”

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Travelstead Institute Chair, Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy. Research focus on growth, characterization, and physics of thin films and nanostructures using state-of-art techniques.

Phil Kaszuba,

“Meeting the Challenges in Analyzing State-of-the-art Semiconductor Devices Using Scanning Probe Microscopy”

Global Foundries Senior Member of Technical Staff. Lead engineer in their Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) laboratory, which performs analyses on state of the art semiconductor devices and nanostructures.

Dr. Rigoberto Advincula,

“Functional Graphene Oxide (GO) Templated Patterning and Anti-Microbial Properties”

Case Western Reserve University, Professor with the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering; University of Houston, Research Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Editor-in-chief of MRS Communications.

Dr. Jiahua Zhu,

“Quantitative Thermal Conductivity Analysis with Scanning Thermal Microscopy”

PhD, University of Akron, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. His lab focuses on the fundamental study of polymer nanocomposites (PNCs) and carbon nanocomposites (CNCs) and their applications in the fields of energy conversion and storage, environment remediation, catalysis, electronic devices & bioengineering.

Dr. John A Marohn,

“Advances in Electric Force Microscopy: (1) Sub-cycle Changes in Photocapacitance in Organic Photovoltaics, (2) Anomalous Light-induced Conductivity in Lead-Halide Perovskites, and (3) a Unified Lagrangian-Mechanics Theory of Scanning-Probe Electrical Measurements”

Cornell University, Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Chemistry; Chemical Biology Member, Field of Materials Science & Engineering. His group is focused on imaging the structure and function of materials at the nanometer scale, pushing magnetic resonance imaging to nanoscale resolution in order to study individual biomolecules.

Dr. Yiping Zhao,

“When glancing angle deposition meets with colloidal lithography … ”

University of Georgia, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy; Director, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center. Research focused on nanofabrication using glancing angle deposition (GLAD) or dynamic shadowing growth (DSG), chemical and biological sensor development based on surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) or plasmonics, chiral plasmonic structure fabrication and characterization, novel nano-photocatalyst development and applications, catalytic nanomotors and novel stroke treatment strategy.

Dr. Ye Tao,

“Learning in Fundamental Atomistic Processes Using Suspended Silicon Nanowires”

Rowland Institute at Harvard. The Tao Lab seeks structure-property relationships in nanoscale, heterogeneous matter through the development of single-nucleon magnetic resonance imaging.

Dr. Nancy A. Burnham,

“The Complex Polymers Beneath Your Feet”

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Associate Professor of Physics & Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering. The study of the interaction of the last few atoms on a sharply pointed tip with a sample surface is my first love. Usually performed via Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM).