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The Pierson Graduate Lecture Seminars: Archives

The department's lecture series includes several speakers each month. Most of the speakers in the series are international experts in their fields. Below are past seminars.

SPRING 2013 SEMINARS

Date Time Title / PDF handout Speaker
Jan. 22, 2013 3:30 p.m.
110 Jorgensen Hall (JH)
TBA Arnaud Deraemaeker, FNRS Research Associate & Head of Department, Building Architecture and Town Planning (BATir), Brussels, Belgium
April 16, 2013 3:30 p.m.
110 JH
TBA Prof. Philippe Geubelle, Department Head of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

 

FALL 2012 SEMINARS

Date Time Title / PDF handout Speaker
Sept. 21 3:30 p.m.
110 Jorgensen Hall (JH)
The MIT Hobby Shop: a model for university hands-on learning and innovation
Seminar PDF
Kenneth Stone, Ph.D., Student Development and Support, Hobby Shop, MIT
Sept. 25 4 p.m.
110 Jorgensen Hall (JH)
Development of Milli-, Micro- and Nano-scale Electrodydrodynamic (EHD) Based Thermal
Seminar PDF
Jeffrey R. Didion and Matthew Showalter, NASA Goddard Space Control Subsystems at NASA-GSFC Flight Center
Oct. 23 3:30 p.m.
110 Jorgensen Hall (JH)
Science and Technology of Organic Light-Emitting Devices (OLEDs)
Seminar PDF
Joseph Shinar, Ph.D., Senior Physicist, Ames Laboratory – USDOE, Professor & Chair, Dept of Physics & Astronomy; Professor, Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames
Oct. 23 3:30 p.m.
110 Jorgensen Hall (JH)
Organic Electronics–Based Chemical & Biological Sensing Platform: Advances & Challenges
Seminar PDF
Ruth Shinar, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at the Microelectronics Research Center and an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames
Nov. 5 3:30 p.m.
105 Othmer Hall
Beyond The Traditional Polarization Response in Polar-polymers: Some Amazing Properties of The Ferrorelaxor Polymers
Seminar PDF
Qiming Zhang, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa.
 
SPRING 2012 SEMINARS
Date Time Title / PDF handout Speaker
1/31/12 3:30 p.m.
110 Jorgensen Hall (JH)
Research Ethics and Ethical Decision Making
Seminar PDF
Steven E. Swartzer, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Center for the Teaching & Study of Applied Ethics, UNL
2/14/12 3:30 p.m.
110 JH
Vorticella convallaria: a protozoan for fluid dynamics, biophysics and biomimetics
Seminar PDF
Sangjin Ryu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, UNL
2/21/12 3:30 p.m.
110 Jorgensen Hall (JH)
Plasma Etching in Microelectronics
Seminar PDF
Maxime Darnon, Ph.D., CNRS-LTM, Grenoble, France
2/28/12 3:30 p.m.
110 JH
Extreme Environment-Tolerant Materials via Atomic Scale Design of Interfaces
Seminar PDF
Michael Nastasi, Ph.D., Director, Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research/Elmer Koch Professor of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, UNL
3/13/12 3:30 p.m.
110 JH
Advances in designing sustainable product lifecycle
Seminar PDF
Gaurav Ameta, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
4/3/12 3:30 p.m.
110 JH
Multiscale characterization and modeling of granular matter: a new paradigm for planetary science
Seminar PDF
Jose E. Andrade, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Civil & Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
4/20/12 3:30 p.m.
110 JH

Metal-Oxides Hole Injection Layer in Organic Semiconductor Devices
Seminar PDF

The seminar is co-sponsored by the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanosciences (NCMN)

Yongli Gao, Ph.D., Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Rochester, N.Y.
4/24/12 3:30 p.m.
110 JH
Supercomputers in materials science: a few decades of progress
Seminar PDF
Jose Caro, Ph.D., Los Alamos National Laboratory, N.M.

 

FALL 2011 SEMINARS
Date Time Title / PDF handout Speaker
8/30/11 3:30pm
110 Jorgensen Hall (JH)
Neuroimmunity and neurodegenerative disease
Seminar handout (PDF)
Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
9/16/11 3:00pm
110 JH
The disciplines of technology development and production design
Seminar handout (PDF)
Kim B. Blair, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
9/23/11 3:00pm
110 JH
Personalized biomechanical modeling for analyzing low back disorder causation and control
Seminar handout (PDF)
William S. Marras, Ph.D.
Ohio State University
10/25/11 3:30pm
110 JH
Human Movement Variability
Seminar handout (PDF)
Dr. Nicholas Stergiou
University of Nebraska at Omaha
11/01/11 3:30pm
110 JH
Ferroelectric-Organic Photovoltaic – a Combination for High Performance and New Functions
Seminar handout (PDF)
Jinsong Huang, Ph.D.
UNL Dept of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
11/15/11 1:30pm
Nebraska Union
Some advances in development and validation of virtual surgery systems
Seminar Handout (PDF)
Suvranu De, Sc.D.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
11/22/11 3:30pm
110 JH
Bionic Below the Knee Prostheses: From Theory to Practice
Seminar Handout (PDF)
Philip A. Voglewede, Ph.D.
Marquette University