UMass Amherst

Past Events

Dec 9, 2010 IGERT Seminar: Dr. David Miller, E Ink Corporation
Host: Paul Dubin
Dec 2, 2010 IGERT Seminar: Professor Reema Zeineldin, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Host: T.J. Mountziaris
Nov 18, 2010 IGERT Seminar: Dr. Azar Alizadeh, General Electric.
Host: Ryan Hayward
Nov 4, 2010 IGERT Seminar: Professor Matthew Holden, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Host: Harry Bermudez
Oct 28, 2010 IGERT Seminar: Professor Dmitri Talapin, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago. Host: D. Venkataraman
Oct 21, 2010 IGERT Seminar: Dr. Erik Garnett, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Material Science and Engineering, Stanford University. Host: Alejandro Briseno
Oct 14, 2010 IGERT Seminar: Dr. Emilio Bunel, Argonne National Labs.
Host: Bryan Coughlin
Sept 30, 2010 IGERT Seminar: Professor Raymond Tu, Department of Chemical Engineering and the CUNY Energy Institute, City College of New York. Host: Ryan Hayward
Sept 23, 2010 IGERT Seminar: Professor Stephen Jacobson, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University. Host: Mike Barnes
Sept 16, 2010 IGERT Seminar: Professor Alan Sellinger, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University.
Host: Alejandro Briseno
Sept 9, 2010 IGERT Seminar: Professor Paul Bohn, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame
Host: Mike Barnes
Apr 29, 2010 IGERT Seminar: Recent Advances and Challenges in Fabricating Commercially Viable Organic Solar Cells, Professor Jayant Kumar, Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Host: S. "Thai" Thayumanavan
Apr 22, 2010 IGERT Seminar: Nanostructured Thermoelectric and Photovoltaic Materials, Professor Akram Boukai, University of Michigan. Host: Alejandro Briseno
Apr 15, 2010 IGERT Seminar: Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials from Multicomponent Bottlebrush Copolymers, Professor Javid Rzayev, Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo. Host: Katrina Kratz
Apr 8, 2010 IGERT Seminar: PBI Polymers, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Pumps, Professor Brian Benicewicz, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina. Host: Felicia Bokel
Apr 1, 2010 IGERT Seminar: Pulling the Weight: Base Metal-Catalyzed Dehydrogenation of Amine-Borane Fuel Blends, Professor R. Thomas Baker, University of Ottawa Department of Chemistry. Host: Bryan Coughlin
Mar 11, 2010 IGERT Seminar: Imaging and Reaction Dynamics in Model Membranes: Soft Nanoscience, Professor Steven Boxer, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University. Host: Maria Santore
Mar 4, 2010 IGERT Seminar: Nanoscaled Biocatalysts and Self-Assembling Protein Polymers, Professor Jin K. Montclare, Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Host: Todd Emrick
Feb 25, 2010 IGERT Seminar: New Materials for Printed Polymer Electronics, Professor C. Daniel Frisbie, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota. Host: Alejandro Briseno
Feb 18, 2010 IGERT Seminar: Detecting and characterizing engineered nanomaterials: a key tool for environmentally responsible nanotechnology, Dr. Edward Heithmar, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Exposure Research Laboratory. Host: Monique Johnson
Feb 11, 2010 IGERT Seminar: The Path To Predicting Charge-Carrier Mobilities In Organic Semiconductors: Description Of The Charge-Transport Parameters, Professor Jean-Luc Bredas, Georgia Institute of Technology. Host: S. "Thai" Thayumanavan
Feb 4, 2010 IGERT Seminar: Nanoimprinting with amorphous metals, Professor Jan Schroers, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yale University. Host: Mark Tuominen
Jan 21 , 2010 IGERT Seminar: Developing Nanomaterials for Biosensors and Drug Delivery Systems, Professor Huixin He, Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University. Host: Alejandro Briseno
Dec 10, 2009 IGERT Seminar: Dr. Joseph Michael, Sandia Laboratories, Albuquerque. Host: Joseph Goldstein
Dec 3, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "Solar Cells by Design. Manipulating Charge Transfer at Nanostructure Interfaces" Professor Prashant Kamat, University of Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory. Host: S. Thayumanavan
Nov 19, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "The Path To Predicting Charge-Carrier Mobilities In Organic Semiconductors: Description Of The Charge-Transport Parameters" Professor Jean-Luc Bredas, Georgia Institute of Technology. Host: S. Thayumanavan
Nov 5, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "Exploring nanostructured materials and their applications to organic electronics, energy storage, and actuation" Dr. Ashok Maliakal, LGS Innovations. Host: S. Thayumanavan
Oct 29, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "Finding Market Segments for New Products" Professor Kwong Chan, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Host: Mark Tuominen
Oct 22, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "Functionalization of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Well-defined Polymers" Professor Alex Adronov, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario. Host: Todd Emrick
Oct 15, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "Nanoimprinting with amorphous metals" Professor Jan Schroers, Yale University. Host: Kenneth Carter
Oct 8, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "Colloidal Interactions, Dynamics, and Assembly on Energy Landscapes" Professor Michael Bevan, Johns Hopkins University. Host: David Ford
Oct 1, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "A Changing Environment: Are firms shifting attention to regulation of nanotechnology?" Jennifer Geertsma, Social & Demographic Research Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Host: Mark Tuominen
Sep 17, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "Recent Advances in Electrically Conducting Nanocomposites for Space Applications" Dr. Alan Hopkins, The Aerospace Corporation. Host: Alejandro Briseno
Sep 10, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "From nanomoles to 125 million-pound-capacity production plant: The Discovery of New Stereospecific Propylene Polymerization Catalysts Using High-Throughput Techniques" Professor Christopher Goh, Williams College. Host: Bryan Coughlin
May 7, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "Aligned Carbon Nanotube Membranes: Transport Enhancement and Gatekeeper Activity" Bruce Hinds, William Bryan Professor of Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky. Host: Michael Knapp
Apr 30, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "Assembly of metal nanoparticles on the surfaces of nonwoven arrays of nylon nanofibers" Juan P. Hinestroza, Assistant Professor of Fiber Science, Cornell University. Host: Chelsea Davis, IGERT Student
Apr 23, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "Effective Management of Patentable Subject Matter--Special Challenges Facing Researchers in Patenting Nanotechnology" Elizabeth Delgado Rodriguez, Associate Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, University of Massachusetts.
Apr 16, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "Cofacially-Arrayed Polybenzenoid Nano Structures for Molecular Wires" Rajendra Rathore, Department of Chemistry, Marquette University. Host: S. Thayumanavan
Apr 9, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "Molecular Conductance: Electron-Phonon Coupling and Fractal Dimension" Xi Lin, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University. Host: S. Thayumanavan
Mar 26, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "How to win in volume manufacturing of conformal and printed electronics" J. Kevin Cammack, Co-founder, Solar Red. Host: Jim Watkins
Mar 12, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "Modern X-ray Scattering Methods for Nanoscale Materials Analysis" Richard Matyi, Albany NanoTech, University at Albany.
Mar 5, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "Nanopatterning and Molecular Self-Assembly" Cengiz and Mihri Ozkan, Mechanical Engeering and Electrical Engineering, University of California Riverside. Host: Jim Watkins
Feb 26, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "New Soy-lutions for Sustainability in Automotive Applications" Cynthia Flanigan, Research Scientist with Ford Motor Company. Host: Al Crosby
Feb 19, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "Imaging Electron Motion with Scanning Probe Microscopy" Kathy Aidala, Professor, Mt Holyoke College
Feb 12, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "Magnetic Field Directed Assembly of Nanoscale Components" Ben Yellen, Material Science, Duke University
Feb 5, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "Anatomy of Reproducible Single Molecule Circuits:Donor-Acceptor Link Motifs and Systematic Trends in Electronic Conductance" Mark Hybertsen, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Jan 29, 2009 IGERT Seminar: "Metrology and dispersion aspects of nanotechnology" Alan Rawle, Malvern Instruments Inc.
Dec 11, 2008 IGERT Seminar: "Synthesis and five applications of highly ordered TiO2 nanotube arrays" Craig Grimes, Professor, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Dec 4, 2008 IGERT Seminar: "Self-assembly packaging and delivery of abiotic materials by protein cages" Bogdan Dragnea, Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, Indiana University
Nov 20, 2008 IGERT Seminar: "Synthesis and Electronic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes Sheets and Yarns" David S. Lashmore, CTO, Vice President R&D, Nanocomp Technologies Inc.
Nov 13, 2008 IGERT Seminar: "nanoHUB.org: Cyberinfrastructure for Nanotechnology Research and Education" Michael McLennan, Senior Research Scientist, Purdue University
Nov 6, 2008 IGERT Seminar: "Conductance of Single Molecules Circuits" Latha Venkataraman, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physics and Mathematics, Columbia University
Oct 30, 2008 IGERT Seminar: "Exploring Novel Fiber-Geometries in Organic Photovoltaics" David L. Carroll, Director, Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Wake Forest University: (FiberCell Systems Inc., PlexiLight Inc.)
Oct 23, 2008 IGERT Seminar: "Computational Nanoelectronics: Large-scale Atomistic Modeling and Algorithms" Eric Polizzi, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst
Oct 9, 2008 IGERT Seminar: "Ultrafast Charge Transfer from Quantum Dots - Towards Multi-Exciton Dissociation" Tianquan (Tim) Lian, Professor of Chemistry, Emory University
Oct 3, 2008 8am-4pm2nd Annual Nanotechnology and Society Workshop: "Nanotechnology and Society: Networks, Risk and Knowledge Sharing"
Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst:
The workshop provides a forum for dialogue among social scientists, policy researchers and nanoscientists. This second annual workshop focuses on how innovation works in networks of scientists, universities and firms; how scientists, policymakers and managers approach risk and its management in the context of emerging technologies and policies; and how nanoscience and technology knowledge can be diffused effectively using cyberinfrastructure and cybertools.
http://www.umass.edu/sts/nanoworkshop
Oct 2, 2008 IGERT Seminar: "The Organization of Nanotechnology Research and Development" Jane Fountain, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Director, Science, Technology & Society Initiative, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
Sept 25, 2008 IGERT Seminar: "Biomimetic Approaches for Building Nanoscale Systems" Oleg Gang, Brookhaven National Lab
Sept 11, 2008 IGERT Seminar: "Nanotechnology Commercialization: How do you sell what you can’t see?" Christopher J. Gintz, Chief Technology Officer, NanoHoldings, LLC
Sept 4, 2008 IGERT Seminar: "Getting the Rubber on the Road: Making the Transition from Discovery to Commercialization"
John Fabel, Director of New Technologies, SunEthanol Inc.
May 8, 2008 IGERT Seminar: Jeff Carbeck, WMR Biomedical (pending)
May 1, 2008 IGERT Seminar: Kolb
Apr 24, 2008 IGERT Seminar: "Nanoparticulate Pigment Inks for Printing"
Charles Bauer, Eastman Kodak
Apr 17, 2008 IGERT Seminar: Hamed Lakrout, Dow Chemical Co.
Apr 10, 2008 IGERT Seminar: Bobby G. Sumpter, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Apr 3, 2008 IGERT Seminar: Cengiz Ozkan, University of California Riverside (tentative)
Mar 27, 2008 IGERT Seminar: Anubhav Tripathi, Brown University
Mar 6, 2008 IGERT Seminar: "From Bench to Company: A Venture Capital Perspective"
Tripp Peake, Partner, Long River Ventures
Feb 28, 2008 IGERT Seminar: "Nanomagnets: Long-Range Order, Wide-Range Applications"
Mark Tuominen, UMass Amherst (Physics)
Feb 21, 2008 IGERT Seminar: "Nanostructured Materials: From Single Molecules to Hierarchical Assemblies"
Sergey Minko, Nanostructured Materials Group, Clarkson University
Feb 14, 2008 IGERT Seminar: "Instabilities of Polymers at Interfaces: New Methods to Control Material Micro- And Nano-Structures"
Ryan Hayward, UMass Amherst (Polymer Science & Engineering)
Feb 7, 2008 IGERT Seminar: "The Economic Impact of Nanotechnological Development"
Bill Gibson, UMass Amherst (Economics)
Jan 31, 2008 IGERT Seminar: "New Views of Wettability (including from the nanoscopic perspective)"
Thomas McCarthy, UMass Amherst (Polymer Science & Engineering)
March 28, 2006 Nanoporous Membranes for Virus Filtration
March 1, 2006 Summer Research Opportunities
Dec. 20, 2005 Nano-Imprint Lithography System, Funded by $700,000 Grant, To Be Established at UMass
July 7, 2005 IGERT Nanotechnology Innovation Program Announced
April 29, 2005 Pair Wins Nanoscience Seed Grant