2013 Seminars

Flipping the Classroom in an Algebra-based Physics Course at an Urban University
Dr. Leigh Smith, Department of Physics, University of University of Cincinnati
Jan. 17, 2013

Controlling and measuring the energy landscape in single semiconductor nanowire heterostructures
Dr. Leigh Smith, Department of Physics, University of University of Cincinnati
Jan. 18, 2013

Biophysics and Bioelectronics for Theranostics
Dr. Chengzhong Li, Associate Professor, Nanobioengineering/Bioelectronics Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University
Jan. 25, 2013

Λ photoproduction on a deuteron at threshold energies
Brian O. Beckford Department of Physics, Tohoku University
Jan. 25, 2013

Plasmonics: science and technology of surface plasmons
Dr. Krzysztof Kempa, Department of Physics, Boston College
Feb. 1, 2013

Neutral Atom Analogs to Basic Electric Circuit Elements
Dr. Wendell Hill Joint Quantum Institute, Department of Physics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland
Feb. 8, 2013

Non-existence of certain Einstein metrics on some symplectic manifolds
Dr. Augustin Banyaga, Mathematics Department, Pennsylvania State University
Feb. 15, 2013

How Do Carbon Nanotube Fibers Gain Their Strength?
Dr. Tsu-Wei Chou, Center for Composite Materials and Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware
Feb. 22, 2013

An Engine for STEM Education Reform
David Hestenes, Director, Science Modeling Institute, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Arizona State University
March 1, 2013

Harvest of solar light to electricity with advanced nano-structured materials
Dr. Mengjin Yang, Florida International University
March 8, 2013

The Nucleus at Short Distances
Dr. Wim Cosyn, Ghent University, Belgium
March 22, 2013

Nanomaterials: Discovery and Integration at CINT
Dr. Neal Shinn, Co-Director, DOE Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque
March 29, 2013

Micro-Variability in Turbulent Blazar Jets
Dr. James Webb, Department of Physics, Florida International University
April 5, 2013

The Higgs Boson
Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, Department of Physics, Florida International University
April 12, 2013

Microfluidic selection strategy targeting the excited-state dynamics of fluorescent proteins
Dr. Ralph Jimenez, JILA and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Colorado and NIST, Boulder, CO
April 19, 2013

Radiomicrosphere Therapy for Liver Cancer
Dr. Anthony Mcgoron, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University
Aug. 30, 2013

Catalytically Etching Graphene and Graphite by Metal Particles
Dr. Irene Calizo, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida International University
Sept. 6, 2013

Mass Spectrometry based bio-imaging: Current challenges and perspectives
Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida International University
Sept. 13, 2013

Femto-fast and Nano-small: Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Nanostructures
Dr. Hebin Li, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Florida International University
Sept. 20, 2013


AFM force measurements of ligand-receptor interaction
Dr. Vincent T. Moy Professor of Physiology & Biophysics Department of Physiology & Biophysics School of Medicine, University of Miami
Sept. 27, 2013

Anisotropic Magnetothermopower in Ferromagnetic Thin Films
Dr. Casey Miller, Associate Professor of Physics at the University of South Florida in Tampa
Oct. 4, 2013

Approximate Cloaking of Acoustic and Electromagnetic Waves
Dr. Hongyu Liu, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Oct. 11, 2013

Photochemically- and Force-Initiated Brush Polymer Microarrays and Their Applications
Dr. Adam B. Braunschweig, Department of Chemistry, University of Miami
Oct. 18, 2013

Status of the Higgs Boson Search at the LHC
Dr. Jose Benitez, Member of the CMS collaboration, Former CERN Research Fellow
Oct. 25, 2013

The 3-D Structures and Morphologies of Disk Galaxies in SDSS
Dr. Stefan J. Kautsch, Assistant professor of physics and astronomy, Nova Southeastern University
Nov. 1, 2013

The Triumphant Standard Model: Observation of the Rare Decay of B Mesons into Muon Pairs
Marc Baarmand, Professor of Physics, Florida Tech
Nov. 8, 2013

Single Molecule Spectroscopy of Amino Acids and Peptides by Recognition Tunneling
Dr. Start Lindsay, Regent professor, Director, Center for Single Molecule Biophysics, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University
Nov. 14, 2013

New Insights on Nuclear Structure at Short Distances
Dr. Misak Sargsian, Professor at the physics department of FIU
Nov. 22, 2013