Seminars

One of the best ways to expand your knowledge is to attend seminars and listen to talks in a variety of topics. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students of the PAMS department and the MSU community are highly encouraged to attend our weekly seminars, given by invited speakers and our own graduate students. There will be no refreshments this semester due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

The PAMS department seminars will be held on (unless otherwise noted)

Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.​​​​​​​
External Speaker seminars will be given via Zoom
​​​​​​​Graduate Student seminars will be held
in Kemper Hall #206 and via Zoom

Zoom meeting ID:
955 2509 1021

See the CNAS Events for other seminars, e.g., in Chemistry or Biology.
List of previous seminars.

Fall 2020 Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Title
Aug. 20 1st week of classes: No seminar
Aug. 27

Professional Development seminar by PAMS faculty

TBA
Sep. 3 David Magness
PAMS student
TBA
Tauhidu Islam
PAMS student
TBA
Sep. 10 Dr. Matthew Horton
​​​​​​​Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
TBA
Sep. 17 TBD  
Sep. 24 TBD  
Oct. 1 TBD  
Oct. 8 Fall holiday: No seminar
Oct. 15

Dr. Paul Canfield
Ames National Laboratory and
​​​​​​​Iowa State University

TBA
Oct. 22 TBD  
Oct. 29 TBD  
Nov. 5 TBD  
Nov. 12 TBD  
Nov. 19 TBD  
Nov. 26 Thanksgiving holiday; No seminar
Dec. 3 TBD  
Dec. 12 Finals week: No seminar

Previous Seminars

Spring 2020
Date Speaker Title
Jan. 23

Yuxuan Lu
PAMS student

Reactive MD Simulation on the Formation of Amorphous Sub-nano Alumina Layer 
Moudip Nandi
PAMS student
Synthesis and Characterization of Barium Titanate and Carbon-based Core-Shell Nano Particles
Jan. 30 Abdullah Shafe
PAMS student
Magnetic Properties of NiO Based Magnetic Heterostructured Nano Crystals (MHNCs)
Joy Roy
PAMS student
Fabrication of CFO@C Core/Shell Nanoparticles by Laser Ablation
Feb. 6 Dr. Mallory Molina
Montana State University
Resolving Black Hole and Star-Formation Activity in Nearby Galaxies
Feb. 7
(Fri.)
Dr. Mallory Molina
Montana State University
Towards a More Inclusive Astronomy: Building Community for All in Academia
Feb. 13 Christopher Robledo
PAMS student
Heterostructure of 2D Materials
Shahidul Asif
PAMS student
Study of ZnO for Thin Film Transistor
Feb. 20 Dr. Bharat Ratra
Kansas State University
The Accelerating Expanding Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Einstein's Cosmological Constant, or Why Jim Peebles was Awarded Half of the 2019 Physics Nobel Prize
Feb. 27 Dr. Wouter Montfrooij
University of Missouri, Columbia
Does Spontaneous Fragmentation of a Magnetic Lattice Lead to Heavy Fermion Behavior?
Mar. 5 Dr. Ariful Haque
North Carolina State University
Fabrication of Q-carbon and Diamond Films by Ultrafast Laser Processing and Deposition for Electron Field Emission and Electrocatalysis Applications

 

Fall 2019
Date Speaker Title
Aug. 29

Rajan Khadka
PAMS student

Study of Amorphous Boron Carbide (a-BxC) Materials using Molecular Dynamics (MD) and Hybrid Reverse Monte Carlo (HRMC)
Muztoba Rabbani
PAMS student
Development of Multicomponent EAM Potential for Ni Based SuperAlloy
Sep. 5

Hayley Sohn
University of Colorado Boulder

Active Liquid Crystal Skyrmions

Sep. 12 Sabila Kader Pinky
PAMS student
Molecular Dynamics (MD) Study of Creep Deformation in Ni-based Superalloy
Sep. 19 Moudip Nandi
PAMS student
Synthesis and Characterization of Oxide Carbide Core Shell Nano Particles
Joy Roy
PAMS student
Fabrication of CFO@C Core/Shell Nanoparticles by Laser Ablation
Sep. 26 Abdullah Shafe
PAMS student
Structural and Magnetic Properties of NiO@MnxNi1-xO Core-Shell Nanoparticles Synthesized at Varying pH Values
Sinjan Majumder
PAMS student
Development of a CVD Assisted PLD System for Growing Thin Films
Oct. 3 Dr. Alexander Kozhanov
Georgia State University
Spin Waves in Structured Ferromagnetic Materials

Oct. 16 (Wed.)

Dr. Lloyd Lumata
University of Texas Dallas

Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance: Enhancing NMR and MRI Signals by >10,000-fold for Real-Time Metabolic Assessment of Cancer

Oct. 24

Dr. Marco Cavaglià
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Unraveling the Universe's Deepest Mysteries with Gravitational Waves
Oct. 31 Dr. Rao Khan
Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
Keeping Physics Relevant in Ever-changing Practice of Radiological Medicine
Nov. 7 Dr. Yew San Hor
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Promising Candidates for Topological Superconductors

Nov. 14 Christopher Robledo
PAMS student
Heterostructure of 2D Materials
Shahidul Asif
PAMS student
A Comparative Study of Characteristics of ZnO TFT for Various Substrate and Fabrication Parameters
Dec. 5 Dr. Emmett Redd
Missouri State University
Mathematics and Physics: How to Make Artificial Intelligence More Like Biological Intelligence

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