Seminars and Colloquia, July through December, 2014


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Seminars and Colloquia, Typical Week:


Frontiers of Physics:

Date:Monday
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 355
Inquiries: xxx@okstate.edu

Oklahoma High Energy Physics Seminar on Talk-Back Television:

Date:Thursday
Time:1:30-3:00 PM
Place:106 B Studio Room, Classroom Building, OSU
& Nielsen Hall, Room 103, OU
Inquiries: kaladi.babu@okstate.edu or kao@nhn.ou.edu

Physics Colloquium:

Date:Thursday
Time:3:30-4:30 PM
Place:PS 101
Inquiries: s.nandi@okstate.edu or perk@okstate.edu

Journal Club on Statistical Mechanics and Condensed Matter Physics, and Optics (Informal):

Date:Friday (bi)weekly
Time:2:00 PM
Place:PS 147
Inquiries: perk@okstate.edu or girish.agarwal@okstate.edu

Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, July 1-4, 2014


No talks scheduled


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, July 7-11, 2014


No talks scheduled


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, July 14-18, 2014


No talks scheduled


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, July 21-25, 2014


No talks scheduled


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, July 28-August 1, 2014


No talks scheduled


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, August 4-8, 2014


No talks scheduled


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, August 11-15, 2014


No talks scheduled


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, August 18-22, 2014


First week of classes

No colloquium scheduled.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, August 25-29, 2014


Second week of classes.


OU/OSU Condensed Matter Physics Seminar:

Speaker:Dr. Liangliang (Paul) Huang
School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering
University of Oklahoma
Date:Friday, August 29, 2014
Time:2:30 PM
Place:PS 148 (and room 103 Nielsen Hall, OU)
Title:Multi-Scale Modeling of Chemical Reaction: Examples in Chemical Engineering

Abstract:

Chemical reactions are often carried out on catalytic surfaces or in macro- and nanoporous materials, which the confinement effect can change the reaction pathway or enhance reaction rates and equilibrium yields. From the theoretical point of view, the study of confinement effect is a process correlated with adsorption, diffusion and chemical reactions, and thus requires multi- scale computational efforts.

In this seminar, I will discuss three computational calculation examples of chemical reactions: the dissociation of gas-phase hydrogen sulfide and ammonia by using graphene oxide (GO) and CuBTC metal-organic framework (MOF), and the behavior of water on or near the titanium dioxide (TiO2) surfaces. Results from ab initio density functional theory (DFT), classical molecular dynamics (MD), Grand Canonical Monte Carlo (GCMC) calculations and reactive force field (ReaxFF) method will be discussed. Corresponding experimental results will also be provided for each example.

Other related projects and future research directions on chemical reaction and interface engineering will be briefly discussed, including the surface functionalization of graphene oxide and its application in biomedical engineering, the study of nanofriction by a combination of atomic molecular dynamics simulations and atomic force microscope (AFM) experiments.

Keywords: reactive adsorption, chemical reaction, graphene oxide, metal-organic framework, titanium dioxide, reactive force field, surface functionalization, nanofriction, interface engineering, catalysis


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, September 1-5, 2014


Labor Day Holiday Monday September 1.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, September 8-12, 2014


OU/OSU Condensed Matter Physics Seminar:

Speaker:Dr. Jivtesh Garg
School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Oklahoma
Date:Friday, September 12, 2014
Time:2:30 PM
Place:PS 148 (and room 103 Nielsen Hall, OU)
Title:Higher Efficiency Thermoelectrics through Ab-initio and Monte Carlo Simulations of Phonon and Electron Transport in Nanostructured Semiconductor Materials

Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, September 15-19, 2014


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. John Wisniewski
Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Oklahoma
Date:Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:TBA

Abstract:

TBA

Note: The traditional student-speaker chat will begin in Physical Sciences Room 147 at 3:00 PM. All students are welcome! Refreshments will be served.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, September 22-26, 2014



Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, September 29-October 3, 2014


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Zhe-Yu Jeff Ou
Department of Physics
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Date:Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:TBA

OU/OSU Condensed Matter Physics Seminar:

Speaker:Dr. Louise C. Hirst
US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Date:Friday, October 3, 2014
Time:2:30 PM
Place:PS 148 (and room 103 Nielsen Hall, OU)
Title:How to Build a Hot-Carrier Solar Cell: Materials Development and Device Design

Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, October 6-10, 2014


Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Gaurav Bahl
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Date:Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110
Title:TBA

Abstract:

TBA

Note: The traditional student-speaker chat will begin in Physical Sciences Room 147 at 3:00 PM. All students are welcome! Refreshments will be served.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, October 13-17, 2014



Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, October 20-24, 2014


Students‘ Fall Break Friday, October 24.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, October 27-31, 2014



Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, November 3-7, 2014


OU/OSU Condensed Matter Physics Seminar:

Speaker:Dr. Salvador Barraza-Lopez
Department of Physics
University of Arkansas
Date:Friday, November 7, 2014
Time:2:30 PM
Place:PS 148 (and room 103 Nielsen Hall, OU)
Title:TBA

Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, November 10-14, 2014


Joint Chemistry and Physics Colloquium:

Speaker:Dr. Ken A. Dill
Director, Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology
Louis & Beatrice Laufer Endowed Chair of Physical and Quantitative Biology
Distinguished Professor, Departments of Physics and Chemistry
Stony Brook University
Date:Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time:3:30 PM
Place:PS 110 ?
Title:TBA

Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, November 17-21, 2014



Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, November 24-28, 2014


Thanksgiving Break: No Wednesday classes, Thursday-Friday University Holiday.


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, December 1-5, 2014


Prefinals Week


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, December 8-12, 2014


Finals Week


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, December 15-19, 2014


No talks scheduled


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, December 22-26, 2014


No talks scheduled


Oklahoma State Physics Department

Seminars and Colloquia, December 29-31, 2014


No talks scheduled


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