Lectures and Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

View our events calendar for all upcoming events and seminars.


Previous Seminars

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Jon Belof, LLNL – “Metastable Phases Far from Equilibrium: A New Frontier in Dynamic Material Science”

David Yoo, PhD and Nathan Hertlein – “Bistable Architected Elastomer Beam Unit: Design & Liquid Crystal Elastomer Re-Programming”

Prof. Jimmie Oxley, Univ. of Rhode Island – “Toward Small-scale Characterization of Energetic Materials”

Prof. David Frost, McGill University, “Enhanced Blast Pressure, Temperature, and Impulse from Metalized Explosive Fireballs”

Mark J. Schmitt, LLNL – “The Quest for Inertial Confinement Fusion using Large Directly Driven Targets with 1, 2 or 3 Concentric Shells”

Prof. Subith S. Vasu, Univ. of Central Florida – “Revealing the High-Temperature Destruction of Chemical Weapon Simulants Using Shock Tube and Time-Resolved Laser Diagnostics”

Prof. K-C. Kenneth Park, Northwestern Univ. –  “Learning from Natural Surfaces: from Transport to Phase Change of Water”

Prof. Mark Foster, JHU – “In-Situ Spectroscopic Monitoring for Metal Additive Manufacturing”

Akeisha N. Owens, DTRA – ”Modeling and Simulation (M&S) of Biological Weapons Agents and Infectious Diseases”

Students from the JHU Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering – “Building Platforms for Active Hierarchical Colloidal Assembly and Data-directed Design Toward Material Resiliency”

Prof. Ryan Harne, Penn State University – “Mechanical Materials that Sense, Think, React, and Learn”

Jennifer L. Gottfried, CCDC ARL – “Microscale Experiments to Measure Energetic Material Performance and Sensitivity”

Junjie Yang, Johns Hopkins University – “Plastic Deformation Reconstruction Based on Acoustic Emission”

Prof. Ling Li, Virginia Tech – “Natural Structural Materials: Lessons on toughening mechanisms, weight reduction, and multifunctionality”

Tim Long, JHU – “Rapid Determination of Grain Size Distributions by EBSD with Quasirandom Sampling”

Prof. Seong Su Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology – “A study on the optimal curing process of tow-preg laminated composites through multi-scale computational modeling”


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Dana Dlott, UIUC – “Watching solids and liquids through the ultrafast shock compression microscope” [/third][third]

Steve Son, Purdue – “Engineering Energetic Materials” [/third][third]

Carolyn C. Kuranz, University of Michigan – “Hydrodynamic Instability and Radiation Hydrodynamics Experiments in High-energy-density Plasmas” [/third][third]

Tim Mueller, JHU – “Machine-learned Potential Models for Atomic-scale Calculations” [/third][third]

Laura Berzak Hopkins, LLNL – “X-ray:matter interaction experiments at the National Ignition Facility” [/third][third]

Kim Knight, LLNL – “Understanding the Influence of Environment on Nuclear Explosion Physics and Chemistry” [/third][third]

Steven Storck, JHU APL – “Realizing Materials by Design: Harnessing the Full Potential of Additive Manufacturing Using In Situ Sensing and Machine Learning” [/third][third]

Rebecca Hersman, CSIS – “Talking Tech: The Importance of Science and Technology Leadership in Policy Decisionmaking” [/third][third]

Junjie Yang, JHU – “Acoustic signature and reconstruction of defect avalanches in metals[/third]


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Dr. Joanna Aizenberg – “Stealing from Nature: Bioinspired Extreme Materials”[/third][third]
Dr. Daniel Eakins – “Recent developments towards dynamic X-ray probing of extreme physical states”[/third][third]
Dr. Mark Foster – “Photonic Systems for High-Speed Compressive Imaging and Sensing”[/third]