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  • Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Seminar - Lyman L. Handy Colloquia

    Tue, Sep 11, 2018 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Susan Sinnott, Pennsylvania State University

    Talk Title: Discovery and Design of Materials Across Length Scales

    Abstract: A driving force for research is the discovery and design of new materials to improve existing technologies or enable new applications. Material modeling methods are now widely applied in pursuit of this objective. This presentation will review the evolution of some common material modeling methods and their integration with cutting-edge experimental techniques. Illustrative applications will be discussed within the context of layered or two-dimensional materials and carbide-derived carbon materials. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the future outlook of materials modeling within the context of material design and discovery.

    Biography: Susan B. Sinnott received her B.S. in chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Iowa State University. She was a National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate at the Naval Research Laboratory and was on the faculty at the University of Kentucky prior to joining the University of Florida in 2000. In 2015 Susan joined the Pennsylvania State University as Professor and Department Head of Materials Science and Engineering. Research in the Sinnott Group is focused on the application of computational methods at the electronic-structure and atomic scales to examine a variety of materials and processes. These include the design of new materials and the investigation of the influence of grain boundaries, point defects, dopants, and heterogeneous interfaces on material properties.
    A major area of emphasis is the development of inventive methods to enable the modeling of new material systems at the atomic level. Susan is the author of over 250 technical publications, including over 220 refereed journal publications. She is a Fellow of the Materials Research Society, American Physical Society, American Ceramic Society, American Vacuum Society, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Susan is a past President of the American Vacuum Society and is the Editor-in-Chief of Computational Materials Science

    Host: Paulo Branicio

    Location: John Stauffer Science Lecture Hall (SLH) - 200

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Karen Woo/Mork Family


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