September, 2018
Materials Day 2018
Symposium and Poster Session
October 10, 2018
8:00am - 6:00pm
MIT Campus
Symposium in Kresge Auditorium (Bldg. W16)
Poster Session in La Sala de Puerto Rico (Bldg. W20)
There is no fee for admission, however pre-registration is required
if you are attending the lunch.

Registration check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.

"Materials Research at the Nanoscale"
The theme of this year’s meeting will be imaging-enabled nanoscale research on the structure, properties and processing of materials. Invited speakers will describe new tools and methods for atomic-scale structural and chemical characterization of materials, and applying these methods to optimize processing and properties of materials for a wide range of applications.
Keynote Speaker:

Application of advanced microscopy to industrial problems: New tools give new insights
Dr. Matt Kulzick, Senior Research Chemist, BP Amoco Chemical Company

Imaging and controlling nanoscale crystal growth in the transmission electron microscope
Professor Frances Ross, Materials Science & Engineering, MIT

An electron walks into a bar... Electron microscopy beyond imaging
Professor Sylvija Gradecak, Materials Science & Engineering, MIT

Compact synchrotron radiation sources enabling advanced X-ray imaging and diffraction methods in a laboratory setting
Dr. David Moncton, Director, Nuclear Reactor Laboratory, MIT

Nanoscale insights for macroscale solutions: Exploring novel damage-resistance mechanisms in metals
Professor Cem Tasan, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, MIT

Accelerating the pace of materials characterization at the atomic scale: from machine learning to novel detectors
Dr. James M. LeBeau, Associate Director, Analytical Instrumentation Facility, NCSU

Using quantum mechanics to hack the electron microscope
Karl Berggren, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT

For additional event information and registration, visit our website at .
2018 Summer Scholars videos
Measuring Resistivity
Electronic Materials

Protecting Lasers
Back Reflections

Thin Films

Quantum Dots
for Solar
In Other News
A big new home
for the ultrasmall
MIT.nano, the largest, most sophisticated, and most accessible university research facility of its kind in the U.S., will have its official opening ceremonies Oct. 4, 2018.

New York Times: Teaming Up to Get Workers Ready for Technology of the Future
AIM Photonics Academy Teaches Fundamentals, Design of Photonic Integrated Circuits
New steelmaking process could cut CO2 emissions
by 5 percent at a stroke
Boston Metal has developed an electrolytic cell, which uses electricity — rather than carbon — to process raw iron ore.

Event Calendar
  • Chez Pierre Seminar, “Mineralogy Inspires Physics,“ Michael Norman, of Argonne National Laboratory, Duboc Rm, 4-331, 12 to 1 pm, Mon., Oct. 1, 2018.

  • LAUNCH.nano Symposium at Kresge Auditorium, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and MIT.nano Grand Opening Celebration, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday,Oct. 4, 2018.

  • MIT MRL Materials Day Symposium in Kresge Auditorium, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. & Poster Session and Social in La Sala de Puerto Rico, 2nd Floor Stratton Student Center, from 3:35 p.m. to 5:45 p.m,. Wed., October 10, 2018.

  • Materials Science and Engineering Seminar, “Making Oxidation Easier in Ultra High Vacuum,” Associate Professor Bharat Jalan, University of Minnesota, Room 66-110, Tues., Oct. 23, 2018.

  • Materials Science and Engineering Seminar, “Novel Q-Materials by Nonequilibrium Activation: A New Frontier in Materials Science,” John C. Fan Distinguished Professor Jagdish Narayan, North Carolina State University, Room 66-110, Tues., Oct. 30, 2018. 

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