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MCF Workshop - FTIR Microscope

Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM • 251 Nieuwland Science Hall • Calendars: Homepage

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FTIR Microscope - New Capabilities and Applications for Spatially Resolved FTIR.


“Sandia Materials Science Overview and Research Interests”

Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM • 123 Nieuwland Science Hall • Calendars: Homepage

Michael Valley

Michael Valley, Ph.D., P.E.
Senior Manager, Materials Science R&D Group
Materials Science and Engineering Center
Sandia National Laboratories

Abstract: Sandia seeks knowledge of materials structure, properties and performance and the processes to produce, transform, and analyze materials. To this end, Sandia’s Materials Science Research Foundation (MSRF) goal is to enable sound, science-based engineering judgments, and by innovating, to provide new materials and processes that enhance performance in diverse applications. Virtually every class of materials, including metals, polymers, glasses, ceramics, and electronic and optical materials, as well as their interfaces and their interactions with their environments, are critical to the safety, security, and effectiveness of technologies important to Sandia. MSRF promotes expertise across this broad spectrum of materials, encouraging collaborations with academia to conduct revolutionary research. MSRF is structured around four discipline areas: Structural (ductile, brittle) Materials, Soft (organic and biological) Materials, Electronic and Optical Materials, and Material Surfaces and Interfaces. This seminar will present a general overview of Sandia and its research portfolio, as well as discuss the research objectives of the MSRF disciplines, including key enablers such as computational materials and data analytics, materials characterization and diagnostics, and advanced/additive manufacturing. Sample research programs, including energy technologies and DOE Office of Science (BES, OE, EERE, AMO, etc.) sponsored research, will be discussed.…

Irish - Sustainable Energy For Everyone! - Summer Camp

Sun Jul 23, 2017 • University of Notre Dame Campus • Calendars: Homepage

Irish Sustainable Energy For Everyone Summer Camp

This summer, The University of Notre Dame will host the Irish Sustainable Energy for Everyone Camp (I-SEE). I-SEE Camp is an energy systems education program designed to introduce motivated high school students to the frontiers of research and development (R&D) in the sciences of energy systems. Students will have the chance to learn about the work of experts in the energy sector. The field of energy is inherently interdisciplinary, and includes sciences such as physics, chemistry, and biology as well as engineering and entrepreneurship. Students will advance their knowledge of all of these topics, while also developing leadership skills.…