ARO - ARL Workshop

Notre Dame will host the Army Research Office (ARO) and the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) for the first day of a two-day workshop and event focused on electronic and quantum materials, polymer science, and high energy density materials.
The workshop will include a series of 20-minute presentations by ARO/ARL research scientists and ND faculty on their Materials research. Due to time limitations, sessions focusing on electronic/quantum materials, polymers, and high energy density materials will take place concurrently. Notre Dame faculty and associated researchers are encouraged to attend.


8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Light Refreshments, Meet and Greet
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Welcome & Introduction: Richard Billo
Associate Vice President for Research; Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
8:30 – 8:50 a.m. Notre Dame Research Overview: Robert Bernhard
Vice President for Research; Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
8:50 – 9:30 a.m. ARO Overview: Stephen Lee & Michael Bakas
9:30 – 10:10 a.m. ARL Overview: Mark Tschopp, Fredrik Fatemi, Adam Rawlett, Jennifer Ciezak-Jenkins
10:10 - 10:20 a.m. Break (Followed by Three Concurrent Sessions)
10:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ELECTRONIC & QUANTUM MATERIALS
Moderator: Alan Seabaugh - Frank M. Freimann Professor, Electrical Engineering
Semiconductor-Based Quantum Network
Chris Hinkle - Bettex Collegiate Chair and Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Anthony Hoffman - Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Ordinary Materials with Extraordinary Properties
Suman Datta - Stinson Professor of Nanotechnology, Electrical Engineering
Tunable Topological Materials
Badih Asaaf - Freimann Assistant Professor, Experimental Condensed Matter, Physics
Nanocrystal Superlattices and Superfluorescence
Masaru Kuno - Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
10:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. POLYMER SCIENCE
Moderator: Subhash L. Shinde - Associate Director, ND Energy
Developing Functional Monomers with SelfAccelerating Reactions to Synthesize Polymers with New Structures and Function
Haifeng Gao - Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Design of Materials
Nicholas Zabaras - Viola D. Hank Professor of Computational Science and Engineering,
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Hierarchically Functional Polymers for Membrane Separations and Beyond
Ruilan Guo - Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Polymer-2D Material Composite Films with Fiber-Like Mechanical Properties
Tengfei Luo - Associate Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
10:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HIGH ENERGY DENSITY MATERIALS
Moderator: Edward Maginn - Dorini Family Professor of Energy Studies; Chair, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Using Molecular Simulations to Understand Energetic Materials: Hypergolic Ionic Liquids and Solid Propellant Aging
Edward Maginn
Solid Flame: Fundamentals and Applications
Alexander Mukasyan - Research Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular
Data-Driven Modeling of Energetic Materials
Karel Matouš - College of Engineering of Collegiate, Associate Professor of Computational Mechanics,
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
ND: Lowering SWAP-C of Mid-Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging of Energetic Materials
Scott Howard - Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
David Burgoff - Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

Morning Agenda - March 6