Events Archive

PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR SERIES FALL 2018: Alon Gorodetsky, University of California, Irvine
Dec 12, 2018, 12:00 pm

Dynamic Materials Inspired By Cephalopods

Abstract: Cephalopods (squid, octopuses, and cuttlefish) have captivated the imagination of both the general public and scientists alike for more than a century due to their visually stunning camouflage displays, sophisticated nervous systems, and complex behavioral…

Bowen Hall Auditorium 222
PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR SERIES FALL 2018: Julia Chan, University of Texas, Dallas
Dec 5, 2018, 12:00 pm

Adventures in Solid State Synthesis: Hidden Gems to Link Materials’ Properties

Abstract: The discovery and characterization of novel intermetallic compounds is important for broadening the understanding of structure-property relationships of magnetic materials. Our current research interests in superconductivity and…

Bowen Hall Auditorium 222
Come tour the PRISM Cleanroom during our November 15 Open House, 12 noon-6pm
Nov 15, 2018, 12:00 pm

The staff and students of the PRISM Cleanroom and Maker Space invite you to come tour one of Princeton’s Technological Crown Jewels:

When: November 15, noon-6pm, drop in any time
Where:  86 Olden Street, Princeton, NJ, 08544
What: Inside cleanroom…

PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR SERIES FALL 2018: Alain Karma, Northeastern University
Nov 14, 2018, 12:00 pm

Understanding Symmetry Breaking Instabilities in Crack Propagation

Abstract: Despite their practical relevance and apparent similarities to other instabilities in condensed-matter physics and materials science, dynamical instabilities of propagating cracks remain poorly understood. Instabilities spontaneously…

Bowen Hall Auditorium 222
PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR SERIES FALL 2018: Bernard Binks, University of Hull, UK
Nov 7, 2018, 12:00 pm

Colloid Particles at a Range of Fluid-Fluid Interfaces

Abstract: Many types of colloid particle adsorb at a fluid interface enabling the stabilization of dispersed systems like foams and emulsions. The interfaces include oil-water, air-water, oil-air, oil-oil and water-water.1 This talk will describe the fundamental…

Bowen Hall Auditorium 222
PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR SERIES FALL 2018: Katia Bertoldi, Harvard University
Oct 17, 2018, 12:00 pm

Kirigami-Inspired Metamaterials - from Morphable Structures to Soft Robots
(co-sponsored by Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Abstract: In the search for materials with new properties, there have been great advances in recent years aimed at the construction of mechanical systems whose…

Bowen Hall Auditorium 222
PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR SERIES FALL 2018: Daniel Wasserman, University of Texas, Austin
Oct 10, 2018, 12:00 pm

Novel Device Architectures and Characterization Techniques for Mid-IR Detectors

Abstract: The mid-infrared (mid-IR) spectral range has become a dynamic field of research for a variety of technologically vital applications.  The demonstration and rapid development of the quantum and interband cascade…

Bowen Hall Auditorium 222
CANCELED: PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR SERIES FALL 2018: Guoyin Shen, Carnegie Institution for Science
Oct 3, 2018, 12:00 pm

Rate Controlled Pressurization: A New Pathway for Materials Discovery and Synthesis

Abstract: While techniques for enhancing materials properties with controlled heating or cooling rate have been used for centuries, greatly influencing human civilization development, the use of rate control for another…

Bowen Hall Auditorium 222
PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR SERIES FALL 2018: Thomas Mason, University of California, Los Angeles
Sep 26, 2018, 12:00 pm

A Fluctuating Brownian Quasi-Crystal of Lithographically Pre-Assembled Colloidal Penrose Tiles

Abstract: A beautiful example of a hierarchically organized multi-scale structure is Penrose's five-fold P2 quasi-crystal (QC). Kites and darts are organized locally into motifs, such as pentagonal stars. These motifs in…

Bowen Hall Auditorium 222
PRISM/PCCM SEMINAR SERIES FALL 2018: Jeremie Palacci, University of California, San Diego
Sep 19, 2018, 12:00 pm

Soft Matters, Carving Non-Equilibrium Pathways to Control Self-Assembly

Abstract: Soft matter is a subfield of condensed matter interested in physical systems that are "soft", meaning easily deformed or structurally altered by thermal or mechanical stress of the magnitude of thermal fluctuations. Interesting behaviors…

Bowen Hall Auditorium 222