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Center for Nanoscale Materials

CNM Colloquium Series

The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) hosts biweekly colloquia that provide a forum for topical multidisciplinary talks in areas of interest to the CNM and that offer a mechanism for fostering interactions with potential facility users.

When: Alternate Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Argonne National Laboratory, Colloquiums present in 2 formats, VIRTUAL via Zoom and HYBRID (in-person (Building 440, Room A105/106) and Zoom.  See Agenda for information.

Colloquium Committee Members: Xiao-Min Lin (Chair), Pierre Darancet, Ralu Divan, Xuedan Ma, Elena Rozhkova, Jianguo Wen

2023 Schedule


Sep. 13, 2023 Hierarchically Structured Porphyrin Nanoparticles PhotosensitizersHongyou Fan, Sandia National Laboratory, Host: Elena Shevchenko. ABSTRACT
Oct. 11, 2023 Discovering New Paradigms in the Design and Preparation of Zeolite Catalysts, Jeffrey Rimer, University of Houston, Host: Sankaranarayanan Subramanian
Oct. 25, 2023 Qimin Yan, Northeastern University, Host: Pierre Darancet
Nov. 8, 2023 Martyna Michalska, University College London, Host: Ralu Divan
Dec. 6, 2023 Anna Wuttig, University of Chicago, Host: Elena Shevchenko


Recent Colloquia

Aug. 30, 2023 There’s Plenty of Room at the bottom… for Mg AlloysSuveen N. Mathaudhu, Colorado School of Mines, Host: Ilke Arslan. ABSTRACT
Aug. 2, 2023 The Emergence of Magnetism in Graphene NanostructuresNacho Pascual, NANOgune, Spain, Host: Saw Wai Hla, ABSTRACT
June 21, 2023 Chalcogenide Aerogels: Nanostructured Architectures for Energy and the EnvironmentStephanie Brock, Wayne State University. Host: Elena Shevchenko, ABSTRACT
June 7, 2023 Towards in Vivo Broadband X-Ray Fluorescence Emission TomographyLing-Jian Meng, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Host: Elena Rozhkova, ABSTRACT
May 31, 2023 How Light Moves Metals: Massively enhanced optical forces from atomic-scale light confinement at molecular-metal surfacesJeremy Baumberg, University of Cambridge, UK, Host: Dafei Jin. ABSTRACT
May 24, 2023 Ido Kaminer, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Host:Thomas Gage, ABSTRACT
May 10, 2023 Energy Transfer and Conversion in Nanoscale Gaps,  Pramod Reddy, University of Michigan, Host; Muchuan Hua, ABSTRACT
April 26, 2023 How can AI and automation aid in experimental materials research, Shijing Sun, Toyota Research Institute, Host: Maria Chan, ABSTRACT
April 25, 2023 Quantum Nanophotonics with Hexagonal Boron Nitride, Igor Aharonovich, University of Technology, Sydney / UTS. Host: Xuedan Ma, ABSTRACT
April 19, 2023 Skin-inspired materials for soft integrated circuits, reconfigurable soft robotics, and next generation batteries, Zhenan Bao, Stanford University, Host: Jie Xu, ABSTRACT
March 15, 2023 Cold, Warm, Warmer, Hot! Impact of Distance Metrics on Autonomous Experimentation”, Lilo D. Pozzo, University of Washington, Host: Progna Banerjee. ABSTRACT
March 1, 2023 Advanced Materials and Processes for Sustainable Energy and Environment”, Yun Hang Hu, Michigan Technological University, Host: Gary Wiederrecht, ABSTRACT
Feb 15, 2023 Mixed-Dimensional Heterostructures for Electronic and Energy Technologies”, Mark Hersam, Northwestern University, Host: Nathan Guisinger, ABSTRACT
Feb 1, 2023 Functional Bio-enabled Nanomaterials: from Adaptive Photonic Materials to Actuating Flexible Magnets”, Vladimir V. Tsukruk, Georgia Institute of Technology, Host: Elena Rozhkova, ABSTRACT
January 30, 2023 Following and Controlling Formation and Function of Bottom-up Assembled Nanomaterials”, Naomi Ginsberg, UC Berkeley - College of Chemistry, Host: Richard Schaller, ABSTRACT
January 4, 2023 Semiconductor-based biological modulation interfaces at all length scales, Bozhi, Tian, University of Chicago. Host: Xiao-Min Lin. ABSTRACT