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Spring 2008 Seminar Schedule

Spring 2008 Seminar Schedule

  • Seminars begin at 4:00 pm in 201 Manning Hall (Auditorium). Refreshments are served at 3:30 pm in 222 Manning Hall. However, due to travel conflicts, days/times may be subject to change.
  • For more information, please contact Mohamed Laradji ( / 901.678.1676) or Robynn Hopkins ( / 901.678.2410)
  • All seminars are open to the public. Everyone, including those from outside the University of Memphis are welcome to attend.
Jan. 23

Richard Magin
Dept. of Bioengineering,
University of Illinois, Chicago

Fractional Calculus

J. Hanneken
Jan. 30

Narahari Achar
Dept. of Physics,
Univ. of Memphis

Modern Materials from an
Ancient Sanskrit Technical Text

N. Achar
Feb. 6

Bernard Grisoni
Principal Scientist, Schering Plough, Inc.

The Future of Orthopaedic Biomaterials

M. S. Jahan
Feb. 13 Nicholas Leventis Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Missouri, Rolla

Three Dimensional Core-Shell Superstructures: Mechanically Strong Aerogels

F. Sabri
Feb. 20 Robert Sayre
Rapid Precision Testing Laboratories
Memphis, TN
New Methods for Evaluating the Appropriateness of Solar Simulators M.S. Jahan
Feb. 27

Electron-Phonon and Electron-Electron Interactions in Molecular Junctions

M. Laradji
Feb. 29

Luigi Costa
IFM Chemistry Department and NIS Centre of Excellence,
University of Torino, Italy

The UHMWPE Oxidation Induced by Radiation

M. S. Jahan
March 5   NO SEMINAR  
March 12   NO SEMINAR  
Thursday, March 13 Bijoy Kuanr
Physics Department, University of Colorado
Growth & characterization of magnetic ultra-thin films, multilayers and nanostructures (dots, anti-dots & rods); Application to Microwave Monolithic Devices & GMR-Sensor M. Laradji
March 18
Gap Soo Chang
Dept. of Physics and Eng. Physics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

Organic/Inorganic-based Magnetic Semiconductors for Spintronics Applications

M. Laradji
March 19   NO SEMINAR  
March 20
Yang Li
Materials Physics Dept.
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Magnetism and superconductivity of novel clathrate materials

M. Laradji
March 26 Kartik Ghosh,
Dept. of Physics, Astro. & Mat. Science, Missouri State Univ.
Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors for Spintronics Applications S. Mishra
April 2

Gladius Lewis,
Dept. of Mechanical Eng., Univ. of Memphis

Evaluation of a Synthetic Vertebral Body Model for Rapid and Reliable Testing of INJECTABLE BONE CEMENTS for Balloon Kyphoplasty

M. Laradji
April 9 Gerrit Verschuur

Is Cosmology in Trouble?

J. Schmelz
Monday, April 14 Michael Schillaci,
McCausland Center for Brain Imaging, University of South Carolina
A Letter to Doug Hofstadter:
How we can (re)discover Mind by
measuring Brain?

*Seminar will be held in Manning Hall room 202 from 4:00-5:00pm*
D. Franceschetti
April 16 James Espinosa
Dept. of Physics, Rhodes College
Making Nanotubes with Underwater Sparks S. Mishra
Friday, April 18 Eugene Torigoe,
Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
What instructors should know about how students interpret symbols in physics
*Seminar will be held from 1:00-2:00pm*
D. Franceschetti
April 23 Robin Selinger
Liquid Crystal Inst., Kent State University
Rubber that Moves:
Modeling Liquid Crystal Elastomers
M. Laradji
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