Condensed Matter and Biophysics seminars

Condensed Matter seminars are held Fridays at 2:30 p.m. in Physics Research Building, room 245.

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Series archives

  • Fall 2018

    September 11, 2018

    Namita Shokeen (WSU)

    Differential Dynamic Microscopy in soft matter research


    Kraig Andrews (WSU)

    Achieving Low-Resistance Ohmic Contacts to MoS2 and PdSe2 using Ultrathin Transition Metal Dichalcogenides as a Contact Interlayer


    September 18, 2018

    Xinxin Woodward (WSU)

    Study of lipid sorting and dynamics at curvature sites


    Yuwen Mei (WSU)

    Study of Mechanobiology of Pancreatic Cancer Cells (PANC-1) by Traction Force Microscopy


    September 25, 2018

    Maxim Tsoi (University of Texas at Austin)

    Voltage Controlled Antiferromagnetics for Spintronic Applications


    October 9, 2018

    Fengyuan Yang (Ohio State University)

    FMR-Drive Pure Spin Transport in Metals and Magnetic Insulators


    October 23, 2018

    Tyler L. Cocker (Michigan State University)

    Ultrafast Terahertz Microscopy: From Near Fields to Single Atoms


    November 27, 2018

    Joan Greve

    Precision Preclinical Imaging: Basic Science, Therapeutic Development, and Translation

    Abstract: Biomedical engineers are used to working at the interface of multiple disciplines and acting as interpreters in order to enable rapid and impactful collaborative science across a broad spectrum of disciplines. Due to the characteristics embodied by imaging: fundamentals based in the physical sciences and engineering, the capability to be applied to a plethora of (patho) physiologies, and clinical application, imaging naturally attracts biomedical engineers.

    Following a brief overview of several imaging modalities, the focus of this talk will be on preclinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in particular, and how it can be used to further research in basic science, therapeutic development, and translation to the clinic. Examples discussed will primarily include the cardiovascular system. Complementary expertise that is requisite for the most successful imaging endeavors will also be highlighted (e.g. in silico methods, small animal models of the human condition, and rigorous pre- and post- statistical analysis). Emphasis will be placed on how highly-optimized preclinical imaging and thoughtful experimental design can result in unique and important conclusions that might only be gleaned by using such technology.

  • Fall 2017 and prior

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