Physics Department Seminar Schedule

 

Please contact Ken Ahn (email: kenahn@njit.edu) for volunteering as a speaker, suggestion of speakers, or any other questions related to the seminar.

Information for students registered for Phys 791 Doctoral Seminar in Spring 2018

 

Next talk:

 

TBA

 

Future talks:

 

10/1/18, Monday

Title: TBA

Speaker: TBA

(Biophysics, Host: Dias)

Room: TBA

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

Past talks:

 

4/2/18, Monday

Physics Dept - MtSE Joint Seminar:

The Birth of New Particles from Structure and Disorder at a Topological Insulator Surface

Prof. L. Andrew Wray, Dept. of Physics, NYU

(Condensed Matter/Materials Physics, Host: Ken Ahn)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

3/26/18, Monday

Large-Scale Multi-Point Observations of the Sun-Earth Connection

Dr. Hyomin Kim, NJIT

(Terrestrial Physics, Host: Gary)

*Room: Tiernan 409 (**SPECIAL ROOM**)

*Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm with 2:30 pm tea time (**SPECIAL TIME**)

 

3/19/18, Monday

ElectroMagnetic Ion Cyclotron Waves in the Geospace

Dr. Jichun Zhang, Univ. of New Hampshire

(Terrestrial Physics, Host: Gerrard)

*Room: FMH 408 (**SPECIAL ROOM**)

*Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm with 2:30 pm tea time (**SPECIAL TIME**)

 

3/5/18, Monday

The Impact of Space Weather on the Earth’s High-Latitude Ionosphere

Dr. Gareth Perry, U. of Calgary

(Terrestrial Physics, Host: Gerrard)

*Room: FMH 408 (**SPECIAL ROOM**)

*Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm with 2:30 pm tea time (**SPECIAL TIME**)

 

2/28/18, Wednesday (**SPECIAL DAY**)

Understanding the Geospace Environment in the Modern Era: Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Outlook

Dr. Jacob Bortnik, UCLA

(Terrestrial Physics, Host: Gerrard)

*Room: Tiernan 406 (**SPECIAL ROOM**)

*Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm with 2:30 pm tea time (**SPECIAL TIME**)

 

2/26/18, Monday

Solar Flares and Energetic Particles

Prof. Eduard Kontar, University of Glasgow, U. K.

(Solar Physics, Host: Fleishman)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

2017 Fall

 

12/18/17, Monday

Physics Dept-MtSE Joint Seminar:

Synthesis of 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides beyond Graphene

Prof. Eui-Hyeok Yang, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

(Device Physics/Materials Science, Host: Federici)

**TALK**: Tiernan 409, 11:30am - 12:30pm (** SPECIAL ROOM/TIME and NO TEA TIME**)

**LUNCH**: Tiernan 406, 12:30pm – 4pm

 

12/4/17, Monday

Physics Dept-MtSE Joint Seminar:

Magnesium Regulates the Circadian Oscillator in Cyanobacteria

Prof. Yong Ick Kim, Dept. of Chemistry and Environmental Science, NJIT

(Biophysics//Materials Science, Host: Dias)

*Room: FMH 408 (**SPECIAL ROOM**)

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

10/12/17, Thursday (**SPECIAL DAY**)

Physics Dept-MtSE Joint Seminar:

V 3d – O 2p Hybridization Anomaly at Crossover Temperature in V2O3

Dr. Chang-Yong KimCanadian Light Source Inc., Canada 

(Condensed Matter/Materials Physics, Host: Tyson)

Room: ECE 202

*Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm with 2:30 pm tea time (**SPECIAL TIME**)

 

10/2/17, Monday

Physics of Substorm

Prof. C. Z. Cheng, Lehigh University

(Solar Physics, Host: Gary)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

9/27/17, Wednesday (**SPECIAL DAY**)

NJIT-Rutgers Physics Depts Joint Seminar:

Light Emission from Particle Beam Excited Gases

Prof. Dr. Andreas Ulrich, Technical University of Munich, Germany

(Experimental Astro-Particle Physics, Host: Murnick)

*Room: FMH 408, NJIT (**SPECIAL ROOM**)

*Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm with 2:30 pm tea time (**SPECIAL TIME**)

 

9/11/17, Monday

Physics Dept-MtSE Joint Seminar:

Polarization Induced Conduction and Screening

Prof. Yukio Watanabe, Kyushu University, Japan

(Condensed Matter/Materials Physics, Host: Gordon Thomas)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

2017 Spring

 

*5/23/17, Tuesday (**SPECIAL DAY**)

Joint Physics Dept-MtSE Seminar:

Topological Edge States

Prof. Emil V. Prodan, Yeshiva University

(Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Host: Tyson)

Room: ECE 202

*Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm with 2:30 pm tea time (**SPECIAL TIME**)

 

*5/11/17, Thursday (**SPECIAL DAY**)

Joint Physics Dept-MtSE Seminar:

First Principles Calculations of Strongly Correlated Materials:  A Variational Perspective

Dr. Nicola Lanatà, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State Univ.

(Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Host: Ken Ahn)

Room: ECE 202

*Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm with 2:30 pm tea time (**SPECIAL TIME**)

 

*5/9/17, Tuesday (**SPECIAL DAY**)

Joint Physics Dept-MtSE Seminar:

Domains and Domain Switching in a Structurally Complex Ferroelectric Oxide

Dr. Elizabeth Nowadnick

School of Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University

(Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Host: Tyson)

*Room: Campus Center Room 215 (**SPECIAL ROOM**)

*Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm with 2:30 pm tea time (**SPECIAL TIME**)

 

*5/4/17, Thursday (**SPECIAL DAY**)

Joint Physics Dept-MtSE Seminar:

Challenges and Advances in Ab Initio Materials Simulation

Dr. Linda Hung, Center for Neutron Research, National Institute of Standard and Technology

(Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Host: Tao Zhou)

Room: ECE 202

*Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm with 2:30 pm tea time (**SPECIAL TIME**)

 

*3/29/17, Wednesday (**SPECIAL DAY**)

Joint Physics Dept -Math Dept Seminar:

The 1,358,954,496 Matrix Elements to Get From SUSY Diff EQ’s to Pictures, Codes, Card Games, Music, Computers, and Back Again

Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Distinguished Professor of Physics, University of Maryland College Park

(Particle Physics, Host: Physics Dept, Math Dept & CAMS of CSLA)

*Room: Central King Building G8 (**SPECIAL ROOM**)

*Time: 11am-12:15pm with 10:45am tea time (**SPECIAL TIME**)

 

2/27/17, Monday

High Throughput Electrophysiology of Ion Channels and Novel Non Invasive Assays for Stem Cells in Drug Discovery

Dr. Corina T. Bot

Nanion Technologies Inc., Livingston, NJ

(Biophysics, Host: Prodan)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

2/6/17, Monday

An X-ray View of Solar Flares

Dr. Marina Battaglia 

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland

(Solar physics, Host: Bin Chen)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

1/30/17, Monday

Magnetic Reconnection in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

Prof. C. Z. “Frank” Cheng

Institute of Space and Plasma Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

(Solar physics, Host: Gary)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

2016 Fall

 

*12/15/16, Thursday (**SPECIAL DAY**)

Topological Materials: The Story behind the 2016 Physics Nobel Prize

Prof. Emil V. Prodan, Physics Dept., Yeshiva Univ.

(Condensed Matter & Biophysics, Host: Gordon Thomas)

**TALK**: Tiernan 409, 11:30am - 12:30pm (** SPECIAL ROOM/TIME and NO TEA TIME**)

**LUNCH**: Tiernan 406, 12:30pm – 4pm

 

*12/8/16, Thursday (**SPECIAL DAY**)

Precursory equatorial ionization anomaly intensity variation studied with satellite plasma measurements associated with lithospheric activities: A possible way to predict large earthquakes?

Prof. Kwangsun Ryu, Satellite Research Center, KAIST, South Korea

(Terrestrial Physics, Host: Hyomin Kim)

*Room: Tiernan 373 (**SPECIAL ROOM**)

*Time: 10:15am-11:15am with 10am tea time (**SPECIAL TIME**)

 

12/5/16, Monday

HamSCI and the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Dr. Nathaniel A. Frissell, Dept. of Physics, NJIT

(Terrestrial Physics)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

10/3/16, Monday

Joint Physics Dept-MtSE Seminar:

First Principles Study and Design of Functional Materials for Energy Applications

Prof. Su-Huai Wei, Beijing Computational Science Research Center, China

(Condensed Matter/Materials Physics, Host: Chin)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

9/30/16, Friday (**SPECIAL DAY**)

Joint MtSE-Physics Dept Seminar:

Ultrafast Optical Characterization of Novel Mid-Infrared Nanoscale Structures

Prof. Anthony M. Johnson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

(Optics & Materials Physics, Host: Ravindra)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

9/12/16, Monday

Electric Currents in Solar Atmosphere

Prof. Gregory D. Fleishman, Dept. of Physics, NJIT

(Solar physics)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

2016 Spring

 

5/2/16, Monday

Explosions on the Sun: New Insights from Recent Radio Observations

Prof. Bin Chen, Dept. of Physics, NJIT

(Solar physics)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

4/25/16, Monday

All the Sky, All the Time: The Owens Valley Long Wavelength Array

Prof. Gregg Hallinan, Astronomy Dept., Caltech

(Radio Astronomy, Host: Gary)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

*4/19/16, Tuesday (**SPECIAL DAY**)

Nanoparticle Synthesis by Laser Ablation in Liquids

Prof. Sean M. O’Malley, Dept. of Physics, Rutgers University-Camden

(Materials Physics, Host: Sirenko)

*Room: FMH 408  (**SPECIAL ROOM**)

*Time: 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with 1 pm tea time (**SPECIAL TIME**)

 

3/28/16, Monday

Peptide Self-Assembly: From Dysfunction to Function

Prof. Bradley Nilsson, Univ. of Rochester, NY

(Biophysics, Host: Dias)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

*2/18/16, Thursday (**SPECIAL DAY**)

Remote Sensing of Vegetation and Land Surfaces for Ecological Research

Dr. Youngwook Kim

Dept. of Ecosystem & Conservation Sciences

The University of Montana

(Optics & Remote Sensing, Host: Federici)

*Room: FMH 408 (**SPECIAL ROOM**)

*Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm with 2:30 pm tea time (**SPECIAL TIME**)

 

*2/10/16, Wednesday (**NOTE SPECIAL DAY**)

Remote Sensing and Optical Spectroscopy as Sensors for Environmental Monitoring

Dr. Benjamin Thomas, NOAA-CREST, CCNY

(Optics & Remote Sensing, Host: Federici)

Room: ECE 202

*Time: 2:35 pm - 3:35 pm with 2:30 pm tea time (**NOTE SPECIAL TIME**)

 

2/8/16, Monday

Confronting Complexity in Out-of-equilibrium and Biological Systems with Table-top Instrumentation

Dr. Hunter King, Harvard University

(Optics & Remote Sensing, Host: Federici)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

2015 Fall

 

12/14/15, Monday

Long-range Interactions from Atoms to Neutrons

Dr. James F. Babb, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, MA

(Atomic/Nuclear Physics, Host: Schaden)

**TALK**: Tiernan 406, 11:30am - 12:30pm (** SPECIAL ROOM/TIME and NO TEA TIME**)

**LUNCH**: Tiernan 409, 12:30pm – 4pm

 

12/7/15, Monday

Mechanism and Function of Chromatin Positional Dynamics in Interphase

Prof. Alexandra Zidovska, Dept. of Physics, NYU

(Biophysics, Host: Prodan)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

11/30/15, Monday

Fast Magnetic Reconnection in Astrophysical & Laboratory Plasmas

Prof. Amitava Bhattacharjee, Princeton University

(Solar Physics, Host: Kosovichev)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

11/16/15, Monday

Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals: Basic Building Blocks for Advanced Energy Conversion Devices

Prof. Dong Kyun Ko, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, NJIT

(Materials/Device Physics, Host: Ahn)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

10/19/15, Monday

The Underlying Mechanism of Vision Therapy revealed using Functional Imaging

Prof. Tara Alvarez, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, NJIT

(Biophysics, Host: Thomas/Dias)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

9/28/15, Monday

Big Bear Solar Observatory -- Cool Toys for Observing Our Warm Star

Prof. Wenda Cao, Dept. of Physics, NJIT

(Solar Physics)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

2015 Spring

 

4/27/15, Monday

Ion Channel Engineering: New Molecules use Physics to Keep your Heart Beating

Prof. Henry M. Colecraft, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University

(Biophysics, Host: Thomas)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

3/30/15, Monday

How an NJIT Physics PhD Made the Transition to a High Tech Company

Dr. Sheng Liu, Polarization Solutions, Somerset, NJ

(Device Physics & Physics Career, Host: Thomas)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

3/9/15, Monday

Why is the Solar Corona So Hot?

Dr. James A. Klimchuk, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

(Solar Physics, Host: Gary)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

2/13/15, Friday (** NOTE SPECIAL DAY **)

Detecting Interplanetary Dust Particles with Radars to Study the Dynamics at the Edge of Space

Dr. Diego Janches, NASA/GSFC, Space Weather Lab

(Terrestrial Physics, Host: Gerrard)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

2/2/15, Monday

Photonic Signal Processing using Integrated Optical Circuits

Dr. Inuk Kang, LGS Innovations, Florham Park, NJ

(Optics, Host: Ahn)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

1/26/15, Monday

NMRlipids: Massively Collaborative Online Project to Improve Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Biomolecules

Dr. Markus Miettinen, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany

(Biophysics, Host: Dias)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

2014 Fall

 

12/8/14, Monday

Infrared and THz from Relativistic Electrons: NSLS-II and Beyond

Dr. G. Larry Carr, Brookhaven National Laboratory

(Condensed Matter Physics, Host: Sirenko)

**TALK**: ECE 202, 11:15am - 12:30pm (** NOTE SPECIAL TIME and NO TEA TIME**)

**LUNCH**: Tiernan 407, 12:30pm - 4pm

 

12/1/14, Monday

Adaptive Spatial RFI Mitigation for Radio Astronomy

Dr. Gregory Hellbourg, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, Sydney, Australia

(Astronomy & Instrumentation Physics, Host: Nita)

Room: ECE202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

11/17/14, Monday

Research in the Space Weather Research Laboratory (SWRL) of NJIT

Prof. Haimin Wang, NJIT

(Solar Physics)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

11/14/14, Friday (** NOTE SPECIAL DAY **)

Enabling Blue LEDs using Metalorganic Chemical vapor Deposition (MOCVD)

Dr. Chris Ebert, Veeco, Somerset, NJ

(Device Physics, Host: Sirenko)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

10/20/14, Monday

Terahertz Wireless Communication: The Next Generation Wireless System

Prof. John F. Federici, NJIT

(Optics)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

10/13/14, Monday (** NOTE SPECIAL MONDAY **)

Modeling Protein-Membrane Interactions and Pore Formation

Prof. Themis Lazaridis, The City College of New York

(Biophysics, Host: Dias)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

10/6/14, Monday

Domain Topology and Color Theorems

Prof. Sang-Wook Cheong, Rutgers University New Brunswick

(Condensed Matter Physics, Host: Sirenko)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

9/8/14, Monday

Ring Current He-Ions: Two years of observations from NJIT's Radiation Belt Storm Probe Ion Composition Experiment (RBSPICE) on the NASA Van Allan Probes

Prof. Andrew J. Gerrard, NJIT

(Terrestrial Physics)

Room: ECE 202

Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

Talks before 2011:

 

4/26/10, Monday

Improved Performance Sugar-Based Mateirals

Prof. Michael Jaffe, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, NJIT

(Materials Physics, Host: Ravindra)

 

4/19/10, Monday

Seeing the Color of Breast Cancer:Raman Spectroscopy for Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Dr. Abigail Haka,Weill Cornell Medical College

(Optics/Biophysics, Host: Thomas)

 

4/12/10, Monday

Scientific Instrumentation for the 1.6-m New Solar Telescope in Big Bear

Prof. Wenda Cao, NJIT

(Solar & Terrestrial Physics)

 

3/29/10, Monday

Proposal Evaluation Criteria for NSF Grants: An open discussion (**NOTE SPECIAL TOPIC AND DISCUSSION)

Prof. Louis J. Lanzerotti, NJIT

(Science Policy)

 

3/8/10, Monday

Cell Communications at the Nanoscale

Prof. Reginald C. Farrow, NJIT

(Biophysics)

 

3/1/10, Monday

Structural Vortex in Multiferroic Hexagonal Manganites

Prof. Weida Wu, Rutgers University New Brunswick

(Condensed Matter Physics, Host: Ahn)

 

2/8/10, Monday

Smart Coating Systems

Profs. John Federici  and Gordon Thomas, NJIT (** TWO SPEAKERS**)

(Device Physics)

 

1/25/10, Monday

Laser-Based Sensing for Health and the Environment

Dr. Anna P. M. Michel, Princeton University

(Biophysics, Host: Thomas)

 

12/7/09, Monday

The New Solar Telescope in Big Bear

Prof. Philip R. Goode, NJIT

(Solar & Terrestrial Physics)

 

* 11/6/09, Friday (*NOTE SPECIAL DATE*)

Nonlinear Optical Tissue Imaging

Prof. Feruz Ganikhanov, West Virginia University

(Optics / Biophysics, Host: Thomas)

 

5/5/08, Monday

Biophysics using Raman Spectroscopy

Dr. Aysegul Ergin, Boston University

(Biophysics, Host: Thomas)

 

*4/28/08, Monday

Electropolymeric Display and Window Technology

Dr. Elliott Schlam, New Visual Media Group, LLC, New Jersey

(Materials / Device Physics, Host: Levy)

 

3/31/08, Monday

Solar Coronal Magnetic Fields: Source of Space Weather

Dr. Thomas Wiegelmann, Max Planck Institute, Germany

(Solar & Terrestrial Physics, Host: Wang)

 

*2/19/08, Tuesday (* NOTE SPECIAL DATE and TIME)

Concentrator Photovoltiacs for Electricity Production

Dr. Daniel Friedman, US DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory

(Materials / Device Physics, Host: Tyson)

 

11/19/07, Monday

Electrophysiology in Drug Discovery

Dr. Kevin Carlin, Purdue Pharma

(Biophysics, Host: Prodan)

 

*11/12/07, Monday

The Frequency Agile Solar Radiotelescope: On the Cusp of the Future

Prof. Dale Gary, NJIT

(Solar & Terrestrial Physics)

 

11/5/07, Monday

Amorphous Insulator: Unnecessary Evil in Superconducting Quantum Bits

Prof. Seongshik (Sean) Oh, Rutgers University New Brunswick

(Condensed Matter Physics, Host: Ahn)

 

10/22/07, Monday

Mixing Business and Pleasure: Applications of Terahertz Imaging and Spectroscopy to Viticulture and Enology

Prof. John Federici, NJIT

(Optics)

 

9/24/07, Monday

Direct imaging of nano-scale electronic phase separation in La1-xCaxMnO3

Dr. Jing Tao, Brookhaven National Laboratory

(Condensed Matter Physics, Host: Tyson)

 

*9/17/07, Monday

Active Optical Sensing: a Gallimaufry of Applications

Prof. Tim Kane, The Pennsylvania State University

(Solar & Terrestrial Physics, Host: Gerrard)