The soft matter theory group will host a new series of seminars about topics of interest to the condensed matter physics group and featuring speakers from the Tufts community as well as from the Greater Boston and New England area. For this semester, seminars take place on thursday at noon in room 136 of the Science and Technology Center on the Medford campus, Tufts University.


January 19th, 2012 — James Adler, Tufts University “Adaptive Finite Elements and Multigrid for Complex Fluids and Magneto-Hydrodynamics”

February 2nd, 2012 — Qian Ma, Tufts University, “Effects of Crystals, Nano-reinforcement, and Electrospinning on Confinement in Semicrystalline Polymers”

February 16th, 2012 — Peter Finkel, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, “Magnetoelectric Tunable Multiferroic Composites”

February 23rd, 2012 — Special APS Session. Students and Faculty will give practice presentations of their talks.

March 15th, 2012 — Jeff Ruberti, Northeastern University, “Smart matrix theory: Is collagen a brilliant string or a dumb rope?”

March 29th, 2012 — Elise Spedden, Tufts University, “Comparative mapping of internal neuronal structure via combined AFM force analysis and fluorescence microscopy” and James White, Tufts University, “Neuronal Growth on Graphene Sensors and Silk Fibroin Conduits: Applications for Electrical Studies and Peripheral Nerve Repair”

April 12th, 2012 — Mike Super, Wyss Institute Harvard University, “Development of integrated devices for rapid identification and treatment of Sepsis”

April 26th, 2012 — Fiorenzo Omenetto, Tufts University, “Photonics and electronics meets high fashion”

May 10th, 2012 — Bin Mao, Tufts University and Wenwen Huang, Tufts University


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