Center for EXcitonics
excitonics seminar series

 

 

2013-2014 Seminars

2011-2012 Seminars 2009-2010 Seminars
2012-2013 Seminars 2010-2011 Seminars 2008-2009 Seminars

*Video's are temporarily unavailable       

2013-2014 Seminars

 

Date Speaker Title

Time/Location

 

April 17, 2013

Paul McEuen

Department of Physics

Cornell University

 

Light and Fast: Probing Carriers and Vibrations in 1D and 2D Materials

3 pm/36-428

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April 3, 2014

 

Richard Schaller

Department of Chemistry

Northwestern University

Argonne National Laboratory

 

Lattice and Carrier Dynamics in Quantum-Confined Materials on Ultrafast Timescales 3 pm/36-428
March 20, 2014

Andrew Marcus

Department of Chemistry

Univeristy of Oregon

 

Studies of Structure and Dynamics of Biomolecular Complexes by Single Molecule and Two-Dimensional Fluorescence Spectroscopy (2DFS)

 

3 pm/36-428
December 5, 2013

Alfredo Alexander-Katz

Department of Material Science and Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Directing Self-Assembly of Heterogeneous NanoSystems

3 pm/36-462
Nov 21, 2013

Oleg Gang

Center for Functional Nanomaterials

Brookhaven National Laboratory

 

Programming Matter on Nanoscale 3 pm/36-428
Nov 14, 2013

Leonid Levitov

Department of Physics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Energy Waves and Plasmons in Graphene

3 pm/6-233
October 17, 2013

Jeremy Baumberg

Department of Physics
NanoPhotonics Centre

University of Cambridge, UK

 

Microcavity Polaritonics: Optically-Steering Interacting Quantum Liquids on a Chip 3 pm/36-428

 

2012-2013 Seminars____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Date Speaker Title

Time/Location

 

May 9, 2013

Bradley Olsen

Department of Chemical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Self-Assembly of Functional Polymers

3 pm/36-428
April 25, 2013

Graham Fleming

Department of Chemistry

University of California, Berkeley

 

Excitation Energy Flow in Photosynthesis

3 pm/36-428
February 28, 2013

Frank Wuerthner

Institut für Organische Chemie

Universität Würzburg

 

Supramolecular Photosystems Based on Dye Aggregates

3 pm/36-428

February 21, 2013

 

Andrei Piryatinski

Physics of Condensed Matter

& Complex Systems Group

Los Alamos National Laboratory

 

Surface-Plasmon Assisted Exciton and Charge Carrier Transport in One Dimensional Nanostructures

3 pm/36-428
February 7, 2013

Ted Goodson

Department of Chemistry

University of Michigan

 

Enhanced Optical Effects from Excitons in Multi-Chromophore Systems 3 pm/36-428
December 13, 2012

Seth Marder

Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry, Director, Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics, Georgia Tech

 

Organic Semiconductor Chemistry 3 pm/36-428
November 29, 2012

Karl Leo

Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Physics

Technical University of Dresden

 

 

Excitons in Highly Efficient Organic Devices

(VIDEO)*

3 pm/36-428
October 25, 2012

Adreas Stein

Department of Chemistry

University of Minnesota

 

Structuring Materials on Multiple Length Scales for Energy Applications 3 pm/36-428
October 11, 2012

Michael  R. Wasielewski

Director, Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research (ANSER) Center

Northwestern University

 

Exciton Dynamics and Structural Investigations of Singlet Fission in Molecular Solids

(VIDEO)*

3 pm/36-428
September 27, 2012

Ted Sargent

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering -Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology

University of Toronto, Canada

 

Solution-Processed Solar Cells using Colloidal Quantum Dots

3 pm/36-428

 

 

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2011-2012 Seminars

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Date Speaker Title

Time/Location

 

April 24, 2012

Alan Aspuru-Guzik

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Harvard University

 

Finding renewable energy materials using one screensaver at a time: Combinatorial quantum chemistry for organic photovoltaics 3:00pm/36-428
April 3, 2012

Josef Michl

Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of Colorado, Boulder

 

Singlet Fission

3:00pm/36-428

 

March 20, 2012

George T. Wang

Advanced Materials Science

Sandia National Laboratories

 

III-Nitride Nanowires: Emerging Materials for Lighting and Energy Applications

3:00pm/36-428
March 14, 2012

Mark Hybertsen

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Columbia University

 

Exploring Competing Kinetic Processes in Quantum Dots Linked to Electrode Surfaces 2:30pm/4-349

March 6, 2012

 

 

Christopher Bardeen

Department of Chemistry

University of California, Riverside

 

Singlet fission in tetracene and rubrene:  evidence for the direct formation of entangled triplet pairs (VIDEO)*

3:00pm/36-428
February 7, 2012

Mark Allendorf

Sandia National Laboratories

 

Luminescent metal-organic frameworks (MOFs); a nanolaboratory for photophysics (VIDEO)* 3:00pm/36-428
December 13, 2011

Mark Wilson

Optoelectronics Group

University of Cambridge

 

Singlet Exciton Fission in Polyacenes: Photphysics and Photovoltaic Applications 3:00pm/34-401A
December 1, 2011

Eric Stach

Center for Functional Nanomaterials

Brookhaven National Laboratories

 

Real time observations of the nucleation and growth of nanowires and nanotubes

(VIDEO)*

3:00pm/36-428
November 29, 2011

Jasper Knoester

Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials

University of Groningen, Netherlands

 

Spectroscopy of complex molecular systems: Physics on an exciton cake-walk

(VIDEO)*

 

3:00pm/36-428
November 15, 2011

David Snoke

Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Pittsburgh

 

Superfluid Phase Transition of Long-lifetime Polaritons 3:00pm/34-401A
October 4, 2011

Garry Rumbles

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Univeristy of Colorado, Boulder

 

Comparing the Primary Electron Transfer Process in Organic Photovoltaic Heterojunctions with Photosynthetic Reaction Centers (VIDEO)* 3:00pm/36-428
September 20, 2011

Shaul Mukamel

University of California, Irvine

 

Probing Valance and Core Excitons in Molecules by Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy with Clasical and Quantum Light (VIDEO)*

 

3:00pm/36-428
*videos are temporarily unavailable

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2010-2011 Seminars

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Date Speaker Title

Time/Location

 

July 18, 2011

Christian Martin

Associate Editor, Nature Materials

 

Publishing with NPG and Nature Materials 1:30pm/34-401A
May 17, 2011

Thomas Renger

Institute for Theoretical PhysicsJohannes Kepler Universitat -Linz, Austria

 

Theory of light-harvesting in photosynthesis: From structure to function

(VIDEO)*

3:00pm/36-428
May 10, 2011

Benoît Deveaud-Plédran

Physics Department

EPFL, Switzerland

 

Bose-Einstein condensates of polaritons: Vortices and superfluidity

(VIDEO)*

3:00pm/36-428
April 26, 2011

Micea Dinca

Department of Chemistry

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Crystalline Microporous Metal-Organic Frameworks: Opportunities in Energy Research 3:00pm/Grier A 38-401
April 5,2011

Carlos Silva

Physics Department

Universite de Montreal

 

Charge separation by photoexcitation in semicrystalline polymeric semiconductors: An intrinsic or extrinsic mechanism?

3:00pm/36-428

 

March 15, 2011

Paul E. Burrows

Reata Research

 

How many scientists does it take to change a lightbulb?  -The challenges and potential of organic solid state lighting

3:00pm/36-428
March 8, 2011

Vinod M. Menon

Department of Physics

Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY)

 

Control of Light-matter Interaction Using Dispersion Engineered Photonic Structures

(VIDEO)*

3:00pm/36-428
February 15, 2011

Rachel Segalman

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of California, Berkeley

 

Molecular and Hybrid Solution Processable Thermoelectrics

(slides)

3:00pm/36-428
February 8, 2011

Jonathan Fan

Department of Applied Physics

Harvard University

 

Self-Assembled Colloidal Plasmonic Systems 3:00pm/36-428
February 1, 2011

Mihaela Stefan

Department of Chemistry

University of Texas, Dallas

 

Benzodithiophene Based Semiconducting Polymers for Organic Photovoltaics

3:00pm/36-428
January 26, 2011

Matteo Cavalleri

Associate Editor

J. of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics

 

How Scientific Publishing Works

 

1:30pm/MIT Endicott House
December 14, 2010

Jagadeesh Moodera

Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Organic spintronics: Influence of Interface Structure and Magnetism 3:00pm/36-428
December 7, 2010

Jianshu Cao

Department of Chemistry

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Optimization of Energy Transfer Processes in Photosynthetic Systems

3:00pm/36-428
November 9, 2010

Wei You

Chemistry Department

University of North Carolina

 

Molecular Engineering of Conjugated Polymers to Reach Higher Efficiency "Plastic" Solar Cells (SLIDES) 3:00pm/36-428
October 26, 2010

Mark Thompson

Chemistry Department

University of Southern California

 

Steering and Separating Excitons in Organic Thin Films and Devices

(SLIDES) 

3:00pm/36-428
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2009-2010 Seminars

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Date Speaker Title

Time/Location

 

May 24, 2010

Sebastian Reineke

Institute Fur Angewandte Photophysik of the TU, Dresden

 

Concepts for Phosphorescent Organic LEDs at High Brightness

3:00pm/36-428
May 4, 2010

Sylvija Gradecak

Department of Material Science and Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Semiconductor nanowires: from LEDs to Solar Cells

3:00pm/36-428
April 15, 2010

Patanjali Kambhampati

McGill University

State-Resolved Exciton Dynamics in Quantum dots 3:00pm/34-401A (Grier A)
April 13, 2010

Koen Vandewal

University of Linkoping

Charge-transfer absorption and emission in polymer: fullerene solar cells

(VIDEO)*

 

3:00pm/36-428
March 30, 2010

Will Tisdale

University of Minnesota

Hot Electron Transfer from Semiconductor Nanocrystals

3:00pm/36-428
March, 16, 2010

Shaul Mukamel

University of California, Irvine

Quantum Transport Effects and Coherent Ultrafast Multidimensional Spectroscopy of Light Harvesting Photosynthetic Complexes

 

3:00pm/36-428
March 2, 2010

René Janssen

Eindhoven University of Technology

Polymer Solar Cells: New Materials, 3D Morphology, and Tandem Devices

(VIDEO)

3:00pm/36-428
December 15, 2009

Sergei Tretiak

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Dynamics of excitons and phonons in disordered nanoscale materials

 

3:00pm/36-428
December 8, 2009

Brigitta Whaley

Department of Chemistry

University of California, Berkeley

Quantum Effects in Photosynthesis

3:00pm/Rm. 330

60 Oxford Street Harvard

December 1, 2009

Peter Sutter

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Metal catalyzed sp2 bonded carbon - large-scale graphene synthesis and beyond 3:00pm/36-428
November 11, 2009

Angel Rubio

Departamento de Fisicode Materiales 

Universidad del Pais Vasco

Theoretical Spectroscopy of Low Dimensional Systems 2:00pm/Harvard
November 10, 2009

Greg Engel 

Department of Chemistry

University of Chicago

Design Principles of Coherent Phtosynthetic EnergyTransport: Insights from Two Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy 3:00pm/36-428
November 3, 2009

Charles Black

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Self Assembly for Nanostructured Electronic Devices at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials 3:00pm/36-428
October 20, 2009

Alan Heeger

Department of Physics

University of California, Santa Barbara

"Plastic" Solar Cells: Self-Assembly of Bulk Heterojunction Nano-Materials by Spontaneous Phase Separation 3:00pm/36-428
October 6, 2009

Frank Spano

Department of Chemistry

Temple University

The Role of Intermolecular Coupling in Photophysics  of Disordered Organic Semiconductors 3:00pm/36-428
September 29, 2009

Ian Mercer

Department of Physics

University College Dublin

Quantum Dimension of Photosynthesis Revealed by Angular Resolved Coherent Imaging 3:00pm/36-428
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2008-2009 Seminars

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Date Speaker Title

Time/Location

 

May 20, 2009

Russell J. Holmes 

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

University of Minnesota

 

Overcoming the Exciton Diffusion Bottleneck in Organic Photovoltaic Cells 3:00pm/W20-407
April 29, 2009

Jenny Nelson

Department of Physics

Imperial College

Factors influencing phtocurrent generation inorganic bulk heterojunction solar cells: interfacial energetics and blend microstructure 3:00pm/36-428
April 22, 2009

Leonid Butov 

Department of Physics

University of California, San Diego

Indirect Excitonics 3:00pm/36-428
April 15, 2009

Keith A. Nelson

Department of Chemistry

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Excitons, biexcitons, and higher-order correlations: Direct observations of ultrafast many-body dynamics 3:00pm/36-428
April 8, 2009

Xiang Zhang

NSF Nano-scale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC)

University of California, Berkeley

Photonic Metamaterials, nano plasmonics and Superlens  3:00pm/34-401A (Grier A)
April 1, 2009

Vladimir Bulovic 

Department of Electrical Engineering

and Computer Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Excitonic Processes in Nanostructured Optoelectronic Devices 3:00pm/36-428
February 25, 2009

Gregory D. Scholes

Department of Chemistry

University of Toronto

Electronic Structure and Excited State Dynamics in Biological and Nanoscale Systems (video) 3:00pm/36-428
February 18, 2009

Moungi G. Bawendi

Department of Chemistry 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Importance of Excitons in the Science and Technology of Semiconductor Nancocrystals 3:00pm/36-428
February 4, 2009

Kenneth B. Crozier

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

Optical Antennas for Nanophotonics(video) 3:00pm/36-428
January 28, 2009

Troy Van Voorhis 

Department of Chemistry

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Exploring Electron Transfer in Organic Semiconductors

(VIDEO)*  

3:00pm/36-428
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The Center for Excitonics is an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science and Office of Basic Energy Sciences

 

 

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