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April 16, 2019 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Physics & Astronomy Department - Liberal Arts and Sciences #245 | Map
666 W. Hancock
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites you to our Condensed Matter and Biophysics Seminar.

Title: Computational Study of Nanoscale Surfaces and Interfaces

Speaker: Arunima K. Singh, Assistant Professor
Department of Physics, Arizona State University

Time: Snacks and coffee at 3:30 pm. Seminar at 3:45 pm.

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Location: Room 245 of the Physics Research Building

Abstract: Surfaces and interfaces are at the heart of modern-day technology, playing a central role in a variety of fields including sensing, energy conversion, and nano-electronics. Recent advancements in ab-initio methods, materials informatics, and computing power present us with an exciting opportunity to predictively discover and design materials surfaces and interfaces. In this talk, through the example of two-dimensional materials, I will show how ab-initio simulations, combined with multi-scale modeling techniques and genetic algorithms can be used to computationally discover, synthesize, and functionalize nanostructured surfaces. I will show how such studies can be performed in a high throughput fashion to create databases of surfaces and their properties; drastically reducing the time needed to invent new materials for surface sensitive applications. In this light, I will show how we have identified scores of robust and synthesizable materials’ surfaces for photocatalysis.

For more information about this event, please contact Christopher Kelly at 3135778471 or