Past Lectures

Fall Semester 2021

Friday, September 17, 2021 / 3:00-4:30pm EST
Dr. Ryan M. Paul
Carbon Materials Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Presentation: 125 Years of Synthetic Graphite (1896 – 2021)

Friday, October 22, 2021 / 12:00-1:30pm EST
Dr. Nikhil Koraktar
John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Chair Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York USA
Presentation: Porous Graphene Networks for Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes

Spring Semester 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021 / 3:00-4:30pm EST
Dr. Seong H. Kim
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Presentation: Tribology of Advanced Carbon Materials
Abstract/Bio / Presentation (PDF)

Friday, March 26, 2021 / 3:00-4:30pm EDT
Dr. Alexander V. Neimark
Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University, USA
Presentation: "Recent Advances in Characterization of Structural and Adsorption Properties of Nanoporous Carbons"

Friday, April 23, 2021 / 3:00-4:30pm EDT
Dr. Deyang Qu
Professor/Department Chair/Johnson Controls Endowed Professorship in Energy Storage
Mechanical Engineering Dept., College of Engineering & Applied Science
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Presentation: "The Application of Carbon Materials in Energy Storage Systems"
Abstract/Bio / Presentation (PDF)

Friday, May 21, 2021 / 3:00-4:30pm EDT
Dr. Derek Hall
Assistant Professor and the Program Lead of Energy Engineering
Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
Presentation: "The Role of Electrochemical Science and Engineering In Our Transition To A More Sustainable Energy Infrastructure"
Abstract/Bio / Presentation (PDF)

Fall Semester 2020

Friday, October 30, 2020 / 3:00-4:30pm EST
Dr. Enrique Gomez
Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Departments, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Presentation: “Cold Sintering Enables Recyclable Composites”
Abstract/Bio / Presentation (PDF)

Friday, November 13 / 3:00-4:30pm EST
Dr. Deborah Chung
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA
Presentation: “Carbon dielectrics - a new chapter in the electrical behavior of carbons - with relevance to energy, conduction, sensing and EMI shielding”
Dedicated to the memory of Professor M.S. Dresselhaus.
Abstract/Bio / Presentation (PDF)

Fri, December 11 / 3:00-4:30pm EST
Mr. John Linck
Associate Director, Carbon R&D | Landing Systems | Mechanical Systems, Collins Aerospace, Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Presentation: “Carbon-Carbon Composites and Aircraft Brake Applications”
Made in conjuction with the American Carbon Society's 2020 Graffin Lecture.