Talks & Posters

2020

  • DiTusa, J. F. “In Search of Topological Spin Textures.” Invited colloquium, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, January 2020.
  • Dorman, J. A. “Surface Chemistry Dependent Luminescent Nanoparticles for Environmental Sensing.” Departmental Seminar, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, January 2020.
  • Plummer, W. “Quantum Materials Driven Renaissance in Surface Physics." Physics Colloquium, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, February 13, 2020.
  • Dorman, J. A. “Monitoring and Directing Nanoparticle Surface Chemistries with Electromagnetic Radiation”, March 2020.
  • Gong, D. Contributed talk “Electrical and magnetic properties of MnBi2Te4.” 2020 American Physical Society Meeting, Denver, CO, March 2-6, 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19).
  • Chapai, R. Contributed talk “Topological properties of superconducting PdTe.” 2020 American Physical Society Meeting, Denver, CO, March 2-6, 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19).
  • Us Saleheen, A. “Magnetotransport properties of Dirac semimetal TaSe3.” 2020 American Physical Society Meeting, Denver, CO, March 2-6, 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19).
  • Plummer, W. “Quantum Materials Driven Renaissance in Surface Physics.” Physics Colloquium, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Baylor University, Waco, TX, March 18, 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19).
  • DiTusa, J. F. “Helimagnetism and Chiral Domain Walls in Hexagonal Magnets.” American Conference on Neutron Scattering, July 15, 2020 (virtual conference).
  • Karna, S. "Non-Sinusoidal Helical Magnetic Structure in Chiral Helimagnet Mn1/3NbS2." American Conference on Neutron Scattering, July 15, 2020 (virtual conference).
  • De Mel, J. "Unilamellar to Multilamellar: A Journey through Phospholipid Self-Assembly." NOBCChE National Conference 2020, September 24, 2020 (virtual poster presentation).

2019

  • Bharti, B. “Soft-matter at solid-liquid and liquid-liquid interfaces: From dynamic adsorption to interfacial jamming.” Invited Talk, Departmental seminar, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, February 2019.
  • Chapai, R. “Observation of Quantum Oscillations in PdTe2 Single Crystals.” American Physical Society Meeting, Boston, MA, March 4-8, 2019.
  • Gupta, S. "Weak Secondary Relaxation in Molecular Glass Formers." American Physical Society Meeting, Boston, MA, March 4-8, 2019.
  • Jin, R. “Electrical and Magnetic Properties of PdSb2 and PtBi2 with Multiple Band Degeneracy.” American Physical Society Meeting, Boston, MA, March 4-8, 2019.
  • Karna, S. “Long wavelength modulation in chiral helimagnet Mn1/3NbS2.” American Physical Society Meeting, Boston, MA, March 4-8, 2019.
  • Darapaneni, P., Dorman, J.A. "Tunable Luminescence of Rare Earth Doped Core-Shell Nanophosphors via Adaptive Absorption of the Transition Metal Ions." American Chemical Society Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 31-April 4, 2019.
  • De Mel, J. U. "Understanding the dynamics of phospholipid membranes using field cycling NMR." American Chemical Society Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 31-April 4, 2019.
  • Rick, S. "Molecular simulations of the assembly and conformation of charged macromolecules." American Chemical Society Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 31-April 4, 2019.
  • Schneider, G. "Dynamics of Phospholipid Membranes beyond Thermal Undulations." American Chemical Society Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 31-April 4, 2019.
  • Xie, W. “Chemistry Perspectives to Novel Quantum Materials under High Pressure.” American Chemical Society Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 31-April 4, 2019.
  • Youm, S. G., Nesterov, E. E. “Semiconducting block copolymer thin films via surface-initiated polymerization.”  American Chemical Society Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 31-April 4, 2019.
  • Zhang, D. “Investigating the Effect of Charge-Charge Interaction on the Solution Self-assembly of Sequence-defined Ionic Peptoid Block Copolymers.” American Chemical Society Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 31-April 4, 2019.
  • Sun, J. “The SCAN Density Functional and its Surprising Performance in Transition Metal Oxides.” Workshop on Frontier Topics in Quantum Materials, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, April 30, 2019.
  • Zhang, D. “A Journey into the World of Peptidomimetic Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization and Materials Applications”. Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands May 2019.
  • Li, Y. Oral presentation in South Bay Interdisciplinary Science Center & IOP CAS Young Scientists Symposium, in Dongguan, China, May 2019.
  • Guo, Y., Bharti, B. “Directed printing and reconfiguration of thermoresponsive nanocomposite structures.” ACS Colloids and Surface Science Symposium, ACS, Atlanta, GA, June 2019.
  • Ma, Y., Bharti, B. “Directed foaming of oppositely charged fatty acid-nanoparticle mixtures: Correlating bulk structures with foam stability.” ACS Colloids and Surface Science Symposium, ACS, Atlanta, GA, June 2019.
  • Karna, S. “Observation of a mesoscopic magnetic modulation in chiral Mn1/3NbS2.” ORNL user meeting 2019, Oak Ridge, TN, June 4-5, 2019 (Poster).
  • Lee, J. G., Bharti, B. “Directed propulsion of spherical particles along 3D helical trajectories using induced-charge electrophoresis.” ACS Colloids and Surface Science Symposium, ACS, Atlanta, GA, June 2019.
  • Zhang, D. “Investigating the Effect of Charge-Charge Interaction on the Solution Self-assembly of Sequence-defined Ionic Peptoid Block Copolymers.” 2019 Neutron Scattering Users Meeting at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, June 2019.
  • DiTusa, J. F. “LaCNS: Building Neutron Scattering Infrastructure in Louisiana for Advanced Materials.” Invited talk at the DOE/BES/MSED Neutron Scattering Program PI meeting, Gaithersburg, MD, July 1, 2019.
  • Zhang, D. “Investigating the Effect of Sequence-Encoded Charges on the Solution Self-Assembly of Ionic Peptoid Diblock Oligomers.” GPC 2019: The Polymer and Biomacromolecular Applications and Characterization Conference, New Orleans, LA, July 2019.
  • Zhang, D. “Investigating the Role of Sequence-Defined Charges on the Solution Self-Assemblies of Discrete Amphiphilic Peptoid Oligomers”. 2019 Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award Symposium. American Chemical Society 258th National Meeting, San Diego, CA, August 2019. 
  • Zhang, D. “Enhanced Thermal Stability of Cyclic Polypeptoid Thin Films: The Role of Interfacially Adsorbed Chains.” Unique and Complex Polymer Architectures Symposium. American Chemical Society 258th National Meeting, San Diego, CA, August 2019. 
  • Zhang, D. “Moisture-Tolerant and Operationally Simple Synthesis of Polypeptides by Ring-Opening Polymerization of Amino Acid Derived N-Thiocarboxyanhydrides.” Design, Synthesis and Engineering of Polypeptides for Biological and Biomedical Applications Symposium. American Chemical Society 258th National Meeting, San Diego, CA, August 2019. 
  • Jin, R. “Search for Nontrivial Electrons in Quantum materials.” Invited talk, ORNL Workshop on Understanding Electronic Behaviors in Quantum Materials, Oak Ridge, TN, August 11-12, 2019.
  • Jin, R. “BaMnSb2: A Magnetic Weyl Semimetal.” Invited talk, ORNL CNMS User Meeting, Oak Ridge, TN, August 13-14, 2019.
  • Bharti, B. “Plant-based nanomaterials for oil spill cleanup.” Invited talk, Southeast Symposium on Contemporary Engineering Topics, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, September 2019.
  • Jin, R. “Unusual Features Seen in Spinel NiFe2O4 Grown via the Floating-Zone Technique.” Invited talk, 3rd Workshop on Floating-Zone Technique, Oxford, England, September 16-18, 2019.
  • Zhang, D. “Sequence-Defined Biomimetic Polymers with Programmable Secondary Interactions and Conformation.” Intrinsically Disordered Protein Regions in the Context of Polymer Physics Workshop, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, September 2019.
  • DiTusa J. F. “LaCNS: Building Neutron Scattering Infrastructure in Louisiana for Advanced Materials.” Invited talk at the DOE/BES/MSED Experimental Condensed Matter Physics Program PI meeting, Gaithersburg, MD, September 17, 2019.
  • Bharti, B. “External field driven colloidal propulsion and assembly.” Invited Talk, Departmental seminar, Pacific Northwestern National Laboratory, Richland, WA, October 2019.
  • Bharti, B. “Colloids under external electric and magnetic fields.” Invited Talk, Departmental seminar, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, October 2019.
  • Dorman, J. “Manipulating Electronic Properties in Doped Nanostructures by Controlling Surface Chemistries.” Departmental Seminar, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, October 2019.
  • Zhang, D. “Fundamental Studies and Biomaterials Application of Peptoid Polymers.” Polymeric Materials for Next Generation Sensing, Diagnostics and Therapy Symposium, The 71st Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Savannah, GA, October 2019.
  • Ma, Y., Bharti, B. “Programming pore uptake and demixing of surfactant solutions in spatially confined pores." AIChE Annual Meeting 2019, Orlando, FL, November 2019.
  • Darapaneni, P., Kizilkaya, O., Lopata, K., Dorman, J. “Tunable Luminescence of Rare Earth Doped Core-Shell Nanophosphors via Adaptive Absorption of the Transition Metal Ions.” AIChE Annual Meeting 2019, Orlando, FL, November 2019.
  • da Silva Moura, N., Watson, B., Simonson, H., Darapaneni, P., Dooley, K. M., Dorman, J. A. “Coupling the Magnetic and Catalytic Properties of Fe3O4 Via Shape-Controlled Routes and Cr Doping.” AIChE Annual Meeting 2019, Orlando, FL, November 2019 (poster session).
  • Jin, R. “Manifestation of Nontrivial Berry Phase in Topological Materials with Multiple Band Degeneracy.” Invited seminar, Department of Physics, University of Texas, Austin, TX, November 18, 2019.
  • Jin, R. “Manifestation of Nontrivial Berry Phase in Topological Materials with Multiple Band Degeneracy.” Invited Seminar, Department of Physics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, December 2, 2019.
  • Zhang, D. “Synthesis and Solution Self-Assembly of Sequence-Defined Ionic Peptoid Block Copolymers.” The 16th Pacific Polymer Conference, Singapore, December 2019.
  • John, V. “Challenges in Water.” Telluride Conference, 2019.
  • John, V. “Colloidal, Macromolecular and Biological Gels II.” Cork, Ireland, 2019.

2018

  • Kumar, R. "Developing Robust Force-Fields for Complex Materials: From Electrolytes for Energy Storage to Atmospheric Processes to Biomimetic Polymers." Greater Boston Area Theoretical Seminar organized by MIT, Harvard and Boston University at MIT, Cambridge, MA, February 7, 2018.
  • Chapai, R. "Physical properties of non-symmorphic PdSb2." American Physical Society Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 5-9, 2018.
  • Dhital, C. "Exploring magnetism in Mn1-xIrxSi." American Physical Society Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 5-9, 2018.
  • Karna, S. "Magnetic structures and metamagnetic transition of non-centrosymmetric helimagnet ScFeGe." American Physical Society Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 5-9, 2018.
  • Khan, M. A. "Quantum oscillations and a non-trivial Berry phase in the noncentrosymmetric topological superconductor candidate BiPd." American Physical Society Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 5-9, 2018.
  • Zhang, Q. "Determination of magnetic structures in spinel FeMn2O4 single crystals." American Physical Society Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 5-9, 2018.
  • Du, P. "Development of a coarse-grained model of polypeptoids for studying self-assembly in solution." American Chemical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018 (poster session).
  • Gyawali G., Rick, S.W., Sharma, A. “Development of coarse-grained model for carboxylic acid.” American Chemical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018.
  • Jiang N, Zhang D. “Structural evolution of thermoreversible triblock terpolypeptoid hydrogels undergo sol-gel transition.” American Chemical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018.
  • John, V. T. "Amphiphilic polypeptoids connect nanoparticle containing lipid rafts onto lipid membranes through self-assembly." American Chemical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018.
  • John, V. T. "Biopolymer enhanced stabilization of tubular and flat sheet clays at the oil-water interface: Fundamentals, and applications to environmental remediation." American Chemical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018.
  • Kumar, R. "Development of accurate force-fields for water clusters with acidic defects." American Chemical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018.
  • Omarova, M. "Exopolymer produced in the marine environment enhances the stability of oil in water emulsions under saline conditions." American Chemical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018.
  • Sternhagen, G.L., Zhang, D. "Solution self-assemblies of sequence-defined ionic block copolymers." American Chemical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2018.
  • DiTusa, J. F. "LSU/ORNL Uniaxial pressure cell for use in Neutron Beam Lines at ORNL." Ames National Laboratory, Ames, Iowa, May 30, 2018.
  • Sternhagen, G.L., Gupta, S., Zhang, Y, John, V, Schneider, G.J., Zhang, D. "Solution Self-Assemblies of Sequence-Defined Ionic Peptoid Block Copolymers." National Graduate Research Polymer Conference, Minneapolis, MN, June 10-12, 2018.
  • Meissner, J., Wu, Y., Justin, J., Di, Z., Shelton, W. A., Findenegg, G. H., Bharti, B. "Electrostatically induced reorientation of cytochrome c on silica nanoparticles." American Chemical Society Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, State College, PA, June 10-13, 2018.
  • Bharti, B. "pH driven reorientation of cytochrome c on silica nanoparticles." American Conference on Neutron Scattering, College Park, MD, June 24-28, 2018.
  • da Silva Moura, N., Daemen, L., Cheng, Y., Darapaneni, P., Dooley, K., Shelton, W. A., Dorman, J. A. "Modifying Reaction Pathways via Radio Frequency Induced Catalysis." American Conference on Neutron Scattering, College Park, MD, June 24-28, 2018 (poster session).
  • Gupta, S. "Dynamics in Crowded Environment by Neutron Spin Echo." American Conference on Neutron Scattering, College Park, MD, June 24-28, 2018.
  • Gupta, S. "A New Ultrasonic Transducer Sample Cell for In Situ Scattering Experiments." American Conference on Neutron Scattering, College Park, MD, June 24-28, 2018 (poster session).
  • Karna, S. "Observation of Long Wavelength Modulation near Metamagnetic Transition in Non-Centrosymmetric Helimagnet ScFeGe." American Conference on Neutron Scattering, College Park, MD, June 24-28, 2018.
  • Schneider, G. "Dependence of the Self-Assembly of Micelles in Aqueous Solution on the Position and Number of Ionic Monomers." American Conference on Neutron Scattering, College Park, MD, June 24-28, 2018.
  • Zhang, Q. "Structural, Magnetic Ordering Process and the Magnetic Excitations in Spinel FeMn2O4." American Conference on Neutron Scattering, College Park, MD, June 24-28, 2018.
  • Zhang, D. "Peptoid Polymers: Synthesis, Properties and Biotechnological Applications." Workshop Arcane: International Workshop on Bio-driven Chemistry, University of Grenoble-Alps, Grenoble, France, July 17-18, 2018.
  • Zhang, Q. "Low dimensional magnetism in cobaltite Ba2CoO4 involving isolated CoO4 tetrahedra." Global Conference On Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Osaka, Japan, July 23-25, 2018. 
  • Sternhagen, G.L., Gupta, S., Zhang, Y., John, V., Schneider, G., Zhang, D. "Investigating the effect of ionic group location in the self-assemblies of sequence-defined peptoid block copolymers." 10th Peptoid Summit, Berkeley, CA, August 10-11, 2018.
  • Park, J. D., Gupta, S., Rogers, S. A. "The transient behavior of soft glassy materials far from equilibrium." Society of Rheology Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, October 14-18, 2018 (poster session).
  • da Silva Moura, N., Darapaneni, P., Dooley, K., Dorman, J. A. "Catalytic Activity of Magnetic Nanoparticles Activated Via RF Induction Heating." American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 28-November 2, 2018 (poster session).
  • John, V. "Polypeptoid Amphiphiles Serve As a Connective Glue to Build Lipid Layers on Vesicles: Fundamentals and Applications to Drug Delivery." American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 28-November 2, 2018 (invited speaker).
  • Tsengam, I. K., Omarova, M., Raghavan, S., Bothun, G., McCormick, A., John, V. "Composition–Driven Structural Transitions from Vesicles to Bicelles to Micelles Using Phospholipid and Nonionic Surfactant Mixtures." American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 28-November 2, 2018.
  • Darapaneni, P, da Silva Moura, N., Dorman, J. A. "Weak Field Tuning of Transition Metal Dopant Symmetry in Solid Hosts." Louisiana Consortium for Neutron Scattering External Advisory Committee Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA, November 1, 2018 (poster session).
  • Schneider, G. "Impact of Dynamics in Soft Matter on Macroscopic Response." Southeastern Section American Physical Society Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN, November 8-10, 2018.
  • Jin, R. "Manifestation of Nontrivial Berry Phase in Magnetic Materials." Quantum Materials Synthesis: Grand Challenges and Opportunities, Shanghai, China, November 15-17, 2018.
  • Sternhagen, G.L. "Solution Self-Assemblies of Sequence-Defined Ionic Peptoid Block Copolymers." 6th Annual Applied Polymer Technology Extension Consortium Conference, Hammond, LA, November 17, 2018 (poster session).
  • da Silva Moura, N., Darapaneni, P., Daemen, L., Cheng, Y., Dooley, K., Dorman, J. A. "Controlling Catalytic Reaction Pathways via Magnetic Heating." Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, November 25-30, 2018.
  • Darapaneni, P, da Silva Moura, N., Cullen, D., Dooley, K., Dorman, J. A. "Spatial Tailoring of Dopant Position in Solids for Enhanced Visible Light Photocatalytic Performance." Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, November 25-30, 2018.
  • Du, P. "A Molecular Dynamics Study of Self-assembly of Polypeptoids in Aqueous Solution: From Atomistic to Coarse-Grained Modeling." Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, November 25-30, 2018.
  • da Silva Moura, N., Darapaneni, P., Dooley, K., Daemen, L., Cheng, Y., Dorman, J. A. "Tuning Reaction Selectivity on Iron Oxide Surfaces." Southwest Catalysis Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, December 13, 2018 (poster session).
  • Darapaneni, P, da Silva Moura, N., Harry, D., Cullen, D., Dooley, K., Dorman, J. A. "Engineering the Dopant Position in Host Lattice for Modified Photocatalytic Properties." Southwest Catalysis Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, December 13, 2018 (poster session).

2017

  • Cao, G., Zhang, Q., Frontzek, M., Phelan, W.A., DiTusa, J.F., and Jin, R. "Tuning Magnetism by Excessive Cr in Cr1+xTe2 Single Crystals." American Physical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 13-17, 2017.
  • Chapai, R., Diao, Z., and Jin, R. "Unusual Magnetic Behavior in BaMn2Sb2." American Physical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 13-17, 2017.
  • Dhital, C., Jin, R., Young, D., and DiTusa, J. "Effect of chemical substitution on magnetic and charge transport behavior of MnSi." American Physical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 13-17, 2017.
  • Du, P. "Development of a coarse-grained model of polypeptoids for studying self-assembly in solution." American Physical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 13-17, 2017.
  • Gupta, S., Stellbrink, J., Richter, D., Sternhagen, G., Zhang, D., and Schneider, G. "Tunable Soft Nano Colloids: A Model System." American Physical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 13-17, 2017.
  • Li, P., Zhu, Y., Liu, J., Wang, Y., Mao, Z.Q. "Spin easy axis switching from the out-of-plane to in-plane direction driven by 2% Fe doping in Sr4Ru3O10." American Physical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 13-17, 2017. 
  • Liu, J., Hu, J., Zhu, Y., Chuang, A., Graf, D., Jaime, M., Balakirev, F., Weickert, F., Zhang, Q., DiTusa, J.F., Wu, Y., Cao, H., and Mao, Z.. "Interplay between magnetism and relativistic fermions in Eu doped (Sr/Ba)MnSb2." American Physical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 13-17, 2017.
  • Liu, X., Liu, J., Hu, J., Yue, C., Mao, Z., Wei, J., Zhu, Y., Sanchez, A., Antipina, L., Sorokin, P. "Fabrication of functional ultrathin single-crystal nanowires from quasi-one dimensional van der Waals crystals Ta2(Pd or Pt)3Se8." American Physical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 13-17, 2017. 
  • Mao, Z.Q. "Relativistic Fermions Generated by Square Lattices in Layered Compounds." American Physical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 13-17, 2017.
  • Nepal, R., Zhang, Q., Tian, W., Nagler, S., and Jin, R. "Magnetic and Thermal Properties of FeMn2O4 Single Crystals." American Physical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 13-17, 2017. 
  • Rivero, P., Chen, C., Jin, R., Meunier, V., Plummer, E.W., Shelton, W. "Predicting hidden bulk phases in Sr3Ru2O7 from surface phases." American Physical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 13-17, 2017. 
  • Schneider, G. "Interfacial Dynamics of Polymers and Influence on Viscosity in Polymer Nanocomposites." American Physical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 13-17, 2017. 
  • Sprunger, P., Wang, Z., Patterson, M., Kurtz, R., Spivey, J. "INS studies of Cobalt-Copper Catalyst for the Conversion of Syngas to Higher Oxygenates." American Physical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 13-17, 2017.
  • Zhang, Q., Chi, S., Ye, F., Huibo, C., Matsuda, M., Cao, G., Jin, R., Plummer, W., and Zhang, J. "Magnetic structure and anisotropic spin dynamics in Ba2CoO4." American Physical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 13-17, 2017.
  • Du, P., Li, A., Li, X., Kumar, R., and Zhang, D. "Can zwitterionic cyclic polymers show aggregation in solution?" American Chemical Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017 (poster session).
  • Moore, L., Bhattacharya, M., Wu, Q., Youm, S., Nesterov, E.E., and Morgan, S.E. "Effect of solvent vapor annealing on crystallinity and hole mobility in P3HT:PCBM polymer photovoltaics." American Chemical Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017.
  • Mao, Z. "Relativistic Fermions Generated by Square Lattices in Layered Compounds." Center for High Pressure Science &Technology Advanced Research, Beijing, China, May 15, 2017.
  • Nesterov, E. E. “Nanostructured films of organic semiconducting polymers via transition metal catalyzed surface-initiated polymerization.”  Seminar at Institut Nanosciences et Cryogénie, CEA- Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France, June 2017.
  • Nesterov, E. E. “SANS investigation of kinetically controlled self-assembly of polythiophene supramolecular structures prepared by ex-situ initiated controlled chain-growth polymerization.”  Seminar at Institut Laue-Langevine, Grenoble, France, June 2017.
  • Mao, Z. “Novel Quantum Materials.” Plenary invited talk, Seminar on High Magnetic Field, National High Magnetic Field Lab, Chinese Academy of Science, Hefei, China, June 3-4, 2017.
  • Plummer, W. "Surface and bulk properties of BaMnSb2, a topological semimetal with non-Trivial Berry Phase." Special lecture, High Magnetic Field Lab, Hefei, China, June 7, 2017.
  • Plummer, W. "Surface and bulk properties of BaMnSb2, a topological semimetal with non-Trivial Berry Phase." Special lecture, ICQM, USTC, Hefei, China, June 8, 2017.
  • Butler, L. "Neutron Interferometry of Stressed Additive Manufacturing Samples." 9th Workshop on Neutron Wavelength Dependent Imaging, Gaithersburg, MD, June 11-14, 2017.
  • Zhang, D. "Air-friendly Synthesis of Peptidomimetic Polymers and Solution Self-Assembly of Sequence-Defined Polypeptoid Amphiphiles" (poster). 2017 Polymers Gordon Research Conference, South Hadley, MA, June 11-16, 2017.
  • Mao, Z. “Relativistic Fermions Generated by Square Lattices in Layered Compounds." International workshop: Topological Matter Meets Quantum Information, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, June 13-17, 2017.
  • Ku, W., Tam, Y.-T., Yao, D.-X., Mao, Z.Q., and Ke, X. "Unusually Stronger Quantum Fluctuation with Larger Spins: Novel Phenomena Revealed by Emergent Magnetism in Pressurized High-temperature Superconductor FeSe." 9th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, Suntec, Singapore, June 18-23, 2017. 
  • Kei, C. P, Do, C., Nesterov, E. E. “Kinetically controlled self-assembly of conjugated polymers.” Gordon Research Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry, Holderness, NH, June 25-30, 2017.
  • Brooks, A.J., Ko, O., Ham, K., Butler, L.G. "Detecting Flaws in Additive Manufacturing Using X-Ray and Neutron Interferometry." 3rd International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures, Lund, Sweden, June 26-30, 2017.
  • Jin, R. “Observation of Aharonov-Bohm Oscillations, Weak Antilocalization, and Linear Magnetoresistance in Cr12-xTe16 (x = 2.65) Ferrimagnet.” Collaborative Conference on Materials Research, JiJu, Korea, June 26-30, 2017.
  • Jin, R. “Observation of Aharonov-Bohm Oscillations, Weak Antilocalization, and Linear Magnetoresistance in Cr12-xTe16 (x = 2.65) Ferrimagnet.” The 9th International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers Meeting, Beijing, China, July 17-21, 2017.
  • Nesterov, E. "Nanostructured Films of Organic Semiconducting Polymers via Transition Metal Catalyzed Surface-Initiated Polymerization." 2017 Photochemistry Gordon Research Conference, Lewiston, ME, July 23-28, 2017.
  • Plummer, W. "Surface and bulk properties of BaMnSb2, a topological semimetal with non-Trivial Berry Phase." Special lecture, JIAM, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, July 27, 2017.
  • Dhital, C. "Origin of magnetic interactions in MnSi." Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting, Oak Ridge, TN, July 31-August 4, 2017.
  • Karna, S. "Magnetic structures and metamagnetic transition of non-centrosymmetric helimagnet ScFeGe." Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting, Oak Ridge, TN, July 31-August 4, 2017.
  • Kei, C. P., Do, C., Nesterov, E. E. “SANS investigation of multiple stage self-assembly of polythiophene supramolecular structures prepared by ex-situ initiated controlled chain-growth polymerization.” Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting, Oak Ridge, TN, July 31-August 4, 2017 (poster session).
  • Zhang, Q. "Low dimensional magnetism in non-layered cobaltite Ba2CoO4 involving isolated CoO4 tetrahedral." Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting, Oak Ridge, TN, July 31-August 4, 2017.
  • Zhang, Q. "Exploring the magnetic structure and spin dynamics in new strongly correlated systems by neutron scattering." Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting, Oak Ridge, TN, July 31-August 4, 2017 (poster session).
  • John, V. “Amphiphilic Polypeptoids serve as a Connective Glue to Bridge Lipid Bilayers." 10th Peptoid Summit, Berkeley, CA, August 10-11, 2017.
  • Kumar, R. "Development of a Coarse-Grained Model of Polypeptoids for Studying Self-Assembly in Solution." 10th Peptoid Summit, Berkeley, CA, August 10-11, 2017.
  • Sternhagen, G. "Investigating the Effect of Ionic Group Location in the Self-Assemblies of Sequence-Defined Peptoid Block Copolymers." 10th Peptoid Summit, Berkeley, CA, August 10-11, 2017 (poster session).
  • Zhang, D. "Efficient Synthesis of Linear and Cyclic Polypeptoids by Controlled Ring-Opening Polymerization Methods." 10th Peptoid Summit, Berkeley, CA, August 10-11, 2017.
  • John, V. “Amphiphilic Polypeptoids serve as a Connective Glue to Bridge Lipid Bilayers." American Chemical Society 254th National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 20-24, 2017.
  • Zhang, D. "Investigating the Dynamic Imine and Aminal Bond Exchange towards Covalent Adaptable Networks." Dynamic Bonding in Polymers Symposium. American Chemical Society 254th National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 20-24, 2017.
  • Zhang D. "Peptidomimetic polymers: Development of new chemistry and Functional Materials." Synthesis, Self-assembly, and Applications of Peptides and Polypeptides Symposium. American Chemical Society 254th National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 20-24, 2017.
  • Zhang, D. "Polypeptoid Thermal Gels: Synthesis, Structure and Architecture Effect." Gels and Other Soft Amorphous Solids Symposium. American Chemical Society 254th National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 20-24, 2017.
  • Jin, R, invited colloquium talk, “Non-trivial Berry phase in quantum materials." Department of Physics and Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, Sept. 2017.
  • Du, P. "Development of a coarse-grained model of polypeptoids for studying self-assembly in solution." First Annual Northwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference at PNNL, October 26-28, 2017.
  • John, V. “Amphiphilic Polypeptoids serve as a Connective Glue to Bridge Lipid Bilayers." American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 29-November 3, 2017.

2016

  • Les Butler gave a keynote lecture on X-ray interferometry/tomography at the International Symposium on BioMedical Applications of X-Ray Phase Contrast Imaging (IMXP 2016) near Munich, Germany, January 2016.
  • Mao, Z. “Topological Semimetal Sr1−yMn1−zSb2.” International Symposium on Physical Phenomena at High Magnetic Fields (VIII), Tallahassee, FL, January 6-9, 2016.
  • Owoseni, O., Zhang, Y., McPherson, G., and John, V. “Nanostructured Amphiphile Mesophases as Buoyant Gel Dispersants.” Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Conference, Tampa, FL, February 1-4, 2016.
  • Lvov, Y. and Tully, J. “Enzyme encapsulation in clay nanotubes for nanoconfined biocatalysis.” American Chemical Society Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2016.
  • Tully, J., Yendluri, R., and Lvov, Y. “Enzyme stabilization by immobilization onto and into clay nanotubes.” American Chemical Society Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2016
  • Zakrzewski, B. Ying, Y. A., Cai, X. X., Mills, S., Staley, N. E., Xin, Y., Fobes, D., Liu, T. J., Mao, Z. Q. and Liu, Y. “Detecting evidence for chiral superconductivity in Sr2RuO4 through the use of Josephson junctions.” American Physical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 14-18, 2016.
  • Rivero, P., Meunier, V., Shelton, W. A. "Electronic, structural and magnetic properties of LaMnO3 phase transition at high temperature." American Physical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 14-18, 2016.
  • Ning, Z. H. and Shelton, W. A. “First-principles calculation of forces and phonons in solid.” American Physical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 14-18, 2016.
  • Dhital, C., Khan, M., Phelan, W. A., Jin, R. Y., Young, D. P, and DiTusa, J. F. “Stabilization of Skyrmion phase with chemical substitution in MnSi.” American Physical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 14-18, 2016.
  • Cao, G. “Electronic and Magnetic Anisotropy of IrTe2 Single Crystals.” American Physical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 14-18, 2016.
  • Schneider, G. J. “Dynamics in Polymer Melts and Nanocomposites.” American Physical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 14-18, 2016.
  • Liu, J. Y., Hu, J., Graf, D., Radmanesh, S. M. A., Adams, D. J., Zhu, Y. L., Chen, G. F., Liu, X., Wei, J., Chiorescu, I., Spinu, L., and Mao, Z. Q. “Topological semimetal Sr1-yMn1-zSb2.” American Physical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 14-18, 2016.
  • Hu, J., Liu, J. Y., Graf, D., Radmanesh, S. M. A., Adams, D., Chuang, A., Wang, Y., Chiorescu, I., Wei, J., Spinu, L., and Mao, Z. Q. “π Berry phase and Zeeman splitting of Weyl semimetal TaP.” American Physical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 14-18, 2016.
  • Wei, J., Wang, H., Lou, W. J., Liu, Y., Ortmann, J. E., and Mao, Z. Q. “Enhanced superconductivity at the interface of W/Sr2RuO4 point contact.” American Physical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 14-18, 2016.
  • Zehner, J. et al. “Polymer Dynamics by Dielectric Spectroscopy (poster session).” American Physical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 14-18, 2016.
  • Bichler, K. et al. “Polymer Dynamics in Blends (poster session).” American Physical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 14-18, 2016.
  • Zhang, Q., Ye, F., Chi, S., Mesa, D., Tian, W., Jin, R., Plummer, E. W., Zhang, J.D. “Structure-magnetism correlation induced by Mn substitution in bilayered perovskite Sr3(Ru1−xMnx)2O7.” American Physical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 14-18, 2016.
  • Zhang, Q., Cao, H., Liu, J., Tennant, A., DiTusa, J. F., and Mao, Z.Q. “Magnetic structure and its role in the possible Weyl state in topological semimetal Sr1−yMn1−zSb2.” American Physical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 14-18, 2016.
  • Cai, X. X., Zakrzewski, B., Wang, H., Andreou, C., Schlom, D., Mao, Z. Q., Cava, R. J., and Liu, Y. “Planar junction tunneling study of single-crystal eutectic phases of Sr2RuO4/Sr3Ru2O7.” American Physical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 14-18, 2016.
  • Wu, Y., Cao, H. B., Moreira dos Santos, A., Abernathy, D., Chan, J. Y., Karki, A., Jin, R. Y., and DiTusa, J. F. “Incommensurate Spin Density Wave state in metamagnetic Fe3Ga4.” American Physical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 14-18, 2016.
  • Diao, Z. “Physical Properties of Ba(Mn1-xFex)2Sb2 Single Crystals.” American Physical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 14-18, 2016.
  • Schneider, G. J. “Dynamics in Polymer Melts and Nanocomposites.” National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, March 18, 2016.
  • Rivero, P., Meunier, V., and Shelton, W. A. “Theoretical Study of the Insulator-to-Metal Transition in LaMnO3.” Materials Research Society Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 2016.
  • Rivero, P. “The role of Jahn-Teller distortions in the electronic, structure and magnetic properties of LaMnO3. LSU Chemistry Department Inorganic Seminar Series, Baton Rouge, LA, April 12, 2016.
  • Schneider, G. J. “Chain Dynamics in Polymer Melts and Nanocomposites and its Relation to Application.” University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, April 18, 2016.
  • Gupta, S. "Dynamic Phase Diagram of Soft Nano-Colloids." American Conference on Neutron Scattering, Long Beach, CA, July 10-14, 2016.
  • Zhang, Q. "Anisotropic in-plane magnetic correlation length and structure-magnetism correlation in bilayered perovskite Sr3(Ru1-xMnx)2O7." American Conference on Neutron Scattering, Long Beach, CA, July 10-14, 2016.
  • Chiang, C.H. and Nesterov, E. “Design of amplifying fluorescent conjugated polymer sensors based on higher energy gap control concept.” American Chemical Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 21-25, 2016.
  • McKee, W., Patterson, M., Huang, D., Liu, L., Kurtz, R., Sprunger, P. and Xu, Y. “CO adsorption onto gold nanoparticles supported on thin film substrates.” American Chemical Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 21-25, 2016.
  • Taylor, K., Wheat, T., Li, T., Maverick, A. and Kumar, R. “Computational and experimental investigation of the release of nitric oxide from s-nitrosothiols, mediated through metal organic framework catalysis events.” American Chemical Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 21-25, 2016.
  • Zhang, D. “Polypeptoid polymers: Development of new chemistry and functional materials.” American Chemical Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 21-25, 2016.
  • Zhang, Y., Li, X., McPherson, G.L., Zhang, D., and John, V.T. "Self-assembly and lipid rearrangement in liposomes induced by modified polypeptoids." 72nd Southwest Regional American Chemical Society Meeting, Galveston, TX, November 10-13, 2016.
  • Cao, J., Chan, B., Xuan, S., Li, A., Siefker, D., and Zhang, D. "Peptidomimetic polymers: Development of new chemistry and functional materials." 72nd Southwest Regional American Chemical Society Meeting, Galveston, TX, November 10-13, 2016.

2015

  • Schneider, G. J. “Chain Dynamics in Polymer Melts and Nanocomposites.” LSU Physics Colloquium, Baton Rouge, LA, January 28, 2015.
  • Chatterjee, S., Rosu, C., Wu, Y., Russo, P. S., and Nesterov, E. E. "Fluorescent multiresponsive nanostructures consisting of magnetite core and conjugated block copolymers." 11th Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Symposium at 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26, 2015.
  • Chatterjee, S., Rosu, C., Russo, P. S., and Nesterov, E. E. “Magnetic core – fluorescent conjugated polymer shell nanoparticles prepared by surface-initiated Kumada polymerization.” American Chemical Society Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26, 2015.
  • Zhang, D. “Functional Polymeric Gels: Fundamentals and Opportunities for Applications.” Future and Current Use of Neutron Spin-Echo Spectroscopy in Condensed Matter Research Workshop at ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN, May 2015.
  • Chavez, C. A. and Nesterov, E. E. "Near-Infrared Fluorescent Conjugated Polymer "Core-Shell" Nanoparticles." 16th International Symposium on Novel Aromatic Compounds, Madrid, Spain, July 5-10, 2015.
  • Chatterjee, S., Karam, T., Li, X., Haber, L. and Nesterov, E. E. "Fluorescent Conjugated Polymer Hybrid Core-Shell Nanoparticles." 12th International Symposium on Functional pi-Electron System, Seattle, WA, July 19-24, 2015.
  • Adam Brooks gave a poster "Complementing Neutron Diffraction with Neutron Tomography: Understanding the Inner Workings of Li Ion Batteries through Principal Component Analysis and Multivariate Curve Resolution" at the 2nd International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures (ICTMS 2015) in Quebec City, Canada, July 2015.
  • Li, A., Li, X., Lu, L., Garno, J., and Zhang, D. “Amidine-Mediated Zwitterionic Ring Opening Polymerization of N-alkyl N-Carboxyanhydrides (poster).” 9th Peptoid Summit, Berkeley, CA, August 2015.
  • Li, X., Li, A., Sternhagen, G., Du, P., Kumar, R., and D. Zhang. "Investigation on the Microscopic Structure of Cyclic Polymers from Zwitterionic Polymerization." American Chemical Society Meeting, Boston, MA, August 2015.
  • Li, X., Du, P., Xuan, S., Sternhagen, G., Zhang, D. and R. Kumar. "Computational Investigations on the Structure and Dynamics of Polyelectrolyte Micelles using Molecular Dynamics Simulation." American Chemical Society Meeting, Boston, MA, August 2015.
  • Les Butler gave a talk on "X-Ray and Neutron Phase Imaging with Gratings" (XNPIG 2015) at NIH, in September 2015.
  • Butler, L. “Construction and preliminary results from a 70 keV x-ray tomography beamline with a stepped-grating interferometer.” International Workshop on X-ray and Neutron Phase Imaging with Gratings (Symposium XNPIG-2015), Bethesda, Maryland, September 8-11, 2015.
  • Zhang, D. “Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Peptidomimetic Polymers towards Biomedical Applications.” ORNL CNMS User Meeting, Oak Ridge, TN, September 2015.
  • Chavez, C. A., Lal, J., Koenig, P. D., Heller, W. T., Neuefeind, J. C., and Nesterov, E. E. “Using small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) to investigate the supramolecular organization of stimuli-responsive amphiphilic polythiophene block copolymers.” 2015 SNS User Meeting, Oak Ridge, TN, October 2015.
  • Chavez, C. A., Kei, P., and Koenig, P. “Experimental station on soft materials.” Super Science Saturday, LSU Chemistry Department outreach program, Baton Rouge, LA, October 2015.
  • Jin, R. “Evolution of Structural and Physical Properties of Sr3(Ru1-xMnx)2O7 with Mn Concentration: from Bulk to Atomic Scale.” Materials Science & Technology 2015, Columbus, OH, October 2015.
  • Lvov, Y. Nanotechnology classes at Caddo Magnet High School and Cedar High School, Shreveport, LA, Nov-Dec 2015.
  • Chavez, C. A., Karam, T. E., Haber, L. H., Li, X., and Nesterov, E. E.  “Near-infrared fluorescent conjugated polymer 'core-shell' nanoparticles.” International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem 2015), Honolulu, HI, December 2015.
  • Zhang, D. “Polypeptoid Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization and Properties.” Polymer Synthetic Chemistry Symposium, Pacific Polymer Conference 14, Kauai, HI, December 2015.
  • Zhang, D. “Cyclic Polypeptoids: Recent Discoveries in the Synthesis Characterization and Solution Self-Assembly.” Cyclic and Topological Polymer Symposium, Pacifichem International Chemical Congress, Honolulu, HI, December 2015.
  • Mao, Z. “Competing magnetic correlations in Sr2RuO4.” International Workshop on Spin-triplet superconductor Sr2RuO4: unresolved issues and prospects, Shanghai, China, December 5-7, 2015.
  • Mao, Z. “Quantum transport properties of semimetals TaP and Sr1-yMn1-zSb2.” National High Magnetic Field Lab, Tallahassee, FL, December 11, 2015.

2014

  • Chavez, C. A., and Nesterov, E. E. “Stimuli-responsive amphiphilic polythiophene block copolymers: Solvatochromic and thermochromic effects of conformational reorganization.” American Chemical Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2014.
  • Nesterov, E. E. "Neutron Scattering to Probe Couplings in Advanced Hard and Soft Materials: a US DoE Center in Louisiana." Seminar at Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France, December 5, 2014.