Spring 2023 Seminars

MSE Seminar SeriesLehigh's Department of Materials Science and Engineering presents its Spring 2023 Seminar Series.

All seminars are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. in Whitaker Lab Room 303, unless otherwise noted below.

Zoom links for virtual seminars will be announced closer to the date.

Attendance is required of all full-time MS&E graduate students, and are also open to visitors.

Date Speaker & Title Host/Advisor


Dr. Taylor Sparks, University of Utah

Materials informatics:

Moving beyond screening via generative machine learning models


Profs. Pimputkar & Strandwitz



Dr. James H. Edgar, Kansas State University

Hexagonal Boron Nitride Crystal Growth

for Electronic, Optoelectronic, Nanophotonic, and Quantum Devices

Prof. Pimputkar 



Dr. Yasmine Doleyres, Becton Dickinson (BD)

Where to Next?: From Academia to Industry (and Beyond)

Prof. Chow, Co-sponsored with Bio-E

* Virtual



Dr. David Dunand, Northwestern University (Virtual Seminar)

Redox Cycling of Metallic Foams for Iron-Air Batteries: Preventing Degradation and Promoting Self-Healing

*Zoom link will be posted here soon!*

*Location and Time: STEPS 101 at 4:30pm*


Prof. Chan



Dr. Joan Redwing, Penn State University

Ultra-thin 2D Semiconductors for Next Generation Devices

*Location and Time: STEPS 101 at 4:30pm*

Prof. Pimputkar 



Dr. Christof Sommitsch, Graz University of Technology

Metal Additive Manufacturing of Smart Materials

Prof. Misiolek, Co-sponsored with ME&M



Dr. Jeffrey Derby, University of Minnesota

Modeling High-Pressure, High-Temperature Diamond Crystal Growth

Prof. Pimputkar 



Dr. Grace Burke, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Prof. Watanabe