News and Events
Seminar by Dr. Robert Wickham
On Wednesday, March 13th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Alfred Fahr will be presenting "Liposomes loaded with a lipophilic drug: Is there a transfer of the drug to blood components before the liposome is reaching its target and is this behaviour good or bad?"
Seminar by Dr. Sylvio May
On Monday, January 28th at 3:30 PM, Dr. Sylvio May will be presenting "Monte Carlo simulations of a polymer confined within a fluid vesicle".
Seminar by Dr. Robert Wickham
On Monday, January 21st at 3:30 PM, Dr. Robert Wickham will be presenting "Dynamics of Microstructural Transitions in Block Copolymer Melts".
Seminar by Dr. Heiko Heerklotz
On Wednesday, January 16th at 3:30 PM, Dr. Heiko Heerklotz will be presenting "Volumetric Investigations of Biological Macromolecules and Colloidal Particles: Where Thermodynamics Meet Structure".
Seminar by Dr. Adam Raegen
On Monday, January 14th at 3:30 PM, Dr. Adam Raegen will be presenting "Advances in Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging Enable Quantitative Measurement of Laterally Heterogeneous Coatings of Nanoscale Thickness".
Seminar by Matthew Semler
On Monday, December 3rd at 3:30 PM, Matthew Semler will be presenting "Stabilizing Nanotube Films with Thin Polymer Layers".
Seminar by John Harris
On Monday, November 26th at 3:30 PM, John Harris will be presenting "Endeavors in Photovoltaic Design using Chemically Functionalized Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes".
Seminar by Dr. Andrew B. Croll
On Monday, November 19th at 3:30 PM, Dr. Andrew B. Croll will be presenting "Block Copolymer Emulsion Drops".
Seminar by Dr. Jun Kyung Chung
On Monday, November 5th at 3:30 PM, Dr. Jun Kyung Chung will be presenting "Coarse-grained modeling of mixtures of charged macroions".
Seminar by Dr. Artem Novozhilov
On Monday, October 29th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Artem Novozhilov will be presenting "On mathematical modeling of biological evolution".
Seminar by Dr. Alan Denton
On Monday, October 22nd at 3:30 PM, Dr. Alan Denton will be presenting "From Colloids and Nanoparticles to Quantum Computers".
Seminar by Dr. Tung, Li-Chun Richard
On Monday, October 15th at 3:30 PM, Dr. Tung, Li-Chun Richard will be presenting "Optical Studies of Graphite at High Magnetic Field".
Seminar by Kimberly Kreutzer
On Monday, October 8th at 3:30 PM, Kimberly Kreutzer will be presenting "Preliminary investigation of instructor effects on gender gap in introductory physics".
Seminar by Dr. Alexander Wagner
On Monday, September 17th at 3:30 PM, Dr. Alexander Wagner will be presenting "Evaporation of Colloidal suspensions".
Seminar by Dr. Miha Fošnarič
On Monday, September 10th at 3:30 PM, Dr. Miha Fošnarič will be presenting "Thermal fluctuations of lipid bilayers".
Seminar by Dr. Monica Olvera de la Cruz
On Wednesday, May 2nd at 3:30 PM, Dr. Monica Olvera de la Cruz will be presenting "Ionic driven assembly of membranes: Surprising findings in shell shape and composition".
Seminar by Dr. Yuri Dahnovsky
On Wednesday, April 25th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Yuri Dahnovsky will be presenting "Correlated electron dynamics in QD sensitized solar cells".
Seminar by Dr. Bret Ludwig
On Thursday, April 12th at 3:30 PM, Dr. Bret Ludwig will be presenting "Innovation as a Core Competency at 3M From Sandpaper Company to 'Playground for Scientists'".
Seminar by Dr. Yen Lee Loh
On Wednesday, April 4th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Yen Lee Loh will be presenting "Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices: the Quest for Antiferromagnetism".
Seminar by Dr. JiaJia Dong
On Thursday, March 29th at 3:30 PM, Dr. JiaJia Dong will be presenting "Exploring the interface between physics and biology: from a traffic model to protein synthesis and beyond".
Seminar by Dr. An-Chang Shi
On Monday, March 12th at 3:00 PM, Dr. An-Chang Shi will be presenting "Phases and Phase Transitions of Block Copolymers".
Seminar by Dr. Mila Kryjevskaia
On Wednesday, February 22nd at 4:00 PM, Dr. Mila Kryjevskaia will be presenting "Spatial reasoning, a potential roadblock to conceptual understanding of waves".
Seminar by Dr. Yen-Liang Chou
On Wednesday, February 15th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Yen-Liang Chou will be presenting "Kinetic theory for systems of self-propelled particles".
Seminar by Dr. Andrew Croll
On Wednesday, February 1st at 4:00 PM, Dr. Andrew Croll will be presenting "Buckling in a Particle Film".
Seminar by Dr. Sylvio May
On Wednesday, January 25th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Sylvio May will be presenting "Selective Partitioning of Cholesterol and Drugs into Liposomes of Varying Size".
Seminar by Kathrin Kaeß
On Thursday, October 27th at 3:10 PM, Kathrin Kaeß will be presenting "In vitro measurement of drug transfer between liposomal membranes".
Seminar by Dr. Matthew L. Beckman
On Thursday, October 27th at 2:35 PM, Dr. Matthew L. Beckman will be presenting "Employing Simple Optical Methods to Study Daphnia magna Movement".
Seminar by Dr. Ananda Shastri
On Thursday, October 27th at 2:00 PM, Dr. Ananda Shastri will be presenting "How quantum and thermal physics can be used to improve fuel cells".
Seminar by Dr. E. F. “Joe” Redish
On Thursday, October 6th at 4:00 PM, Dr. E. F. “Joe” Redish will be presenting "Rethinking Physics for Biologists: Considering Value Added".
Seminar by Dr. Andrew Baruth
On Wednesday, March 30th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Andrew Baruth will be presenting "Applications of block copolymer patterning to magnetic materials".
Seminar by Dr. Bruno Tomberli
On Wednesday, March 9th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Bruno Tomberli will be presenting "Applications of non-equilibrium work theorems in computations biophysics".
Seminar by Dr. Nuri Oncel
On Thursday, March 3rd at 4:00 PM, Dr. Nuri Oncel will be presenting "Seeing is believing: A blend of STM Studies".
Seminar by Dr. Jens Glaser
On Wednesday, February 9th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Jens Glaser will be presenting "From Stiff Polymers to Cell Mechanics".
Seminar by Dr. Svetlana V. Kilina
On Monday, December 6th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Svetlana V Kilina will be presenting “Simulations of phonon-mediated dynamics in quantum dots”.
Seminar by Dr. Dmitri S. Kilin
On Monday, November 15th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Dmitri S. Kilin will be presenting “Computational modeling of physical and chemical properties of nanostructured silicon surfaces for electronics and photovoltaics”.
Seminar by Dr. Luis Manzoni
On Wednesday, October 13th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Luis Manzoni will be presenting “The Casimir eﬀect in rectangular geometries”.
Physics Alumna Christina Keller Receives Distinguished Alumni Award
Dr. Christina (Tina) Keller, a graduate of the Department of Physics, visited NDSU on April 28-29 to receive the annual Distinguished Alumni Award of the College of Science and Mathematics. A native of Minnesota, Dr. Keller obtained her B.S. in Physics in 1984. She went on to earn her Master's (1986) and Ph.D. (1988) degrees (also from NDSU) for theoretical research on the peculiar properties of quantum liquids at low temperatures. While a Bison, Dr. Keller also excelled on the basketball court. A four-year letter winner, she was twice named Academic All-North Central Conference. Her secret weapon may have been a deep understanding of inelastic collisions, spin, and projectile motion.
From Fargo, Dr. Keller moved to Vermillion, SD, where she is now Associate Professor of Physics and Associate Dean of Administration at the University of South Dakota. Her broad research interests include theoretical condensed matter physics, physics education, and nuclear and particle physics. In recent years, Dr. Keller's research has gone underground -- 4850 feet underground -- in the Homestake gold mine in Lead, SD. Following its conversion to the "Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory" (DUSEL), the Homestake mine -- the deepest in North America with rooms at 8000 feet -- will be ideally suited for experiments that demand extremely low cosmogenic backgrounds.
After accepting the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award from Dean Kevin McCaul, Dr. Keller spoke to a packed Phys 120 lecture hall about her latest research. Following an entertaining overview of the Standard Model of particle physics, including the history of the neutrino, she outlined exciting plans for collaborative experiments in search of such rare beasts as neutrino-less double beta decay and relic dark matter. Later the same day, she visited with students, faculty, and staff at a reception in her honor in South Engineering. We will follow with keen interest the progress of the DUSEL project (http://www.dusel.org) and hope Dr. Keller can soon return to her alma mater with an update.
Seminar by Dr. Ahmed A. Heikal
On Wednesday, January 27th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Mark Stevens will be presenting Single-molecule diffusion and conformational studies of MHC Class I proteins in fibroblast cells.
Seminar by Dr. Mark Stevens
On Wednesday, January 27th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Mark Stevens will be presenting Simulations of Membrane Fusion and the Role of Different Lipids.
Seminar by Dr. Reinhard Lipowsky
On Wednesday, December 9th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Reinhard Lipowsky will be presenting Chemomechanical coupling and multiscale motility of molecular motors.
Seminar by Dr. Wayne Barkhouse
On Wednesday, December 2nd at 4:00 PM, Dr. Wayne Barkhouse will be presenting Unveiling Dark Energy - An Accelerating Universe.
Seminar by Dr. Jerome Delhommelle
On Wednesday, November 18th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Jerome Delhommelle will be presenting Molecular Simulation of Self-Assembly on the Nanoscale.
Seminar by Dr. Marian Bocea
On Wednesday, November 4th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Marian Bocea will be presenting Mathematical Models of Dielectric Breakdown and Polycrystal Plasticity.
Seminar by Dr. Erik K. Hobbie
On Thursday, October 8th at 4:15 PM, Dr. Erik K. Hobbie will be presenting Wrinkling and Strain Softening in Nanotube Membranes.
Seminar by Dr. Pavel Belik
On Thursday, October 8th at 3:15 PM, Dr. Pavel Belik will be presenting Modeling and Simulation of the Behavior of Heat-Shrinkable Thin Films.
Seminar by Dr. Miha Fosnaric
On Wednesday, August 26th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Miha Fosnaric will be presenting Monte Carlo simulations of complex formation between a mixed fluid vesicle and a charged colloid.
Seminar by Dr. Andrew B. Croll
On Wednesday, July 15th at 11:00 AM, Dr. Andrew B. Croll will be presenting Block Copolymer Droplets, Thin Films, and Wrinkles.
Seminar by Dr. Guiseppe Gonnella
On Wednesday, May 27th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Guiseppe Gonnella will be presenting Phase separation in binary fluids with varying temperature.
***SPECIAL SEMINAR*** Seminar by Dr. James Forrest
On Friday, April 17th at 1:30 PM, Dr. James Forrest will be presenting Soft Materials on the Nanoscale.
***SPECIAL SEMINAR*** Seminar by Professor Mustafa Yavuz
On Monday, April 13th at 1:00 PM, Professor Mustafa Yavuz will be presenting Joining of Nano-building Blocks and Fabrication of Nanojoints.
***SPECIAL SEMINAR*** Seminar by Dr. Ravindra Pandey
On Wednesday April 8th at 1:30 PM, Dr. Ravindra Pandey will be presenting Interaction of Biological Molecules with Nanostructures: The Hybrid DNA-Nanostructure System.
***SPECIAL SEMINAR*** Seminar by Dr. Erik. K. Hobbie
On Wednesday March 25th at 10:00 AM, Dr. Erik K. Hobbie will be presenting Engineering New Materials from Polymers and Nanoparticles.
Seminar by Dr. Benjamin Stottrup
On Thursday March 12th at 2:00 PM, Dr. Benjamin Stottrup will be presenting Biophysical Properties and Applications of Cholesterol in Lipid Membranes.
Seminar by Dr. Warren Christensen
On Wednesday, February 11th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Warren Christensen will be presenting Investigations into Student Understanding of Thermal Physics.
Seminar by Dr. Alex Travesset
On Wednesday, January 21st at 4:00 PM, Dr. Alex Travesset will be presenting Self assembled Polymer Nanoparticles in Solution: The example of Pluronic systems.
Seminar by Dr. Stuart J. Haring
On Wednesday, November 19th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Stuart J. Haring will be presenting A naturally-occurring replication protein homolog that prevents cell proliferation.
Seminar by Dr. Victoria Gelling
On Monday, November 3rd at 2:00 PM, Dr. Victoria Gelling will be presenting The Electrochemical Assessment of Coatings .
Seminar by Dr. William Schwalm
On Wednesday, October 22nd at 4:00 PM, Dr. William Schwalm will be presenting Lie groups and matrix generating functions.
Seminar by Dr. Alexander Wagner
On Wednesday, October 8th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Alexander Wagner will be presenting Thermodynamically consistent lattice Boltzmann simulations of multiphase and multicomponent systems.
Seminar by Dr. Shuan Yang
On Wednesday, September 24th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Shuan Yang will be presenting Self-consistent field theory of polyelectrolytes and application on gene delivery.
Seminar by Dr. Terry Pilling
On Wednesday, September 10th at 4:00 PM, Dr. Terry Pilling will be presenting Dark Entropy.
Seminar by Waipot Ngamsaad
On Wednesday, August 27th at 4:00 PM, Waipot Ngamsaad will be presenting Lattice-Boltzmann simulations and analytical results for Phase-separation in Lipid Bilayers.
Second Annual Undergraduate Research Session
Our Second Annual Undergraduate Research Poster Session will be held on September 11th.
For further information, or to register, please click here.