Computational Materials Science Center

College of Science

COLLOQUIA of the Computational Materials Science Center


Coordinator: Estela Blaisten-Barojas

This series of colloquia is related to the research activities of the Computational Materials Science Center. Recent topics of interest in computational approaches in condensed matter, physical chemistry, informatics, and nanoscience are presented weekly by speakers both internal and external to GMU. This activity is part of the Computational Materials and Physical Chemistry Sciences and Computational Physics components of the doctoral program in Computational Sciences and Informatics. Students interested in obtaining one credit for their attendance can register in  CSI 898-001 crosslisted in Spring 2014 with PHYS 703  By inviting colleagues from other institutions to present their research we constibute to tear down walls that isolate us (a strongly locally focused institution) from the broader scientific community. This colloquium series is of tremendous benefit for the students who are exposed to the latest creative ideas in computational sciences, engineering, data, and physics. Any research program needs to be nurtured and constantly stimulated.

Seminars are held on Mondays at 4:30 PM in Exploratory Hall, room 3301 except as noted. Coffee and refreshments are served when funds are available. New visitors may find directions to reach our Fairfax campus.

February 3

Anisotropic Particles for Biomedical Applications

Carolina Salvador Morales

Department of Bioengineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

February 10

Novel Design of a Roadside Barrier Element

Dhafer Marzougui

Center for Collision Safety and Analysis (CCSA), and School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

February 17

Plasmonic Nanostructured Organic Photovoltaics

Zakya Kafafi

> Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA

February 24

Data Science Meets Scientific Data: It Is Not Always Going to be Pretty

John Rumble

President, R&R Data Services, Gaithersburg MD

March 3 (rescheduled for April 21 due to snow day cancellation)

March 10

No colloquium due to Spring break

March 17 (rescheduled for April 28 due to snow day cancellation)

March 24

Nuclear spins in quantum dots: obstacle or opportunity?

Sophia Economou

Electronics Science and Technology Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC

March 31

Geosocial Analysis of Social Media Feeds

Anthony Stefanidis

Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

April 7

Beyond The Periodic Table of Elements: Role of Superatoms

Puru Jena

Department of Physics, Virginai Commonwealth University, Fairfax, VA

April 14

Time-Lapse Image Data for Predictive Modeling of Cell Fate

Anne L. Plant

Biosystems and Biomaterials Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD


April 21

Crystal Plasticity-based Constitutive Modeling

Minh-Son Pham

Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, P A and National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD


April 28

The eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment Project: A Digital Ecosystem Enhancing Productivity for All Science & Engineering

Barry I. Schneider

Applied and Computational Mathematics Division, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institut of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD