Lecture Series "Materials and Energy"

The lecture series "Materials and Energy" was first intoduced at MAINZ in the summer term of 2009. Internal or external speakers are asked to highlight in a concise lecture of about 45 minutes an exemplary topic of their work. The talk will be followed by an intense discussion of the topics raised in the lecture. The lecture should not be too specialized and allows also those MAINZ students to follow who are not directly working in the field. The lecture series as a whole is intended as a survey of selected hot topics in the area of materials research. It is particularly encouraged to emphasize the challenges and the future directions in the various fields as well as the interdisciplinary cooperation which is required for achieving the scientific and/or technical goals.

It is intended that the lecture series serves as a regular meeting point for the MAINZ students and stimulates interchange. Accordingly we will continue our previous tradition and start each lecture with a free breakfast.

Dates of lectures in the Winter Term 2014/2015:

26.11.2014 Dr. Sebastian Emmerling (Advanced Materials & Systems Research, Coating Materials & Systems, New Polymer Colloids and Construction - GMD/T, BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany)
"From polymer-cement interactions to construction materials"

10.12.2014 Dr. Rüdiger Berger (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany)
"Surface Properties Studied by Scanning Probe Microscopy"

17.12.2014 Dr. Kai Zhang (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany)
"New Materials for Photocatalysis"

14.01.2015 Dr. Julia Lyubina (Evonik Industries AG, Hanau, Germany, Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London, UK)
"Energy-efficient magnetic cooling"

28.01.2015 Prof. Greta R. Patzke (Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Zurich, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland)
"Catalyst Design Strategies for Light to Chemical Energy Conversion"

11.02.2015 Prof. Rainer Schönfeld (Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Adhesive Technologies - R&D, Germany)
"Control of Material Properties by Polymer Design"

04.03.2015 Dr. Hermann A. Dürr (Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Sciences, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA)
"Imaging the ultrafast spin-lattice motion during alloptical switching of ferromagnets”

25.03.2015 Prof. Anthony J. Arduengo (The University of Alabama, Department of Chemistry, USA)
"The Lotus Elise. A fast agile car and the chemistry behind it”


Dates of lectures in the Summer Term 2015:

29.04.2015 Prof. Mischa Bonn (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany)
“Terahertz Spectroscopy of Charge Carrier Dynamics in Nanostructures”

13.05.2015 Dr. Stanislav Balouchev (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany)
“Energy Transport in Dense Populated Organic Triplet Ensembles: Towards Non-invasive Temperature Sensing”

27.05.2015 Prof. Thomas Kühne (Dynamics of Condensed Matter, Department of Chemistry and Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing, University of Paderborn, Germany)
“Quantum Mechanics in a Glass of Liquid Water”

10.06.2015 Prof. Paul Blom (Max Planck Institute of Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany)
“Charge Transport and Recombination in Organic Solar Cells"

17.06.2015 Prof. Andrej Slavin (MAINZ Visiting Professor 2014 & Department of Physics, Oakland University, Michigan, USA)
“Wave Beams in an Anisotropic Medium"

24.06.2015 Prof. Ute Kolb (Department of Physical Chemistry, Mainz, Germany)
"Transmission Electron Microscopy - Direct and Reciprocal Space"

08.07.2015 Prof. Stephan Link (MAINZ Visiting Professor 2014 & Department of Chemistry, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Rice University, USA)
"Bio-Inspired Plasmonics"

22.07.2015 Dr. habil. Lothar Ackermann (Forschungsinstitut für mineralische und metallische Werkstoffe Edelsteine / Edelmetalle GmbH (FEE), Idar-Oberstein, Germany)
"Growth of garnet type single crystals"

05.08.2015 Dr. Gen Tatara (RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), Saitama, Japan)
"Thermal vector potential theory of transport induced by temperature gradient"

Dates of lectures in between the Summer and Winter Term 2015:

26.08.2015 Prof. Dr. David P. Landau (MAINZ Visiting Professor 2013, Mainz, Germany)
"Effect of single site Mutation in the HP lattice Protein model"

02.09.2015 Prof. Dr. David P. Landau (MAINZ Visiting Professor 2013, Mainz, Germany)
"Replica Exchange Wang-Landau sampling: A powerful new Monte Carlo method for materials Simulation"

09.09.2015 Prof. Dr. David P. Landau (MAINZ Visiting Professor 2013, Mainz, Germany)
"Combined molecular dymanics-spin Dynamics simulations of bcc iron"