illustration for lecture series

Innovation in materials has underpinned many of the technological revolutions in modern society. Advances in achieving precise materials synthesis, in-depth atomic-scale characterization, and predictive modelling have allowed materials innovators to build a bridge between fundamental understanding and real-world technologies. The 2019 Chemistry Nobel Laurette John Goodenough has illustrated this paradigm through seven decades of pioneering work beginning in the 1950s at the interface between chemistry and physics to solve engineering challenges. He has embodied the interdisciplinarity that defines materials research as he developed ceramic magnetic materials for the first random access memory in digital computers, electrode materials for high-energy-density lithium-ion batteries, and ceramic oxide solid electrolytes, to name a few. 

In honor of Nobel Laureate Goodenough, this lecture series aims to bring leading experimentalists and theorists engaged in the broad field of materials to illustrate the past and present of materials research and thereby create a vision for the future innovation in this space. The lecture will serve as a launching pad for both new and experienced minds to solve critical materials challenges as we march forward in the 21stcentury. It will emphasize the importance and benefits of bringing chemistry, physics, and biology together in the realm of materials innovation to secure a healthy future for humans and the planet. 

Summer 2020 GMIL Speakers:

John Rogers - Northwestern University
Friday, June 26, 2020
2:00pm via Zoom

Chris Van de Walle - University of California, Santa Barbara
Friday, July 17, 2020
2:00pm via Zoom

Naomi Halas - Rice University
Friday, July 24, 2020
2:00pm via Zoom

Ray Baughman - The University of Texas at Dallas
Friday, July 31, 2020
2:00pm via Zoom

David Clarke - Harvard University
Friday, August 14, 2020
2:00pm via Zoom

Fall 2020 GMIL Speakers:

Harry Atwater - Caltech
Friday, September 4, 2020
2:00pm via Zoom

Chad Mirkin - Northwestern University
Friday, September 11, 2020
2:00pm via Zoom

Lynden Archer - Cornell University
Friday, September 18, 2020
2:00pm via Zoom

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero - MIT
Friday, September 25, 2020
2:00pm via Zoom

H.-S. Philip Wong - Stanford University
Friday, October 16, 2020
2:00pm via Zoom

C. Jeffrey Brinker - University of New Mexico
Friday, November 13, 2020
2:00pm via Zoom