IMNI Distinguished Lectures

IMNI Distinguished Lecture Series

We host two IMNI Distinguished Lectures each academic year, bringing to campus truly distinguished speakers whose research spans several disciplinary boundaries.

Upcoming Lecture

Angela M. Belcher
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Giving New Life to Materials for Engergy,
Environment and Medicine" 10/19/17
184 Hope Street BH 190
Reception 3:30pm
Lecture 4:00pm - 5:00pm


Past Lectures
Bryant C. Nelson, Ph.D.
National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
"Whole Organism Metrology in Support
of Nanotoxicology Research" 5/3/17 
184 Hope Street BH190
Reception 11:30am

Lecture 12:00pm - 1:00pm


Duke University
"Solution Processing of High Performance Solar Cells:
Opportunities & Technological Challenges"

Nicolas L. Abbot
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Sharing the Strain: Bacteria and Molecular Assmblies
Dispersed in Chromonic Liquid Crystals"


Professor Zdenek P. Bazant
Northwestern University
"Why Fracking Works and Why Not Well Enough"

Dr. Ke Lu 
Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science 
"Nano-Laminated Structures with Low-Energy Boundaries in Metals"



Dr. Brian Lawn
National Institute of Standards and Technology
"Inferring Biological Evolution From Fracture Patterns in Teeth"

Professor John Rogers
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Stretchy Electronics That Can Dissolve in Your Body"