IMNI Distinguished Lectures


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


AY 2019/2020 lectures TBD




Rodney Ruoff
University of Texas at Austin
'Graphene-based and Graphene-derived Materials'

John Rogers
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
'Stretchy Electronics That Can Dissolve in Your Body'

Brian Lawn
National Institute of Standards and Technology
'Inferring Biological Evolution from Fracture Patterns in Teeth'

Ke Lu
Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China and Herbert Gleiter Institute for Nanosciences, Nanjing University of Science & Technology, China
'Nano-Laminated Structures with Low-Energy Boundaries in Metals'

Zdenek Bazant
Northwestern University
'Why Fracking Works and Why Not Well Enough'

Nicolas Abbott
University of Wisconsin-Madison
'Sharing the Strain: Bacteria and Molecular Assemblies Dispersed
in Chromonic Liquid Crystals'

May 5, 2016

David Mitzi
Duke University
'Solution Processing of High Performance Solar Cells:
Opportunities & Technological Challenges'

Angela M. Belcher
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
'Giving New Life to Materials for Engergy,
Environment and Medicine'
October 19, 2017

Jennifer L. West
Duke University
'Manipulating Cells with Materials'

April 19, 2018