Physics Colloquium Schedule

Previous and Future Colloquia

All colloquia will be held at 4 PM in Olin 101 (unless noted otherwise). Refreshments will be served at 3:30 PM in Olin Lobby prior to each seminar. For additional information contact

Thurs. Aug. 25, 2022Welcome and Summer research presentations including Chao Shang, Eduardo Castellanos, Josiah Brinson, and Ethan Payne

Thurs. Sept. 8, 2022 — Research opportunities in Physics at WFU – Part II featuring experimental biophysics and condensed matter physics in the laboratories of Dany Kim-Shapiro, Martin Guthold, and David Carroll.

Thurs. Sept. 1, 2022 — Summer research presentations Part II including,   Arina Yu, Jesse Gao, Emily Foley, and Matthew Barnes followed by  Research opportunities in Physics at WFU – Part 1 featuring  innovative optics and lasers in the laboratories of Ajay Ram Simrath Kandada and Vice Provost Keith Bonin.

Thurs. Sept. 15, 2022Professor Yoeri van de Burgt, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands – “Organic Neuromorphic Electronics and Biohybrid Systems” – (host: O. Jurchescu)

Thurs. Sept. 22, 2022 — Research opportunities in Physics at WFU – Part III featuring the condensed matter physics experimental laboratory and computation/theory groups of Oana Jurchescu, Stephen Winter,   Timo Thonhauser (presented by Saif Ullah),  and Natalie Holzwarth.

Thurs. Sept. 29, 2022 —  Research opportunities in Physics at WFU – Part IV featuring computation/theory groups in biophysics and in gravitational physics of Fred Salsbury (also representing Sam Cho),   Greg Cook,  Paul Anderson,  and Eric Carlson.

Thurs. Oct. 6, 2022Dr. Wanyi Nie,  Los Alamos National Laboratory and WFU alum – “Carrier transport in 2D perovskite semiconductors and its application in high performance X-ray sensing” (host: D. Carroll)

Thurs. Oct. 13, 2022 — Fall break

Thurs. Oct. 20, 2022Professor Nicholas Kortessis, WFU Biology, “More than just noise: Embracing environmental variability and its consequences for ecology” (host: S. Winter)

Thurs. Oct. 27, 2022Professor Zahra Raissi, “Multipartite entanglement, and error correction”, Virginia Tech (host: D. Kim-Shapiro)

Thurs. Nov. 3, 2022 —  Dr. Rodney Averett, Exponent, Inc., “What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?” How to Leverage Your Experiences for a Career in Biomedical Engineering and Technologies (host: M. Guthold)

Thurs. Nov. 10, 2022Professor Rongmon Bordoloi, NCSU, “A Tale of Cosmic Ecosystems: How galaxies evolve” (host: P. Anderson)

Thurs. Nov. 17, 2022 Professor Vinod Menon, Dept. of Physics, City College of New York CUNY.  “Strong light-matter interaction in 2D materials” (host: A. R. S. Kandada)

Thurs. Nov. 24, 2022 — Thanksgiving Holiday —

Tues. Nov. 29, 2022Taylor Ordines, WFU graduate student — Ph. D. Defense — “Semiclassical Prediction of the Preinflationary Era, and Limits on f(R,T) Gravity” — Mentor: E. Carlson — Public talk: 10-11 AM in Olin 107.

Tues. Nov. 29, 2022Robert Link, WFU graduate student — Master’s Defense — “The Solvothermal Growth of Moiré Superlattices in Antimony Telluride Spiral-Type Nanoplates” — Mentor: D. Carroll — Public talk: 2-3 PM in Olin 107.

Thurs. Dec. 1, 2022Professor Hanli Liu, UTA and WFU alum, “Near-infrared light stimulation on the head enhances cerebral metabolism, connectivity, and EEG powers in healthy humans”   (host:   D. Kim-Shapiro)

Tues. Dec. 6th, 2022Matthew Waldrip, WFU graduate student — Ph. D. Defense — “High-performance Transistors Through Rational Device Design” — Mentor: O. Jurchescu — Public talk: 1-2 PM in ZSR 404