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Advanced Tools For National Energy Research

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10/31/2011 3:49 PM
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Advanced Tools for the Nation’s Research Needs: Life at a Department of Energy User Facility

Matt Sfeir, Alvine Lecture Series, events Matt Sfeir

What:

The University of New Haven (UNH) Tagliatela College of Engineering will host a free public lecture, “Advanced Tools for the Nation’s Research Needs: Life at a Department of Energy User Facility,” by Dr. Matt Sfeir, Associate Scientist in the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY. Sfeir’s lecture is part of the UNH Fall 2011 Alvine Engineering Professional Effectiveness and Enrichment Program.

Sfeir will describe the advanced instrumentation and facilities being developed at Brookhaven National Laboratory, part of the US Department of Energy federal research system.  In particular, he will focus on the goals and day-to-day activities of a scientist working in Center for Functional Nanomaterials, a User oriented research facility tasked with the development of novel nanomaterials and tools for characterization.  Sfeir will provide some science examples from his own research experiences at DOE User facilities, including the National Synchrotron Light Source and the CFN, both as a User and a staff member.  In this context, he will include some overview of carbon-based nanomaterials, including carbon nanotubes and graphene. 

When:            

Wednesday, November 2, 12:15-1:30 p.m.

Where:           

The Schumann Auditorium in the Tagliatela College of Engineering, Room B120, Buckman Hall, UNH Main Campus, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, Conn.

Details:          

Matt Sfeir is an Associate Scientist in the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY. He was hired in 2009 as a staff member in the CFN after a postdoctoral fellowship in the Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science department at BNL.  He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from Columbia University in 2005, under the direction of Prof. Louis Brus. His research involves the development and application of broadband optical probes to nanomaterial based solar energy applications.  He is the contact person for the CFN’s Ultrafast Laser User facility, providing support for visiting researchers from all over the US. He is a member of a team that received a 2011 R & D 100 Award for the development of the “Multimodal Optical Nanoprobe for Advanced Electron Microscopy.”

For more information contact Ismail Orabi at 203-932-7144 or iorabi@newhaven.edu.