The students, faculty and staff enjoy a few formal and informal (academic and fun) get togethers. We have annual 'get to know new members of the department (faculty/ staff/ graduate students) in late August, harvest festival gathering (physics and chemistry department) around late october, spring student achievement award dinner in April, end of semester undergraduate and graduate TA appreciation day, colloquia throughout the fall and spring semesters as well as a chemistry-physics holiday party around the christmas holidays. The left side navigation bar has links to colloquia, photogallery from the events and deadlines (that are of importance for graduation...).

Journal Club

A semi formal setting in which departmental undergraduate &  graduate students,  faculty and staff gather and present academic topics that are of interest to them.  The event is usually scheduled on alternate Fridays in Science II, Room 144. Pizza is at noon. Presentation is at 12:15. Question and answer session follows the presentation.

Spring 2015 Journal Club Presentations
Day & Date
Name of the Speaker
Title of the Presentation & abstract link
Friday, February 6, 2015 Abhishek Nandur (MSE, BU)  Cu2ZnSnS4(CZTS) thin films by Pulsed Laser Deposition as a
 Thin film Photovoltaic Absorber Material: Fabrication and  Optimization (announcement, .doc, 43kB)
 Friday, February 20, 2015 Matt Wahila (PHYS, BU) Type III Band Offsets at Buried Interfaces: n-type CdO / p-type SnTe Heterojunctions (abstract, .doc, 98 kB)
 Friday, March 6, 2015  Linda Wangoh  The use of sacrificial lithium to improve the electrochemical performance of vanadium oxide aerogel cathodes (abstrct, .pdf, 299 kB)
 Friday, March 20, 2015 Darshana Weerawarne How can we measure ultrafast dynamics using femtosecond pump-probe experiments? (abstract, .docx, 63kB)
 Friday, April 17, 2015  Jeremy Mehta Characterization of Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells: Registered Conductive and Elemental Maps of the Same Region at the Nanoscale (abstract, .docx, 1.5Mb)


Last Updated: 4/17/15