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Faculty Activities H-L
Jessica Hellmann, associate professor, biological sciences, was a keynote speaker at the spring symposium 2011 national conference for Finish graduate students in ecology and evolution at the University of Helsinki on March 7-10, 2011. The title of the talk was "Linking ecology, evolution and genomic biology to predict the future distribution of insects under climate change."
Richard Hind, associate professor of mathematics, presented the invited talk, "Embeddings of polydisks," in the workshop on Symplectic Geometry and Topology, Kyoto University, Japan, Feb. 16, 2011. He presented the invited talk, "Some obstructions to symplectic embeddings," at the KIAS/SNU International Conference on Complex and Symplectic Geometry, Seoul National University, Korea, March 2, 2011. He presented the invited talk, "Obstructions to symplectic embeddings," in the Bloomington Geometry Workshop, Indiana University, Bloomington, March 12, 2011. He presented the invited talk, "Obstructions to symplectic embeddings," at the Bloomington Geometry Workshop, Indiana University, Bloomington, March 13, 2011.
Hope Hollocher, associate professor,biological sciences, gave a talk at the National University of Singapore-Duke Medical School with Agustin Fuentes, professor, biological sciences; performed field studies and made connections with collaborators in Singapore on March 14-21, 2011. The title of the talk was "Primates, pathogens and people: the context and impacts of the human - nonhuman primate interface."
J. Christopher Howk, assistant professor of physics, gave an invited plenary talk “The Legacy of the Hubble Space Telescope Spectrographs,” at the 2010 STScI Calibration Workshop, Space Telescope Science Institute, July 21, 2010. “A New Approach to the Cosmic Lithium Problem,” Astrophysics Seminar, Northwestern University, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Sept. 28, 2010. “On the importance of Outflows and Infall in Spiral Galaxies: Interstellar Dust as a Probe of Galaxy Assembly,” Colloquium, New Mexico State University, Astronomy Dept., Sept. 17, 2010.
David R. Hyde, professor, biological sciences, traveled to Vanderbilt University to meet with two collaborators and give a seminar in the Department of Biological Sciences on Jan. 5-7, 2011. The title of the talk was "Regulating Photoreceptor Regeneration from Muller Glia in the Adult Zebrafish Retina." He visited a collaborator and gave a seminar in the biology department at Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas) on March 3-4, 2011. The title of the talk was "Seeing is Believing: Regulating Photoreceptor Regeneration from Muller Glia in Zebrafish." He visited a collaborator and gave a seminar in the Neuroscience Program at Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, Ga.) on March 8-10, 2011. The title of the talk was "Seeing is Believing: Regulating Photoreceptor Regeneration from Muller Glial Cells."
Christopher Jerde, research assistant professor, biological sciences, presented a talk titled "Early Detection of Asian carp using environmental DNA" at the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Meeting in San Jose, Puerto Rico. He also attended a USFWS Briefing in Washington, D.C. The dates of this travel were Feb. 14-19, 2011. He presented a talk, "eDNA surveillance for Asian Carp in the Great Lakes," to the USGS in Chicago, Ill., on Feb. 23, 2011.
Prashant V. Kamat, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, senior scientist, radiation lab, and concurrent porfessor, chemical and biomolecular engineering, presented invited talks at the ACS meeting, Boston, MA, August 21-26, 2010. (1) Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells, Mapping Photoinduced Charge Transfer Processes. (2) Modulating interparticle electron Transfer in quantum dot solar cells. And a lecture, “Publish or Perish” at the PostDoc to Faculty Workshop in Boston on August 21. Presented invited talk at the Fullerene-Nanotubes General Symposium, Kyoto, Japan, September 5-7, 2010 entitled “Carbon Nanostructures for Energy Conversion” and gave lectures at Kyoto University, Faculty of Enegineering: 1) Light energy Conversion with Nanostructured Semiconductor Assemblies 2) How to communicate your research effectively? 3) At Kyoto University, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, “Solar Cells by Design. Manipulating Charge Transfer at Semiconductor Interfaces”. Presented "Understanding charge transfer processes at nanostructured semiconductor interface (Coauthors: Jin Ho Bang and Kevin Tvrdy) at the Sixth JNC Research Conference on Chemistry of Materials, Cohin, Kerala, India, October 2-4. October 5,6 in Jawaharial Nehru Center for Adv. Sci. Research, Bangalora, India. (i) Carbon Nanostructures for Energy Conversion and (ii) Publish or Perish: Ethics of Scientific Publication "Manipulation of Photochemical Processes on a Graphene Oxide Sheet" at the Nanostructure-Enhanced Photochemical Reactions Symposium, the 2010 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, (Pacifichem), Dec. 15-20, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Jay A. LaVerne, professional specialist and concurrent research professor in the Radiation Laboratory,presented "The radiolysis of water with ceramic oxides," at the 3rd Asia Pacific Symposium on Radiation Chemistry September 14-17, 2010, Lonavala, India.