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Jennifer L.W. Carter (CWRU)

Date: Mon. September 27th, 2021, 12:45 pm-1:45 pm
Location: Zoom (Meeting ID: 948 4886 6824 Passcode: 616859)

SCSAM: Materials Analysis Across Disciplines

Jennifer L.W. Carter

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Case School of Engineering

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Abstract. — The ages of man are benchmarked by the materials we have advanced, from the stone age to the silicon age; there is no engineering progress in society without first advancing the materials needed to meet those challenges. The National Academy of Engineers has identified fourteen societal grand challenges that fall into four cross-cutting categories: sustainability, health, security, and joy of living [1]. To continue to have high-impact contributions to these grand challenges, CWRU must invest in and promote materials research at the University [2], [3]. A centralized infrastructure, and network for maintaining the state of the art analytical instruments and technical expertise, is paramount to promote and support interdisciplinary collaborations and establish the Agora.

In this seminar, we will present the unique capabilities available to CWRU researchers at existing Centralized, core, facilities, and particularly capabilities at the Center for Surface Analysis and Microscopy to characterize materials across disciplines. We will focus on approaches suitable for non-conductive, polymer, and biological materials. The goals of this seminar are to 1) provide researchers with ideas of how these experimental approaches can be applied to their own fields of study, and 2) introduce a new fellowship opportunity open for graduate students to apply for instrument time for proof of concept experiments.

[1] William Perry, “NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering,” 2008. Accessed: Dec. 31, 2019. [Online]. Available:

[2] E. National Academies of Sciences, “Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey,” Feb. 2019. doi: 10.17226/25244.

[3] J. L. W. Carter, “Exploration of Local Strain Accumulation in Nickel-based Superalloys,” thesis, Ohio State University, 2012. Accessed: Jul. 06, 2013. [Online]. Available:


Host: Shulei Zhang

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