Spring 2010 Seminars

  • March 5, 2010

    Jamie G. Houseknecht, Nano4U, Penn State University

    Nanotechnology: Changing the World We Live In

    In Memory of Jamie Houseknecht

    Jamie Houseknecht

    It is with deepest sympathy that the IUP Physics Department reports the unexpected death of Jamie G. Houseknecht. Jamie was a wonderful source of information on Nanotechnology, presenting repeatedly at IUP for the Physics Colloquium series; Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010.

    Jamie passed away on April 3, 2010, from injuries due to a one-vehicle crash near his hometown of Benton, Pennsylvania. Jamie was only twenty-seven years old at the time of his death, and will be missed greatly by the students and faculty of IUP Physics Department.

    A graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa., Jamie was awarded an associate degree in Applied Science in Semiconductor Processing Technology with a Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Emphasis. Inspired by chemistry and nanotechnology, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Bloomsburg University in May 2007. Jamie returned to Penn State in March 2008 as the recruitment coordinator/research associate for CNEU.

    Jamie's personality was contagious and his pride in his work was evident. He is sorely missed by all.

    April 2, 2010

    Bong Jae Lee, MSE, University of Pittsburgh

    Engineering Nanostructures for Tailoring Energy Transpot

    April 9, 2010

    Vasudeva Rao Aravind, Clarion University

    Probing Nanoscale Properties of Multiferroic Materials using Nonlinear Optics and Scanning Probe Microscopy