Upcoming and Previous Events

By hosting and sponsoring high-level speakers in their ongoing Distinguished Lecture Series and seminars, the Institute for Materials Science provides the opportunity for both staff and students at the Lab to listen to and meet with a wide range of leaders in their field.

  • Acting Director
  • Dr. Filip Ronning
  • Institute for Materials Science
  • (505) 667-7426
  • Email
  • Professional Staff Assistant
  • Kelly Shea
  • Institute for Materials Science
  • (505) 667-9244
  • Email
IMS strives to recruit, retain, and revitalize the Los Alamos Lab materials workforce through education programs.

Speakers and Events

  • DL - Distinguished Lecture Series
  • E - IMS Event
  • L - IMS Lecture Series
  • SC - Sponsored Colloquium
  • SL - Sponsored Lecture
  • SS - Sponsored Seminar
  • STE - Student Event

March 20th, 2019 – L
Sig Hecker (TA03-0032-134)(11:00-12:00)
Dr. Boris Spivak - Magneto-transport phenomena related to the chiral anomaly in Weyl and Dirac semimetals

March 21st, 2019 – L
MSL Auditorium (TA03-1698-A103)(10:00-11:00)
Dr. Boris Spivak - Theory of deflagration in disordered media

November 5th, 2018 – SL
MSL Auditorium (TA03-1698-A103)(11:00-12:00)
Dr. Odette Recent Progress on Developing Advanced High-Performance Alloys for Nuclear Fission and Fusion Energy Systems (pdf)

October 25th, 2018 – DL
MSL Auditorium (TA03-1698-A103)(2:15-3:15)
Dr. David Reis 
Ultrafast and Nonequilibrium Lattice Dynamics (pdf)

September 26th, 2018 – SL
MSL Auditorium (TA03-1698-A103)(10:00-11:00)
Dr. Nathan Mara - Advancements in micro-scale test methodologies for determining the mechanical response of ion-irradiated materials (pdf)

August 22nd, 2018 – E
Sig Hecker Conference Room (TA03-0032-134) (9:00-1:00)
Rapid Response - Roundup Rapid Response Roundup Agenda 2018 (pdf)

August 20, 2018 – SL
MSL Auditorium (TA03-1698-A103)(2:00-3:00)
Dr. David Eastwood - Synchrotron X-Ray Imaging:  Faster, Smaller, More Sensitive (pdf)

August 16th, 2018 – L
Sig Hecker Conference Room (TA03-0032-134) (2:00-3:00)
Dr. David Parker - Einstein Revisited: Thermal Transport in Tl3VSe4 and Related Materials (pdf)

July 31st, 2018 – DL
MSL Auditorium (10:00-11:00)
Professor Keith Nelson - Nonlinear Terahertz Spectroscopy of Quantum Materials (pdf)

July 31st, 2018 – SL
Sig Hecker Auditorium (2:00-3:00)
Professor Judith Driscoll - New Concepts for Realising Exemplary Functionalities in Strongly Correlated Oxides (pdf)

July 25, 2018 - STE
MSL Auditorium (10:00 to 11:00): Talk: John Sarrao, "Strategic priorities in a time of change"

June 28, 2018 - STE
Meet Bus in front of Otowi (Bus departs at 1:30) : Tour: Driving Tour of LANL sites Narrated by Jeff Willis

June 27, 2018 - STE
MSL Auditorium (2:30 to 3:30) : TALK: Andrew Dattelbaum, "Overview of (MPA-11): An Applied Energy Group at LANL"

June 13, 2018 - STE
MSL Auditorium (1:00 to 2:00) : TALK: Jinkyoung Yoo, "Low-dimensional heterostructures for basic energy sciences"

May 25, 2018 - SS
Professor Chris Leighton -
Electrolyte Gating of Complex Oxides (pdf)

May 23, 2018 - DL
Professor Tatsuya Tsukuda -
Gold Superatoms and Superatomic Molecules (pdf)

May 7, 2018 - SL
Dr. Duc Nguyen-Manh -
Constrained thermodynamic model for multi-component alloys under irradiation: A matrix formulation from the first-principles Hamiltonian (pdf)

April 30, 2018 - SL
Dr. Chi Hwan Lee -
Advanced Transfer Printing Technology for Wearable Biomedical Applications (pdf)

April 25, 2018 - DL
Susanne Stemmer -
Topological Heterostructures by Molecular Beam Epitaxy (pdf)

April 17, 2018 - SL
Dr. Ian M. Robertson -
Understanding Hydrogen-induced Intergranular Failure (pdf)

March 14, 2018 - DL
Professor George C. Schatz -
Opportunities for Plasmonics in Lasers and Metamaterials (pdf)

February 15, 2018 - L
Professor Ryan M. Richards -
Nanostructured Materials with Unique Catalytic Properties (pdf)

February 7, 2018 - DL
Prof. Steve Simon -
Topological Matter and Why You Should be Interested (pdf)

January 31, 2018 - DL
Prof. Alan Needleman - Roughness, Toughness and the Possibility of Crack Path Engineering (pdf)