2019 Annual Meeting and SCAN Workshop

Lecture Series



  • All-Hands Meeting - An annual meeting where principal investigators, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students present and discuss their research

  • Thrust Meeting - A bi-monthly meeting for each individual Thrust

  • Executive Committee Meeting - A bi-monthly meeting for The Executive Committee: Director John Perdew, Deputy Directors Maria Iavarone and Eric Borquet, and Thrusts leaders Gustavo Scuseria, Arun Bansil, David Srolovitz, and Daniel Strongin

  • Early Career Investigators Meeting - A weekly scientific series with the purpose of fostering communication and scientific exchange among the CCDM's theoreticians and experimentalists and to empower junior researchers to organize their own research activities. Attendees are CCDM research assistant professors, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and interested parties


CCDM Event Timeline

This Timeline does not include thrust meetings, forum meetings, or management-related meetings

+ 2019

March 6, 2019
Thrust III Reasearch Groups Update

+ 2018

December 7, 2018
ECI Talk, presented by Nuwan Attanayake

November 28, 2018
Journal Club, presented by Bimal Neupane

November 7, 2018
ECI Talk, presented by Chandra Shahi, Kanishka Wijesekara, and Rick Remsing

July 30, 2018
Webinar, "A Guide for Grant Writing"

July 20, 2018
ECI Talk, presented by Jinbo Pan, Ravneet Kaur Bhullar, and Hongwei Wang

July 6, 2018
Vacuum Technology Workshop

June 29, 2018
Diversity and Inclusion Webinar

June 22, 2018
ECI Talk

June 10-14, 2018
Electronic Structure (ES) 2018 and Penn Conference in Theoretical Chemistry (PCTC) 2018

June 8, 2018
ECI Talk, presented by Himanshu Chakraborty, Parisa Yasini, and Tim Marshall

May 25, 2018
Journal Club

May 16, 2018
Career Avenues in Energy Sciences Webinar

May 11, 2018
ECI Talk, presented by Ian McKendry

May 2, 2018
Panel discussion, "How to Find a Postdoctoral Position" with panelists Dr. Yimei Zhu, Dr. Maria Iavarone, and Dr. Michael Zdilla

April 27, 2018
Chalk Talk

April 20, 2018
CCDM Seminar, "Graphene Nanoribbons, Transition Metal Chalcogenides and Mxenes for Electronic Applications," presented by Alexander Sinitskii, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

April 13, 2018
Journal Club

April 6, 2018
ECI Talk, "Antimicrobial Mode-of-Action of 2D Nanomaterials" presented by Farbod Alimohammadi

March 16, 2018
Chalk Talk

March 2, 2018
Journal Club

February 16, 2018
CCDM Seminar, "Synthesis, the new frontier for computational materials science," presented by Dr. Gerd Ceder, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California at Berkeley

February 1, 2018
CCDM Seminar, "Complex topological phases in polar oxide superlattices," presented by Dr. Javier Junquera, Universidad de Cantabria (Spain)

January 26, 2018
ECI Talk, presented by Melissandre Richard, Farbod Alimohammadi, and Parisa Yasini.

January 11, 2018
CCDM Seminar, "Topological Phases in Transition Metal Chalcogenides," presented by Dr. Junwei Liu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

+ 2017

December 15, 2017
ECI Talk, "Nanoporous-Carbon Based Anode Materials for High-Performance Li-Ion Energy Storage With Increased Specific Capacity," presented by former CCDM ECI coordinator Dr. Matt Wolak, Sandia National Laboratories

November 10, 2017
CCDM Seminar, "Computationally Guided Discovery of Metal-Decorated Metal–Organic Frameworks Active for Catalysis," presented by Dr. Laura Gagliardi, University of Minnesota

October 27, 2017
Chalk Talk

October 6, 2017
ECI Talk, "Antiferromagnetic Dirac Semimetals and New fermions beyond Dirac and Weyl models," presented by Dr. Peizhe Tang, Stanford University

September 29, 2017
Journal Club

September 1, 2017
ECI Talk, presented by Mark DelloStritto

August 4, 2017
Journal Club

June 16, 2017
ECI Talk, presented by Joel Berry

June 9, 2017
ECI Talk, presented by Zhaoru Sun

May 18, 2017
SCAN Workshop

May 16 - 17, 2017
Annual Meeting

May 12, 2017
CCDM Seminar, "New Functional Materials as a Design Problem," by Dr. Alex Zunger, University of Colorado-Boulder

May 5, 2017
CCDM Seminar, "Identification and functional study of nucleosome-depleting factors," by Dr. Lu Bai, Penn State University

April 21, 2017
Tutorial #7 on X-ray diffraction by Michael Zdilla March 31, 2017 ECI Talk, presented by Samantha Shumlas

March 24, 2017
Aqueous Interfaces Workshop

March 20, 2017
CCDM Seminar, "Atomistic Growth Mechanisms and Functionalization of Two-Dimensional Materials, by Dr. Zhenyu Zhang, International Center for Quantum Design of Functional Materials (ICQD), University of Science and Technology of China

March 3, 2017
CCDM Seminar, "Using Chemistry To Harness the Power Of the Sun," by Dr. Troy Van Voorhis, MIT

February 24, 2017
ECI Talk

February 17, 2017
Tutorial #6, "Correlated electron states in TiSe2 and CuxTiSe2," by Goran Karapetrov

February 1, 2017
Journal Club

January 20, 2017
ECI Talk, presented by Jinbo Pan

January 13, 2017
ECI Talk, presented by Ian McKendry

+ 2016

December 2, 2016
ECI Tutorial, "Simulating Quantum Processes with Classical Mechanics" presented by Richard Remsing

November 30, 2016
Journal Club

November 18, 2016
ECI Tutorial, "Phonons: Theory and Experiment," presented by Himanshu Chakraborty and Yaroslav Aulin

November 16, 2016
CCDM Seminar, "Interfacial disorder drives charge separation in molecular semiconductors," by Dr. Adam P. Willard, MIT

November 11, 2016
ECI Talk, presented by Akila Thenuwara

November 4, 2016
CCDM Seminar, "Understanding Hydration, One Water Molecule at the Time," by Dr. Franscesco Paesani, University of California-San Diego

October 21, 2016
Journal Club

October 14, 2016
ECI Tutorial, "Negative Poisson's Ratio in 1T-type Transition Metal Dichalcogenides," presented by Liping Yu

October 7, 2016
ECI Tutorial, "Sources of Shockley-Read-Hall recombination in III-Nitrides," by Dr. Cyrus Dreyer, Rutgers University

September 22, 2016
Grant Writing Panel

September 16, 2016
Journal Club

September 9, 2016
CCDM Seminar, "Defect Engineering in 2-Dimensional Materials: Graphene, Doped-Graphene and Beyond" by Mauricio Terrones

September 2, 2016
ECI Tutorial, "Study of the atomic and electronic structures of 1T-TiSe2 using analytical TEM," presented by Qiao Qiao

August 12, 2016
ECI Tutorial, "Phonons and Density Functional Theory," presented by Himanshu Chakraborty

August 5, 2016
ECI Tutorial, "The Interaction of Atomic Hydrogen with Au under Optical Plasmonic Excitation," presented by Bernardo Barbiellini and Christopher Lane

July 28, 2016
CCDM Tutorial #5, "Two-dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Materials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications (Part 2)," by Linyou Cao

July 15, 2016
ECI Talk

June 24, 2016
ECI Talk

June 10, 2016
ECI Tutorial, "Exploring Crystal Structure Transformations in Strain-Engineered 2D TMDs" presented by Joel Berry

June 3, 2016
ECI Talk

May 12-13, 2016
2016 CCDM Annual Meeting

May 6, 2016
ECI Talk

April 15, 2016
ECI Talk

April 1, 2016
CCDM Seminar, "The bulk photovoltaic effect in polar oxides for robust and efficient solar energy harvesting" by Andrew Rappe

March 25, 2016
ECI Tutorial, "Microscopic Theories of Excitons in 2D Materials," by Dr. Timothy Berkelbach, Princeton University

March 11, 2016
ECI Talk

March 4, 2016
ECI Tutorial, "Fabrication and STM Characterization of Atomically Thin Molybdenum Disulfide Films" by Dan Trainer

February 5, 2016
ECI Talk, presentation by Richard Remsing

January 22, 2016
CCDM Tutorial #4, Catalysis Tutorial by Dr. Michael Zdilla and Dr. Daniel Strongin

January 15, 2016
ECI Talk, presentation by Du Zhang

January 8, 2016
Project Meeting on Birnessite

+ 2015

December 18, 2015
ECI Tutorial, "Turning a poor catalyst into efficient catalyst: Metal Intercalated Birnessite as a WaterOxidation Catalyst," by Akila Thenuwara

December 11, 2015
ECI Meeting, Admin Q & A with Chau Nguyen and Webex Tutorial with Matt Wolak

December 3, 2015
ECI Talk, presentation by Richard Remsing

November 13, 2015
ECI Tutorial, "A Role for Confined Water in Catalysis by Layered Transition Metal Oxides" presentation by Richard Remsing

November 6, 2015
CCDM Seminar, "Using advanced x-ray techniques to probe fundamental physical interactions in strongly-correlated and two-dimensional electronic systems," by Alex Gray

October 2, 2015
CCDM Tutorial #3, "Two-dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Materials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications (Part 1)," by Linyou Cao

October 2, 2015
CCDM Seminar, "2D Carbides and Nitrides of Transition Metals (MXenes): Synthesis, Structure and Energy Storage Applications," by Yury Gogotsi

September 18, 2015
CCDM Seminar, "Extraordinary attributes of 2D nanosheets of MoS2 and other materials," by CNR Rao

September 11, 2015
ECI Talk, presented by Haowei Peng

August 26, 2015
Journal Club, organized by Ian McKendry

July 31, 2015
CCDM Tutorial #2: "Optical Properties of Materials" by Dr. Eric Borguet and Dr. Laszlo Frazer

July 29, 2015
Journal Club, organized by Ian McKendry

July 24, 2015
Faculty Round Table, Part 2 of a CDDM-sponsored series aimed at professional development for early career investigators

July 17, 2015
Speed Collaboration, organized by the Early Career Investigator Committee

July 13, 2015
Project Meeting on Birnessite

July 10, 2015
CCDM Tutorial #1: "Density Functional Theory For Non-Theorists: A Tutorial For Physical Scientists Who May Or May Not Hate Equations And Proofs" presented by Dr. John Perdew

June 26, 2015
Academic Faculty Job Search Round Table: A round table discussion with former faculty search committee members and give their perspective on the faculty hiring process in physics and chemistry. Part 1 of a CCDM-sponsored series aimed at professional development for early career investigators

May 22, 2015
7th Early Career Investigator Meeting at Temple University Lecture of Dr. Jianwei Sun on An accurate and efficient Density Functional

May 4-5, 2015
Annual All-Hands Meeting (Slides and other presentations at this meeting can be found in the password-protected 2015 Annual Meeting page)

April 24, 2015
6th Early Career Investigator Meeting at Temple University Lecture of Dr. Laszlo Frazer on Electronic and Vibrational Characterization: Outlook for spectroscopic and dynamic discoveries in layered materials at CCDM

April 10, 2015
5th Early Career Investigator Meeting at Temple University Lecture of Dr. Qing Kang on Fabrication of Functional Nanomaterials based on anodic TiO2 nanotube arrays

April 8, 2015
Project Meeting on Defects

March 27, 2015
4th Early Career Investigator Meeting at Temple University Open discussion format

March 13, 2015
3rd Early Career Investigator Meeting at Temple University. Lecture of Ian McKendry on Surface-decoration of layered manganese oxide birnessite by Mn(III) for improved water oxidation catalysis

February 20, 2015
2nd Early Career Investigator Meeting at Temple University. Lecture of Dr. Haowei Peng on Defects in 2D semiconductors from first principles calculations

February 9, 2015
Solid State Physics Workshop, organized by Loranne Vernisse and Laszlo (post doc fellows in Borguet's group)

February 6, 2015
1st Early Career Investigator Meeting at Temple University,
lecture of Dr. Liping Yu on Literature review. "What would be the high-impact research projects for the CCDM Thrust 2?"

+ 2014

October 20, 2014
Kick Off Meeting at Temple University