(11-0303) Prof. Moungi Bawendi, MIT

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    • Thursday March 3, 2011
      3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Shirley Tomes
Chemistry & Biochemistry
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Full Summary: Prof. Moungi Bawendi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Science and Technology of Semiconductor Quantum Dots: The Importance of Excitons Vasser Woolley Lecture Series

Prof. Moungi Bawendi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Science and Technology of Semiconductor Quantum Dots: The Importance of Excitons

Vasser Woolley Lecture Series

Semiconductor nanocrystals are the prototypical nanomaterial with well developed size dependent electronic properties. Probing and understanding the size dependent properties of the excitons initially motivated much of the research in their chemistry and physics. More recently, applications ranging from biomedical imaging to displays and solar energy conversion have renewed the need for both a thorough chemical understanding of nanocrystal design and of the physical properties. This talk will review two topics: (1) Progress in the chemistry and physics of nanocrystal quantum dots in the context of their recent applications in biomedical imaging, light emission and solar energy conversion, and (2) Recent advances in the spectroscopic characterization of these materials at the level of single nanocrystals.

Vasser Woolley Foundation

The beginnings of the Vasser Woolley Foundation where set in motion in 1917 through a family business, the Seydel-Woolley Company, which processed chemicals, particularly sizing, for the textile industry. Two generations of Seydels and Woolleys, some of whom are prominent Georgia Tech alumni, managed the company and guided it through several successful iterations. As the company grew into the late 60’s and 70’s, the major users of their products were in the coatings, textile, construction, mining, and adhesives industries. The Seydel Companies, as they are known today, develop, manufacture and market textile process chemicals in the United States and around the world.

The Vasser Woolley Foundation was incorporated in 1961 in Georgia. The Foundation was eventually named in memory of Vasser Woolley Jr. who was born in 1896 and killed in a Paris air crash in 1962 which took the lives of 122 Atlantans. At that time, Vasser Woolley, Jr. was an active Georgia business person who had distinguished himself in the fields of textiles and real estate.

The Foundation’s giving is primarily in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. Their fields of interest include the arts, elementary and secondary education, higher education, the performing arts, recreation, parks and playgrounds. They also have provided support for both the homeless and youth related programs.

Currently, the Vasser Woolley Foundation supports faculty chairs, faculty, graduate students and seminars within the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Tech.

For more information about the speaker contact Prof. Robert Dickson (404-894-4007).

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  • Created On: Apr 12, 2010 - 8:00pm
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