August 29, 2014

Duke physics professor to speak Tuesday

by Tim Crosby

CARBONDALE, Ill., -- A researcher from Duke University will give a presentation on using simulations to create advanced materials next week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

Stefano Curtarolo will conduct the seminar titled “Spectral Sampling in Accelerated Materials Discovery,” beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium. The university’s Materials Technology Center is sponsoring the presentation. 

Curtarolo, a professor of physics as well as mechanical engineering and material science, will describe how his research group uses atomistic simulations to develop advanced materials for different technological applications.   

The event is free and open to the public. Faculty and graduate students from the colleges of science and engineering are especially encouraged to attend.