Geogenic molybdenum in ground and drinking water - the new arsenic? Lessons learned in Central Florida
 Professor Dr. Thomas Pichler, Chair Department of Geochemistry and Hydrogeology, College of Geosciences, University of Bremen. Harris Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College
 January 23, 2020
 4pm in Brooks 203
Maize endosperm transport cells: the basal intermediate zone and conducting zone
 Devon Leroux, CMU
 January 23, 2020
 3pm in Brooks 203
Novel Insights into the Craniofacial Development of the Chicken Embryo
 John Abramyan, University of Michigan - Dearborn
 January 30, 2020
 4pm in Biosciences 1010
Experimental Nuclear Physics
Bradley Mayer, Clemson U.
 Thursday, February 6, 2020
 Reception @ 3:30pm in Dow 208
 Seminar @ 4pm in Dow 107
C. elegans as a Platform for Discovery of Novel Regulators of Tubulogenesis and Vascular Development
 Dan Shaye, UIC, Physiology & Biophysics
 February 20, 2020
 4pm in Biosciences 1010
The Pursuit of Quantum Materials Research for Potential Energy Conversion Applications
Kaya Wei, FSU
 Thursday, February 20, 2020
 Reception @ 3:30pm in Dow 208
 Seminar @ 4pm in Dow 107
 Abstract: Thermoelectric devices allow for direct conversion between heat and electricity, providing important alternatives for green energy technologies. Yet the efficiency during such energy conversion is limited by the competition between high electrical conductance and low thermal conductance of the modules constructed by thermoelectric materials. In my talk I will report several approaches and directions that have been undertaken in the search for new quantum materials and systems for potential energy conversion applications. For instance, as an example of incorporating both Kondo lattice hybridization and unstable valence states near the Fermi level, enhanced thermoelectric performance of heavy-fermion compounds YbTM2Zn20 (TM = Co, Rh, Ir) was achieved. This result shows that strongly hybridized f-electron intermetallic compounds coupled with “rattling” features in the cage-like structures offers a unique approach to high power factors while maintaining small thermal conductivity values -- ideal systems for thermoelectric applications.
Astronomy
Dan Reichart, U. of North Carolina
 Thursday, March 5, 2020
 Reception @ 3:30pm in Dow 208
 Seminar @ 4pm in Dow 107
Title TBA
 Daniel Vogt, Michigan State University
 March 19, 2020
 4pm in Biosciences 1010
Title TBA
 Robert Montgomery, MSU, Fisheries & Wildlife
 March 26, 2020
 4pm in Biosciences 1010
Experimental Nuclear Physics
Brianna Mount, Black Hill State U.
 Thursday, March 26, 2020
 Reception @ 3:30pm in Dow 208
 Seminar @ 4pm in Dow 107
Title TBA
 Beronda Montgomery, Michigan State University
 April 9, 2020
 4pm in Biosciences 1010
Machine Learning, Sigma Pi Sigma Event
Joeseph Mancewicz, NVIDIA
 Thursday, April 9, 2020
 Time TBA
 Library Auditorium
The Brain in the Gut - Using Zebrafish to Study Enteric Nervous System Development, Disease, and Function
 Julia Ganz, MSU - Integrative Biology
 April 16, 2020
 4pm in Biosciences 1010
Condensed Matter Theory
Tony Cancio, Ball State
 Thursday, April 16, 2020
 Reception @ 3:30pm in Dow 208
 Seminar @ 4pm in Dow 107
Oxidative Stress as a Potential Cost of Reproduction in Cichlid Fish
 Peter Dijkstra, CMU
 April 23, 2020
 4pm in Biosciences 1010
Title TBA
 Shasta Sabo, CMU
 April 30, 2020
 4pm in Biosciences 1010