Symposium Schedule and Program

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NMAVS Symposium Schedule of Events
Gran Quivera Meeting Room
TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018

8:00 UPLOAD OF MORNING PRESENTATIONS
8:15 LINNEA ISTA, Welcome

SESSION 1
8:20 CAROLA EMMINGER, New Mexico State University, Analysis of Critical Points in the Dielectric Function of Ge between 10 and 738 K
8:40 JOHN MANGUM, Colorado School of Mines, Investigating Metastable TiO2 Polymorph
Formation via TEM in-situ Crystallization
9:00 DEEPAK KUNWAR, University of New Mexico, Achieving High Surface Concentrations of
Thermally Stable, Single Atom Pt on Ceria

9:20 BREAK – REFRESHMENTS IN ANASAZI BALLROOM

SESSION 2
9:30 INVITED SPEAKER: HEATHER CANAVAN, University of New Mexico, From Bedside Back to
Bench: Combining Human Centered Design with Biointerfacial Research
10:10 CARMEN VELASCO, University of New Mexico, Speciation and Reactivity of Organic Matter in Uranium Mine Wastes from Laguna- New Mexico: An application of surface sciences in
environmental systems
10:30 MICHAEL DZARA, Colorado School of Mines, Determining Oxygen Adsorption Behavior of
Nitrogen-Functionalized Carbon with In Situ Spectroscopy
10:50 BRIAN RUMMEL, University of New Mexico, Characterization and Imaging of Surface Acoustic Waves on GaAs with Raman Spectroscopy
11:10 CRAIG STEWART, Sandia National Laboratories, Optimization of Structural Support in
Graphene Oxide Desalination Membranes

11:30 LUNCH IN ANASAZI BALLROOM
VENDOR SHOW IN ANASAZI BALLROOM

POSTER SESSION IN ANASAZI BALLROOM
1. CESY ZAMARRIPA, New Mexico State University, Temperature dependent ellipsometry and
thermal stability of Ge2Sb2Te5:C phase change memory alloys
2. DARNELL CUYLEAR, University of New Mexico, Encapsulation of Poly(Ethylene Glycol) for
Alternative G.I. Preparation
3. SARAH ZACCARINE, Colorado School of Mines, Characterization of extended surface
catalysts for optimization of performance in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells
4. ALLYSON YORK, Colorado School of Mines, Carbon-Coated Magnesium Oxide Catalysts for
2-Pentanone Condensation to Aviation Fuel Products
5. PHUONG NGUYEN, University of New Mexico, The cytotoxicity of commercial poly (Nisopropyl
acrylamide)
6. KIMBERLY TODDY, University of New Mexico, Nanopillar Analysis for the Manipulation of
Indium Gallium Arsenide Quantum Well Compositions using Stress Transfer
7. PABLO PARADIS, New Mexico State University, Mid-infrared optical constants of InAsSb
alloys and bulk GaSb
8. ARNAB GHOSH, University of New Mexico, Role of Pore Structure on the Durability of
Platinum Diesel Oxidation Catalysts
9. SARUN ATIGANYANUN, University of New Mexico, Control of Randomness in Microsphere-
Based Photonic Crystals Assembled by Langmuir-Blodgett Process
10. ANDREA MARTINEZ, Sandia National Laboratories, DC Breakdown of Glass Microballoon
Filled Epoxy
11. JACOB YOUNG, Technetics Group, Advanced Metal Sealing Solutions for Critical Industry
Applications
12. CAYLA NELSON, University of New Mexico, Use of CNT-silver metal matrix composite thin
films to enhance mechanical properties of photovoltaic cells

SESSION 3
1:00 UPLOAD OF AFTERNOON PRESENTATIONS
1:20 GIOVANNI ESTEVES, Sandia National Laboratories, Suppressing Secondary Grain Growth in
Sc0.125Al0.875N Using a CMOS Compatible Electrode
1:40 ALYSSA BEIERLE, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Enhancement of
Photocatalytic Reduction Reaction on TiO2 Under Solar Light Using Alternative Plasmonic
Titanium Nitride Nanoparticles
2:00 SARUN ATIGANYANUN, University of New Mexico, Effective Radiative Cooling under Direct
Sunlight Achieved by Disordered Microsphere-Based Coatings
2:20 HANQING PAN, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Zinc and Iron Oxide
Nanostructures for the Reduction of Bicarbonate to Solar Fuels
2:40 SEUNGHO LEE, University of New Mexico, Characterizing autocorrelation function of photonic glasses from 2D images

3:00 BREAK – REFRESHMENTS IN ANASAZI BALLROOM

SESSION 4
3:10 NATALIE SEITZMAN, Colorado School of Mines, Operando X-ray Micro-tomography
Investigation of Lithium Metal Behavior In β-Li3PS4 Solid Electrolyte
3:30 KEENIYA-GAMALAGE-GEHAN DE SILVA, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology,
Influence of optical and electronic properties of plasmonic bimetallic nanoparticles towards
their catalytic efficiency
3:50 PABITRA CHOUDHURY, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Computational
Screening and Characterization of Single-Atom Active Site for Methane to Methanol Conversion
Process
4:10 NUWANJULA SAMARASINGHA, New Mexico State University, Phonon and exciton absorption in the optical properties of ZnO films
4:30 FARZIN ABADIZAMAN, New Mexico State University, Anomaly in the Optical Constants of Ni
near the Curie Temperature

4:50 BREAK FOR JURY DECISIONS
5:00 ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARDS
5:10 ADJOURN

Student Chapter gathering at 6pm
Bow & Arrow Brewery
608 McKnight Ave NW
All are welcome to attend!

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