Derby delivers plenary lecture at 8th International Scientific Colloquium of Modelling for Materials Processing

Oct. 2, 2017 - Professor Jeffrey J. Derby capped a busy summer by recently delivering the opening plenary lecture, “The synergy of modeling and novel experiments for melt crystal growth research,” at the 8th International Scientific Colloquium of Modelling for Materials Processing, in Riga, Latvia, September 20-22, 2017. This talk featured the NASA-sponsored research of former graduate student Yutao Tao (Ph.D. MSE '16), which was conducted in a collaboration with German researchers at the Fraunhofer IISB and University of Freiburg. Derby’s invitation was hosted by Dr. Vadims Geza of the Department of Physics, University of Latvia, and supported via the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation.

Earlier in the summer, Derby presented an invited lecture, “Seeing the growth of bulk crystals from the melt: Simulations and in-situ diagnostics,” at the Gordon Research Conference on Crystal Growth & Assembly: From Atomic to Hierarchical Assemblies in Crystal Growth, at the University of New England, Biddeford, ME, in June, that highlighted the DOE-supported research of graduate student Chang Zhang and former student Jeff Peterson (Ph.D. MSE '17). This work is a collaboration involving Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC-Berkeley, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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