Young Investigators Lecture Series


Caltech’s Young Investigator Lecture Series in Engineering and Applied Science, hosted by the Division of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) at Caltech, provides research exposure and networking opportunities for selected female and URM PhD students and postdoctoral scholars with our faculty and the Caltech community.


Title: Bioelectrochemical Systems (BESs) for Energy Recovery from Wastewater
Date: March 8, 2017, 4:00 PM
Location: South Mudd 365
Speaker: Christine Dykstra, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology


Title: Graphene Intercalation: A Pathway Towards Stabilizing New Two-Dimensional Crystals
Date: April 5, 2017, 4:00 PM
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Speaker: Zakaria Al Balushi, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University


Title: Hypervelocity Impact Flash and Plasma on Electrically Biased Spacecraft Surfaces
Date: April 14, 2017, 3:00 PM
Location: Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Speaker: Monica (Yayu) Hew, Stanford University


Title: The Transport of Heat by Charge Carriers, Lattice Vibrations, and Spin Waves in Complex Materials
Date: April 19, 2017, 4:00 PM
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Speaker: Annie Weathers, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin


Title: Breaking Lorentz Reciprocity: From Physics to New Wireless Communication Paradigms
Date: April 21, 2017, 4:00 PM
Location: Moore B280
Speaker: Negar Reiskarimian, PhD candidate, Electrical Engineering, Columbia University


Title: Next-Generation Computing Using Spin-Based and 2D Materials
Date: May 11, 2017, 4:00 PM
Location: 142 Keck Laboratory
Speaker: Jean Anne C. Incorvia, Stanford University


Title: Short-Wavelength Infrared Photon Detector Based on Charge Injection
Date: May 12, 2017, 4:00 PM
Location: Moore B280
Speaker: Vala Fathipour, Electrical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley


Title: Machine Learning + Physics
Date: May 18, 2017, 11:00 AM
Location: 135 Gates-Thomas
Speaker: Julia Ling, Princeton University


Title: A Dynamical View of Optimization Algorithms
Date: May 22, 2017, 4:00 PM
Location: Annenberg Room 105
Speaker: Ashia Wilson, University of California at Berkeley


Title: High‐Fidelity Probabilistic Model Identification and Monitoring of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
Date: May 23, 2017, 11:00 AM
Location: 135 Gates-Thomas
Speaker: Audrey Olivier, Columbia University

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