Name: Lorraine Laird
Department of Materials

Events this person is organising:

Friday 20 January 2017 (1st Week, Hilary Term)

The Materials Challenge for Advanced Nuclear Systems
Status: This talk is in preparation - details may change
Date: 20 January 2017, 17:00 - 18:00 (Friday, 1st week, Hilary 2017)
Speaker : Professor Steve Cowley FRS, FREng (Corpus Christi College, Oxford)
Venue: Thom Building, Parks Road OX1 3PJ
Venue Details: Lecture Room 1
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Prof Patrick Grant FIMMM, FREng (Head of Materials Department, Oxford)

Thursday 2 November 2017 (4th Week, Michaelmas Term)

Doping Semiconductor Nanocrystals
Date: 2 November 2017, 11:00 - 12:00 (Thursday, 4th week, Michaelmas 2017)
Speaker : Prof Narayan Pradhan (Indian Association of Soil Cultivation, Kolkata )
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre (ground floor, to left of Reception foyer)
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Prof Andrew Briggs (University of Oxford)

Wednesday 24 January 2018 (2nd Week, Hilary Term)

'Damage-Tolerance in Engineering and Biological Materials'
Date: 24 January 2018, 18:30 - 19:30 (Wednesday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
Speaker : Professor Robert O. Ritchie (Lawrence Berkeley, University of California)
Venue: Thom Building, Parks Road OX1 3PJ
Venue Details: Wheelchair availability via lifts in Hume-Rothery Building and transfer across short walkway/ramp to first floor entrance
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Prof Patrick Grant FIMMM, FREng (Head of Materials Department, Oxford)

Thursday 5 December 2019 (8th Week, Michaelmas Term)

Looking below the surface: probing electrochemical and catalytic reactions under real-world conditions
Date: 5 December 2019, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 8th week, Michaelmas 2019)
Speaker : Professor Robert Weatherup (University of Oxford )
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre on ground floor. Wheelchair friendly. Refreshments for attendees will be served in the Reception foyer from 3:30pm
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Hosts: Professor Pete Nellist (University of Oxford), Professor Angus Wilkinson (University of Oxford)

Friday 15 January 2021 (0th Week, Hilary Term)

Hume-Rothery biennial Materials Science lecture
Date: 15 January 2021, 18:30 - 19:30 (Friday, 0th week, Hilary 2021)
Speaker : Professor Amanda Petford-Long FREng (Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory)
Venue Details: Teams Live
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Professor Angus Wilkinson (University of Oxford)

Friday 14 January 2022 (0th Week, Hilary Term)

Hirsch Lecture 2022
Date: 14 January 2022, 16:30 - 17:30 (Friday, 0th week, Hilary 2022)
Speaker : Professor Saiful Islam (University of Oxford)
Venue Details: Online only
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Hosts: Professor Hazel Assender (University of Oxford), Professor Angus Wilkinson (University of Oxford)

Thursday 3 February 2022 (3rd Week, Hilary Term)

Design of nanoparticle-bio- interactions towards cancer therapy
Date: 3 February 2022, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 3rd week, Hilary 2022)
Speaker : Prof Dr Lutz Maedler (Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering, University of Bremen)
Venue Details: These event will be held online only
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Dr Yalun Sun (University of Oxford)

Thursday 10 March 2022 (8th Week, Hilary Term)

Towards sustainable materials - a systems approach
Status: This talk is in preparation - details may change
Status: This talk has been cancelled
Date: 10 March 2022, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 8th week, Hilary 2022)
Speaker : Professor Mark Miodownik (University College London)
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Hybrid: online and in the Lecture Theatre, Hume-Rothery Building, 16 Parks Road OX1 3PH
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Professor Angus Wilkinson (University of Oxford)

Thursday 28 April 2022 (1st Week, Trinity Term)

'Towards sustainable materials - a systems approach'
Date: 28 April 2022, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 1st week, Trinity 2022)
Speaker : Professor Mark Miodownik (University College London)
Venue Details: The lecture theatre is fully accessible. The Panopto online link contains a facility for live subtitles. We will be providing complimentary pre-colloquium refreshments (for up to 50 people) in the Hume-Rothery Building reception foyer (3:30pm - 4pm).
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Professor Angus Wilkinson (University of Oxford)

Thursday 27 October 2022 (3rd Week, Michaelmas Term)

Small-scale mechanical testing: from micro- to meso- scale
Date: 27 October 2022, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 3rd week, Michaelmas 2022)
Speaker : Dr Jicheng Gong (University of Oxford)
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre - the venue is fully accessible https://ox.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=c4f60fd8-2759-4cea-9107-af3600baf3a5
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Professor Angus Wilkinson (University of Oxford)

Thursday 3 November 2022 (4th Week, Michaelmas Term)

2D-materials and van der Waals metasurfaces
Date: 3 November 2022, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 4th week, Michaelmas 2022)
Speaker : Professor Cheng-Wei Qiu (National University of Singapore)
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Professor Harish Bhaskaran (University of Oxford)

Thursday 17 November 2022 (6th Week, Michaelmas Term)

'Supercharged - using oxygen redox to store more energy in rechargeable batteries'
Date: 17 November 2022, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 6th week, Michaelmas 2022)
Speaker : Dr Robert House (University of Oxford)
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Hume-Rothery Lecture Theatre
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Dr Paul Adamson (University of Oxford)

Thursday 1 December 2022 (8th Week, Michaelmas Term)

Functional Materials based on Magnetic Metal Complexes and Metal Oxides and Materials for Green Transformation (GX)
Date: 1 December 2022, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 8th week, Michaelmas 2022)
Speaker : Professor Shin-ichi (Ohkoshi)
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre - fully accessible
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Professor Lapo Bogani (University of Oxford)

Thursday 19 January 2023 (1st Week, Hilary Term)

Perovskite-inspired Materials for Energy Conversion - from Defects to Devices
Date: 19 January 2023, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 1st week, Hilary 2023)
Speaker : Professor Robert Hoye (University of Oxford)
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre (ground floor, opposite Reception. Tea/Coffee/Biscuits available from 3:30pm
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Hosts: TBA

Thursday 16 February 2023 (5th Week, Hilary Term)

Molten Metal Droplet Processes - what can we learn from single droplets?
Date: 16 February 2023, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 5th week, Hilary 2023)
Speaker : Dr-Ing (Nils Ellendt)
Venue Details: ** Online only ** (MS Teams)
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Hosts: TBA

Friday 21 April 2023 (0th Week, Trinity Term)

Multicomponent High-Entropy Cantor Alloys
Date: 21 April 2023, 16:30 - 17:30 (Friday, 0th week, Trinity 2023)
Speaker : Professor Brian Cantor (University of Oxford and Brunel University)
Venue: Thom Building, Parks Road OX1 3PJ
Venue Details: Lecture Room 1
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Professor Hazel Assender (University of Oxford)

Thursday 27 April 2023 (1st Week, Trinity Term)

Creep Cavitation: an old problem with solution thoughts on new characterisation approaches
Date: 27 April 2023, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 1st week, Trinity 2023)
Speaker : Professor Peter Flewitt (Bristol and Oxford)
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre (next to reception).
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Professor Chris Grovenor (Materials, Oxford)

Thursday 4 May 2023 (2nd Week, Trinity Term)

'Induction and dynamics of metastable phases of matter'
Date: 4 May 2023, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 2nd week, Trinity 2023)
Speaker : Professor Aaron Lindenberg (Stanford University)
Venue Details: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MjE0ZjY5YzYtMTU3Ny00YmIyLWJhMzItNTQxNmQ3ZDFjZjA0%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22cc95de1b-97f5-4f93-b4ba-fe68b852cf91%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%228f227e88-f60a-4b15-a7f5-e88462d8dc82%22%7d
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Dr Andrey Poletayev (University of Oxford)

Thursday 11 May 2023 (3rd Week, Trinity Term)

Advanced Heterogeneous Integration – Ionics Meets Semiconductors from Solar Cells to Bioelectronics and Machine Vision
Date: 11 May 2023, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 3rd week, Trinity 2023)
Speaker : Professor Paul Meredith (University of Swansea)
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Professor Andrew Watt (University of Oxford)

Thursday 18 May 2023 (4th Week, Trinity Term)

Molecular Design of Colour Centres
Date: 18 May 2023, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 4th week, Trinity 2023)
Speaker : Professor Danna Freedman (MIT)
Venue Details: Joining Link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MjBjODE4Y2MtZjY4MS00NzQxLTg5NWQtY2MwYTdmNDdmMDZm%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22cc95de1b-97f5-4f93-b4ba-fe68b852cf91%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%228f227e88-f60a-4b15-a7f5-e88462d8dc82%22%7d
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Professor Lapo Bogani (University of Oxford)

Thursday 25 May 2023 (5th Week, Trinity Term)

Autodifferentiation in atomistic simulations: interatomic potentials for battery materials, uncertainty-based active learning and rare-event sampling
Date: 25 May 2023, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 5th week, Trinity 2023)
Speaker : Associate Professor Rafael Gomez-Bombarelli (MIT)
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Hybrid: Hume-Rothery Lecture Theatre and online using Panopto - SSO required: https://ox.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=c98bbd59-80b1-4269-a7fe-b00600e1052a
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Dr Andrey Poletayev (University of Oxford)

Thursday 19 October 2023 (2nd Week, Michaelmas Term)

Expanding Boundaries in Layered Solids: New Materials, Structures and Properties
Date: 19 October 2023, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 2nd week, Michaelmas 2023)
Speaker : Professor Scott Warren (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre (to the left of the Reception foyer, through the glass doors)
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Professor Mauro Pasta (University of Oxford)

Wednesday 25 October 2023 (3rd Week, Michaelmas Term)

Thermodynamics of Cr-Zr-X systems towards design of new accident tolerant fuel systems
Date: 25 October 2023, 16:00 - 17:00 (Wednesday, 3rd week, Michaelmas 2023)
Speaker : Professor Theresa Davey (University of Bangor)
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre (wheelchair accessible)
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Dr Zihao Wang (University of Oxford, Department of Materials)

Thursday 2 November 2023 (4th Week, Michaelmas Term)

AsP ribbons: Quasi-1D nanomaterials with an element of danger
Date: 2 November 2023, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 4th week, Michaelmas 2023)
Speaker : Dr Adam Clancy (University College, London)
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Hosts: TBA

Thursday 16 November 2023 (6th Week, Michaelmas Term)

Advanced passivating contacts for silicon photovoltaics and their application to pervoskite/silicon monolithic tandem architectures
Date: 16 November 2023, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 6th week, Michaelmas 2023)
Speaker : Dr Takuya Matsui (Renewable Energy Research Centre, AIST, Japan)
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre (to the left of Reception, through the glass door)
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Professor Sebastian Bonilla (University of Oxford, Department of Materials)

Wednesday 22 November 2023 (7th Week, Michaelmas Term)

Oxide Spintronics and Ethics in Scientific Research
Date: 22 November 2023, 16:00 - 17:00 (Wednesday, 7th week, Michaelmas 2023)
Speaker : Professor DrTamalika Banerjee (University of Groningen)
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Professor Harish Bhaskaran (University of Oxford)

Friday 12 January 2024 (0th Week, Hilary Term)

Neofossils: bio-based plastics to sequester CO2
Date: 12 January 2024, 16:30 - 17:30 (Friday, 0th week, Hilary 2024)
Speaker : Professor Anthony J Ryan (University of Sheffield)
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre - it is wheelchair accessible
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Professor Hazel Assender (University of Oxford)

Thursday 18 January 2024 (1st Week, Hilary Term)

Engineering porous nitrides via defect-related channels
Date: 18 January 2024, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 1st week, Hilary 2024)
Speaker
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Hume-Rothery Lecture Theatre
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Professor Angus Wilkinson (University of Oxford)

Thursday 1 February 2024 (3rd Week, Hilary Term)

'Microstructure Evolution Studies: ceramics for extreme conditions'
Date: 1 February 2024, 16:00 - 17:00 (Thursday, 3rd week, Hilary 2024)
Speaker : Professor Katharina Marquardt (University of Oxford)
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: The Lecture Theatre (adjacent to the Reception foyer, through the glass door)
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Hosts: TBA

Tuesday 27 February 2024 (7th Week, Hilary Term)

Symmetry, negative thermal expansion and superconductivity in layered perovskite oxides
Date: 27 February 2024, 16:00 - 17:00 (Tuesday, 7th week, Hilary 2024)
Speaker : Professor Arash Mostofi (Imperial College, London)
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre (fully wheelchair accessible)
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Dr Joseph Prentice (University of Oxford, Department of Materials)

Wednesday 6 March 2024 (8th Week, Hilary Term)

"It can't be done!" - Lessons from operando X-ray studies of real-format pouch cells without windows or synchrotrons
Date: 6 March 2024, 16:00 - 17:00 (Wednesday, 8th week, Hilary 2024)
Speaker : Professor Louis Piper (University of Warwick/FutureCAT)
Venue: Hume-Rothery Building, Parks Road OX1 3PH
Venue Details: Hume-Rothery Lecture Theatre (fully wheelchair accessible)
Organiser: Lorraine Laird (Department of Materials)
Host: Professor Andrew Watt (University of Oxford)