Calendar of Events

Physics of Emerging Materials Workshop (POEM)
May 23 – May 25 all-day

The CEM Internal Advisory Council, a grassroots committee of CEM students and postdoctoral researchers, created this workshop to inform the Center’s direction and improve the educational and research experiences of CEM students. POEM will be composed of tutorials by faculty, student talks, poster sessions, and will provide extensive opportunities for interaction between CEM students. This internal workshop is closed to the public.

Organizers – CEM Internal Advisory Council
r. Jyoti Katoch (Chair, Postdoc in IRG-2)
Grady Gambrel (Graduate Research Member, IRG-2)
Tim McCormick (Graduate Research Member, IRG-1)
Keng Yuan Mark Meng (Graduate Research Member, IRG-3)
Arati Prakash (Graduate Research Member, IRG-3)
Jacob Repicky (Graduate Research Member, IRG-2)
Phuong Tran (Graduate Research Member, IRG-1)
Jie Xiong (Graduate Research Member, IRG-1)

contact CEM Internal Advisory Council with questions

2017 Workshop on Spins, Valleys, and Topological States in 2D and Layered Materials
Jun 4 – Jun 8 all-day
2017 Workshop on Spins, Valleys, and Topological States in 2D and Layered Materials @ Physics Research Building


The aim of the workshop is to bring together a leading group of researchers, in addition to students, postdocs and other participants, to discuss 2D platforms for spin, valley, and topological physics and their potential applications. With the continued evolution of graphene spintronics, combined with the recent advances in spin/valley-polarized excitations in transition metal dichalocogenides, and novel concepts related to the theory and synthesis of emerging new materials, there is a critical mass of researchers with complementary interests. In addition, monolayer magnetism and robust 2D topological states are important challenges moving forward.   At this workshop, participants will bring expertise from a variety of disciplines and discuss the latest advances in this growing field.

This workshop is supported by the Center for Emergent Materials (CEM) an NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), the Institute of Complex and Adaptive Matter (ICAM), the Institute for Materials Research (IMR), and the Center for Exploration of Novel Complex Materials (ENCOMM).

Prof. Joshua Goldberger
Prof. Roland Kawakami
Prof. Yuan-Ming Lu