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Advanced X-ray Techniques along with Novel Sample Delivery and

MC/MD Simulations for Materials Discovery



Dr.  M. Segad

Chair of the National Faculty of Sweden, Stockholm 10691, Sweden

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Materials Research Institute, Penn State, PA 16802, USA


Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Time:11:00 AM




Elucidating the structure as well as the dynamics of nanoparticles, mesocrystal, polymeric-,cellulosic-, protein- and hybrid-based materials is still an under explored area that needs to be addressed further to overcome challenging problems in designing next-generation materials for different applications. Targeting these materials utilizing hard, tender and soft X-rays along with MC/MD simulations and real-time data treatment can provide structural information and chemical sensitivity at the solid/liquid and liquid/liquid interfaces. Combining resonant X-ray characterization techniques with novel sample environments offers a unique capability to probe the structure at nano-to-micro length scales for individual and multicomponent systems with real-time observation. In this talk, I will highlight the capabilities of some advanced X-ray techniques and present recent results that employed X-ray light source facilities in the US and Europe (e.g. the ALS, LCLS, ESRF, DESY, NSLS-II, MAX IV and SOLEIL) by focusing on the in-situ self-assembly plus probing/monitoring morphologies of some inorganic, organic and biomaterials


Short Bio:


Dr. Mohamed Segad holds a BSc, an MSc and a PhD degree in engineering and applied science, as he studied at top-ranked universities in both Europe and the United States. He is the Chair and Executive Director of the National Faculty of Sweden and he also served as a chairperson at Stockholm University as well. For years, he worked at different universities in Sweden, including but not limited to Lund University, then he was invited to join Stanford University and served at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and then at Penn State in the US. Also, he was appointed as an evaluator for the European Innovation Council. As an Associate Professor, his research interests focus on colloids, clays, surfactants, thin-films, solar cells, mesocrystal, porous materials, 3D printing, batteries, ionic liquids, anti-corrosion coatings and functional nanomaterials for everyday applications. He is a keynote speaker and an award-winning scientist, including the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and MAX IV Prizes plus other awards in Europe and the United States.


30 Sep 2020


11:00 AM to 01:00 PM