Distinguished Lecture Series

Photo: Distinguished Lecturer Professor Jeffrey Hoyt

The Department of Materials Science & Engineering is pleased to present the Distinguished Lecture Series. This lecture series is designed to provide students, alumni and the greater applied science and engineering community the opportunity to enhance their understanding of materials innovation and to hear from renowned speakers on state of the art contributions to the field of materials science and engineering.

All are welcome to attend; RSVP is not required.


+1 416 978-3012 | materials.engineering@utoronto.ca


A far from average talk: Distributions and the non-steady state in predicting alloy response

September 18, 2017 | 4:00pm to 5:00pm | MB 128

Prof. Chad Sinclair | Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, University of British Columbia

Epitaxial Film Growth and Some Applications of Functional Oxides

October 3, 2017 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm| WB 116

Prof. Hiromichi Ohta |  Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University

Bio-inspired Functional Materials Templated from Natural Species

October 16, 2017 | 4:00pm to 5:00pm | MB 128

Prof. Di Zhang| Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Titanium Biomaterials and their Characteristics by Advanced Electron Microscopy

November 20, 2017 | 4:00pm to 5:00pm | MB 128

Prof. Kathryn Grandfield | Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University

Advances and Challenges in Lithium Ion Batteries

December 4, 2017 | 4:00pm to 5:00pm | MB 128

Dr. Sankar Das Gupta | Co-Founder & CEO, Electrovaya


Nucleation Theory and the Austenite to Ferrite Transformation in Steels

October 28, 2016 | 1:00pm to 2:00pm | GB 119

Prof. Jeffrey Hoyt | Chair, Materials Science and Engineering Department, McMaster University

3M: Mining the Microscopy Makerspace

November 25, 2016 | 4:00pm to 5:00pm | SF 1105

Prof. Christopher Yip | Director, IBBME

Materials Challenges and Innovation in Welding and Joining Research

February 3, 2017 | 4:00pm to 5:00pm | SF 1105

Prof. Y. Norman Zhou | Director, Centre for Advanced Materials Joining, University of Waterloo

From Atomic-Scale Ordering to Materials Properties: Aberration-Corrected STEM, Spectroscopy, and Simulation

March 17, 2017 | 4:00pm to 5:00pm | SF 1105

Prof. David W. McComb| Professor & Ohio Research Scholar, Materials Science and Engineering and Director, Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis, The Ohio State University, USA

Functional magnetic nanostructures for electromagnetic and biomedical applications

April 20, 2017 | 4:00pm to 5:00pm | BA 1130

Prof. Hari Srikanth | Professor of Physics, Fellow, American Physical Society, University of South Florida