Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society

Jones Seminars invites engineering, science, and technology leaders from across the nation to present and facilitate conversation on cutting edge research or scientific issues of our day. 

This endowed speaker series was launched in the 1970s through the generosity of Charles C. Jones '18 Th'19, who sought to facilitate conversation and learning for the curious-minded. All Dartmouth faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the general public are welcome to attend the seminars, typically held on Friday afternoons. PhD students are required to attend weekly, as well as meet before or after each event to discuss its topic in more detail.

If you would like to receive email reminders about the weekly Jones Seminars, please email jones.seminar@dartmouth.edu with your email address.

Upcoming Events

Feb

26

Special Seminar: Wildfire Risk Mitigation and Data-Driven Methods for Electric Power Systems

Alyssa Kody, Assistant Professor of ECE, NC State University

Monday
3:30pm - 4:30pm ET

Online

The need for new operation and planning decision-making algorithms for power systems experiencing high wildfire risk.

Feb

28

Special Seminar: Atom-by-Atom Design of Sustainable Energy Storage Solutions

Julia Yang, Environmental Fellow, Harvard

Wednesday
3:30pm - 4:30pm ET

Online

How relaxing structural constraints for conventional battery electrodes results in partially disordered materials with ultrahigh power and energy density.

Mar

04

Special Seminar: Understanding Reactive Conversion of Polymers for Additive Manufacturing of Functional Materials

Max Saccone '17 Th'17, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford

Monday
3:30pm - 4:30pm ET

Online

How 3D-printed polymers can be used as scaffolds, reactors, or reactants that yield architected materials.

Mar

06

Special Seminar: Complementary Strategies Across Length Scales to Mitigate Metal Halide Perovskite Instabilities

Adam Printz, Assistant Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, U Arizona

Wednesday
12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

Online

Efforts to address instabilities of these promising materials for next-generation optoelectronic applications.

Mar

11

Special Seminar: Harnessing Size Effects—Where nanostructures meet additive manufacturing

Rebecca Gallivan, Postdoctoral Scholar, ETH Zurich

Monday
3:30pm - 4:30pm ET

Online

New methods for designing microstructurally complex and heterogeneous nanostructures.

Mar

25

Special Seminar: Investigating Color Centers in Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors Through First-Principles Density-Functional Theory

Rodrick Kuate Defo, ECE Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Princeton

Monday
3:30pm - 4:30pm ET

Online

Key insights that when coupled to DFT, lead to exceptionally accurate predictions from first principles.

Past Events