Each semester, FSAD offers seminars on topics important to our teaching and research.  The typical audience consists of graduate students, academic staff and faculty, however these seminars are open to the general public.  For Fall 2020, Seminars will be held on Fridays at 1pm via Zoom, unless otherwise noted.  For more information, contact Karen Steffy.

Fall 2020


September 4  No seminar
September 11 Dr. Soshana Smith, FSAD, Cornell University
Anti-Escherichia coli Functionalized Silver-Doped Carbon Nanofibers for Capture of E. coli in Microfluidic Systems
September 18 Dr. Theresa Dankovich (FSAD ’03), Folia Materials 
Antibacterial Materials in the time of COVID
September  25 Prof. Juan Hinestroza, FSAD, Cornell University
Understanding Nanoscale Phenomena of Relevance to Fiber Science
October 2 TBA
October 9 Ms. Tricia Carey, Lenzing 
Fiber from trees: Develop and Market Responsible Textiles
October 16  Victor Almeida, Lenzing
October 23 Dr. Jeanne Vaccaro, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archive and Department of Gender Studies University of Southern California 
Handmade: Transgender, Fiber, and Feeling
Co-sponsored with the Cornell Public History Initiative
October 30 TBA
November 6 Prof. Nongnoot Wongkaew, Universität Regensburg 
Laser-induced Carbon Nanofibers and their Hybrids for Miniaturized Electroanalytical Systems
November 13 Dr. Asli Celebioglu, FSAD, Cornell University
Fast-dissolving Electrospun Nanofibers of Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complexes for the Release of Drugs and Dietary Supplements
November 20 No Seminar
November 27 No Seminar
December 4  Amy Dygert, Mann Library, Cornell University
December 11 Graduate Student Speaking Competition