Fall 2023 CSULB-OSU PREM Symposium

Published November 15, 2023

On Friday October 27, 2023, we held our first joint CSULB-OSU PREM Symposium with over 35 participants, 9 of which came from The Ohio State University. This was an all-day event beginning with a welcome talk by Prof. Peterson followed by a research talk by Prof. Goldberger, who is the director of The Ohio State University's NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC): The Center for Emergent Materials (CEM).

In addition, there were two student research talks. One was by CSULB M.S. student Mahfuzun Nabi and the other was by OSU Ph.D. student Will Koll.

After lunch there was an engaging student research poster session in front of the Physics and Astronomy Department office with approximately 15 posters and a student panel on grad schools/jobs jointly hosted by the Society of Physics Students and PREM.

The Symposium ended with dinner and a bonfire at Bolsa Chica State Beach.

Event Photos

PREM symposium attendees
Attendees of the CSULB-OSU PREM Symposium.
Mahfuzun Nabi talk
CSULB M.S. student Mahfuzun Nabi discussing toplogical phases in layered materials.
Will Koll talk
OSU PhD student Will Koll sharing his beautiful STM images.
partipants eating lunch outside
More material science over lunch!
poster presentation indoors
The lively poster session.
Student panel on Ph.D./job applications. Panel speakers: Everardo Molina (Lumitron Technologies), Paul Fischer (Relativity Space), Philip Gibbs (Northrop Grumman), Duy Nguyen (Ph.D. candidate OSU), Archibald Williams (Ph.D. candidate OSU))
participants listening to panel
The panel was widely attended.
participants talking in the hallway
There was plenty of time for collaborative discussions - Profs. Gredig, Woodward, and Derakhshan discuss material science with CSULB M.S. student Vincent Lam.
Dr. Gu's lab
OSU Prof. Kawakami discussing some experimental mods/upgrades with OSU PhD student Ryan Bailey-Crandell in Prof. Gu's lab.
cryostat instrument
Things get really cold in that cryostat!
people eating dinner on the beach
Mexican food on the beach.
people gathered around a beach firepit
Fire and s'mores at Bolsa Chica State Beach.
sunset over a beach
The day ended with a beautiful sunset.