Invited Talks
2007 - 2012

2012

    To be updated

2011

  1. "Density Functional Theory Method and its Applications," Workshop at National Center for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan, December 28-January 3, 2011 (set of 8 lectures).
  2. "Selectivity and reactivity of oxide surfaces: insights from ab initio calculations," XVI Simposio en Ciencia de Materiales 2011,"Centro de Nanociencias y Nanotecnología UNAM", Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, 23-25 February 2011.
  3. "Dynamical Mean-Field Theory for molecules and nanostructures," 51st Sanibel Symposium, Thematic Program on Magnetism and the Challenge of Nano-structures" 20-25 February, 2011. (presented by postdoc Dr. Turkowski).
  4. "Ab initio methods for examination of optical properties of nanomaterials for energy related application," 3 talks at 36th International Nathiagali Summer College, Pakistan, 1-5 July, 2011.
  5. "Self Learning Kinetic Monte Carlo Method and its application to adatom island diffusion and coarsening," ACCGE-18/OMVPE-15 Conference, Monterey, California, August 1-5, 2011.
  6. "Nanoalloys: playing fields of Alchemists revisited and refined," Physics Colloquium, University of Missouri, Columbia, 12 September, 2011.
  7. "The Self Learning Kinetic Monte Carlo Method and its application to adatom island diffusion and coarsening on metal surfaces, Schloss Ringberg, October 16-19, 2011.
  8. "Engineering optical properties of nanomaterials for solar cell applications," US-Morocco Workshop on Nano-Materials & Renewable Energy, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, November 17 - 19, 2011.
  9. "Nanomaterials for solar cell applications," First Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Materials and Renewable Energies (EMCMRE-1)., November 21-25, 2011.

2010

  1. "When gold is not gold anymore: size, shape and environment matters," Physics Colloquium, Florida Institute of Technology, February 20, 2010.
  2. "Selectivity and reactivity of oxide surfaces: insights from theory and modeling," Annual meeting of American Vacuum Society, Florida Chapter, March 8-10, 2010, Orlando.
  3. "Nanoalloys: Playing fields of Alchemists revisited and refined," Physics Colloquium, University of Florida, April 1, 2010.
  4. "Diffusion of large Molecules on Metal Surfaces: insights from ab initio calculations," Multiscale Modeling of Chemical Processes (MUMO), Turku, Finland, May 12, 2010.
  5. "Adsorbates on metal surfaces: Much to learn from surface phonon dispersion curves even after all these years," D. L. Mills Symposium, University of California, Irvine, May 27-29, 2010.
  6. "Diffusion of adatom clusters on metal surfaces: periphery diffusion or concerted motion?" International Conference on Modern Problems in Physics of Surfaces and nanostructures," June 8-10, 2010, Yaroslavl, Russia (presented by Dr. Trushin since Dr. Rahman had to cancel the trip).
  7. "Self learning Kinetic Monte Carlo technique: application to homo and hetroepitaxial growth on Cu and Ag surfaces," Telluride Workshop on Searching for Reaction Coordinates and Order Parameters, June 21-25, 2010, Telluride.
  8. "Nanoscience for mankind,"Salam Memorial lecture, Nathiagali, Pakistan, June 28, 2010.
  9. "Three lectures on Computational Material Design at 35th International Nathiagali Summer College, June 28i-July 3, 2010.
  10. "Nanomaterials for mankind: fact or fiction," International Conference on Nano-Materials and Renewable Energies, Safi, Morocco, July 5-8, 2010.
  11. "Atomistic Studies of Diffusion on Surfaces," 14th Workshop on Dynamical Phenomena on Surfaces, Schloss Ringberg, July 18-21, 2010.
  12. "Self Learning Kinetic Monte Carlo Method and its application to cluster diffusion and island coarsening," 27th Max Born Symposium on Multiscale Modeling of Real Materials, Wroclaw, Poland, September 17-20, 2010.
  13. "Nanoalloys: Playing fields of Alchemists revisited and refined," 2nd Palestinian Conference on Modern Trends in Mathematics and Physics, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine, 2-4 August, 2010.
  14. "Vibrational dynamics and diffusion of CO on metal surfaces: Ab initio atomistic simulation," 27th European Conference on Surface Science, Rotterdam, Netherlands, August 30-September 3, 2010 presented by postdoc M. Alcantara Ortigoza)
  15. "Building functional material atom by atom: computational material design," XXX Meeting of the Mexican Society of Surfaces, September 27 -30, 2010, Playa Paraiso (plenary talk).
  16. "Application of Density Functional Theory to examine surface reactivity ," XXX Meeting of the Mexican Society of Surfaces, September 27 -30, 2010, Playa Paraiso (invited talk).

2009

  1. "Nanoalloys: composition and local environment controlling properties," Bahauddin Zakia University, Multan, Jan 12, 2009.
  2. "Science at the Nanoscale:Building the world atom by atom, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Jan 13, 2009.
  3. "Nanoscience and Nanopatterning", Discussion Leader, 2009 Chemical Reactions at Surfaces Gordon Research Conference, February 8 - 13, 2009, Ventura Beach.
  4. "Nanoalloys: playing fields of Alchemists revisited and refined," Physics Colloquium, University of South Florida, February 20, 2009.
  5. "Diffusion of adatom clusters on metal surfaces: application of off lattice Self Learning KMC," Surface Kinetics International (SKI) Conference, March 20-22, 2009, Salt Lake City, Utah
  6. "Nanoalloys: playing fields of Alchemists revisited and refined," Physics Colloquium, University of West Florida, April 6, 2009.
  7. "Policy and Chair Responsibilities," Leadership Excellence for Academic Diversity (LEAD) Workshop, Fayetteville, Arkansas, June 21-23, 2009.
  8. "Nanopatterning and its theoretical underpinnings,"three lectures given at the 34th International Nathiagali Summer College, Pakistan, June 27-July 4, 2009.
  9. "Nanoalloys: playing fields of Alchemists revisited and refined," Seminar, Max Planck Institute fuer Festkorperforschung, Stuttgart, July 22, 2009.
  10. "Invited Participant at DOE Workshop entitled Discovery in Basic Energy Sciences: The role of computing at the extreme scale,"August 12-15, 2009, Bethesda, MD.
  11. "Challenges in academia for women of color" Fifteenth Annual faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, October 23, Arlington, Virginia.
  12. "Ab-initio based kinetic Monte-Carlo simulation of Surface Phenomena," SFB Colloquium, Collaborative Research Center Hierarchic Structure Formation and Function of Organic-Inorganic Nanosystems" (SFB 569), Ulm University, Germany, Dec 1, 2009.
  13. "High CO tolerance of Pt/Ru nanocatalyst: Insight from first principles calculations," Workshop on Surface Science to Fuel cells: understanding microscopic processes, Regensberg Castle, Ulm, Germany, December 2-5, 2009.
  14. "High CO tolerance of Pt/Ru nanocatalyst: Insight from first principles calculations," Chalmers University, Goteborg, Sweden, Dec 14, 2009.

2008

  1. "Senior Women in Physics: what the numbers tell us, ADVANCE Workshop on Women in Science and Engineering, Kansas State University, February 16, 2008.
  2. "Factors controlling reactivity of surface oxides and other nanostructures," seminar, Dept. of Physics, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark, April 28, 2008.
  3. "Factors controlling reactivity of surface oxides and other nanostructures," seminar, Dept. of Physics, University of Aarhus, Denmark, April 30, 2008.
  4. "Some Ways in which Surface Oxides Facilitate or Hinder Reactions," seminar, Chemistry Department, Brook Haven National Laboratory, NY, March 26, 2008.
  5. "On Factors that may facilitate or hinder the Reactivity of Surface Oxides," Chemical Engineering Colloquium, University of South Florida, Tampa, April 20, 2008.
  6. "Electronic and geometric structure, dynamics, and thermodynamics of 34-atom Ag-Cu nanoalloy," 4th Annual Meeting of Florida Society for Materials Simulation, Tallahassee, May 5-7, 2008.
  7. "Structure, dynamics, and vibrational entropy of bimetallic nanoalloys," seminar, Institut für Festkörperphysik, Forschungszentrum-Karlsruhe, Germany, June 16, 2008.
  8. "Three lectures on Computational methods for nanoscale material design," 33rd International Nathiagali Summer College, Pakistan, June 28-July 5, 2008.
  9. "Microscopic processes responsible for the diffusion of Cu/Ag adatom islands on Ag(111)/Cu(111): insights from theory," Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology (NSS5), Athens, Ohio, July 15-19, 2008.
  10. "Nanoalloys: playing fields of our fore-fathers the Alchemists" revisited and refined," Physics Colloquium, University of Delaware, October 3, 2008.
  11. "Women of Color in Academia: way forward," 15th Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, Southern Regional Education Board, Tampa, Florida, October 26, 2008.
  12. "Self Learning Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations: application to hetero- and homo-epitaxial growth processes," 4th International Conference on Multiscale Modeling of Materials, Tallahassee, October 27-31, 2008.
  13. "Nanoalloys: playing fields of Alchemists revisited and refined," Physics Colloquium, Temple University, Philadelphia, December 1, 2008.

2007

  1. "Fuel Cells: a theoretical perspective,"32nd International Nathiagali Summer College, Nathiagali, Pakistan, June 25-30, 2007.
  2. "Fuel Cell Reactions: some basics of theoretical calculations," 32nd International Nathiagali Summer College, Nathiagali, Pakistan, June 25-30, 2007.
  3. "Theoretical Understanding of Reactions in Fuel Cells," 32nd International Nathiagali Summer College, Nathiagali, Pakistan, June 25-30, 2007.
  4. "Factors controlling the rates of chemical reactions on nanostructured surfaces: insights from theory," 7th International Workshop on Surface Physics, Polanica Zdroj, Poland, September 5-9, 2007.
  5. "Self Learning Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations and its Application to Epitaxial Growth Processes," ICIAM (International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) 2007 Symposium, Zurich, July 15-20, 2007.
  6. "Electronic and Geometric Structure, and Thermodynamics of Ag-Cu Nanoalloys," Condensed Matter Physics Seminar, Catholic University, Santiago de Chile, December 4, 2007.
  7. "What can we still learn from the dispersion of surface phonons?" (with Sampyo Hong), 12th International Conference on Vibrations at Surfaces, Erice, Italy, July 21-26, 2007.
  8. "Novel Properties of Alloy Nanoparticles," Inaugural Symposium, National Center for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan, March 26-29, 2007.
  9. "Self Learning Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulation and its Application to Cu Cluster Diffusion on Cu(111)," Florida Society of Materials Simulators (FSMS) 2007, Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, June 6-8, 2007.
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