2nd JHU Summer School on Materials Growth and Design: Design-Driven Synthesis of Topological Materials


July 16th-21st, 2017

Johns Hopkins University


We are pleased to announce the second annual JHU summer school on the growth and design of crystalline materials. The focus of this years school is on the broad area of topological materials, ranging from topological insulators to skyrmion magnets, and will feature talks from experts across the materials design triad: synthesis, characterization, and theory/modeling in additiong to hands on experience. Targeted at graduate students, postdocs, and young faculty, there is no registration fee and all meals will be provided. Attendees are expected to cover travel and lodging (in affordable on-campus housing), although limited travel grants may be available.


Confirmed Speakers (planned agenda available at end)

Invitations to successful applicants will be provided starting in late March or April, 2017


Application Form
First Name:
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Please write a few sentences about your current research. Include how much each of the three pillars of materials by design (theory, synthesis, characterization) you utilize, and whether it is by yourself or through collaborations with others:

Please write a few sentences about what you hope to get out of the school, how it will contribute to your research, and how you expect it to enhance your ability to do materials by design:

I would like to be considered for a travel grant to attend: (Preference given to non-R01 attendees)

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Draft Agenda

Sunday, July 16th, 2017
3:00-8:00 pm Arrival and Checkin at Housing Charles Commons Staff
7:00-9:00 pm Dinner with W. Adam Phelan Restaurant TBD
Monday, July 17th, 2017
7:30-8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:45 am Welcome and Introductions Tyrel M. McQueen and W. Adam Phelan
8:45-9:45 am History and Progress of Materials Synthesis and Its Applications (1 of 2) Facility Staff
9:45-10:45 am History and Progress of Materials Synthesis and Its Applications (2 of 2) Facility Staff
Coffee Break (15 min)
11:00-12:00 noon Lectures on theory of topology (1 of 2) David Vanderbilt
12:00-1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00-2:00 pm Lectures on theory of topology (2 of 2) David Vanderbilt
2:00-3:00 pm Lectures on effective collaboration (1 of 4) Lynne C. Vincent
3:15-5:30 pm Hands On Experience Facility Staff
Dinner
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
7:30-8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 am Lectures on experimental signatures of topology (1 of 2) Joe Checkelsky
9:30-10:30 am Lectures on effective collaboration (2 of 4) Lynne C. Vincent
Coffee Break (15 min)
10:45-11:45 am Lectures on experimental signatures of topology (2 of 2) Joe Checkelsky
11:45-12:45 pm
Lunch
12:45-1:45 pm Lectures on effective collaboration (3 of 4) Lynne C. Vincent
2:00-5:30 pm Hands On Experience Facility Staff
Dinner
Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
7:30-8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 am Lectures on design and synthesis of topological materials (1 of 2) Leslie Schoop
9:30-10:30 am Lectures on effective collaboration (4 of 4) Lynne C. Vincent
Coffee Break (15 min)
10:45-11:45 am Lectures on design and synthesis of topological materials (2 of 2) Leslie Schoop
11:45-12:45 pm
Lunch
1:00-5:30 pm Hands On Experience Facility Staff
Dinner
Thursday, July 20th, 2017
7:30-8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 am Lectures on real-space topology (Skyrmions, 1 of 2) Geoff Beach
Coffee Break (15 min)
9:45-10:45 am Lectures on real-space topology (Skyrmions, 2 of 2) Geoff Beach
11:00-12:30 pm Hands On Experience Facility Staff
12:30-1:30 pm
Lunch
1:45-5:30 pm Hands On Experience Facility Staff
Dinner
Friday, July 21st, 2017
7:30-8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 am ARPES and Topology Kyle Shen
9:30-10:30 am Transport and topology (1 of 1) Lu Li
Coffee Break (15 min)
10:45-12:00 noon Hands On Experience Facility Staff
12:00-1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00-3:15 pm Hands On Experience Facility Staff
Break (15 min)
3:30-5:00 pm Group Presentations from Hands On Experiments School Participants
5:00-5:15 pm Wrap-up Tyrel M. McQueen and W. Adam Phelan
Dinner