Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: Michelle Dolgos
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 3:15pm
Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: Michelle Dolgos

Science Building 1, room 107, 1025 SW Mill Street
Free & open to the public

Oregon State University Assistant Professor, Michelle Dolgos, will present Structure Property Relationships in Novel Piezoelectric and Ferroelectric Materials at the Department of Chemistry's weekly seminar series

About Professor Dolgos

Michelle Dolgos grew up in Allen Park Michigan and received her B.Sc. in Chemistry at Hillsdale College in 2002.  She attended the University of Tennessee for her M.Sc. where she worked on silver (II) fluorides and then moved to The Ohio State University (the other OSU) for her PhD in the Woodward Group, where she studied structure-property relationships of complex oxides.  Dr. Dolgos was fortunate to have the opportunity to do a postdoctoral fellowship abroad in the Rosseinsky Group at the University of Liverpool where her main focus was the synthesis and characterization of novel piezoelectric perovskites.  Michelle had a second postdoctoral position for a year in the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry where she investigated the structure of nanolaminate thin films.  Her widely varied experience has led her to enjoy learning about the structure-property relationships in many different types of materials, but her specific focus is working towards rational design of piezoelectric, ferroelectric, and multiferroic materials. 

Dr. Dolgos teaches Chem 616: an X-ray diffraction course for graduate students, Chem 412: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry and Chem 462: Integrated Laboratory, both for undergraduates.  She is passionate about teaching chemists the writing skills they will need throughout their careers and is active in OSU's Writing Intensive Cirriculum (WIC) community. 

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, running, travelling, watching Doctor Who, and reading science-fiction and fantasy books.   

About the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry maintains a teaching program of excellence at the undergraduate level and a graduate program emphasizing cutting-edge research in the chemistry of the environment, novel materials and biological systems. The Department's curriculum, faculty, library, and facilities of the department are accredited by the American Chemical Society.