2006 Polymer Physics Seminars

September 5 - Professor Gerhard Ziegmann
Technical University of Clausthal, Germany
Title: High Performance Fiber Reinforced Polymers for Advanced Applications
 
September 12 - Matthew J. Heidecker
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Evangelos Manias
Title: The Design of Selective Montmorillonite Phase Dispersion and Compatibilized PET/PC/o-mmt Nanocomposite Blends
 
September 19 - Alexei Kisselev
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Evangelos Manias
Title: Theoretical insights into phase behavior of smart polymers with tunable LCST
 
September 26 - Professor Ralph Colby
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Linear Viscoelasticity of Semidilute Polymer Solutions
 
October 10 - Harshad P. Patil
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Ronald C. Hedden
Title: Effect of Chemical Microstructure on Phase Behavior of Main Chain Liquid Crystalline Poly (siloxanes)
 
October 17 - Theresa Foley
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Evangelos Manias
Title: Design and realization of temperature-responsive polyamides and polyesters with tunable response 
 
October 24 - Dr. Georgios Polyzos
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Evangelos Manias
Title: Dielectrophoretic alignment of montmorillonite nanoplatelet suspensions in an organic matrix
 
October 31 - Professor Coray Colina
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Molecular modeling of polymeric systems
 
November 7 - Dr. Mike Roland
Chemistry Division, Naval Research Laboratory
Title: The Dynamics of Vitrifying Liquids and polymers
 
November 14 - Professor Michael Bockstaller
Carnegie-Mellon University
Title: Block Copolymer/Nanoparticle Composites: Opportunities for Novel Functional Materials
 
November 21 - Suphannee Pongkitwitoon
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor James Runt
Title: Nanoscale Phase Transition of Segmented Polyurethanes
 
Nov. 27th- Dec. 1st  2006 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA
 
December 5 - Wenjuan Liu
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Ralph H. Colby
Title: Terminal and Segmental Dynamics in Miscible Blends of Polystyrene and Poly(vinyl methyl ether)
 
December 12 - Professor Janna Maranas
Chemical Engineering, Penn State University
Title: The influence of trehalose on melting and dynamics in dehydrated phospholipid bilayers
 
May 25 - Shichen Dou
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Ralph H. Colby
Title: Charge Density and Solvent Effects on the Rheology of Salt-free Polyelectrolyte Solutions
 
June 1 - Professor Tao Lowe
Hershey Medical Center, Penn State University
Title: Multi-functional Polymeric Systems for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering
 
June 8 - Rob Klein
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor James Runt
Title: Ion Motion, Relaxations, and Ion-Solvent Interactions in Plasticized Ionomers
 
June 15 - Praveen Depa
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University 
Advisor: Professor Janna Maranas
Title: Coarse-Grained Simulations of PEO-PMMA Blends
 
June 22 - Erin Boland
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University 
Advisor: Professor Janna Maranas
 
June 29 - Dr. Rebeca Hernandez
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor James Runt
Title: Absolute intensity calibration of PSU SAXS
 
July 6 - Matt Eggert
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Ralph H. Colby
 
July 13 - Ponusa Songtipya
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Evangelos Manias
 
July 20 - Dr. Jean Paul Chapel
CNRS
Title: Polymer - inorganic nanoparticle complexes: Bulk features, surface adsorption and properties
 
August 3 - John Creek
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor James Runt
Title: Self-Assembly of Linear Starch: Recent Advances and Goals
 
August 10 - Professor Amos Ophir
Manias Group
Title: The Effect of Nanoclays and Processing Conditions on Barier, Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Polyethylene Filmss
 
August 16 - Professor Richard J. Spontak
NCSU
Title: Modification of Polymer/Polymer Interfaces Using Block Copolymers and Microgel Particles
 
August 24 - Dr. Jinguo Zhang
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Evangelos Manias
Title: Polyolefin-MMT nanocomposites and their fire properties
 
August 31 - Dr. Jai A. Pathak
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory 
Title: Rheo-Optics of Equilibrium Polymer Solutions: Wormlike Micelles in Planar Elongational Flow
 
January 12 - Dr. Eric Lin
NIST
 
January 19 - Susan Fullerton
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University 
Advisor: Professor Janna Maranas
Title: PEO mobility in Nanoparticle-Filled Solid Polymer Electrolytes as Measured by Neutron Scattering
 
February 2 - Pornpen Atorngitjawat
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor James Runt
 
February 9 - Theresa Foley
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Evangelos Manias
Title: Temperature responsive polyamides
 
March 16 - Subhendu Chowdhury
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Evangelos Manias
 
March 23 - Wenjuan Liu
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Dielectric Spectroscopy of Bulk Miscible Polymer Blends and Thin Polymer Films
Advisor: Professor Ralph H. Colby
 
March 30 - Sung Woo Wee
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Evangelos Manias
 
April 6 - Arnav Ghosh
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Ralph H. Colby
Title: Rheology of Branched Polymers
 
April 13 - Professor Ronald Hedden
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
 
April 20 - Professor Ralph Colby
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Complex Fluids Rheo-NMR: Wormlike Micelles
 
April 27 - Professor E. P. Giannelis
Cornell University