2007 Polymer Physics Seminars

August 28 - Andrew J. Duncan
Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech
Advisor:  Professor Donald J. Leo, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
Advisor: Professor Timothy E. Long, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech
Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Highly Branched Polysulfones for Ionic Polymer Transducers
 
September 11 - Dr. Alan I. Nakatani
Rohm and Haas Company, Spring House, PA
Title: Applications of Ultra Small Angle Neutron Scattering (USANS) to the Coatings Industry
 
September 13 - Professor Stefan Zauscher
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University
Title: Soft-Surface Tribology: From Friction on Stimulus-Responsive Hydrogels to Boundary-Lubrication of Articular Cartilage
 
September 18 - Professor John Asbury
Department of Chemistry, Penn State University
Title:  Watching Electrons Move in Real Time: Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopy of a Polymer Blend Photovoltaic Material
 
September 25 - Dr. Jinguo Zhang
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Evangelos Manias
Title: Heat Sealabilty of PE Nanocomposite Film
 
October 02 - Professor Michael Hickner
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Cation and Anion Transport in Functionalized Polymers
 
October 7~11 The Society of Theology 79th Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah
 
October 16 - Dr. Bryan Pivovar
Fuel Cell Team Leader, MPA-11: Sensors and Electrochemical Devices, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Title: Developing and Using Novel Polymer Electrolytes in Fuel Cells
 
October 23 - Dr. Yan-Jie Wang
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Ralph H. Colby
Title: Nafion/Glass Proton Conducting Composite Membranes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells
 
October 30 - Dr. John K. Brennan
Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Title: Multiscale Modeling of Polymer Systems: Defense-Related Applications
 
November 06 - Professor Patrick T. Mather
Biomedical and Chemical Engineering , Syracuse University
Title: POSS-Based Polymeric Nanocomposites
 
November 13 - Erin Boland
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University 
Advisor: Professor Janna Maranas
Title: Comparison of Experiment and United Atom Simulation Results with Respect to Polymer Dynamics
 
November 26~30  2007 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA
 
December 04 - Dr. Perumal Ramasamy
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor James Runt
Title: Interactions of proteins in gels, solutions and on surfaces
 
December 11 - Dr. Taeyi Choi
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor James P. Runt
Title: Ultra-lightweight Nanorelief Networks: Photopatterned Microframes
 
December 18 - Prof. Yossef A Elabd
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Title: Transport Phenomena in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells
 
May 08 - Dr. Junhwan Jeon
Department of Chemical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
Advisor: Professor Peter T. Cummings
Title: Molecular Modeling and Simulation of Polymeric and Biological Systems
 
May 15 - Charles G. Hogshead
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Evangelos Manias
Title: Mixed Monolayers and Polymer Brush Gradients
 
May 22 - Theresa Foley
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Evangelos Manias
Title: Water Soluble Temperature Responsive Polymers
 
May 29 - Professor Jan Vermant
Department of Chemical Engineering,  Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Department of Chemical Engineering, Princeton University
Title: Alignment and orientation effects of particle suspended in viscoelastic liquids
 
June 05 - Dr. Rebeca Hernandez
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor James P. Runt
Title: Phase Organization of Model Biomedical Polyurethanes
 
June 12 - Jason W. Claude
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Qing Wang
Title: Electric Breakdown in Vinylidene Fluoride Based Polymers
 
June 19 - Dr. Daniel M. Fragiadakis
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor James P. Runt
Title: Mobile ion concentration and ion mobility in polyurethane ionomers
 
July 03 - Bret Neese
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Qing Wang, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Professor Qiming Zhang Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering, PSU
Title: Electromechanical Responses in PVDF based Polymers
 
July 10 - Professor Richard P. Wool
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware
Center for Composite Materials
Colburn Laboratory
Title: Unraveling Polymer Entanglement and Dynamic Theories of Polymer Rheology
 
July 17 - Susan Fullerton
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University 
Advisor: Professor Janna Maranas
Title: Influence of humidity and crystallization time on the conductivity of nanoparticle-filled solid polymer electrolytes
 
July 24 - Burcu Unal
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Ronald C. Hedden
Title: Colonization of Highly Swelling Hydrogels by Rhizobia
 
August 07 - Dr. He Huang
College of Materials Science and Engineering, Hubei University, China
Title: On the 'Sequential Order' Rules in Generalized Two dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy
 
August 14 - Hyeran Noh
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Erwin A. Vogler
Title: Volumetric Interpretation of Protein Adsorption: Partition Coefficients, Interphase Volumes, and Free Energies of Adsorption
 
August 21 - Dr. Georgios Polyzos
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Evangelos Manias
Title: Cation exchange capacity and water effects on the mobility of alkyl-ammonium surfactants being nanoconfined in montmorillonite platelets. A dielectric relaxation spectroscopy study
 
August 24 - Professor Peter M. Budd
School of Chemistry, The University of Manchester
Title: Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs) Polymer Physics Seminar Series
 
January 16 - Dr. David Hu
Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, New York University
Advisor: Professor Michael Shelley
Title: Two studies in biolocomotion: walking on water and slithering on land
 
January 23 - Professor Luis E Norena-Franco
Metropolitan Autonomous University
Title: MCM-41 Mesoporous Materials: Structure and Applications
 
January 26 - Professor Martin Lisal
Department of Physics, J. E. Purkinje University, Czech Republic
Title: Alignment of Lamellar Diblock Copolymer Phases under Shear: Insight from Dissipative Particle Dynamics Simulations
 
January 30 - Dr. Kirt A. Page
Polymers Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Title: The Influence of Electrostatic Interactions on Chain Dynamics, Counterion Dynamics, and Morphological Development in Perfluorosulfonate Ionomers
 
February 6 - Professor Ronald Hedden
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Synthesis of Model Main-Chain Smectic Elastomers
 
February 15 - Professor Samuel Kenig
Managing Director of Israel Plastics & Rubber Center
Professor Dodiuk Hanna, the Head of Department of Plastics Engineering, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design
Title: Nano Enhanced Polymer Adhesives
 
February 27 - Dr. Chunxia Chen
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University 
Advisor: Professor Janna Maranas
Title: Local dynamics of syndiotactic poly(methyl methacrylate) using molecular dynamics simulation
 
March 5~9  APS March Meeting, Denver, CO
 
March 13 - Dr. Ana Vila Verde
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Janna Maranas
Title: Investigating the specificity of adsorption of onto gold by gold-binding peptides using molecular dynamics simulations
 
March 20 - Professor Claudio Olivera-Fuentes
Department of Thermodynamics and Transport Phenomena, Simon Bolivar University, Caracas, Venezuela
Title: Pitiless Moderation: Le Chatelier's Principle Revisited
 
March 27 - Roman Galdamez
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University 
Advisor: Professor Ronald P. Danner
Title: Applications of Inverse Gas Chromatography to Multicomponent Systems
 
April 3 - Professor Darrin J. Pochan
Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Delaware Biotechnology Institute, University of Delaware
Title: Construction of Nanostructures and Materials through Peptide or Charged Block Copolymer Self-assembly
 
April 10 - Polymer Center Kickoff Meeting, Materials Day
 
April 17 - Wenjuan Liu
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Ralph H. Colby
Title: Modeling of Segmental Dynamics