2008 Polymer Physics Seminars

September 02 - Professor Ronald Hedden
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Polydomain-Monodomain Transition in Smectic Elastomers
 
September 09 - Professor Jodie L. Lutkenhaus
Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Yale University
Title: Nanostructured Polymeric Materials for Energy Storage and Harvesting
 
September 16 - Susan Fullerton
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University 
Advisor: Professor Janna Maranas
Title: The effect of LiClO4 on the structure and mobility of PEO-based solid polymer electrolytes investigated using SANS and QENS
 
September 23 - Professor Andrew Belmonte
Department of Mathematics, Penn State University
Title: Attraction Without Coalescence: Surprises in Electrolyte / Oil Emulsion
 
September 30 - Professor James P. Runt
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Title: 'Biomedical' Segmented Polyurethane Copolymers: Segment Demixing, Nanoscale Structure, and Molecular Dynamics
 
October 07 - Professor Qiming Zhang
Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering,  Materials Science & Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Multifunctional Polymers and Nanocomposites
 
October 14 - Professor Coray Colina
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Towards the Understanding of Polymeric Materials in Silico
 
October 21 - Dr. Taeyi Choi
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor James P. Runt
Title: PDMS-based Segmented Polyurethanes for Biomedical Applications: Segment composition and Microstructure
 
October 28 - Kokonad Sinha
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University 
Advisor: Professor Janna Maranas
Title: Preparation of PEO-Alumina nanocomposites with controlled dispersion for use as solid polymer electrolytes
 
November 04 - Daniel Lentz
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Ronald C. Hedden
Title: End-linking synthesis of main-chain liquid crystalline elastomers
 
November 11 - Laura Mely Ramirez
Chemical Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Darrell Velegol, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Advisor: Professor Ralph H. Colby, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Title: Flexible Polloidal Chains
 
November 16-21 2008 AIChE Annual Meeting: Philadelphia, PA
 
November 25 - Dr. Flor R. Siperstein
School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester, U.K.
Title: Modelling Surfactant Templated Materials Polymer Physics Seminar Series
 
May 13 - Professor Miriam Rafailovich
Garcia Center, Director, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Title: Biology and physics at the interface: The effect of substrate mechanics on cell function
 
June 24 - Dr. Jingling Yan
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Michael Hickner
Title: Isomeric Polyimides
 
June 29 ~ July 4  2008 Polymer Physics Gordon Research Conferences, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
 
July 08 - Professor Darrell Velegol
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Fabricating Colloidal Devices
 
July 15 - Professor Scott T. Milner
Joyce Chair Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University
Title: A New Look At Stress Relaxation in Melts of Unlinked Rings
 
July 22 - Professor Janna Maranas
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Designing coarse-grained models for dynamics
 
July 29 - Professor Karen I. Winey
Department of Materials Science and Engineering & Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Electrical Conductivity and Polymer Diffusion in SWCNT / Polymer Nanocomposites
 
August 3 ~ 8  The XVth International Congress on Rheology, Monterey, California
 
August 12 - Romesh J. Patel
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Michael Hickner
Title: Hierarchical Morphology Control of P3HT/CNT Films for Organic Photovoltaic Applications
 
August 19 - U Hyeok Choi
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Ralph H. Colby
Title: Understanding Ion transport in Ionomers using Dielectric Spectroscopy
 
August 26 - Dr. Daniel M. Fragiadakis
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor James P. Runt
 
January 22 - Professor Ralph H. Colby
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Designing Ion-Containing Polymers for Facile Ion Transport
 
January 29 - Professor S. Richard Turner
Director Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute, Americas Editor Chemistry and Synthesis POLYMER, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech,  Blacksburg, VA
Title: Alternating Copolymerization of Substituted Stilbenes as Route to New Precisely Functionalized Polymers
 
February 3~8  Gordon Research Conferences - 2008 Program (Colloidal, Macromolecular & Polyelectrolyte Solutions), Ventura, CA
 
February 12 - Professor Louis Madsen
Department of Chemistry, Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Title: Diffusion, Dynamics, and Order in Ionomers Probed Using NMR
 
February 19 - Wenjuan Liu
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Ralph H. Colby
Title: Ion Solvation Energetics
 
February 26 - Professor Paul Trulove
Department of Chemistry, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis MD
Title: Ionic Liquids, Not Your Ordinary Solvents: A Look at Their Properties and Their Applications in Polymer Processing
 
March 4 - Shih-Wa Wang
Chemical Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Ralph H. Colby
Title: Polyurethane Ionomer Synthesis for Single-ion Conductor Application
 
March 10~14  APS March Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
 
March 18 - Gregory S. Larsen
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Coray M. Colina
Title: Gas Adsorption in Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity
 
March 25 - Kui Xu
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Qing Wang
Title: Self-Assembly Approaches to Proton Conductive Polymer Membranes
 
April 1 - Professor Michael Rubinstein
John P. Barker Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 
Title: A Simplified View on the Airway Surface Layer of a Lung
 
April 6~10 Spring 2008 ACS National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana
 
April 15 - Dr. Michael Hibbs
Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Title: Design and Synthesis of Novel Anion-exchange Membranes for Energy Applications
 
April 22 - Professor Robert K. Prud'homme
Department of Chemical Engineering; Princeton University; Princeton, NJ
Title: Nanoparticle Formation by Flash NanoPrecipitation using Block Copolymer Directed Self-Assembly
 
April 29 - Professor Andrey Dobrynin
Institute of Materials Science, & Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Title: Computer Simulations of Polyelectrolytes at Surface and Interfaces