2009 Polymer Physics Seminars

September 8 - Amanda McDermott
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor James P. Runt
Title: Structure of Ion-Containing Polymers: Relationship of the Low-q X-ray Scattering Upturn to Ion Content
 
September 22 - Professor Mark Maroncelli
Department of Chemistry, Penn State University
Title: Solvation and Charge Transfer in Ionic Liquids
 
September 29 - Professor Shelley L. Anna
Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Title: Surfactant-Laden Interfaces in Microfluidic Devices
 
October 5~7 2009 Conference on Polymers and Ionic Liquids: From Synthesis to Performance, Arlington, VA
 
October 13 - Dr. James Snyder
Materials Division, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Title: Materials Development for Multifunctional Structural Composites That Provide Energy Storage
 
October 16  - Professor Hiroshi Watanabe
Institute for Chemical Research Division of Multidisciplinary Chemistry, Kyoto University, Japan
Title: Dielectric Relaxation of Polymer/Carbon Dioxide Systems
 
October 20 - 81st SoR Annual Meeting, October 18 - 22, 2009, Madison, Wisconsin
 
October 22 - Professor Frederick Kremer
Molecular Physics, Materials Research Spectroscopy Institute of Experimental Physics I, University of Leipzig, Germany
Title: Glassy dynamics and charge transport in ionic liquids
 
November 3 - Professor Edward W. Castner Jr.
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ
Title: Structure, Transport and Photo-Induced Reactions in Ionic Liquids
 
November 10 - Professor Benjamin Chu
Department of Chemistry; Department of Materials Science & Engineering; Department of Biomedical Engineering (affiliated member); Stony Brook University; Stony Brook, NY
Title: Instrumentation Development of Multi-Scaled Scattering & Applications to Bio-Macromolecular Systems
 
November 17 - Kan-Ju Lin
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University 
Advisor: Professor Janna Maranas
Title: A molecular look at the PEO-based single-ion conductor
 
November 24 - He Xie
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Michael Hickner, Materials Science and Engineering
Title: Fundamental Factors that Determine the Transport Properties and Surface Charge of Desalination Membranes
 
December 8 - Professor Lynden A. Archer
The Marjorie L. Hart Chair in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University
Title: Nanoparticle Organic Hybrid Materials (NOHMs)
 
December 15 - Stephanie Petrina
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Michael Hickner, Materials Science and Engineering
Title: Conductivity and Dynamic Swelling in Sulfonated Block Copolymer Thin Films
 
June 9 - Professor Scott T. Milner
Joyce Chair Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Polymer Melt-Crystal Interfaces
 
June 19 - Professor Costantino Creton
Director of PPMD Laboratory at ESPCI (The City of Paris Industrial Physics and Chemistry Higher Educational Institution), Paris, France
Title: Large Strain and Fracture Properties of Hydrogels
 
June 21-26 - Polymer Gordon Research Conference, Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA
 
June 30 - Dr. Christopher Soles
Leader of Polymers Division Electronics Materials Group, NIST
Title: The Direct Patterning of Organosilicate Materials by Nanoimprint Lithography
 
July 7 - Professor Janna Maranas
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Structure and dynamics of polymer electrolytes
 
July 14 - Professor Michael Hickner
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Polymers, Water, and Ions: Interesting Observations on Morphology, Diffusion, and Conductivity
 
July 16  - Dr. Ashoutosh Panday
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA
Currently post-doc at Prof. Nitash Balsara Group University of California, Berkeley, CA
Title: Electrochemical Transport Properties of polystyrenepolyethyleneoxide Block Copolymer Electrolytes
 
July 21 - Professor Ronald G. Larson
George Granger Brown Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Title: Microfluidic Methods for Manipulating Biopolymers
 
July 28 - Professor Enrique D. Gomez
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Quantifying the role of poly(3-hexylthiophene) and fullerene crystallinity on the performance of polymer solar cells
 
August 11 - Kui Xu
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Qing Wang
Title: High Proton Conducting Nafion�/Sulfonated-Silica Nanocomposites
 
August 18 - 238th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, August 16-20, Washington, DC, USA
 
August 25 - Fidel Castro Marcano
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Coray M. Colina
Title: Gas Adsorption in Nanoporous Poly(dichloroxylene) Networks
 
January 13 - Sheng Liu
Department of Electrical Engineering, Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University
Adivsor: Professor Qiming Zhang
Title: Electro-Active Polymer Actuators and Sensors
 
January 20 - Gregory Tudryn
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Ralph H. Colby
Title: Weakening Ion Interactions in Ionomers using Bulky Counterions
 
January 27 - Dr. Erica Saltzman
Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University
Advisor: Professor Sanat K Kumar
Title:  Conformation and Translocation of Model Polymer in Linear Series of Chambers
 
January 29 - Professor Kenji Miyatake
Clean Energy Research Center, University of Yamanashi, 4 Takeda, Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan
Title: Hydrocarbon Ionomer Membranes for Fuel Cell Applications
 
February 17 - Greg Hogshead
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Evangelos Manias
Title: Tunable, Temperature-Responsive, Tethered Polymer Gradients
 
February 24 - Professor T. C. Mike Chung
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of New Polypropylenes with Linear, Long Chain Branching, and Cross-linking Structures
 
February 27 - Professor Oleg Borodin
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah & Wasatch Molecular Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
Title: Force Field Development and Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Ionic Liquids, Electrolytes
 
March 3 - Dr. Enrique Soto Castruita
The W.G. Pritchard Laboratories, Department of Mathematics, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Andrew Belmonte
Title: Single Air Bubbles Ascending in Polymeric Fluids
 
March 9~15 Spring Break
 
March 16~20 APS March Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
March 24 - Wenjuan Liu
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Ralph H. Colby, Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Professor Michael J. Janik, Chemical Engineering
Title: How far can ab initio calculations take us in predicting ion conduction in ionomers? for Li Batteries and Actuators
 
March 31 - Dr. Tomonori Saito
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Michael Hickner, Materials Science and Engineering
Advisor: Professor Bruce Logan, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Multiphase Block Copolymers: Influence of Functional Groups in Macromolecular Architecture
 
April 7 - Professor Michael Janik
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University
Title: First-Principles Evaluation and Design of Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells
 
April 14 - Professor Paul Painter
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Self-Contacts and Self-Concentration Effects in Polymer Solutions and Blends
 
April 21 - 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. EAB Meeting
 
April 28 - Kevin A. Masser
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor James P. Runt
Title: Hydrogen Bonding Polymer Blends: Dynamics of Miscible Blends Exhibiting Controlled Intramolecular Interactions
 
May 5 - Dr. Nathaniel J. Wentzel
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University 
Advisor: Professor Scott T. Milner
Title: Crystal and Rotator Phases of n-alkanes: a Molecular Dynamics Study
 
May 12 - Kristin Patterson
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Coray M. Colina
Title: Probing the behavior of biopolymeric systems via molecular simulation
 
May 19 - Professor Timothy Long
Department of Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia
Title: The Allure of Imidazole-Containing Polymers
 
May 26 - Dr. Hyungki Lee
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor James P. Runt
Title: Dynamics of uniaxially oriented elastomers using dielectric spectroscopy