2010 Polymer Physics Seminars

September 14 - Siwei Liang
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor : Professor Ralph H. Colby
Title : Synthesis and Characterization of Polysiloxane-based Single Ion Conductor containing Weak-binding Salt
 
September 21 - Professor David L. Allara
Department of Polymer Science and Chemistry, Penn State University
Title : Electrical and Electromagnetic Responses of Molecules in Confined Geometries - Applications to Molecule-Based Electronic Devices
 
October 5 - Kevin A. Masser
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor James P. Runt
Title : Dynamics of Hydrogen Bonding Polymer Blends Exhibiting Minimized Self Associations and Liquid Crystalline Polymers of Unique Chemistry
 
October 12 - Professor Suzanne Mohney
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Title : Future Faculty Research Funding Discussion
 
October 19 - Professor Robert Mathers
Department of Chemistry, Penn State University, New Kensington
Title : Controlling the Architecture and Functionality of Polymerization Systems with Renewable Resources
 
October 26 - Kui Xu
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Qing Wang
Title : Design and Chemistry of Polymer Electrolyte Materials with Controllable Transport Properties
 
November 2 - Gregory S. Larsen
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Coray M. Colina
Title :Simulated Adsorption and Characterization of Novel Nanoporous Polymers
 
November 9 - Professor Sergio Granados-Focil
Department of Chemistry, Clark University, Worcester, MA
Title :Design of triazole bearing sol-gel and polymer membranes as ion transporting membranes for renewable energy applications
 
November 16 - Professor Thomas H. Epps, III
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark DE
Title :Using Interfacial Manipulations to Generate Functional Materials from Nanostructured Polymers
 
November 23 - Amanda McDermott
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor James P. Runt
Title :Structure of Free Volume in Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity: X-ray Scattering with Insight from Molecular Dynamics Simulations
 
November 30 - Kokonald Sinha
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State
Advisor : Professor Janna Maranas
Title :A Quasi Elastic Neutron Scattering study of polymer dynamics in PEO based sulfonate ionomers: Effect of ion content and ion identity
 
December 7 - Professor Shi-Qing Wang
Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron, Akron OH
Title :Building a phenomenological and conceptual foundation for nonlinear rheology of entangled polymeric liquids
 
June 8 - Paisan Khanchaitit
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Qing Wang
Title: Crosslinked-PVDF-CTFE for Dielectric Energy Storage
 
June 15 - Professor Enrique Gomez
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Quantifying the degree of phase separation in polymer solar cells
 
June 22 - Professor Clare McCabe
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Title: Developing Coarse-Grained Models for the Molecular Simulation of the Self Assembly of Skin Lipids
 
June 29 - Gordon Research Conferences (GRC)
 
July 6 - Professor Zuleima T. Karpyn
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Penn State University
 
August 24 - U Hyeok Choi
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Ralph H. Colby
 
January 12 - Dr. Jian Qin
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Scott T. Milner (Ph.D. Advisor: Prof. David Morse, in Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science at University of Minnesota)
Title: Correlation in Homogeneous Diblock Copolymer Melts: Theory & Monte Carlo Simulation
 
January 19 - Dr. Eric B. Sirota
Corporate Strategic Research ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. 
Title: The role of metastable phases in polymer crystallization
 
January 26 - Professor Qing Wang
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Ferroelectric Polymer Nanocomposites for Dielectric Energy Storage
 
February 2 - Shih-Wa Wang
Chemical Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Ralph H. Colby
Title: Counterion Dynamics in Polyurethane-Carboxylate Ionomers with Ionic Liquid Counterions
 
February 9 - Dr. Tanuj Motwani
Deparment of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Janna Maranas
Title: State of Water in Starch-Water Systems as Investigated using Dielectric and NMR Relaxation Methods
 
February 16 - Professor Evangelos Manias
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Nanocomposites of Immiscible Polymer Blends & Inorganic Nanofillers: Thermodynamics-based Design of Selective Nanofiller Dispersion and of Filler-Induced Compatibilization
 
February 23 - Romesh J. Patel
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Michael Hickner
Title: Structured Poly(thiophene)/Carbon Nanotube Thin Films for Organic Photovoltaic Applications
 
March 2 - Alfonso J Mendoza
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Michael Hickner
Title: Using Raman Microspectroscopy to Image the Polymer Distribution in Composite Materials
 
March 9 - Professor Norman J. Wagner
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark DE 19716
Title: A tale of two surfactants: combining light and neutron scattering with rheology to understand shear banding and shear induced phase transitions in wormlike micellar solutions  
 
March 15~19  APS March Meeting 2010, Portland, OR
 
March 22 - Dr. Takeo Suga
Department of Applied Chemistry, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Title: Rdox-Active Radical Polymers for Charge-Storage/Transport Materials: Organic Rechargeable Battery and Memory Applications
 
March 30 - Professor Alfred J. Crosby (presented by Avery Dennison)
Polymer Science & Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA 01003
Title: Instabilities in Polymer Networks
 
April 1 - Dr. Patricia Hunt
Department of Chemistry, Imperial College, London, U.K.
Title: Understanding Ionic Liquids: From the Electronic Structure Up
 
April 5 - Professor Alexei Kornyshev
Department of Chemistry, Imperial College, London, U.K.
Title: Unravelling new abilities encoded in the structure of DNA
 
April 13 - Professor Chris Collison
Department of Chemistry, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623-5603
 
April 27 - Hunter Moore
Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
Advisor: Professor Michael Hickner
Title: Morphology and Transport Properties of Midblock-sulfonated Triblock Copolymers
 
May 4 - Anna L. Barnette and Erik Hsiao
Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University
Title: Applications of sum-frequency generation (SFG) vibration spectroscopy and low-frequency dielectrophoretic force microscopy (LF-DEPFM)
 
May 11 - Professor Sanat K Kumar
Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, New York NY 10027-6902
Title: Nanoparticle Amphiphiles
 
May 18 - Dr. Douglas R. Robello
Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester NY
Title: Quantum Amplified Isomerization: A photoinitiated chain reaction in glassy polymers
 
May 25 - ILED MURI Workshop