This event is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and anyone else interested in soft matter, from anywhere. Click here to register!
The Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) of Princeton University and the University of Delaware are hosting a one-day symposium to promote early-career researchers in the field of Soft Matter, with a focus on those from under-represented groups.
Organized by: Sujit Datta
, Thomas Epps
, LaShanda Korley
, Rodney Priestley
, Howard Stone
Supported by: Princeton DFR, PRISM, MAE, CBE, SEAS, DOF, Graduate School; NSF MRSEC 2011750 (PCCM
) and 2011824 (CHARM
This virtual event will be on Friday, October 23, 2020
and will feature presentations from those selected, keynote lectures by Paula Hammond (MIT)
and Joseph DeSimone (Carbon Inc/Stanford)
, professional development activities, and an introduction to the field for undergraduates. All times are Eastern Time.
8:45-9 AM: Opening remarks
To register, click here.
9-9:40 AM: Keynote lecture by Paula Hammond (MIT)
9:40-10 AM: A general introduction to soft matter
10 AM-12 PM: Talks from selected speakers on biological soft matter
12-12:40 PM: Keynote lecture by Joseph DeSimone (Carbon Inc/Stanford)
- Danielle Scheff, University of Chicago, Interaction of active processes in actin networks
- Helen Ansell, University of Pennsylvania, Threading the spindle: a geometric study of chiral liquid crystal polymer microparticles
- Justin Bobo, Carnegie Mellon, Understanding mechanobiology control over neurotransmitter responses through a nerve
integrated tissue on chip system
- Victoria Muir, University of Pennsylvania, Influence of microgel fabrication technique on granular hydrogel properties
- Kolade Adebowale, Stanford, Enhanced substrate stress relaxation promotes filopodia-mediated cell migration
- Lexy Diezmann, University of Utah, A liquid crystal compartmentalizes meiotic DNA repair signals
- Ada Undieh, Stanford, Live cell rheometer: integrated imaging and mechanical measurement of living cell multilayers and tissues
12:40-1 PM: Break
1-2:30 PM: Talks from selected speakers on polymeric soft matter
2:30-4:15 PM: Talks from selected speakers on colloids, grains, and soft mechanics
- Rachel Zhuojun Huang, Stanford, Electro-active ionomer interface for stabilizing lithium metal batteries
- Katherine Mizrahi Rodriguez, MIT, Functionalized microporous polymers for energy-efficient gas separations
- Diego M. Alzate-Sánchez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Environment decontamination using sugar-based materials
- Kathryn O'Harra, University of Alabama, Designing high-performance ionenes and ionic liquid composites with tailorable sequencing, hierarchical structuring, and tunable architectures
- R. Konane Bay, Princeton, What controls failure in ultrathin polymer films?
4:15-5 PM: Parallel breakout sessions for
- Meera Ramaswamy, Cornell, Determining the force networks in shear thickening suspensions
- Melody Lim, University of Chicago, Acoustically levitated granular matter
- Manuel Dominguez, University of Texas at Austin, Colloidal nanocrystal gels using dynamic covalent chemistry
- Chrisy Xiyu Du, Harvard, Building block and self-assembly design with magnetic handshake materials
- Matthew Grasinger, Air Force Research Laboratory, Architected elastomer networks for optimal electromechanical response
- Anika Jain, Stanford, Transient shear rheology of rigid particle suspensions in dilute polymer solutions
- Undergraduates interested in academia
- Graduate students interested in academia
- Postdocs interested in academia
- Those interested in industry/entrepreneurship.