Seminars

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

George Fytas, Max-Planck-Institut fur Polymerforschung, Mainz, Germany

“Colloid-based Hypersonic Phononics”
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time changed to 10:00 a.m.
366 Colburn Lab

Ramón Castañeda Priego, NIST Center for Neutron Research and Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico

“Effective Interactions Between Macromolecules Close to a Thermodynamic Instability and the Boundary of Gelation”
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
4:00 p.m.
104 Gore Hall
Additional information coming soon
Joint CMET/Physics Seminar

Tom Laue, University of New Hampshire

“Implications of High Concentrations in Biological Systems”
Friday, June 9, 2017
10:45 a.m.
240 Colburn Lab
RSVP: Kristi Halberg
Joint CBST/CMET Webinar

Please stay tuned for additional dates and speakers

Fall 2016 Seminar Series

Moshe Gottlieb, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

“Block Copolymers at Interfaces – Statics, Kinetics and Rheology”
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
1:30 p.m.
366 Colburn Lab

Max Wolff, Uppsala University, Sweden

“New Light On an Old Problem: The Solid Liquid Boundary Condition”
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
1:00 p.m.
366 Colburn Lab
Joint CMET/CNS/MSEG Seminar

Ulf Olsson, Lund University, Sweden

“On the Ripening of Solid Nanoparticles”
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
1:00 p.m.
366 Colburn Lab
Joint CMET/CNS/MSEG Seminar

Summer 2016 Seminar Series

Charles Han, Joint Laboratory of Polymer Science & Materials Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

“From Aggregation, Gelation to Glass Transition of a Colloidal/polymer System”
Friday, August 5, 2016
11:00 a.m.
366 Colburn Lab
Joint CMET/MSEG Seminar

Erick Sarmiento Gómez, Institute of Physics, University of San Luis Potosí, México

“Light as an External Field in Colloidal Dynamics”
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
1:00 p.m.
366 Colburn Lab

Spring 2016 Seminar Series

Hang Lu, Georgia Institute of Technology

“Microfluidics, Automation and Big-Data for Systems Biology”
Thursday, February 25, 2016
2:00 p.m.
366 Colburn Lab

Jin Kon Kim, Pohang University of Science and Technology

“Functional Nanomaterials Based Block Copolymer Self-Assembly”
Thursday, March 10, 2016
1:00 p.m.
366 Colburn Lab

Gerhard Nägele, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf and Forschungszentrum Jülich

“Rheology and Diffusion Properties of Concentrated Microgel Suspensions with Application to Filtration”
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
11:00 a.m.
366 Colburn Lab

Jeremy Fowler, Syngenta

“Syngenta Overview and Recent Events in the Agrochemical Industry”
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
4:00 p.m.
366 Colburn Lab

Dr. Kathleen Stebe, University of Pennsylvania

“Curvature Directed Assembly”
Thursday, April 28, 2016
2:00 p.m.
366 Colburn Lab

Dr. Daniel Beltran-Villegas, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

“Dynamic Modeling of Colloidal Assembly”
Monday, May 9, 2016
10:00 a.m.
366 Colburn Lab

Dr. Karen Edler, University of Bath, UK

“From Micelles to Materials”
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
11:00 a.m.
102 Colburn Lab

 

Fall 2015 Seminar Series

Kevin Whitcomb, Colorado State University

“Blinking, Antibunching, and Energy Transfer in Small Clusters of Quantum Dots”
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
12:00 p.m.
366 Colburn Lab

Morton Denn, City College of New York

“The Unusual Rheology of Particle-Filled Systems”
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
3:00 p.m.
106 Center for Composite Materials

Norbert Willenbacker, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

“Capillary Suspensions – a Generic Paste Formulation Concept”
Friday, October 9, 2015
3:30 p.m.
366 Colburn Laboratory

John Oakey, University of Wyoming

“Microfluidic Encapsulation for the Design of Intra- and Extracellular Niches”
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
2:00 p.m.
366 Colburn Laboratory

Chris Bates, California Institute of Technology

“Block Copolymers: From Fundamental Science to Technological Applications”
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
2:00 p.m.
366 Colburn Laboratory

David Grier, New York University*

“Practical Tractor Beams”
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
4:00 p.m.
104 Gore Hall
*This seminar is co-sponsored by the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

Spring 2015 Seminar Series

Moon Jeong Park, Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, Korea

“Morphology and Ion Transport in Block Copolymer Electrolytes”
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
2:00 p.m.
366 Colburn Lab

Edward Lyman, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Delaware

“Fractional Brownian Subdiffusion in Lipid Mixtures and its Implications for Cell Signaling Noise”
Monday, March 9, 2015
10:00 a.m.
366 Colburn Lab

Julie Champion, Georgia Institute of Technology*

“Protein Assembly to Create Therapeutic Materials”
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
10:00 a.m.
366 Colburn Lab
*This seminar is co-sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Delaware Biotechnology Institute.

Francesco Sciortino, Sapienza, Universita’di Roma*

“Providing Valence to Colloids: Equilibruim Gels and Ultrastable Liquids”
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
10:00 a.m.
106 Center for Composite Materials
*This seminar is co-sponsored by the Center for Neutron Science.

2014 Fall Seminar Series

Rana Ashkar, University of Maryland/NIST Center for Neutron Research

“Complex Polymer Dynamics in Percolated Nanoparticle Networks”
Thursday, December 11, 2014
11:00 a.m.
366 Colburn Lab

Amr I. Abdel-Fattah, EXPEC-ARC, Saudi Aramco

“Colloid and Interface Science Advancing Petroleum Technology”
Monday, September 15, 2014
2:00 p.m.
366 Colburn Lab

Bing Fang, University of Massachusetts Amherst

“Manipulating Bacteria with Polymer Brushes Containing Embedded Nanoscale Functionalities”
Thursday, September 18, 2014
10:30 a.m.
366 Colburn Lab

Spring 2014 Seminar Series

Nicky Eshtiaghi, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

“Irreversible Impact of Thermal Treatment of Rheological Behaviour of Anaerobic Digested Sludge”
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Dimitris Vlassopoulos – University of Crete

“Metastability Transitions in Soft Colloids and Nanocomposites”
Monday, May 19, 2014

Dr. John M. Shaw– University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada*

“Redefining Heavy Oil Characterization: A Dissident’s Perspective”
Thursday, February 20, 2014

*This seminar was co-sponsored by the University of Delaware Energy Institute.

Dimitrios Papavassiliou– National Science Foundation & University of Oklahoma

“Heat and Mass Transfer Discoveries Using Computations at Different Scales” and “Overview of CBET Cluster on Transport, Thermal, and Fluid Flow Phenomena”
Monday, February 3, 2014

Fall 2013 Seminar Series

Kyung Hyun Ahn– Seoul National University

“A New Paradigm of Materials Processing”
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Spring 2013 Seminar Series

Erin Koos– Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

“Capillary Suspensions: How a Small Amount of Liquid Can Make a Huge Difference”
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Frank Schreiber– Universitaet Tuebingen*

“Understanding Protein Solutions: Aggregation, Crystallization, Adsorption, and Diffusion”
Thursday, March 21, 2013

*This seminar is being co-sponsored by the College of Engineering, the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, and the Center for Neutron Science.

Jan Vermant– K. U. Leuven

“A Simple Route to Graphene Oxide Frameworks”
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Christopher Wirth– K. U. Leuven

Electrolyte Dependent 2D Assembly of Colloidal Particles on a Planar Electrode
Monday, May 6, 2013

Yue Wu– Purdue University

Advanced Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials for Waste Heat Recovery
Thursday, May 9, 2013

Patrick Spicer– University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

“Stimulus-Responsive Endoskeleton Droplets”
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ulf Olsson– Lund University, Sweden*

“Shear Induced Multi-Lamellar Vesicles in a Nonionic Surfactant Lamellar Phase”
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

*This seminar is co-sponsored by the Center for Neutron Science.

Seth Fraden– Brandeis University

“Materials Morphogenesis”
Thursday, May 23, 2013

Fall 2012 Seminar Series

David Pine– New York University

“Colloids with Directional Interactions”
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Yatin Gokarn– Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

“Good Proteins, Bad Environment: The Role of Ions in Modulating Protein Behavior in Dilute Salt Solutions”
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Spring 2012 Seminar Series

George Fytas– University of Crete

“High Frequency Soft Phononics”
Thursday, February 2, 2012

Kenneth Schweizer– University of Illinois*

“Slow Dynamics in Soft Materials: From Nanoparticle Diffusion in Polymer Melts to Viscolelasticity and Kinetic Arrest in Dense Colloidal Suspensions”
Thursday, February 23, 2012

*This seminar was co-sponsored by the Department of Materials Science & Engineering.

Andrew Dove– University of Warwick

“Functionalization and Self-Assembly of Degradable Polymers”
Monday, March 5, 2012

Chinedum Osuji– Yale University

“Magnetic Fields and Soft Matter – Functional Materials by Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymer, Naonowire and Surfactant Mesophases”
Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sibani Lisa Biswal– Rice University

“Directed Collooidal Assembly Using Magnetic Fields and DNA”
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Jeff Meth– DuPont Central Research & Development

“The Development of Filler Structure in Colloidal Silica – Polymer Nanocomposites”
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fall 2011 Seminar Series

Silke Rathgeber– University of Koblenz-Landau

“Structure and Dynamics of Driven Soft Matter”
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Heinrich Jaeger– University of Chicago

“Walking on Oobleck?”
Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Raymond Tu– The City College of New York

“Periodically Sequenced Peptides: A New Tool for Nanoscale Materials Synthesis”
Thursday, November 3, 2011

Xin Bain– TU Munchen, Germany

“Smoothed Dissipative Particle Dynamics Simulation of Colloidal Suspension”
Thursday, November 10, 2011

David Burris– University of Delaware

“In-Situ Studies of Cartilage Microtribology as a Novel Route to Study OA”
Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bart van Bruggen– K. U. Leuven

“Pervaporation and other Membrane Technologies”
Friday, December 2, 2011

LaShanda Korley– Case Western University

“Mechanically-Tunable Materials Inspired From Nature”
Thursday, December 15, 2011

Spring 2011 Seminar Series

James Gilchrist– Lehigh University

“Tuning 2D and 3D Hard-Sphere Suspension Microstructure”
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

David Green– University of Virginia

“Impact of Block Copolymers and Graft Polymers on Droplet and Nanoparticle Rheology in Polymer Melts”
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

George Petekidis– University of Crete

“Rheology and Microscopic Dynamics of Colloidal Glasses Under Shear”
Friday, March 18, 2011

John Katsaras– Oak Ridge National Laboratory*

“Neutrons and their Application to Biomimetic Systems”
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

*This seminar was co-sponsored by the Center for Neutron Science.

Amalie frischknecht – sandia national laboratories

“Modeling Polymer Nanocomposites”
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fall 2010 Seminar Series

Ramón Castaneda-Priego – University of Guanajuato*

“Colloids in Confinement and Under Periodic Substrates”
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

*This seminar was co-sponsored by the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

H. Henning Winter – National Science Foundation

“Rheological Study of the Structural Ripening of a Nano-Composite Soft Glass”
Monday, October 4, 2010

Gerhard Nagele – Institute of Solid State Research (iff)*

“Dynamics in Concentrated Suspensions of Charged and Porous Particles: Theory, Simulation and Experiment”
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

*This seminar was co-sponsored by the Center for Neutron Science..

Suzanne Fielding – University of Durham*

“Shear Banding in Complex Fluids and Soft Glasses”
Monday, November 1, 2010

*This seminar was co-sponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Rachel O’Reilly – The University of Warwick

“Designer Functional Polymeric Nanostructures”
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Jodie lutkenhaus – texas a&M university

“Effects of Confinement on the Thermal Properties of Polyelectrolyte Multilayers”
Monday, December 6, 2010

Past Seminars

John Riley, Carnegie Mellon University*

“Stimuli-Responsive Adsorption and Forces between Polymer Brush Nanoparticle-Coated Surfaces”
Monday, August 24, 2015

Zachary Farrell, University of Virginia*

Metallic Nanoparticles with Phase-Separated Ligand Monolayers: Theory, Synthesis, and Characterization
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
*This seminar was co-sponsored by the Center for Neutron Science.

Sepideh Razavi, City College of New York

“Colloidal Particles and Fluid Interfaces: Approach, Breach and Flow Behavior”
Monday, June 29, 2015

Laura Gray, Emory University*

“How Stress during Glass Formation affects Physical Aging”
Thursday, June 11, 2015
*This seminar is co-sponsored by the Center for Neutron Science.

Peter J. T. Verheijen, University of Delaware and Deft University of Technology, The Netherlands

“On Crossroads from Process Systems to Systems Biology”
Friday, June 5, 2015

James Swan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“The Hydrodynamics of Colloidal Gelation”
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

David Rosenman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

“Finding Order in the Chaos: Toward a Generalized Characterization of the Ensembles of Aβ Monomers”
Friday, May 22, 2015

Nesrin Senbil, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

“Effect of Interface Shape on Contact Angle and Contact Line around a Sphere at a Liquid Interface”
Monday, January 26, 2015

Dan Bracewell – University College London

“Nanofibers as Adsorbents for Continuous Chromatography”
Friday, August 8, 2014

Isidro (Dan) Zarraga – Genentech

“Nanocolloid Science in Immunotherapy: Therapeutic Vaccine and Antibody Formulations”
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Annekathrin Muetze – ETH Zurich*

“On the Appearance of Vorticity and Gradient Shear Bands in Wormlike Micellar Solutions of Dierent CPCI/Salt Systems”
Thursday, July 24, 2014
*This seminar was cosponsored by the Center for Neutron Science.

Gregory Warr – The University of Sydney

“Liquid Structure and Self-Assembly in Ionic Liquids”
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Basavaraj G. Madivala – Indian Institute of Technology Madras

“Tunable Pickering Emulsions Using Oppositely Charged Particles – Experiments and Theory”
Monday, June 30, 2014

Michael Gradzielski – Technical University of Berlin

“Supraparticles of Variable Shape Based on Fumed Silica with Versatile Functional Properties”
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Folarin Latinwo– University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Flucuation Theorems for Molecular Rheology”
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Arthi Jayaraman– University of Colorado

“Theory and Simulation Studies of Structure and Thermodynamics in Macromolecular Materials”
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Christine Luscombe– University of Washington

“Controlling Semiconducting Polymer Architectures”
Thursday, January 9, 2014

Franziska Gröhn– University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

“Responsive Polymer Nano-Assemblies through Electrostatic Self-Assembly”
Thursday, August 16, 2012

Matthew Wasbrough– National Institute of Standards & Technology*

“Mesostructured Polymer/Surfactant Hydrogel Films for Encapsulation and Release”
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

*This seminar was co-sponsored by the Center for Neutron Science.

Kyung Hyun Ahn– Seoul National University

“What We Really Have to Know about Materials Processing”
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Walter Richtering– RWTH Aachen University

“Microgels as ‘Smart’ Ingredients in Composite Hydrogels and Pickering Emulsions”
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Yoshiyuki Komoda – Kobe University

“Drying and Structure Formation of Thin Film from Suspension”
Friday, July 29, 2011

Chongyoup Kim – Korea University

“Migration of Particles in Non-Homogeneous Flows of Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluids”
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Giuseppe Battaglia – The University of Sheffield

“Nano Structured Biomaterials via Water-Bourne Assembly of Amphiphilic Block Copolymers”
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Patrick Hopkins – Sandia National Laboratories

“Controlling Thermal Transport on the Nanoscale Via Phonon Scattering at Interfaces”
Monday, June 13, 2011

James W. Swan– California Institute of Technology

“Dispersions Beneath the Continuum Limit: Anisotropic and Inhomogeneous Suspension Properties”
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

magdaleno medina noyola – universidad autonoma de san luis potosi

“Irreversible Processes, Glass Transition, and Aging in Colloidal Suspensions”
Friday, August 6, 2010

jeremy fowler–The univeristy of virginia

“Impact of Diblock Copolymers on Droplet Emulsification in Immiscible Homopolymer Blends”
Monday, June 14, 2010

Jan Vermant – K.U. Leuven

“Bacterial Swarming: Socio Microbiology or Hydrodynamics?”
Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Jonathan Howse – The University of Sheffield

“Self-Assembled Phoretic Swimmers”
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Alejandro Rey – McGill University

“Liquid Crystal Models of Biological Materials and Processes”
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Todd Squires – University of California, Santa Barbara

“Surface Conduction and its Consequences for Electro-Osmosis and Electrophoresis”
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Szu-wen Wang – University of California, Irvine

“Engineering Self-Assembly and Tailored Functionality in Bio-Inspired Materials
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Les Woodcock – The University of manchester

“Quasi-Thermodynamics of Powders Behaving Like Liquids”
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Jun Mo Kim – University of Tennessee

“Multi-Scale Simulation of Linear, Short-Chain Polyethylene Liquids Under Flow Conditions”
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Nupur Dutta – University of Virginia

“Nanoparticle Stability in Semidilute and Concentrated Polymer Solutions”
Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Whirang Cho – Seoul National University

“Structural and Orientaiton Control of Porous Inorganic-organic Hybrids in Bulk and Thin Films”
Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Jae Chun Hyun – Korea University

“Role of ChE and ChErs in the 21st Century Civilization: Conceptual Understanding of Macroeconomic Connections Embedded in ChE Discipline as Related to the Central Theme (paradigm) of the 21st Century Civilization”
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 – Cancelled Due To Weather

Dganit Danino – Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

“Insight into Chiral Self-Assembly of Biologically-Inspired Amphiphiles into Ribbons and Nanotubes”
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 – Cancelled Due to Weather

John Bishop – Register Group, Princeton University

Novel Polymers and Block Copolymers from Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization
Thursday, February 4, 2010

Nasser Mohieddin Abukhdeir – University of Delaware

Growth, dynamics, and texture modeling of the lamellar smectic-A liquid crystalline transition
Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Jun Fang – Northwestern University

“Processing-Microstructure-Property Relationships in Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymers During Processing: Experiments and Numerical Simulation”
Monday, January 25, 2010

Nicos S. Martys – National Institute of Standards and Technology

“Contact and Stress Anisotropies in Start-Up Flow of Colloidal Suspensions”
Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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