Spring 2008 Seminar Series

January 16

Mark Snyder, University of Minnesota

"Benign Synthesis, Size Control, and Assembly of Silica Nanoparticles: A New Paradigm for Dispersed Particle, Porous Thin Film, and Gel Applications"

January 22

Ajayan Vinu, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan

"Novel Nanoporous Materials and their Applications"

January 30

Brian G. Willis, University of Delaware

"Growth Strategies for Oxide Heteroepitaxy on Silicon by Atomic Layer Deposition"

February 6

Lydia M. Contreras, Cornell University

"ìUnderstanding and Tuning Protein Translocation through the Ribosome"

February 11

Sai S. Prakash, Research and Development, Pall Corporation, Cortland, New York.

"Mechanisms of Microstructure Evolution in Phase Inversion Membranes via ëTime-Sectioningí Cryo-SEM: Discovery of a Network Instability that Causes Macrovoids"

February 27

Lenore L. Dai, Texas Tech University

"Pickering Emulsions ñ A Paradigm Shift"

March 5

Leonard F. Pease III, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

"Electrospray Differential Mobility Analysis: A Characterization Tool for Complex Colloids and Their Aggregates"

March 19

Patrick T. Underhill, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

"Dynamics of DNA and Swimming Microorganisms: Theory and Coarse-Grained Simulations"

March 24

Ignacio E. Grossmann, Carnegie Mellon University

"New Developments in Discrete-Continuous Optimization of Process Systems"

March 26

Kyle J. M. Bishop, Northwestern University

"Nanoscale Self-assembly via Electrostatic Interactions"

April 2

Arthi Jayaraman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"A Theoretical Study of Polymer Tethered Nanoparticles: Their Assembly in Melts and Role as Novel Fillers in
Polymer Nanocomposites"

April 30

Arijit Bose, University of Rhode Island

"Microstructures in Synthetic Surfactant Systems and Biofluids ñ Imaging and Applications"