FALL 2012 PPST Seminars

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PPST sponsors a series of seminars covering a broad range of topics of general interest to the polymer community, featuring speakers from both on and off campus. We invite the polymer community at MIT and elsewhere to participate. For further information, contact Professor Brad Olsen at bdolsen@mit.edu. All talks take place on Wednesdays.

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FALL 2012 SEMINAR LOCATION: 4-237

Seminar 3:30 PM / Refreshments 3:00 PM

 

September

12

Technology Bloggers RSS Feed“New Methods for Synthesis and Characterization of Polymer Networks and Nanoparticles”

Prof. Jeremiah A. Johnson, MIT Chemistry/PPST

 

October

3

PDMS Pushed to Extremes”

Prof. Thomas J. McCarthy, Dept. of Polymer Science and Engineering, U. Mass./Amherst

10

NO SEMINAR

 17

“Nanoparticle-driven tube formation on fluid membranes and microphase separation on curved templates”

Prof. Angelo Cacciuto, Columbia University

24

“Exploring the phenomenological and conceptual foundation of nonlinear polymer rheology: From simple shear and uniaxial extension to other types of deformation.”

Prof. Shi-Qing Wang, University of Akron

31

NO SEMINAR

November

 7

“Polymer particles and liquid interfaces”

 

Prof. Vinothan N. Manoharan, Harvard University

 14

“Squeezing DNA: Properties of a semi-flexible polymer in strong confinement”

Dr. Yeng-Long Chen, Institute of Physics, Academica Sinica (Taiwan)

 21

NO SEMINAR

 28

NO SEMINAR

 December

 5

Cooperative behaviors in macromolecules and macromolecular assemblies”

 

Prof. Yao Lin, Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut

 12

“Mucus Penetrating Nanoparticles”

 

Prof. Justin Hanes, Johns Hopkins University

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