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Thin Film and Crystal Growth Mechanisms (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Note: This conference is currently known as "Crystal Growth and Assembly (GRS)".


July 6-7, 2013


University of New England
Biddeford, ME


John C. Mergo

Associate Chair:
Ian D. McCue

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Thin Film & Crystal Growth Mechanisms is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of the 2013 Thin Film and Crystal Growth Mechanisms Gordon Research Seminar is to discuss cutting-edge research on the mechanisms behind the growth of crystals, thin-films, and particles. Topics such as crystal surface and interface kinetics, biomineralization and biomimetics, phase-changes from solutions, and nanoparticle / nanowire structures will be featured in this year’s GRS.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Thin Film and Crystal Growth Mechanisms" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Address
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Christine Orme (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
"Crystal Growth Mechanisms - concepts that cross disciplines"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Discussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 8:30 pmSurface and Interface Kinetics
Discussion Leader: Zhihua An (New York University)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pm Milea Kammer (Purdue University)
"Silver Thin Film Relaxation Mechanisms - Influence of Localized Processes"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pm Discussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pm Danielle McDermott (University of Notre Dame)
"Tailoring Complex Pattern Formation on Simple Substrates for Materials Science Applications"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pm Discussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pm Philip Myint (Yale University)
"Thermodynamics of thin liquid films and wettability for carbon dioxide sequestration"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:30 pmLow-Dimensional Materials
Discussion Leader: Fei Meng (University of Wisconsin)
8:30 pm - 8:45 pm Rachel Zucker (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"A Model for Solid State Dewetting of Fully-Faceted Thin Films"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pm Discussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pm Paul Rogge (University of California, Berkeley)
"Graphene growth controlled by kink kinetics"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pm Discussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pm Stephen Farias (Johns Hopkins University)
"Mediated Electrochemical Deposition of Elemental Metallic Thin Films"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 10:00 amMentorship Session: Creating Effective Scientific Presentations
Itai Cohen (Cornell University)
10:00 am - 11:00 amBiomineralization and Biomimetics
Discussion Leader: Jong Seto (University of Konstanz)
10:00 am - 10:15 am Anna Schenk (University of Leeds)
"Polyamines Can Induce the Formation of Thin Films and Fibres of Calcium Carbonate? Considerations About the Generality of Polymer-Induced Liquid Precursors"
10:15 am - 10:20 am Discussion
10:20 am - 10:35 am Michael Whittaker (Northwestern University)
"Controlling Nucleation Inside Giant Liposomes"
10:35 am - 10:40 am Discussion
10:40 am - 10:55 am Laura Poloni (New York University)
"Design of Crystal Growth Inhibitors for Kidney Xenostones"
10:55 am - 11:00 am Discussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPhase Changes in Solution
Discussion Leader: Chun-Long Chen (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Xiao Zhong (New York University)
"Crystal polymorph and orientation control in corrals created by Polymer Pen Lithography"
1:45 pm - 1:50 pm Discussion
1:50 pm - 2:05 pm Debin Wang (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
"Biotemplating approach for functional nanocrystal growth"
2:05 pm - 2:10 pm Discussion
2:10 pm - 2:25 pm Audrey Forticaux (University of Wisconsin)
"A Platform to Study Screw Dislocation-Driven Crystal Growth: Functional Inorganic Nanoplates and Their Heterostructures"
2:25 pm - 2:30 pm Discussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmGordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.
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