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Supramolecules & Assemblies, Chemistry of
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Functional Materials through Bottom-Up Self-Assembly
Note: This conference is currently known as "Self-Assembly & Supramolecular Chemistry".

Dates

May 6-11, 2007

Location

Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco
Lucca (Barga), Italy

Organizers

Chairs:
John Texter & Dirk G. Kurth

Vice Chair:
Matthew Tirrell

Contributors

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
4:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmBuilding Recognition
Session Chair: George Gokel (University of Missouri, St. Louis)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmToyoki Kunitake (RIKEN)
"Molecular Assembly in Ultrathin Films"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmJean-Marie Lehn (Strasbourg)
"Functional Nanostructures by Self-Organization: Design and Selection"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amSupraParticle Architecture
Session Chair: Eric Kaler (University of Delaware)
9:00 am - 9:45 amAlphons Van Blaaderen (University of Utrecht)
"Manipulating Colloids with Electric Fields"
9:45 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:45 amOrlin Velev (North Carolina State University)
"Convergence of electronics and colloids: Electronic devices as "smart" particles and particles as electronic devices"
10:45 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 11:30 amCoffee Break / Group Photo
11:30 am - 12:30 pmNanoparticle Compounds
Session Chair: Heinrich Hofmann (EPFL)
11:30 am - 12:15 pmChristopher Murray (IBM)
"Building with artificial atoms: Routes to nanocrystal based devices and multi-functional nanomaterials"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmSupramolecular Sensors
Session Chair: Frank Szoka (University of California, San Francisco)
5:30 pm - 6:15 pmMathias Brust (Liverpool)
"Nanoparticle-based Biosensing"
6:15 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
6:30 pm - 7:15 pmBernhard Schuster (University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna)
"S-Layers in device and sensor design"
7:15 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amElectrical and Optical Assemblies
Session Chair: Rigoberto Advincula (University of Houston)
9:00 am - 9:45 amCherie Kagan (IBM)
"Electrical and Optical Properties of Organic Supramolecular Assemblies"
9:45 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:45 amDimitris Tsoukalas (National Technical University of Athens)
"Nanoparticles As Charge Storage Elements for Memory Applications"
10:45 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 11:30 amCoffee Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pmMolecular and Polymer Modification for Assembly
Session Chair: Qun Huo (University of Central Florida)
11:30 am - 12:15 pmVince Rotello (University of Massachusetts)
"Nanoparticles, Scaffold and Building Blocks"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmLayer-by-layer Assembly
Session Chair: Karin Caldwell (Uppsala University)
5:30 pm - 6:15 pmGero Decher (University of Strasbourg)
"Facts and Fiction in LbL Assembly"
6:15 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
6:30 pm - 7:15 pmHelmuth Moehwald (Max Planck Institute of Interfaces, Golm)
"Functional Hollow Capsules by Assembly of Polyelectrolytes and Nanoparticles"
7:15 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:15 amSupramolecular Photonics and Computing
Session Chair: Patricia Macguiggan (Johns Hopkins University)
9:00 am - 9:35 amEugena Kumacheva (University of Toronto)
"Polymers for Photonics"
9:35 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:20 amTadashi Kawazoe (Japan Science and Technology Agency)
"Nanophotonic Computing with Quantum Dots"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:05 amJohn Polanyi (University of Toronto)
"Self-assembly of Nano-corrals and Switches"
11:05 am - 11:15 amDiscussion
11:15 am - 11:45 amCoffee Break
11:45 am - 12:30 pmAssembly on Different Length Scales
Session Chair: Katherina Landfester (University of Ulm)
11:45 am - 12:20 pmNick Kotov (University of Michigan)
"Supramolecular Structures of Nanoparticles: from Non-linear Optics to Medicine"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmParticle-Based Functional Materials
Session Chair: Warren Ford (Oklahoma State University)
5:30 pm - 6:15 pmMalcolm Green (Oxford)
"Chemistry Both Inside and Outside Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes Towards Useful Applications"
6:15 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
6:30 pm - 7:15 pmPaul Alivisatos (University of California at Berkeley)
"Nanoparticle-based Energy Conversion and Storage"
7:15 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmBusiness Meeting
(Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair)
8:00 pmDinner
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amBiomimetic Crystallization
Session Chair: Yamaira Gonzalez (Du Pont Company)
9:00 am - 9:45 amStephen Mann (University of Bristol)
"Materials Templating and Emergence at the Nano/Micro Interface"
9:45 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:45 amMarkus Antonietti (Max Planck Institute of Colloids, Golm)
"Nacre and Beyond…"
10:45 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 11:30 amCoffee Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pmNew States of Matter
Session Chair: Maria Santore (University of Massachsetts)
11:30 am - 12:15 pmEmmanuel Giannelis (Cornell University)
"Hierarchy in Colloidal Melts"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmSticking Things Together
Session Chair: David Thompson (Purdue)
5:30 pm - 6:15 pmPeter Ma (University of Michigan)
"Tissue Scaffolding: Design and Optimization"
6:15 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
6:30 pm - 7:15 pmJacob Israelachvili (UCSB)
"Supramolecular Forces in Self-Assembly and New Materials"
7:15 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDepart
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