The Gordon Research Seminar on Macromolecular Materials 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 this meeting is to provide an environment where young researchers can openly discuss the forefront of polymer science and develop new collaborations, ideas, and colleagues. The topics covered in this Macromolecular Materials GRS will be interdisciplinary in nature, and cover emerging areas of polymer engineering, physics, and chemistry.
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Lecture|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Craig Hawker (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)
"Studies at the Interface of Chemistry and Materials"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 8:30 pm||Assembly and Structure of Biologically Relevant Polymers|
|Discussion Leader: Hilary Paulin (University of Guelph, Canada)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Matthew Green (University of Delaware, USA)
"Solution Assemblies of Block Copolymers for Nucleic Acid and Drug Delivery"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Robert Elder (University of Colorado-Boulder, USA)
"Molecular Simulation Studies of Macromolecular Binding for Drug Recognition"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Macromolecular Characterization and Behavior at the Nanoscale|
|Discussion Leader: Dong Woog Lee (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Adam Raegen (University of Guelph, Canada)
"Advances in Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging Enable Quantitative Measurement of Laterally Heterogeneous Coatings of Nanoscale Thickness"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Benjamin Scheinhardt (University of Konstanz, Germany)
"Single Labeled Polyethylene Nanocrystals"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 10:00 am||Mechanics of Polymer Interfaces|
|Discussion Leader: Widusha Illeperuma (Harvard University, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Chelsea Davis (ESPCI Paristech, France)
"Mechanics of Adhesive Contact"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Xavier Banquy (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)
"Expanding the Boundaries of Biolubrication"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 11:00 am||Macromolecular Synthesis for Nano and Biotechnology|
|Discussion Leader: Jiong Zou (Texas A&M University, USA)|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Samantha McRae (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
"Functional Phosphorylcholine Polymers for Biology"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Justin Poelma (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)
"Applications of a Visible Light-Mediated Living Radical Polymerization Process"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentoring Session: "Career Perspectives from Academia, Industry and National Labs"|
|Arthi Jayaraman (University of Colorado-Boulder, USA), Shaun Ahn (Dow Corning Corporation, USA), and Edwin Chan (NIST, USA)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|
Last Updated: December 19, 2012