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Colloidal, Macromolecular & Polyelectrolyte Solutions
Gordon Research Conference

Toward Active Materials

Dates

February 16-21, 2014

Location

Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express
Ventura, CA

Organizers

Chair:
Darrell Velegol

Vice Chairs:
Maria M. Santore & Frederick C. MacKintosh

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Conference on Colloidal, Macromolecular & Polyelectrolyte Solutions presents the frontiers of research about solution properties of charged, macromolecular and colloidal systems and their interfaces. This conference has a strong interdisciplinary tradition bringing together materials scientists, soft-matter and complex fluids physicists, engineers, chemists, biophysicists and biochemists. The conference attracts industrial, government and academic scientists to a stimulating set of presentations and discussions. The program highlights the exciting and fast growing areas of colloidal, macromolecular and polyelectrolyte solutions and their impact on materials design, self-assembly and nanostructures. The 2014 conference will have an emphasis on "active materials". The conference will present the latest exciting results of the leaders in the colloid, polymer and polyelectrolyte fields. Poster sessions will also provide a mechanism for presentation and discussion of the work of conference participants; participants are strongly encouraged to present a poster and should contact the vice chair for details. For the first time, we will have a Gordon Research Seminar during the weekend preceding the GRC, primarily for PhD students and post-docs in this field.

Related Meeting

This GRC was held in conjunction with the "Colloidal, Macromolecular & Polyelectrolyte Solutions" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
4:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmColloids as Atoms and Molecules
Discussion Leader: Arjun Yodh (University of Pennsylvania)
7:40 pm - 8:15 pmSharon C. Glotzer (University of Michigan)
"Shape Entropy"
8:15 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:10 pmDaeyeon Lee (University of Pennsylvania)
"The Third Face of Janus Particles"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmActive Gel and Micelle Systems
Discussion Leader: Tim Lodge (University of Minnesota)
9:00 am - 9:40 amFrank Bates (University of Minnesota)
"Molecular Exchange Dynamics in Block Copolymer Micelles"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amHuda Jerri (Firmenich)
"Modulating Microcapsules to Deliver More, Beyond the Core"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmAnna Balazs (University of Pittsburgh)
"Designing Chemo-Responsive Gels that Undergo Directed Motion"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmColloidal Motors
Discussion Leader: Orlin D. Velev (North Carolina State University)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmAyusman Sen (Penn State University)
"Emergent Collective Behavior of Autonomous Nano/Microparticles"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmMichael Shelley (New York University)
"Activity-Driven Flows on Surfaces"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmCharge Carriers in Non-Aqueous Systems
Discussion Leader: Dennis C. Prieve (Carnegie Mellon University)
9:00 am - 9:40 amSven Behrens (Georgia Tech)
"How do Surfactants Mediate Surface Charging in Nonpolar Liquids?"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amAndrei Dukhin (Dispersion Technology)
"Role of Water in Ionization of Non-Polar Liquids"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmJohn Berg (University of Washington)
"Factors Influencing Particle Charging in Apolar Media"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPacking Colloidal Particles
Discussion Leader: Wilson Poon (University of Edinburgh)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmHeinrich Jaeger (University of Chicago)
"Jamming by Design"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmNarayan Ramesh (Dow Chemical)
"Physics of Failure and Reliability Estimation of Macromolecular Interfaces in Photovoltaic Systems"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMechanics of Macromolecular Systems
Discussion Leader: Lynn Walker (Carnegie Mellon University)
9:00 am - 9:40 amKen Shull (Northwestern University)
"Self-Assembly, Deformation and Fracture of Block Copolymer Polyelectrolytes"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amOmar Saleh (University of California, Santa Barbara)
"Low-Force Polymer Mechanics: There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmCorey O'Hern (Yale University)
"Vibrations in Particulate Systems: Beyond the Harmonic Approximation"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmRheology of Complex Fluids
Discussion Leader: Eric Furst (University of Delaware)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmItai Cohen (Cornell University)
"Using a Confocal Rheoscope to Investigate Soft Squishy Materials"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmCécile Monteux (ESPCI)
"Mechanical Properties of Interfacial Polymer Multi-Layers"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmIon-Containing Polymers
Discussion Leader: Michael Rubinstein (University of North Carolina)
9:00 am - 9:40 amKaren Winey (University of Pennsylvania)
"Remarkable Morphologies in Acid- and Ion-Containing Polymers"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amMoon Jeong Park (Postech, Korea)
"Morphology, Conductivity, and Actuation Properties of Block Copolymer Electrolytes Containing Heterocyclic Azole-Based Ionic Liquids"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmAmalie Frischknecht (Sandia National Lab)
"Ionic Aggregation and Dynamics in Ionomers: Insights from Molecular Simulations"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFuture Trends: Next Generation Active Materials
Discussion Leader: Norm Wagner (University of Delaware)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmRalph Colby (Penn State University)
"Trying to Get Ionomers to Be Polyelectrolytes"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmBill Russel (Princeton University)
"Colloidal Gels: Coarsening, Rheology, and Collapse"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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