The Gordon Research Seminar on Polymer Physics 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 student and post-doctoral research that may include polymeric glasses, ion transport, copolymers, self-assembly, polymer electronics and other systems and phenomena of current interest to polymer physics. In addition to student presentations and posters the GRS will conclude by a panel discussion with senior scientists on "Asking Good Research Questions".
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Polymer Physics" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
|1:00 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||Self-Healing and Adhesive Polymers|
|Discussion Leader: Daniel King (University of Massachusetts - Amherst) |
|3:47 pm - 4:01 pm||Ranjita Bose (Delft University of Technology)
"Role of Network Dynamics and Reversible Interactions in Supramolecular Self-Healing Polymers"
|4:01 pm - 4:08 pm||Discussion|
|4:08 pm - 4:23 pm||Xavier Callies (SIMM)
|4:23 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 8:45 pm||Mechanical Properties of Polymers|
|Discussion Leaders: Xiguang Li (Texas Tech) and Ting Ge (University of North Carolina)|
|7:30 pm - 7:47 pm||Jayachandra Hari Mangalara (University of Akron)
"Effects of Stiff Molecular Additives on Polymer Glass Formation Behavior and Mechanical Properties"
|7:47 pm - 7:55 pm||Discussion|
|7:55 pm - 8:12 pm||Yujie Liu (University of Massachusetts - Amherst)
"Stretching Ultra-Thin Polymer Films on Water"
|8:12 pm - 8:20 pm||Discussion|
|8:20 pm - 8:37 pm||Astrid Torres Arellano (Texas Tech)
"Temperature Step Dewetting Method for Determination of Thin Film Tg"
|8:37 pm - 8:45 pm||Discussion|
|8:45 pm - 9:30 pm||Self Assembly|
|Discussion Leader: Laura Gray (Emory University) |
|8:45 pm - 9:01 pm||Jinhye Bae (University of Massachusetts - Amherst)
"Osmotically-Driven Formation of Double Emulsions Stabilized by Amphiphilic Block Copolymers"
|9:01 pm - 9:08 pm||Discussion|
|9:08 pm - 9:23 pm||Robert Hickey (University of Minnesota)
"Phase Transitions and Critical Opalescence in Ternary Polyolefin Blends"
|9:23 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 10:12 am||Block Copolymers and Polymer Blends|
|Discussion Leaders: Robert Hickey (University of Minnesota) and Daniel King (University of Massachusetts - Amherst)|
|9:00 am - 9:17 am||Raleigh Davis (Princeton University)
"Factors Influencing Shear Alignment of Cylinder-Forming Block Copolymer Thin Films"
|9:17 am - 9:24 am||Discussion|
|9:24 am - 9:41 am||Charles Sing (Northwestern University)
"Ion Correlation Effects in Heterogeneous Polymer Materials"
|9:41 am - 9:48 am||Discussion|
|9:48 am - 10:05 am||Zhe Qiang (University of Akron)
"A Generalized Method for Alignment of Block Copolymer Films: Solvent Vapor Annealing with Soft Shear"
|10:05 am - 10:12 am||Discussion|
|10:12 am - 11:00 am||Polymer Nanocomposites|
|Discussion Leaders: Ketan Khare (Rennselaer Polytech) and Siyang Gao (Texas Tech)|
|10:12 am - 10:29 am||Samanvaya Srivastava (University of Chicago)
"Tethered Nanoparticle Polymer Composites: Structure, Dynamics and Rheology"
|10:29 am - 10:36 am||Discussion|
|10:36 am - 10:53 am||Ran Tao (Texas Tech)
"The Effect of Silica Nanoparticles on the Rheological and Glass Transition Behavior of Polystyrene: Reinforcement and Dynamics"
|10:53 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||How to Ask Research Questions|
|Discussion Panel Leader: Laura Gray (Emory University)|
- Tim Lodge (University of Minnesota)
- Lashanda Korley (Case Western Reserve)
- Brad Olsen (MIT)
- Jodi Mecca (Dow Chemical Company)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|