1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Introductory Comments by GRC Staff / Welcome and Introduction from the Chairs
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Keynote Session: Tuning the Solvophobicity of Polypeptoid Mesophases to Direct Hierarchical Self-Assembly
Yvonne Zagzag (University of Pennsylvania, United States)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Ronald Zuckermann (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States) "Tuning the Solubility of Polypeptoid Mesophases to Direct Hierarchical Self-Assembly"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Engineering of LC Materials for Functional Applications & Simulation, Theory, and Assembly of LC Architectures
Chun Lam Clement Chan (Princeton University, United States)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pm
Xi Chen (university of colorado boulder, United States) "Mixing Ferroelectric Nematic and Ionic Liquids: Five New Phases of the Ferroelectric Nematic Realm"
7:40 pm - 7:45 pm
7:45 pm - 7:55 pm
Jed-Joan Edziah (University of Pennsylvania, United States) "Multistable Elastic Pixels Based on Nematic Colloids for Reconfigurable Metasurfaces"
7:55 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 pm - 8:10 pm
Ufuoma Kara (The Ohio State University, United States) "Airflow Visualization by Topological Defects in Confined Thermotropic Liquid Crystals"
8:10 pm - 8:15 pm
8:15 pm - 8:25 pm
Souvik Ghosh (University of Colorado Boulder, United States) "Electrical Switching of Nematic Liquid Crystal Composites for Infrared Solar Gain Control and Low-Voltage Haze Tuning"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pm
8:30 pm - 8:40 pm
Anca Andrei (Tufts University, United States) "Nested Iteration and Nonlinear Methods for Liquid Crystal Shape Optimization Applications"
8:40 pm - 8:45 pm
8:45 pm - 8:55 pm
Yusheng Cai (University of Pennsylvania, United States) "Understanding Surface Anchoring of 5CB Using Molecular Simulations"
8:55 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 pm - 9:10 pm
David King (University of Pennsylvania, United States) "How Particle Geometry Affects Smectic Formation: A Tip Off"
9:10 pm - 9:15 pm
9:15 pm - 9:25 pm
Jane Bernadette Denise Garcia (Johns Hopkins University, United States) "Defect Evolution in Smectic-A to Nematic Phase Transition at Double Undulated Surfaces"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Biological and Biomimetic Liquid Crystals in Medicine, Nature, and Active Systems
Nurila Kambar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States)
9:00 am - 9:10 am
Chuqiao Chen (University of Chicago, United States) "Simulating the Vibrant Colors of Polarizing Microscopy Images of Liquid Crystals"
9:10 am - 9:15 am
9:15 am - 9:25 am
Junwei Wang (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) "Structural Color of Active Nematic Bacteria"
9:25 am - 9:30 am
9:30 am - 9:40 am
Yoo Kyung Go (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States) "Three-Dimensional Pi-Conjugated Lipid Network in Long-Range Bicontinuous Cubic Phase Displays Aggregation Induced Emission"
9:40 am - 9:45 am
9:45 am - 9:55 am
Asaf Dana (Texas A&M University, United States) "LCE-Based Entangled Active Matter Systems"
9:55 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:10 am
Yansong ZHANG (University of Luxemebourg, Luxembourg) "Cholesteric Spherical Reflectors for High-Sensitivity Rapid Antigen Tests of Respiratory Pathogens"
10:10 am - 10:15 am
10:15 am - 10:25 am
Eunsu Cho (POSTECH, South Korea) "Design of Torsional Actuationg Droplets of Liquid Crystal Elastomer"
10:25 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 10:40 am
Devika Gireesan Sudha (University of California Merced, United States) "Motion of Active Janus Colloids in Lyotropic Chromonic Liquid Crystals"
10:40 am - 10:45 am
10:45 am - 10:55 am
Senay Ustunel (Columbia University, United States) "3D Liquid Crystal Elastomer Scaffolds for Co-Culturing Brain Tissue Cell Lines"
10:55 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mentorship Component: Panel Discussion: Choosing a Career Path - Advice for Young Researchers
Adele Parry (-, United Kingdom)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Choosing a Career Path - Advice for Young Researchers
Zoey Davidson (Seurat Technologies, United States)
Chenhui Zhu (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States)
Francesca Serra (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Ronald Zuckermann (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States)
Virginia Davis (Auburn University, United States)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Complete the GRS Evaluation Forms; Election of Future Chair(s)