Spring 2014 Seminar Series

PPST sponsors a series of seminars covering a broad range of topics of general interest to the polymer community, featuring speakers from both on and off campus. [LIST OF PPST SEMINARS 1986 to PRESENT] We invite the polymer community at MIT and elsewhere to participate. For further information, contact Professor Brad Olsen at bdolsen@mit.edu. All talks take place on Wednesdays.

If you would like to receive Tuesday and Wednesday email announcements of the next upcoming PPST seminar, please email your request including your email address to:
ppst-www@mit.edu

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SPRING 2014 SEMINAR LOCATION: 66-110

Seminar 3:30 PM / Refreshments 3:00 PM

 MarcAHillmyer

NEXT PPST POLYMER SEMINAR:

Wednesday May 14th, 2014

Functional block polymers as masks, membranes, and monoliths

Prof. Marc A. Hillmyer
Dept. of Chemistry, University of Minnesota/Twin Cities

 

ABSTRACT: Block polymers are fascinating compounds that can self-organize on macromolecular length scales. Block polymers that contain functional segments combine the inherent nanophase organization associated with these hybrid materials and specific chemical attributes that are useful for a variety of emerging technologies. In this talk I will discuss our recent efforts in this arena and describe how precision control of the molecular attributes of block polymers enables advances in nanopatterning, polymer electrolyte membranes, and separation media.

 

 FEBRUARY

 JamesWSwan

5

POSTPONED DUE TO SNOW-TO BE RESCHEDULED FALL 2014

“Strong or weak, quick or slow: Interpreting nonlinear viscoelasticity from large amplitude oscillatory flow”

SPEAKER: Prof. James W. Swan

MIT Department of Chemical Engineering

POSTPONED DUE TO SNOW–TO BE RESCHEDULED FALL 2014

12

NO SEMINAR

19

NO SEMINAR

 MillicentAFirestone

26

 

Hierarchically-structured electronically conducting polyelectrolytes for bioelectronics

SPEAKER: Dr. Millicent A. Firestone, The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Labs

 

MARCH

12

MIT POLYMER DAY

2014 MIT POLYMER DAY POSTER CONTEST WINNERS:

Runners-Up: Benjamin Grena, Rosanna Lim, Hangbo Zhao and Dr. Saptarshi Chattopadhyay
Second Prize: 
Shefali Lathwal and Nisarg Shah
Grand Prize: Dr. Eilaf Ahmed 

Thank you to our participants, judges and sponsors for a great poster contest this year!!

 

Symposium Presentations

Eric M. Arndt (Prof. Christine Ortiz, PPST Graduate Student)
 ”Design principles of Bombardier Beetle defensive glands”

Matthew J. Glassman (Prof. Bradley D. Olsen, Chemical Engineering Graduate Student)
“Responsive toughening of shear thinning protein hydrogels by block co-polymer self-assembly”

Aleksander Zhukhovitskiy (Prof. Jeremiah Johnson, Chemistry Graduate Student )
“Novel methods for surface functionalization and gel synthesis through organometallic coordination”

 SMALLJoaoMiguelNobregaSPRING2014

19

“Design of Extruded Profile Forming Tools”

SPEAKER: Prof. João Miguel Nobrega, Institute for Polymers and Composites, University of Minho (Portugal)

26

NO SEMINAR–SPRING BREAK

APRIL

MichaelRubinstein

2

“Airway Surface Brush Sweeps Lungs Clean:
Polymer Physics Helps Us Breathe Easier”

SPEAKER: Prof. Michael Rubinstein, Dept. of Chemistry
University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill

 

 RonaldGLarsonSPRING2014

9

“Accurate Modeling of Polymer Dynamics in
Simple and Complex Flows”

SPEAKER: Prof. Ronald G. Larson, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

RaviPJagadeeshan4-16-2014

16

“Micro and Macro in the Dynamics of Dilute Polymer Solutions”

SPEAKER: Prof. Ravi Prakash Jagadeeshan, Monash University (Australia)

 AnaVeraMachado

23

Reactive Extrusion: an Overview”

SPEAKER: Prof. Ana Vera Machado, Institute for Polymers and Composites, University of Minho (Portugal)

 RJ(Renko)deVries

30

Supramolecular Design of a Minimal Coat-Protein for an Artificial Virus”

SPEAKER: Prof. RJ (Renko) de Vries
Wageningen UR
(The Netherlands)

NOTE: This Seminar will be in 56-114

 

 MAY

DarrinPochan

7

“Nanostructure and Material Construction through Peptide or Block Copolymer Solution Assembly”

SPEAKER: Prof. Darrin Pochan, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware

 MarcAHillmyer

14

“Functional block polymers as masks, membranes, and monoliths”

SPEAKER: Prof. Marc A. Hillmyer
Dept. of Chemistry, University of Minnesota/Twin Cities

 

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