Spring 2018 Seminar Series

PPSM 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 PPSM SEMINARS 1986 to PRESENT] We invite the polymer community at MIT and elsewhere to participate. For further information, contact Professor Niels Holten-Andersen at holten@mit.edu. All talks take place on Wednesdays.

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

SPRING 2018 SEMINAR LOCATION:  66-110

Seminar 3:30 PM / Refreshments 3:00 PM

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NEXT POLYMER SEMINAR:

Exponent Tech Talk:
Failure Analysis, Outside the Lab

Wednesday March 7th, 2018 • ROOM 66-110

Corissa Lee and JohnMcGann

 

ABSTRACT:

While materials researchers across the country are hard at work designing and synthesizing materials that are stronger, last longer, and maintain their physical properties in extreme conditions, materials used in real everyday applications, still fail. At Exponent, we investigate and study how and why engineered systems sometimes fail. This talk will give an introduction to the field of failure analysis and present some recent studies into environmental stress cracking (ESC), a common failure mode in engineering plastics. Case studies on engineering design and materials failures will also be presented. 



MARCH

ReinUlijn

14

“Guiding principles for peptide-based, 
life-like nanotechnology”

Prof. Rein V. Ulijn Director, Nanoscience Initiative
CUNY Advanced Science Research Center
City University of New York (CUNY)

Darren Jan17

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Mechanical properties of
semiconducting polymers
for energy and virtual touch”

Prof. Darren J. Lipomi
Department of NanoEngineering
University of California/San Diego


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MIT POLYMER DAY

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 MonicaOlveraDeLaCruz

2

Prof. Monica Olvera de la Cruz
Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemistry
Northwestern University

TOPIC: TBA

MichaelDickey

9

Prof. Michael Dickey
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
North Carolina State University

TOPIC: TBA

 SamirMitragotri

16

Prof. Samir Mitragotri
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University

TOPIC: TBA

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