Prof. Sukant Tripathy Memorial

Sukant Tripathy Annual Memorial Symposium 2014

Date:  Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Time:  8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place:  UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center (ICC), 55 Warren St., Lowell, MA 01854

Directions can be found in the ICC's website. You can also use UMass Lowell's interactive Google maps.

The program includes talks by invited speakers and poster presentations.
Order of Program
8:00–8:30 a.m.
Registration and Coffee
8:30–8:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks/Presentation of Tripathy Fellowship Award
8:45-9:25 a.m. 
Wilfred Ngwa, University of MA Lowell
Nanoparticle Drones: Novel Biomaterials to Brand/Kill/Track Deadly Cancer Cells
9:25–10:05 a.m.
Chulsung Bae, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Development of Ion-Conduction Polymers for Clean Energy Conversion
10:05-10:20 a.m.
Coffee Break
10:20–11:00 a.m.
Christos Dimitrakopoulos, University of MA Amherst
Wafer-Scale Epitaxial Graphene on SiC: Synthesis, Devices, and Transfer
11:00–11:40 a.m.
Ravi Mosurkal, U.S. Army NSRDEC
Flame Retardant Materials
11:40-1:15 p.m.
Lunch & Poster Session
1:15–1:55 p.m.
Douglas Adamson, University of Connecticut
Composites with a Continuous Pristine Graphene Phase by a Thermodynamically Driven Rearrangement of Graphene Sheets
1:55–2:35 p.m.
Shiladitya Sengupta, Harvard Medical School
Understanding Challenges in Cancer Biology Inspires Design of Nanomedicine
2:35–2:50 p.m.
Coffee Break
2:50-3:30 p.m.
Mordechai Rothschild, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Plasmonics Technologies for UV, Visible, and IR Applications
3:30-3:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks


PRE-REGISTRATION (FREE) IS REQUIRED BY NOV. 28, 2014 to or 978-934-3695. Lunch and refreshments will be provided (so accurate count is required). Please request vegetarian luncheon if preferred.


UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell, MA. For reservations, please call 978-934-6917 and request UMass Lowell rate.


Parking may be available in student lot (gate to the right of the ICC surface lot will be open).  If no spots are available, proceed to 2nd level entrance of the adjacent Lower Locks Municipal Garage (exit left out of ICC parking lot and another immediate left into garage). Parking rate is $8/day maximum.  Shuttle bus to ICC is also available from all UMass Lowell campuses.

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This year’s symposium sponsored by: