Prof. Sukant Tripathy Memorial

Sukant Tripathy Annual Memorial Symposium 2013

Date:  Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
Time:  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place:  UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, 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

8–8:30 a.m.
Registration and Coffee
8:30–8:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks/Presentation of Tripathy Fellowship Award
8:45–9:30 a.m.
Jeremiah Johnson, MIT
New Synthetic Strategies for Functional Polymers and Interfaces
9:30–10:15 a.m.
E. Bryan Coughlin, University of MA Amherst
Selective Cleavage of Amphiphilic Block Copolymers: Synthetic Methods for Preparation and Applications as Thin Films
10:15-10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break
10:30–11:15 a.m.
Paul Lahti, University of MA Amherst
Solar Cells with Organic Electronic Materials
11:15 a.m.–12 p.m.
Changshu Kuo, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Submicron Janus Particles – Fabrication and Applications
12–2 p.m.
Lunch & Poster Session
2–2:45 p.m.
Prakash Rai, University of MA Lowell
Design of Nanomedicines for the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer
2:45–3:30 p.m.
Alan Dalton, University of Surrey, U.K.
Hierarchical Assembly of Functional Nanocomposites Based on Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene
3:30–3:45 p.m.
Coffee Break
3:45–4:30 p.m.
Ramanathan Nagarajan, U.S. Army NSRDEC
One Hundred Years of Molecular Self-Assembly
4:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks


PRE-REGISTRATION (FREE) IS REQUIRED BY NOV. 29, 2013 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.


If parking is not available in the surface lot in front of the ICC, 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.  Free shuttle bus to ICC is also available from all UMass Lowell campuses.

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This year’s symposium sponsored by: