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18th Annual Sukant Tripathy Memorial Symposium

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Program Agenda

TimeEvent / Speaker
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.Ramanathan Nagarajan, Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center
Nanotoxicology: Exploring nanoparticle-model membrane interactions
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.Abhishek Kumar, University of Maryland College Park
Super-resolution optical imaging: Mapping the orientation of single molecules in 3D
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.Kethinni Chittibabu, Warner Babcock, Institute for Green Chemistry
Copper Complex Based Indoor Light Harvesting Solar Cells that rival Gallium Arsenide
11:15 a.m. – NoonEmmanouil Gkikas, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Nanophosphor-Based Contrast Agents for Deep Tissue X-ray Imaging
Noon – 1:30 p.m.Lunch Poster Session
1:30 – 2:15 p.m.Ryan Hayward, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Formation of disordered co-continuous nanostructures through microphase separation of randomly end-linked copolymer networks
2:15 – 3 p.m.

Hadley D. Sikes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Using Polymerization reactions to detect Molecular Recognition

3:15 – 4 p.m.Mark D. Poliks , State University of New York at Binghamton
More after Moore -- Heterogeneous Integration and Flexible Hybrid Electronics
4 – 4:15 p.m.Closing Remarks


Pre-Registration (FREE) is required by November 19, 2018.

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

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