• Date: Friday, December 4, 2015
  • Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Place: UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center (ICC), 50 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.

Abhishek Kumar, NIBIB, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy: Imaging Faster and Gentler

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Anthony Dinsmore, University of MA Amherst
Liquid Interfaces and Solid Particles: Using Interface Geometry to Direct Assembly

10:55 - 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Young - Gi Kim, Delaware State University
World's Best Electroactive Polymers: Tactical Solutions for the Needs in Energy, Bio and Optoelectronics Areas

11:15 a.m. - Noon

Thomas Webster, Northeastern University
Polymeric Nanostructures for Medical Applications: What Have We Learned and What Do We Need to Learn

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch & Poster Session 

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Garrett D. Poe, Executive VP, Blueshift, San Antonio, TX (a sister company of FLEXcon Co., Inc.)

Polyimide Aerogels: Nanostructured Architectures for Insulation, RF and Filtration Applications

2:15 - 3 p.m.

Samuel Thomas, Tufts University
Beyond Alkyl: New Roles for Conjugated Polymer Side Chains

3 – 3:15 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:15 - 4 p.m.

Matthew Nugent, University of MA Lowell
Extracellular Matrix Dynamics: Implications for Treating Human Disease

4:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks 


Pre-Registration (free) is required by November 27, 2015. On-Line Registration


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 second 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.
Please check back for changes and updates. For further information/assistance, please contact or 978-934-3695.

This year’s symposium is sponsored by FLEXcon and the UMass Lowell Francis College of Engineering and Kennedy College of Sciences.FLEXcon - Tag - Spot