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  • Date: Friday, December 2, 2016
  • 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.

Time Order of Program
8 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks / Presentation of Tripathy Fellowship Award / Dedication to Prof. Daniel J. Sandman
8:45 - 9:30 a.m. Bruce Foxman, Brandeis University
Thermal Reactions and Transformations in Crystals
9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Michael Rubner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stimuli-Responsive Polymer Assemblies for Biomedical Applications
10:55 - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. D. Venkataraman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Azobenzene-based Polymers for Energy Storage
11:15 a.m. - Noon Dong-Chan Lee, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Pi-Organogelators Based on Phenazine Derivatives
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Poster Session 
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Virinder S. Parmar, University of Delhi, Delhi India
Development of Novel Polymeric Nanomaterials, Nanocomposites and Dendrons via Biocatalytic Routes
2:15 - 3 p.m. Dionysios Christodouleas, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Paper-based Devices and Paper-like Materials - Fabrication and Applications
3 – 3:15 p.m. Coffee Break
3:15 - 4 p.m. Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli, University of Massachusetts Boston / Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Engineering the Nanoparticle-Biology Interface for Biomedical Applications
4 - 4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks


Pre-Registration (free) is required by November 21, 2016.

On-Line Registration


UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell, MA. For reservations, please call 978-934-6917 and request the 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. 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 Rogers Corporation and UMass Lowell's Kennedy College of Sciences.