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19th 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.James Reuther, University of MA Lowell 
Controlling Dynamic Behaviors in Biomimetic Materials: From Switching to Self-Assembly
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.Pradeep Dhal, Sanofi Global R&D, Waltham, MA
Engineered Biomaterials as Scaffolds for Immunotherapy
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.Sharath C. Mahavadi, Schlumberger-Doll Research, Cambridge, MA 
Molecular Behavior at the Interfaces, An Insight into Crude Oil Chemistry
11:15 a.m. – NoonThomas Scheibel, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Processing and Applications of Biomimetic Spider Silk
Noon – 1:30 p.m.Lunch Poster Session
1:30 – 2:15 p.m.Mahiar Hamedi, KTH Technical University, Stockholm, Sweden
Paper and Textiles: Old Materials for New Applications
2:15 – 3 p.m.Todd Emrick, UMass Amherst
Nature-Inspired Synthesis: From Monomers to Macromolecules to Mesoscale Materials
3:15 – 4 p.m.Pratap Rao, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Nanostructured Photo-electrochemical Materials
4 – 4:15 p.m.Closing Remarks


Pre-Registration (FREE) is required by November 25, 2019.

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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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Garage gate right of ICC surface lot (student parking) will be open. If there are no spots are available in the surface lot, you may use the city owned Lower Locks Parking Garage. The entrance is just off Warren Street, to the left exiting the ICC driveway. Parking rate is $8/day maximum. Shuttle buses to the ICC are available from all UMass Lowell campuses.

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