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Polymer Colloquium Schedule

All colloquia will take place on Thursday from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Olney Science Center room 518 or virtually online via Zoom.

Fall 2021

Sept. 16Prof. Peter Kofinas
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland
“Designing Solid Polymer Electrolytes for Lithium Ion Batteries using Water and Ionic Liquids as Plasticizers”Olney Science Center room 518
Sept. 30Prof. Sanat Kumar
Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University
“Novel Grafted Nanoparticle Based Gas Separation Membranes”Sanat Kumar Polymer Colloquium Zoom Link 
Oct. 14Emmanuel Roussakis
Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
“Polymer-Embedded Metalloporphyrin-Based Phosphors: From Synthesis to Biomedical Applications for Sensing Oxygenation"Olney Science Center room 518
Oct. 28Prof. Stephan Förster
Jülich Centre for Neutron Science, Soft Matter and Biological Matter, Forschungszentrum Jülich
“Stabilization and Precise Positioning of Nanoparticles in Polymer-Nanocomposites”Stephan Förster Polymer Colloquium Zoom Link

Spring 2021

DateSpeakerTitle & Zoom Link
Thursday, Feb. 4Prof. Yusuf Yagci
Department of Chemistry Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
“Photochemical Routes for Macromolecular Syntheses”
Thursday, Feb. 18Prof. Cyrille Boyer
Department of Chemical Engineering University of New South Wales, Australia
"Seeing the Light: Advancing Macromolecular Synthesis for 3D Printing and Surface Functionalization"
Thursday, March 4Prof. Gil Gonçalves
Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Aveiro, Portugal
“Carbon-based Polymer Nanocomposites with High-Performance for Health & the Environment”
Thursday, March 18Prof. Gary Wnek
Department of Macromolecular Science & Engineering Case Western University
“Intumescent Flame-Retardant Coatings Based on Poly(acrylic acid) Composition”
Thursday, April 1Prof. George Fytas
Institute for Polymer Research Max Planck, Germany
“A Glance to Dynamic Light Spectroscopy Using Selected Applications”
Thursday, April 15Prof. Antonis Mikos
Department of Bioengineering & Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Rice University
“Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Disease Modeling”

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