22nd Annual Sukant Tripathy Memorial Symposium

Sukant Tripathy, Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, died on December 12, 2000 in a swimming accident in Hawaii after lecturing at a conference of the Polymer Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. In 1985, he joined the chemistry faculty at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He founded and served as director of the Center for Advanced Materials from 1992. He also served the University as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs from 1994 to 1996.

Faculty and industry researchers will present their latest work on advanced materials.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell honors the memory of the late Prof. Sukant Tripathy at the annual symposium. Sukant was a renowned researcher and former director of the Center for Advanced Materials, university provost and vice chancellor.

For more information contact Susan D'Amore by email: Susan_Damore@uml.edu.

Registration (FREE) is required.

2022 Tripathy Memorial Symposium Registration

Preliminary Program

  • 8- 8:30 a.m.: Registration and Coffee
  • 8:30 - 8:45 a.m.: Opening Remarks & Graduate Fellowship Award Presentation

Morning Session

TimeEvent / Speaker
8:45 - 9:30 a.m.Micah J. Green, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Heating, Curing, Welding, and 3D printing of Nanomaterials & Polymers by RF Heating
9:30 - 10:15 a.m.Kenneth J. Wynne, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.
Toward reducing biofilm formation on silicone medical
10:15-10:30 a.m.Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.S. Thai Thayumanavan, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Mass.
Nature Inspired Responsive Systems: from Materials to Biological Applications
11:15 a.m. – NoonAmit Agrawal (Fed), Project Leader, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Md.
Scalable Integrated Nanophotonic Interfaces to Quantum Systems
Noon – 1:30 p.m.Lunch and Poster Session

Afternoon Session

TimeEvent / Speaker
1:30 – 2:15 p.m.Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Tri-County Technical College, Pendleton, S.C.
Conductive Polymers, Electroconductive Hydrogels and Electromics
2:15 – 3 p.m.Olof Ramstrom, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Mass.
3 – 3:15 p.m.Coffee Break
3:15 - 4 p.m.Paola D'Angelo, US Army DEVCOM Solider Center, Natick, Mass. 
4 - 4:15 p.m.Ramaswamy Nagarajan, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Mass.
Closing Remarks