23rd 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.
  • Date: Friday, December 1, 2023
  • Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: UMass Lowell, University Crossing, Moloney Hall Suite 203, 220 Pawtucket Street, Lowell, MA 01854

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.

Free registration is required.

2023 Tripathy Memorial Symposium Registration

Preliminary Program

Morning Session

TimeEvent / Speaker
8 - 8:30 a.m.Registration and Coffee

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Assoc. Dean, Prof. Sukesh Aghara, Francis College of Engineering
Opening Remarks & Graduate Tripathy Fellowship Award Presentation
8:45 - 9:30 a.m.Amit K. (Fed) Agrawal, National Institute of Standards and Technology, (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD
Integrated Optical Control of Atomic Quantum Systems
9:30 - 10:15 a.m.Prof. Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Tri-County Technical College, Pendleton, SC
Conductive Polymers, Electroconductive Hydrogels and ElectOMICS
10:15-10:30 a.m.Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.Prof. Joseph S. DuChene, Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA
Photoelectrochemical Growth of Cu Nanostructures for Solar Fuels
11:15 a.m. – NoonProf. Monalisa Mukherjee, National Amity University Uttar Pradesh, INDIA
Graphene Quantum Dots in the Game of Directing Polymer Self-Assembly to Exotic Kagome Lattice and Janus Nanostructures
Noon – 1:30 p.m.Lunch and Poster Session

Afternoon Session

TimeEvent / Speaker
1:30 – 2:15 p.m.Elizabeth Hirst, U.S. Army DEVCOM Solider Center, Natick, MA
Mechanistic Study of High Velocity Impact Failures in Coated Transparent Polymers
2:15 – 3 p.m.Prof. Jerome Delhommelle, Department of Chemistry, UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA
Programming Assembly in Chemical and Living Systems
3 – 3:15 p.m.Coffee Break
3:15 - 4 p.m.Prof. Anil Netravali, Jean & Douglas McLean in Fiber Science (Emeritus) Department of Human Centered Design, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Advanced Green Composites: Recent Developments
4 - 4:15 p.m.Prof. Ramaswamy Nagarajan, Co-Director of HEROES and Fabric Discovery Center, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Mass.
Closing Remarks