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 2022

September 22Meg Sobkowicz-Kline
Department of Plastic Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell
"In Pursuit of Circular Plastics: Mechanical, Chemical, and Biological Conversions for Advanced Polymer Recycling"
October 6David Putnam
Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Cornell University
"Design and Synthesis of Functional Biomaterials as Medical Devices"
October 20Prof. Su Ryon Shin
Department of Medicine
Harvard Medical School / Brigham & Women's Hospital
"Micro/Nano Engineered Biomaterials for Manufacturing Biomimetic Tissues and Biomedical Applications"
November 3Prof. Vladimir Torchilin
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Northeastern University
"Design Lipid-Based Nanopreparations for Stimuli-Sensitive and Organelle-Specific Targeting"
November 17Prof. Eric Berda
Department of Chemistry
University of New Hampshire
"What an Impossible Problem Taught Me About Polymer Chemistry"
December 1Kirk Schanze
Department of Chemistry
University of Houston
"Properties and Applications of Water-Soluble Conjugated Polymers"

Spring 2022

DateSpeakerTitle & Zoom Link
Feb. 10Prof. Harm-Anton Klok
Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering / Polymers Laboratory, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne / EPFL
“Engineering Macromolecules at Interfaces Using Controlled Radical Polymerization”
Feb. 24Prof. Erin Lavik
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland
"Engineering Nanoparticles to Control Bleeding and Deliver Therapeutics"
March 24Prof. Effie Kokkoli
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University l
April 7Prof. Georges Hadziioannou
Department of Chemistry, University of Bordeaux
“Solid-State Electrocaloric Cooling: from Materials to Devices"
April 21Prof. David Cormode
Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania
“Polyphosphazene and Dextran Polymers as Delivery Vehicles for Imaging and Therapy”

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