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Schedule 2016


Friday, October 7th, 2016 

All events will be held in Bowen Hall (70 Prospect Avenue).

8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:45 am

Opening Remarks
Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos
Susan Dod Brown Professor and Department Chair

9:00 am

Session I

9:00 - 9:20

Lian Zhu
Phase Transitions in the Nucleolus: Modulating Material Properties and Protein Dynamics Using Optogenetics

9:20 - 9:40

Sara Chuang
Bacteria Surface Detection and its Role in Infection

9:40 am

Coffee Break

10:00 am

Session II

10:00 - 10:20

Nicole O. Taylor
Microfluidic Platform for Examining the Phase Behavior of Condensed RNA/Protein Phases

10:20 - 10:40

Brian K. Wilson
Controlled-Size PEG Hydrogel Microparticles as Nanoparticle Carriers

10:40 - 11:00

Betul Uralcan
Elucidating the Relationship between Concentration and Capacitive Response in Dense Ionic Solutions

11:00 am

Coffee Break

11:20 am

Keynote Address
Vincent K. Shen
Chemical Informatics Group Leader, NIST

12:20 pm

Lunch and Poster Session

1:30 pm

Session III

1:30 - 1:50

Yuxin Yang
Surface Chemistry of Energetic Species in Plasma Catalytic Dry Reforming

1:50 - 2:10

Emanuel V. Scoullos
Furfural Decomposition on Pt(100)-Hex Single Crystal Surface as a Model for Hydrodeoxygenation of Biofuels

2:10 - 2:30

Dane Christie
Local Measurements of The Glass Transition Temperature in Fluorescently Labeled n-Alkyl Methacrylate Diblock Copolymers

2:30 pm

Coffee Break

2:50 pm

Session IV

2:50 - 3:10

Logan R. Matthews
Probabilistic Robust Optimization for Optimization Under Uncertainty with Comparison to a Scenario-Based Approach

3:10 - 3:30

Andrew P. Santos
Molecular Simulation of Surfactant Micellization

3:30 - 3:50

Michael P. Howard
Axial Dispersion of Brownian Colloids in Microfluidic Channels

3:50 pm

Closing Remarks
Celeste M. Nelson
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

4:00 pm

Social Hour