Nanotech 2010

Soft Nanotech and Colloids

Nanoparticles in Soft Materials - Colloidal Systems

Symposium Chair

Fiona Case Fiona Case
Case Scientific,
NSTI Soft Nanotech Coordinator, US

Invited Speaker

Tucker Synthesis and Application of nano-size polymer colloids at The Dow Chemical Company
Christopher J. Tucker
The Dow Chemical Company
Todd Squires Todd Squires
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Dept.
University of California
Santa Barbara

Dirk J. Broer Photolocking of complex liquid crystal order as tool for micro- and nanostructuring
Dirk J. Broer
Polymer Chemist and Professor, Philips Research Laboratories and Eindhoven University
Bijel capsules and triggered mixing
Paul Clegg
School of Physics & Astronomy
University of Edinburgh, UK

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 22

10:30 Keynotes: Responsive Materials
1:30 Multiscale Modeling and Property Prediction for Nanostructured Materials
4:00 Poster Session and TechConnect Expo (4:00 - 6:00)

Wednesday June 23

10:00 Networking Coffee Break
2:00 Bio Nanotechnology II
4:00 Poster Session and TechConnect Expo Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Expo Hall
6:00 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception (6:00 - 8:00) - Ballroom 3rd Floor

Thursday June 24

8:30 Keynotes: Soft Nanotechnology and Colloids
10:00 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Coffee Break - Ballroom 3rd Floor
10:30 Nanoparticles in Soft Materials, Colloids
1:30 Soft Nanostructures for Drug and Gene Delivery
3:30 Nanoparticles: Stability of Nanoparticles
5:00 TechConnect Investment Networking Reception - Second Floor

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 22

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10:30Keynotes: Responsive MaterialsRoom 209 AB
Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
10:30From Stimuli-Responsive to Self-Repairing Polymer Networks (invited presentation)
M.W. Urban, University of Southern Mississippi, US
11:00Bio-inspired, mechanically adaptive polymer nanocomposites (invited presentation)
C. Weder, Adolphe Merkle Institute, US
11:30Dynamic and Self-Healing Nanomaterials (invited presentation)
Z. Guan, University of California, US
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1:30Multiscale Modeling and Property Prediction for Nanostructured MaterialsRoom 209 B
Session chair: Keith Glassford, Nanostellar and Fiona Case, NSTI, US
1:30Multiscale Modeling of Industrial Emulsions: Fundamentals of Random Chemistry in Polyeolefin Blends and Crude Oil Dispersions (invited presentation)
J.G.E.M. Fraaije, J.-W. Handgraaf, S. McGrother, S. Nath, J. Groenewold, Leiden University, NL
1:50MD boundary conditions for pressure gradient flows: nano-mixing, and nano-droplet deformation in extensional flows
M.K. Borg, W. Nicholls, J.M. Reese, University of Strathclyde, UK
2:10Modeling the Interactions between Amphiphilic Nanotubes and Lipid Bilayers (invited speaker)
A.C. Balazs, M. Dutt, O. Kuksenok, S.R. Little, University of Pittsburgh, US
2:40Molecular Models and Methods to Understand Self-Assembly of Inorganic-Bioorganic Multiphase Materials (invited speaker)
H. Heinz, The University of Akron, US
3:10Polymer Simulation in a Microfluidic Entropic Trap
B. Kallemov, D. Trebotich, G.H. Miller, Lawrence Berkeley Natinal Laboratory, US
3:30Atomistic-Based Continuum Modeling of the Interfacial Properties of Structural Adhesive Bonds
J.M. Wernik, S.A. Meguid, H. Ruda, University of Toronto, CA
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4:00Poster Session and TechConnect Expo (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall

Wednesday June 23

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10:00Networking Coffee BreakFoyer 2nd Floor
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2:00Bio Nanotechnology IIRoom 201 D
Session chair: Darrin Pochan, Univ. of Delaware, US
2:00Synthetic Viruses for Tissue Regenerating Bionanomaterials (invited presentation)
S-W. Lee, University of California, Berkeley, US
2:30Application of insect virus polyhedra to protein nanocontainers
H. Mori, H. Ijiri, E. Kotani, Kyoto Institute of Technology, JP
2:50New Multimodal Iron Oxide Nanoparticles as Nanotools for Cancer
F. Benyettou, I. Chebbi, Y. Lalatonne, O. Sainte-Catherine, M. Di Benedetto, M. Lecouvey, O. Seksek, L. Motte, Université Paris 13, FR
3:10Multilayer BioDerivatized Nanoparticle Composites by Electric Field Directed Self-Assembly
M.J. Heller, A.P. Hsiao, University of California San Diego, US
3:30NANOCYTES-Technology – Biomimetic nanoparticles for molecular recognition by molecular imprinting
T. Schreiber, K. Niedergall, D. Wojciukiewicz, T. Gose, C. Gruber-Traub, A. Weber, T. Hirth, G.E.M. Tovar, University of Stuttgart & Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, DE
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4:00Poster Session and TechConnect Expo Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Expo HallExpo Hall
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6:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception (6:00 - 8:00) - Ballroom 3rd FloorBallroom BC

Thursday June 24

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8:30Keynotes: Soft Nanotechnology and ColloidsRoom 303 AB
Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
8:30Photolocking of complex liquid crystal order as tool for micro- and nanostructuring (invited presentation)
D.J. Broer, Philips Research Laboratories and Eindhoven Universit, NL
9:00Interfacial microrheology of complex materials - direct visualization of stretching, flowing, yielding and healing (invited presentation)
T. Squires, University of California Santa Barbara, US
9:30Bijel capsules and triggered mixing (invited presentation)
P. Clegg, University of Edinburgh, UK
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10:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Coffee Break - Ballroom 3rd FloorBallroom BC
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10:30Nanoparticles in Soft Materials, ColloidsRoom 303 B
Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US
10:30Synthesis and Application of nano-size polymer colloids at The Dow Chemical Company (invited presentation)
C.J. Tucker, The Dow Chemical Company, US
11:00Structural Control of Porous Polymeric Materials through Magnetic Gelation
M. Furlan, M. Lattuada, M. Morbidelli, ETH Zurich, CH
11:20Polymer nanoparticles as nanoformulation agents
H. Pham, F. Li, J.B. Goh, J. Dinglasan, D. Anderson, Vive Nano, Inc., CA
11:40Mass-Scale Shear-Directed NanoAssembly in Elastic Polymer Photonic Crystals
D.R.E. Snoswell, A. Kontogeorgos, J.J. Baumberg, T.D. Lord, M.R. Mackley, P. Spahn, G.P. Hellmann, University of Cambridge, UK
12:00Electrochemistry for ultra-low voltage electro-variable optics and nanophotonics: from lenses to mirrors
N. Cousens, J. Edel, M. Flatte, A.A. Kornyshev, A. Kucernak, M. Marinescu, C.W. Monroe, A. Sleightholme, V. Turek, M. Urbakh, Imperial College London, UK
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1:30Soft Nanostructures for Drug and Gene DeliveryRoom 201 C
Session chair: Khuloud Al-Jamal, University of London, UK
1:30Formation of Drug Nanoparticles from Microemulsions
S. Magdassi, K. Margulis-Goshen, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IL
1:50Controlling Cellular Uptake by Surface Chemistry, Size, and Surface Topology at the Nanoscale
G. Battaglia, University of Sheffield, UK
2:10Modified glycol chitosan nanocarriers carry hydrophobic materials into tumours
A. Raza, M. de-la Fuente, I.F. Uchegbu, A. Schätzlein, Nuclear Medicines Oncology & Radiotherapy Institute, PK
2:30Magnetoliposomes: Stability of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Suspension for drug delivery
T. Sen, S.J. Sheppard, T. Mercer, A. Elhissi, University of Central Lancashire, UK
2:50Water Soluble Carotenoid Conjugates with Oligo- and Polysaccharides. Synergy of Drug Transport and Efficacy
N.E. Polyakov, T.V. Leshina, E.S. Meteleva, A.V. Dushkin, T.A. Konovalova, L.D. Kispert, University of Alabama, US
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3:30Nanoparticles: Stability of NanoparticlesRoom 303 A
Session chair: M.R. Zachariah, University of Maryland, US and D. Segets, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, DE
3:30New ripening mechanism for silver and gold nanorods in aqueous solution
D. Segets, C. Damm, G. Yang, E. Spiecker, W. Peukert, Friedrich-Alexander-University, DE
3:50The Mechanochemical Formation of Functionalized Semiconductor Nanoparticles for Electronic and Superhydrophobic Surface Applications
B.S. Mitchell, M.J. Fink, Tulane University, US
4:10Synthesis of Soluble Inorganic Oxide Nanoparticles and Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposites
H.-S. Ryang, APS Laboratory, US
4:30Ionic Liquids - Novel Tenside like Materials for size controlled Preparation of Nanoparticles and safe-to-handle Nanoparticle Dispersions
T.F. Beyersdorff, F.M. Stiemke, A. Willm, T.J.S. Schubert, Iolitec - Ionic Liquids Technologies GmbH, DE
4:50Electron instabilities in nanoclusters, nanostructures and inhomogeneous nanomaterials: bottom up approach
A. Kocharian, California State University, Los Angeles, US
5:10Durability of Pt/MWCNT Nanocatalyst in High Temperature H3PO4/PBI PEMFC
F. Buazarand, H. Khaledib, K. Almoora, Q. Lia, T. Steenbergc, J.O. Jensen, N.J. Bjerruma, technical university of denmark(DTU), DK
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5:00TechConnect Investment Networking Reception - Second FloorFoyer 2nd Floor


Many soft or fluid consumer products, such as foods, paint, lubricants, detergents, personal care products, and cosmetics, contain nanometer to micron scale structures. Nanostructured fluids are also key in industrial processes such as enhanced oil-recovery and emulsion polymerization. These structures (such as micelles, vesicles, emulsions and lamella) are formed by the spontaneous self-assembly of natural or synthetic surfactants, block copolymers, or colloids. In many cases complex mixtures of different materials are required to create the desired structure and performance. These complex materials are difficult to design, and challenging to characterize; but scientists in these industries, and in the academic groups focusing on this area, have developed considerable expertise.

Members of the broadly defined nanotechnology community are also increasingly interested in self-assembly and nanostructured fluids, which have the potential to provide robust and inexpensive strategies for creating nanoscale materials. For example, IBM recently highlighted the potential for block-copolymer self-assembly to create nanometer size structures for electronics applications.

The Nanotech conferences have a tradition of bringing together disparate groups to discover their common interests and shared challenges in fabricating, characterizing, and utilizing materials with nanometer to micron scale structure. This symposium will continue the tradition by bringing a wide range of people from industry, academia, and the broader nanotechnology community, with interests in self-assembly, nanometer to micron scale structured fluids and soft materials.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Novel Applications of Colloidal Materials
  • Emulsions & Nanoemulsions
  • Lipid Nanocapsules & Active Delivery
  • Food Nanostructure
  • Applications Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Applications In Optics & Photonics
  • Modeling Soft Nanostructured Materials
  • Liquid Crystalline Materials
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Soft Matter

Soft Matter Journal

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into Soft Matter. Where physics meets chemistry meets biology for fundamental soft matter research.

For consideration into Soft Matter, please select the “Submit to RSC Soft Matter Journal” button during the on-line submission procedure.

Experimental Nanoscience

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. The journal provides a showcase for advances in the experimental sciences underlying nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, please select the “Submit to Journal of Experimental Nanoscience” button during the on-line submission procedure.

Nanoparticle Research

Journal of Nanoparticle Research

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of Journal of Nanoparticle Research. The journal disseminates knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological phenomena and processes in nanoscale structures.

For consideration into this Special Issue of Journal of Nanoparticle Research, please select the “Submit to Journal of Nanoparticle Research” button during the on-line submission procedure.

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