Polymer Nanotechnology

Polymer Nanotechnology

Symposium Co-Chairs

YuanQiao RaoYuanQiao Rao
Research Leader, Dow Chemical Company
Fiona CaseFiona Case
NSTI Advanced Materials Coordinator
Case Scientific

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Nitash P  BalsaraNitash P Balsara
Founder, Seeo; Professor of Chemical Engineering
UC Berkeley
Paul V BraunBicontinuous Composite Electrodes for High Power and Energy Density Batteries
Paul V Braun
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois
Kristoffer  StokesHigh Temperature Melt Integrity Battery Separator Development
Kristoffer Stokes
Research Scientist, Celgard LLC
Benny D.  FreemanIon and Water Transport in Polymer Membranes for Water Purification: Structure-Property Relations
Benny D. Freeman
Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Fred RumpfAdvances in Reinforcing Particles for Tires
Fred Rumpf
Technology Director, Rubber Blacks, Cabot Corporation
YuanQiao RaoOptical Properties of Hybrid Materials
YuanQiao Rao
Research Leader, Dow Chemical Company

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 19

12:30 Networking Lunch - Expo
1:30 Polymer Nanotech: Polymer Nanocomposites
4:30 Expo Reception and Poster Session I (4:30 - 6:30)
 Polymer Nanotechnology

Wednesday June 20

8:30 Energy Storage: Polymers for Battery Applications: Keynotes
11:00 Polymer Nanotech: Modeling & Simulation of Polymer Nanostructures
11:00 Clean and Nano Innovation to Commercialization
12:30 Networking Lunch - Expo
1:00 NNI - Director’s Networking Session, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
1:30 Exhibit and Poster Session II
3:30 Polymer Nanotech: Water: Advanced Materials for Water Treatment
5:30 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception
6:00 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and Reception

Thursday June 21

10:00 National Nanotechnology Initiative Triennial Review
12:30 National Innovation Showcase - Networking Lunch (available for purchase)
4:00 TechConnect National Innovation Showcase, Reception & Poster Session III

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 19

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12:30Networking Lunch - ExpoExpo Hall AB
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1:30Polymer Nanotech: Polymer NanocompositesRoom 209
Session chair: YuanQiao Rao, Dow Chemical Company & Fiona Case, NSTI, US
1:30Advances in Reinforcing Particles for Tires
F. Rumpf, M. Morris, Cabot Corporation Rubber Blacks, US (bio)
2:00Optical Properties of Hybrid Materials
Y.Q. Rao, The Dow Chemical Company, US (bio)
2:20Solution-Processed Highly Conductive Polymer and Polymer Nanocomposite Films as the Transparent Electrode of Optoelectronic Devices
J. Ouyang, National University of Singapore, SG
2:40Polymer Nanomanufacturing Strategies for Multifunctional Nanomaterials
J. Mead, C. Barry, M. Wei, A.A. Busnaina, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
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4:30Expo Reception and Poster Session I (4:30 - 6:30)Expo Hall AB
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Polymer Nanotechnology
-Electrical conductivity studies of ZnO dispersed PVdF-HFP nanocomposite solid polymer electrolyte for Lithium batteries
O. Padmaraj, M. Venkateswarlu, N. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry University, IN
-Synthesis and electrical conductivity studies of PEO + LiClO4 + TiO2 + MoO3 nanocomposite solid polymer electrolyte
P.R. Kumar, M. Venkateswerlu, N. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry University, IN
-Synthesis, characterization and viscoelastic properties of Nanocrystalline Cellulose grafted with Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)
U.D. Hemraz, C. Danumah, A. Lu, Y. Boluk, National Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Alberta, CA
-Three-Dimensional Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube-Conducting Polymer Composite Wires by Ink-Pen Growth method
S.K. Seol, D. Kim, S. Jung, W.S. Chang, Y.M. Bae, KERI(Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute), KR
-Stimuli-responsive nanogels by e-beam irradiation of dilute aqueous micellar solutions: Nanogels with pH controlled LCST
L.A. Picos-Corrales, A. Licea-Claveríe, K.-F. Arndt, Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana, MX
-Fracture-Induced Formation of Semi-Concentric Patterns on Polymeric Films
P-Y Liang, F. Yang, S. Lee, National Tsing Hua Univesity, TW
-Effect of Carbon Black and Silver Nanoparticle Loading on the Structural and Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Chitosan-Based Films
A. Blagg, O. Perales-Perez, R. Valentin, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, PR
-Electrosynthesis of Intrinsically Conducting Polymers/Silicon Nanocomposites: Formation Mechanism and Optical Properties
F.A. Harraz, A.M. Salem, Central Metallurgical R&D Institute (CMRDI), EG
-Nanostructured Stearic Acid for Gas sensing applications
N. Hullavarad, S. Hullavarad, University of Alaska Fairbanks, US

Wednesday June 20

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8:30Energy Storage: Polymers for Battery Applications: KeynotesGrand Ballroom H
Session chair: YuanQiao Rao, Dow Chemical Company, US
8:30Nanostructured Block Copolymers for All-Solid Lithium Batteries
N.P. Balsara, University of California, Berkeley, US
9:00High Temperature Melt Integrity Battery Separator Development
K. Stokes, Celgard LLC, US
9:30Bicontinuous Composite Electrodes for High Power and Energy Density Batteries
P.V. Braun, University of Illinois, US
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11:00Polymer Nanotech: Modeling & Simulation of Polymer NanostructuresGrand Ballroom E
Session chair: Michael Makowski, PPG Industries, US
11:00Multifunctional Nanocomposites: Modeling and Characterization
J.M. Wernik, S.A. Meguid, University of Toronto, CA
11:20Computer Modeling Of Star Polymer Molecules With Diblock Arms
W. Swope, IBM Almaden Research Center, US
11:40Micromechanical Analysis of Polymer-Nanofiber Composites
C.R. Locker, J. Bergstrom, X. Liu, A.H. Tsou, V.B. Buchholz, A.K. Mehta, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, US
12:00Nanotribology and Lubrication at Nanoscale: Molecular Dynamics Simulation Studies
A. Jabbarzadeh, The University of Sydney, AU
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11:00Clean and Nano Innovation to CommercializationRoom 201
Session chair: Lynn Foster, BPT Pharma, US
11:00Who owns the smart grid patents?
J. Hurtado-Albir, G. Ceccarini, V. Veefkind, European Patent Office, DE
11:20Assessing Innovation in Renewable Energy Technologies Through Patent Analytics
L. Vemula, B. Uppala, A.K. Kacham, U. Turaga, Scitech Patent Art Services Inc., US
11:40From IP to Company Formation: Commercializing Innovation
S. Adams, R. Garsson, Greenberge Traurig, US
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12:30Networking Lunch - ExpoExhibit Hall AB
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1:00NNI - Director’s Networking Session, National Nanotechnology Coordination OfficeExhibit Hall A
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1:30Exhibit and Poster Session IIExhibit Hall AB
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3:30Polymer Nanotech: Water: Advanced Materials for Water TreatmentRoom 209
Session chair: YuanQiao Rao, Dow Chemical Company and Armin Völkel, PARC, a Xerox company, US
3:30Ion and Water Transport in Polymer Membranes for Water Purification: Structure-Property Relations
G. Geise, The University of Texas at Austin, US (bio)
3:50Enhanced RO Performance of Polyamide Bi-layer Membranes Prepared by Sequential Interfacial Polymerization
Y.-H. Na, J. Diep, B. Davis, A. Vora, G. Dubois, R. Al-Rasheed, M. Nassar, G. Geise, B. Freeman, IBM Almaden Research Center, US
4:10Sulfated chitosan (SCS)/polysulfone (PS) composite nanofiltration membrane surface cross-linked by Epichlorohydrin
J. Miao, Z.H. Xie, G.H. Chen, Edith Cowan University, AU
4:30Advanced RO Membrane Technology Based on Scientific Research for Seawater and Brackish water Desalination
M. Kimura, T. Sasaki, M. Henmi, Toray Industries,Inc., JP
4:50Rational Design of Organic Monolayers for Water Evaporation Mitigation
M. Plazzer, G. Yiapanis, A. Christofferson, I. Yarovsky, RMIT University, AU (bio)
5:10Computer modeling of water and salt transport in RO membrane active layers
J.W. Pitera, Y-H Na, A. Vora, G. Dubois, IBM Research, US
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5:30TechConnect Innovation Showcase ReceptionExpo Hall CD
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6:00CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and ReceptionExpo Theater 1
Session chair: Patti Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners, US

Thursday June 21

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10:00National Nanotechnology Initiative Triennial ReviewGreat America 1
Session chair: Erik Svedberg, National Materials and Manufacturing, National Academies, US
10:00NNI Town Hall Meeting
E. Svedberg, National Nanotechnology Initiative, US
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12:30National Innovation Showcase - Networking Lunch (available for purchase)Expo Hall CD
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4:00TechConnect National Innovation Showcase, Reception & Poster Session IIIExpo Hall CD

Special Symposium

One field has emerged that offers both the ability to create an almost unlimited range of complex two and three dimensional nanostructured materials, and the potential for mass production of these materials. It is hardly surprising that polymer nanotechnology is one of the fastest growing areas of the Nanotech Conferences. Recent developments in polymer synthesis provide a wealth of copolymer structures — di-blocks, tri-blocks, linear chains and branches. Developments in theory and modeling predict the nanoscale structure that will result from the self-assembly of these materials. Developments in processing technology provide control as nanostructure formation is directed or “frozen in”. Developments in combinatorial methods for synthesis and processing help to explore the vast array of materials. Developments in characterization allow us to determine which structures have indeed been formed.

The 2012 Polymer Nanotechnology Symposium will provide an opportunity to share your contribution to this important field.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Separations applications
  • Battery & fuel cell applications
  • Directed self assembly for advanced lithography
  • Drug & gene delivery
  • Polymer photovoltaics
  • Synthesis & processing: creating nanostructured materials
  • Characterization of polymer nanostructures
  • Polymer nanocomposites: novel applications
  • Modeling & simulation of polymer nanostructures
  • Other

Journal Submissions

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.

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.

 

 

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Please contact: Denise Lee


Program Tracks

Fabrication & Characterization

Advanced Materials

Electronics & Microsystems

Medical & Biotech

Energy & Environment

Business & Partnering

 

2012 TechConnect Corporate Acceleration Partners:

AC-NET
Applied Materials
Austin_Energy
BASF
BayerMaterialScience
bp
ConstellationEnergy
DOW
Fraunhofer TechBridge
Hitachi
Honda
IBM
Kauffman Foundation
Kodak
Lam
Lockheed Martin
MWV
nationalgrid
NortheastUtilities
novaris
Panasonic
PPG
Samsung
schlumberger
Shell_GameChanger
siemens
SK Innovation
SouthernCalEdison
Toray

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Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact Denise Lee

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