Polymer Nanotechnology

Polymer Nanotechnology

Symposium Co-Chairs

Fiona CaseFiona Case
Technical Program Chair
Nano Science and Technology Institute
YuanQiao RaoYuanQiao Rao
The Dow Chemical Company

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Xinqiao JiaOrthogonal and modular approaches for the construction of nanostructured hybrid polymers
Xinqiao Jia
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware
Qinghuang LinMulti-functional Nanomaterials for Green Nanoelectronic Manufacturing
Qinghuang Lin
Research Staff Member and Manager, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Stéphane CosteuxPolymeric nanocellular foams for thermal insulation: challenges and promises
Stéphane Costeux
Research Leader, The Dow Chemical Company
William J. KorosNanotechnology-Enabled Expansion of the Boundaries on Large Scale Low Energy Intensity Separations
William J. Koros
Chair for Excellence in Chemical Engineering, and GRA Eminent Scholar in Membranes, Georgia Institute of Technology
Rachel A. SegalmanSolution-Processable Organic and Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials for Thermoelectric Applications
Rachel A. Segalman
Acting Materials Sciences Division Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Symposium Sessions

Monday June 16

1:30Materials for Sustainability & Efficiency
Polymer Nanotechnology - Posters 4:30

Tuesday June 17

10:30Polymer Materials for Sustainability & Efficiency
3:00Polymer: Nanocomposites

Wednesday June 18

8:30Innovation Spotlights: Advanced Materials: LORD & Saint Gobain
10:30Polymer: Modelling and Simulation
1:30Polymer: Biopolymer Materials & Applications

Symposium Program

Monday June 16

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1:30Materials for Sustainability & EfficiencyAzalea 2
Session chair: YuanQiao Rao, Dow Chemical Company, US (bio)
1:30Sustainable Materials for Consumer Product Applications (invited presentation)
J.H. Wang, G. Wideman, A.F. Chen, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, US (bio)
1:55Turning Bioplastics into Commercial Reality: The Coca-Cola Company's Global PlantBottle(r) Program (invited presentation)
S. Vitters, Coca-Cola, US
2:20Organosolv Lignin as Additive for Polymers
A. Manesh, American Science and Technology, US
2:40Reinventing Plastic recycling
B. Wang, Stanford University, US
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Polymer Nanotechnology - Posters 4:30Expo Hall C
-Thermo-mechanical and differential calorimetric study of the grapheme oxide impregnated EPDM rubber nanocomposites
S.S. Iqbal, N. Iqbal, A. Maqsood, T. Jamil, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), PK
-Preparation, Structural and Ionic conductivity studies of electrospun polymer blend P(VdF-co-HFP)/PMMA electrolyte membrane for lithium battery
O. Padmaraj, B. Nageshwar Rao, M. Venkateswarlu, N. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry University, IN
-Synthesis of Spinel LiMn2O4 Nanoparticles and Nanorods for Li-ion Battery
B. Nageswara Rao, K. Hariprasad, B.A. Shah, M. Venkateswarlu, V. Madhusudana Rao, N. Satyanarayana, Pondicherry university, IN
-Formation of complex nanoparticles from a spherical protein (BSA) and two polycations (PDL with two molecular weights) using coacervation method of the polyelectrolytes
L. Maldonado, R. Sadeghi, J. Kokini, Purdue University, US
-A Novel Application Technique for Polymer Nanofibers in the Construction Industry
A.L. Araya, R.F. Vargas, R. Cuevas, J.S. Chaves, Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica, CR
-Conducting Polymers as Additives for Paints and Primers
G.M. Newbloom, V. Hrechka, D.C. Pozzo, PolyDrop, LLC, US
-A Study of the Effect of Al2O3 Nanoparticles on the Cure behavior of Bisphenol A Epoxy Resin
S.F. Halim, National Institute for Standards, EG
-Dynamics of the Formation of Micellar Gels: Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Z. Wang, E.E. Dormidontova, University of Connecticut, US

Tuesday June 17

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10:30Polymer Materials for Sustainability & EfficiencyChesapeake 10-12
Session chair: YuanQiao Rao, Dow Chemical Company, US (bio)
10:30Nanotechnology-Enabled Expansion of the Boundaries on Large Scale Low Energy Intensity Separations (invited presentation)
W.J. Koros, Georgia Institute of Technology, US (bio)
10:55Multi-functional Nanomaterials for Green Nanoelectronic Manufacturing (invited presentation)
Q. Lin, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, US (bio)
11:20Polymeric nanocellular foams for thermal insulation: challenges and promises (invited presentation)
S. Costeux, The Dow Chemical Company, US (bio)
11:45Thermal Insulation Polyurethane Foams from a Green-Polyol and Containing Thermorregulating Microcapsules
M. Carmona, J.F. Rodríguez, A. Medino, A. Serrano, B. Talvera, I. Garrido, J.J. Cubillo, Acciona Infrastructures, ES (bio)
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3:00Polymer: NanocompositesPotomac 6
Session chair: Stephane Costeux, The Dow Chemical Company, US
3:00Probing Critical Particle to Polymer Size Ratios for Non-Einstein Behavior in Polymer Nanocomposites
R.G. Schmidt, G.V. Gordon, S. Swier, T. Cosgrove, Dow Corning Corporation, US
3:20Rheological Characterization of Nano Silica Dispersion in Polyethylene
C.R. López-Barrón, S. Luo, A.H. Tsou, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, US
3:40Toughening of epoxy matrix fiber reinforced composites with two different nanorubber systems for Advanced Industrial Applications
N.G. Ozdemir, Tao Zhang, Kingston University London, UK
4:00Effect of Dispersion Conditions on the Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Functionalized Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Vinyl Ester
S.M. Sabet, H. Mahfuz, J. Hashemi, Florida Atlantic University, US
4:20Bioinspired Layered Materials with Superior Mechanical Performance Via Interface Design
Q. Cheng, L. Jiang, Z. Tang, BeiHang University, CN

Wednesday June 18

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8:30Innovation Spotlights: Advanced Materials: LORD & Saint GobainNational Harbor 3
Session chair: Brian Johnston, Sensor Films, US
8:30LORD Corporation - Strategic Innovation Interests
A. Kintz, LORD Corporation, US
8:45Saint Gobain - Strategic Innovation Interests
D. Martin, Saint Gobain, US
9:00Practical and Effective Methods for Graphene Surface Cleaning
S. Choi, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, KR
9:07Aluma45 Magnesium-Rich Primer
D. Battocchi, Elinor Specialty Coatings, US
9:14NYCOLON - Flame Retardant for BDUs
S. Susta, Alexium Government Solutions (AGS), LLC, US
9:21Energy Absorbing Materials: Designer cushioning using advanced manufacturing
C. Follett, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
J. Ornstein, framergy, Inc., US
9:35LORD, Saint Gobain Q&A
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10:30Polymer: Modelling and SimulationMagnolia 1
Session chair: Michael Makowski, PPG Industries R&D (bio)
10:30Materials Design: Starting at the Bottom (invited presentation)
P. Saxe, C. Freeman, D. Rigby and E. Wimmer, Materials Design, Inc., US
10:55Molecular-level Plastic Deformation of Polyethylene and Its Dependence on Amorphous Topology
C.R. Locker, J.M. Kim, G.C. Rutledge, A.H. Tsou, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co., US
11:15Ordered Structure Pattern on Polymeric Surface
T.H. Liu, C.L. Huang, S. Lee, National Tsing Hua University, TW
11:35Computer modeling of complex block copolymer micelles with metal-ligand self-assembly
Z. Wang, E.E. Dormidontova, University of Connecticut, US
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1:30Polymer: Biopolymer Materials & ApplicationsMagnolia 1
Session chair: Fiona Case, NSTI, US (bio)
1:30Solution-Processable Organic and Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials for Thermoelectric Applications (invited presentation)
B. Russ, S. Yee, N. Coates, M.J. Robb, J.J. Urban, M.L. Chabinyc, C.J. Hawker, R.A. Segalman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US (bio)
1:55Orthogonal and modular approaches for the construction of nanostructured hybrid polymers (invited presentation)
X. Jia, University of Delaware, US
2:20Biologically Inspired Engineering of Self-assembling Underwater Adhesives with Synthetic Biology
C. Zhong, T. Gurry, A. Cheng, J. Downey, C.M. Stultz, T.K. Lu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
2:40Nucleic Acid-Programmed Polymeric Nanomaterials for Biological Communication
A.M. Rush, D.A. Nelles, M-P Chien, M.P. Thompson, G.W. Yeo, N.C. Gianneschi, University of California San Diego, US
3:00Triggered Assembly of Functional Protein Microdomains in the Cytosol
J.A. MacKay, M.K. Pastuszka, P. Shi, J. Dhandhukia, University of Southern California, US
3:20Supramolecular Self-Assembly of N-Acetyl-Capped beta-Peptides Leads to Nano-to Macroscale Fiber Formation
M.P. Del Borgo, A.I. Mechler, D. Traore, K.P. Kulkarni, C. Forsyth, J.A. Wilce, M.C.J. Wilce, M.-I. Aguilar, P. Perlmutter, Monash University, AU
3:40Immunogenicity Studies on Nanoparticle Based Vaccines for Bird Flu
J. Li, S. Emadi, A. Tan, P. Burkhard, B.S. Ladman, J. Gelb, Jr., M.I. Khan, University of Connecticut, US

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 2014 Polymer Nanotechnology Symposium will provide an opportunity to share your contribution to this important field.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Nanotechnology enabled transport phenomenon
  • Battery & fuel cell applications
  • Directed self assembly for advanced lithography
  • Advanced materials for water treatment
  • Drug & gene delivery
  • Synthesis & processing: creating nanostructured materials
  • Characterization of polymer nanostructures
  • Polymer nanocomposites: novel applications
  • Modeling & simulation of polymer nanostructures
  • 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.



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