Soft Matter and Colloids

Symposium Co-Chairs

Patrick T. Spicer Patrick T. Spicer
Associate Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Robert K. Prud’hommeScaleable Production of Janus Particles
Robert K. Prud’homme
Professor and Director Program in Engr. Biology Department of Chemical & Biological Engineerin, Princeton University
Patrick T. SpicerShaping non-spherical Pickering droplets in yield stress fluid molds via arrest
Patrick T. Spicer
Associate Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia

Symposium Sessions

Wednesday June 18

8:30Soft Matter: Micro & nanostructure design I
10:30Soft Matter: Micro & nanostructure design II
Soft Matter & Colloids - Posters 4:00

Symposium Program

Wednesday June 18

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8:30Soft Matter: Micro & nanostructure design INational Harbor 15
Session chair: Patrick T. Spicer, University of New South Wales, AU (bio)
8:30Scaleable Production of Janus Particles (invited presentation)
C. Sosa, R.D. Priestley, R.K. Prud’homme, Princeton University, US
8:55Novel All-Natural Microcapsules from Biopolymers for Biorelated Applications (invited presentation)
K. Velikov, Unilever, NL
9:20Bicosome: Skin Delivery System with Long-Lasting Benefits
L. Barbosa-Barros, G. Rodríguez, E. Fernández, M. Cócera, A. de la Maza, O. López, Bicosome, IQAC-CSIC, ES
9:40DOMINO- Dispersion of Micro and Nanoparticles in Liquids- A Collaborative Project
G. Ozcan-Taskin, BHR Group, UK
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10:30Soft Matter: Micro & nanostructure design IINational Harbor 15
Session chair: Patrick T. Spicer, University of New South Wales, AU (bio)
10:30Shaping non-spherical Pickering droplets in yield stress fluid molds via arrest (invited presentation)
P. Spicer, T. Atherton, UNSW Australia, AU (bio)
10:55Smectic Liquid Crystalline Phase Behavior of Silica Nanorods Dispersed in DMSO and Water
T. Xu, V.A. Davis, Auburn Unviersity, US
11:15Thermo-plasmonics in self-organized materials
L. De Sio, T. Placido, R. Comparelli, L. Curri, N. Tabiryan, T. Bunning, Beam Engineering for Advanced Measurements Company, US
11:35Model-based Design of Shear-Induced Thin Film Nanosmears Influencing Tribological Properties of Pharmaceutical Powders
C.F. Kick, K.C. Pingali, Western Michigan University, US
11:55Gaseous Nanobubbles - Surface Nanopatterning Elements
P. Janda, H. Tarabkova, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry ASCR, CZ
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Soft Matter & Colloids - Posters 4:00Potomac Registration Hall
-Employing Microspheres for in Situ Hybridization Studies
V. Tohver Milam, N. Eze, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
-Acoustic – Electromagnetic Transformation in Magnetic Nanofluids
V.V. Sokolov, Moscow State University of Instrument Engineering and Computer Science, RU
-A structural analysis of olive oil organogelation
L. Filippelli, L. Gentile, F.R. Lupi, C.O. Rossi, N. Baldino, G.A. Ranieri, D. Gabriele, University of Calabria, IT
-Numerical Analysis of Laser Induced Photothermal Effects using Colloidal Plasmonic Nanostructures
I.H. Karampelas, Y.H. Kim, E.P. Furlani, University at Buffalo SUNY, US
-Field-Limited Digestive Ripening for Self-Organization of Thiol-Capped Gold Nanoparticles
M.L. Lin, F. Yang, J.S. Peng, C.M. Hsu, S. Lee, National United University, TW
-Microstructures design of the assembly of monodisperse polystyrene microspheres via alternative current electric field
L.T Ling, J. Zhang, C.F Wang, S. Chen, Nanjing Tech University, CN
-Particle Assembly of Micron and Nano Scale Materials with Particle-to-Particle Precision
T.Y. Olson and T.Y. Han, LLNL, US
-HemoClear™: A Thin Fluid Film Device (TFFD™) for evacuating Blood and eliminating fogging on Surgical and Implant Lenses
S.A. Sinha, A.J. Acharya, N. Herbots, E.J. Culbertson, C.F. Watson, M. Matiski, A.J. Orr, R.B. Bennett-Kennett, A.M. Murphy, B.W. Hughes, A.S. Benitez, T.T. Kutz, D.A. Sell, E.R. Morgan, A.L. Brimhall, R.J. Culbertson, Arizona State University/SiO2 NanoTech, LLC., US

Many soft or fluid consumer products, such as foods, paint, lubricants, detergents, personal care products, and cosmetics, contain nanometer to micron scale structures. Structured fluids are also key in industrial processes such as enhanced oil-recovery and emulsion polymerization. These structures (such as micelles, vesicles, emulsions and lamella) may be 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.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Applications of colloidal materials
  • Applications of liquid crystalline materials
  • Microstructure design
  • Rheology & nanorheology
  • Emulsions & nanoemulsions
  • Lipid nanocapsules & active delivery
  • Microstructure design for food applications
  • Applications cosmetics & personal care
  • Applications In optics & photonics
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Other

Journal Submissions

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