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

Edwin L. (Ned) ThomasPolymeric Photonic Crystals for Sensing
Edwin L. (Ned) Thomas
Dean William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering Professor of Mechanical Engr. & Materials Science; Chemical & Biomolecular Engr., Rice University
YuanQiao RaoViscoelastic Properties of Nanoscale Organic Thin Films and its Correlation with Lithographic Performance
YuanQiao Rao
Research Leader, The Dow Chemical Company

Symposium Sessions

Monday May 13

11:00Chemistry and Materials Science for a Sustainable Future: BASF Special Session
2:00Innovation Spotlights: Advanced Materials I
4:30Strategic Partnership & Nanotech Opportunities in China
4:30TechConnect Poster Session I & Reception

Tuesday May 14

10:30Modeling & Simulation at the Nanoscale
3:00Innovation Spotlights: Materials & Chemicals

Wednesday May 15

8:30Polymer Nanotechnology
2:00Polymers for Drug and Gene Delivery
2:00Innovation Spotlights: Materials & Chemicals
Polymer Nanotechnology - Posters 5:00

Symposium Program

Monday May 13

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11:00Chemistry and Materials Science for a Sustainable Future: BASF Special SessionPotomac 2
-Chemistry & Materials for a Sustainable Future
S. Dimovski, BASF, US
-D. Blackwood, BASF, US
-P. France, MeadWestvaco, US
-C. Machemer, The Rockefeller Group, US (bio)
-W. Rensink, Shell International Exploration and Pro Game Changer, US (bio)
-R. Goerck, BASF, US (bio)
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2:00Innovation Spotlights: Advanced Materials IPotomac 1
Session chair: Matthew Laudon, TechConnect, Reviewers: Bayer MaterialScience, Momentive, MeadWestvaco (MWV)
2:00Bayer - Strategic Innovation Interests
K. Halder, Bayer MaterialScience, US
2:15Momentive - Strategic Innovation Interests
D. Rusinko, Momentive, US (bio)
2:30MeadWestvaco - Strategic Innovation Interests
P. France, MeadWestvaco, US
3:00Single Molecule Traps
J.M. Ornstein, framergy®, US
3:07Nanocellulose and its Thermoplastic Composite Material
D. Lim, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology(KITECH), US
3:14Correlated Magnetics
S. Evans, Correlated Magnetics Research, LLC., US
3:21Photonic Ink (P-Ink)
A. Arsenault, Opalux Inc., CA
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4:30Strategic Partnership & Nanotech Opportunities in ChinaExpo Hall A
-Z. Xijun, Suzhou Nanotech Co., Ltd., CN
-C. Linsen, SVG Optronics Co., Ltd., CN
-C. Zheng, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN
-W. Juinzuo, Mesolight LLC, CN
-H. Zhejun, Polynova Co., Ltd., CN
-L. Feng, NanoBrite Co., Ltd., CN
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4:30TechConnect Poster Session I & ReceptionExpo Hall A

Tuesday May 14

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10:30Modeling & Simulation at the NanoscalePotomac 4
Session chair: Michael Makowski, PPG Industries R&D, US
10:30Computational Materials Design at The Dow Chemical Company (invited presentation)
J. Moore, The Dow Chemical Company, US (bio)
10:55Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Polymer Diffusion in a Nanofludic Staircase
F.R. Phelan Jr., National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
11:15Computational Hierarchy Modeling of Self-assembled Polyurea Aerogels
G.D. Chen, Missouri University of Science and Technology, US
11:35Direct observation of silver nanoparticle-ubiquitin corona formation
F. Ding, Clemson University, US
11:55The Coupled Electro-Mechanical Behaviour of Nanocomposites
J.M. Wernik, S.A. Meguid, University of Toronto, CA
12:15Mathematical modelling of nanoscale phenomena
T.G. Myers, F. Font, M. MacDevette, Centre de Recerca Matematica, ES
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3:00Innovation Spotlights: Materials & ChemicalsPotomac 1
Session chair: Keith Ritala, KERTECH & Associates, Reviewers: Alex Norman, United Technologies Research Center, Larry Mann, Global Advanced Metals, US
3:00Environmentally friendly High Performance Acrylonitrile Manufacturing Process
D.H. Cho, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), US
3:07Titanium Metal Injection Molding
P. Christensen, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
3:14Environmentally Safe Plastic Microbeads for Cosmetics
J. McDevitt, College of William and Mary, US
3:21CVD Graphene Barrier and Conductive Films for Flexible Organic Electronics
M. Patterson, Graphene Frontiers, US
3:28Architected Materials
M. Tilley, MalibuIQ, Architected Materials LLC, US
3:35Carbon nanotube sheet, tape and wire production systems
M. Gurau, Nanocomp Technologies, US
3:42Heavy-Metal Free Anti-Corrosion Coating Platform Technology
S. Wang, AnCatt, US

Wednesday May 15

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8:30Polymer NanotechnologyChesapeake 1-3
Session chair: YuanQiao Rao, Dow Chemical Company, US
8:30Polymeric Photonic Crystals for Sensing (invited presentation)
E.L. Thomas, Rice University, US (bio)
9:00Viscoelastic Properties of Nanoscale Organic Thin Films and its Correlation with Lithographic Performance (invited presentation)
Y.Q. Rao, P. Agarwal, R. Sharma, The Dow Chemical Company, US (bio)
9:45Separation of mixtures of fatty acids into individual components using a nanoporous membrane
A. Gupta, N.B. Bowden, University of Iowa, US
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2:00Polymers for Drug and Gene DeliveryChesapeake 1-3
Session chair: YuanQiao Rao, Dow Chemical Company, US
2:00Non-ionic Dendronized Multiamphiphilic Polymers as Nanocarriers for Biomedical Applications
S. Gupta, B. Schade, S. Kumar, C. Böttcher, R. Haag, S.K. Sharma, University of Delhi, IN
2:20New biodegradable polymers based on previously unknown functional groups for drug and gene delivery
J. Yoo, T.A. Graf, D.J. Kuruvilla, S.R. D’Mello, A.K. Salem, N.B. Bowden, University of Iowa, US
2:40Reverse Thermoresponsive Polymers for Sustained Delivery of Therapeutic Agents
R. Mayadunne, A. Balachandra, T. Gunatillake, C. Lindall, CSIRO, AU
3:00Exploiting the “protein corona effect” for targeted drug and gene delivery
G. Caracciolo, D. Pozzi, A.L. Capriotti, C. Cavaliere, F. Cardarelli, F. Salomone, A. Laganà, Sapienza University of Rome, IT
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2:00Innovation Spotlights: Materials & ChemicalsPotomac 1
Session chair: Chair: David Novak, Inventis Group, Review Board: Goran Matijasevic, UC Irving, Brian Johnston, Innovation Accelerator
2:00Compositions of Degradable Salt-Responsive Copolymers
J. Propst, University of South Carolina, US
2:07Non-Dispersive Solvent Extractions and Reactions
J. Massingill, CHEMTOR, L.P., US
2:14Newlight: From Greenhouse Gas to Plastic
M. Herrema, Newlight Technologies, LLC, US
2:21Nanosegregated Surfaces as Catalysts for Fuel Cells (IN-07-054)
N. Markovic, Argonne National Laboratory, US
2:28Embedded Photonic Crystals for Use in LEDs and Lasers
S. Juncal, UCSB Office of Technology & Industry Alliances, US
2:35Vacuum Insulation Panels in Stainless Steel Envelope
A. Feinerman, Thermal Conservation Technologies, US
2:42Separation Instrumentation for Biomolecules
M. Knight, CC Biotech LLC, US
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Polymer Nanotechnology - Posters 5:00Maryland
-Tri- and penta-block copolymers of styrene and methyl methacrylate with unique nanostructures in solution
S. Kumar, C.N. Murthy, The M. S. University of Baroda, IN
-Protein-based nanoparticles for hydrophilic coating
S. Kim, A. Biswas, K. Evans, USDA/ARS/NCAUR, US
-A Novel Conducting Polymer for Biosensor Applications
S. Soylemez, F. Ekiz Kanik, M. Ileri, S. Ozdemir Hacıoglu, L. Toppare, Middle East Technical University, TR
-Timolol Maleate loaded Chitosan Mucoadhesive Nanoparticles for Ocular Drug Delivery system
S.K. Babu, N. Franklin, V. Senthil, JSS College of Pharmacy, IN
-Electrospun Nanofibers of Conductive Polymer Composites
A.S. Sarac, Istanbul Technical University, TR
-Dynamic covalent bonds: An ab initio study
F. Lucas, J.T. Arantes, Universidade Federal do ABC - UFABC, BR
-Microcharacterization of Creep Behavior of Carbon Nanofiber Reinforced HDPE Nanocomposites using a Depth Sensing Method
S. Xu, T. Liu, X.W. Tangpong, I. Akhatov, W-H. Zhong, North Dakota State University, US
-Highly Crystalline Poly(lactic acid)(PLA) Alloys Containing Stereocomplexes
H.T. Oyama, S. Abe and T. Kanno, Rikkyo University, JP
-Effect of UV Radiation on the Mechanical Performance of Phenolic and Epoxy Nanocomposites
S. Brundidge-Young, H. Aglan, Tuskegee University, US
-A Molecular Modeling Approach towards Engineering of Polymer Nanogels for Controlled Drug Delivery
R.C. Dutta, B. Rai, Tata Research Development and Design Centre, IN

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 2013 Polymer Nanotechnology Symposium will provide an opportunity to share your contribution to this important field, and will include special sessions on dendrimer technology; on advanced materials for water treatment; and on polymers for energy applications.

Topics & Application Areas

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

Technical Abstract Submission

Please first review the information for authors as well as the abstract preparation guidelines.


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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