Upcoming Seminars

Past Seminars

Shannon Weigum, Texas State University @ San Marcos

A New Approach to Pathogen Isolation using “Molecular Buoys”

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Edge Workshop Room | 11:00am

Eric Weeks, Emory University

Flow of amorphous solids modeled with emulsion droplets

Thursday, April 14, 2016

NCSU Golden Leaf BTEC Room 135 | 4:30pm

Nicholas Abbott, University of Wisconsin @ Madison

Topological defects in liquid crystals as templates for molecular self-assembly.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

NCSU Golden Leaf BTEC Room 135 | 4:30pm

Efie Kokkoli, University of Minnesota

Design of ssDNA-Amphiphiles for Targeted Delivery of Therapeutics

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Edge Workshop Room - Duke University | 11:00am

Vinothan Manoharan, Harvard University

Angle-independent structural color: from birds to materials

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Duke University Schicano B | 4:30pm

Chinedum Osuji, Yale University

Scalable and New Approaches For Directing Self-Assembly in Nanostructured Soft Materials

Thursday, November 19, 2015

NCSU Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) Room 135 | 4:30pm

Greg Tew, University of Massachusetts

Designing simple polymers with PROTEIN-like ACTIVITY: from Cell Penetrating peptide mimics to resilin-inspired co-continuous networks

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Duke University Schicano B | 4:30pm

Alexander Alexeev, Georgia Tech

Modeling stimuli-sensitive polymer networks using dissipative particle dynamics

Thursday, October 22, 2015

NCSU Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) Room 135 | 4:30pm

Russell Composto, University of Pennsylvania

Tuning the Morphology-Optical Property Relationship using Polymer Brush Grafted Nanorods in Polymer Nanocomposite Films

Thursday, September 24, 2015

NCSU Golden LEAF BTEC Room 135| 4:30pm

Yadong Yin, University of California Riverside

Responsive Nanostructured Optical Materials

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Daniels Hall Room 327, NCSU Main Campus & Streaming Live Schiciano B | 4:30pm

Rohit Pappu, Washington University St. Louis

Connecting form to function with intrinsically disordered proteins

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Schiciano B | 4:30pm

Martien Cohen Stuart, Wageningen University The Netherlands

Hydrogels from telechelic polymers: forces and structural changes under shear

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Schiciano B | 4:30pm

Daphne Klotsa, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

Packing polyhedra: from ancient math to advanced materials

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Teer 115 | 12:00pm

Lisa Biswal, Rice University

Directing Colloidal Systems with DNA and Magnetic Fields

Thursday, March 5, 2015

North Carolina State University Campus | 4:30pm

Fabio Parmeggiani, University of Washington

Design of novel repeat proteins

Friday, February 27, 2015

Teer 115 | 2:00pm

Atul Parikh, University of California Davis

Water is not a blank canvas for molecules of life

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Schiciano B | 4:30pm

Phil Messersmith, University of California Berkeley

Functional Polyphenolic Materials Inspired by Mussels, Tea, Wine, and Chocolate

Thursday, February 5, 2015

North Carolina State University Campus | 4:30pm

Niels Holten-Andersen, MIT

Metal-coordination: Using more of Nature’s tricks to assemble new soft materials

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Schiciano B | 4:30pm

Eric Furst, University of Delaware

Directing colloidal and nanoparticle self-assembly

Thursday, December 11, 2014

NCSU Centennial Campus | Monteith Research Center #313 @ 4:30pm

Joerg Lahann, University of Michigan

Designer Biointerfaces: Bridging the Gap Between Man-Made Materials and Biological Systems

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Schiciano A | 4:30pm

Jennifer Irvin, Texas State University

Increasing Surface Area in Conducting Polymers for Enhanced Electroactivity

Thursday, November 6, 2014

NCSU Centennial Campus | Monteith Research Center #313 @ 4:30pm

Bradley Olsen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Smart Mechanics and Biological Selectivity in Engineered Protein Hydrogels

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Teer 203 | 3:00pm

Ryan Hayward, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Folding, wrinkling, and creasing of polymer multilayer films

Thursday, September 25, 2014

NCSU Centennial Campus | Monteith Research Center #313 @ 4:30pm

Dimiter Petsev, University of New Mexico

Doping Effect on the Interaction and Stability of Semiconductor Nanoparticles Suspended in Electrolyte Solution

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Schiciano A | 4:45pm

Renko De Vries, Wageningen University

Supramolecular Design of a Minimal Coat-Protein for an Artificial Virus

Friday, April 25, 2014

FCIEMAS Schiciano Auditorium Side A | 3:30pm

Jonathan Wilker, Purdue University

Biomaterials at the Beach: Characterization, Synthetic Mimics, and Applications of Shellfish Adhesives

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Duke University, Schiciano Side B | 4:30pm

Ravi Sharma, Principal Scientist, Cabot Corporation

Cabot Capabilities and Use of Particles in Industrial Applications

Thursday, March 27, 2014

North Carolina State University, EB1, Room 3018 | 4:30pm

Karen L. Wooley, Texas A&M University

The Transformation of Natural Products into Engineering Polymers & Functional Nanoscopic Objects

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Duke University, Schiciano B | 4:30pm

Jens Rieger, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Advanced Materials & Systems Research, BASF SE

Do We Understand Crystallization?

Monday, March 3, 2014

Duke University, Teer 115 | 12:00 noon

Thomas Fischer, The University of Bayreuth

Dynamic Self Assembled Magnetic Colloids

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Duke University, Schiciano B | 4:30pm

Alfred J. Crosby, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Draping Materials: Enabling Advanced Adhesives and Multifunctional Technologies

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Duke University Schiciano B | 4:30pm

Carmel Majidi, Carnegie Mellon University

Soft-Matter Electronics, Multifunctional Materials, and Fabrication Methods for Soft Robots

Thursday, January 23, 2014

North Carolina State University, EB1 Room 3018 | 4:30pm

Tony Jun Huang, The Pennsylvania State University

Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies Enabled by Acousto-Opto-Fluidics

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Duke University Schiciano B | 4:30pm

George Kaminski, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Building Polarizable Force Fields for Biophysical Simulations

Thursday, November 21, 2013

North Carolina State University TBD | 4:30pm

Peter Kingshott, Swinburne University of Technology

Colloidal Crystal based Biomaterials

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Duke University Schiciano A | 4:30pm

Steve Whitten, Texas State University, San Marcos

Mechanistic basis for ligand-regulated control of protein self-assembly into fibril nano structures

Thursday, October 24, 2013

North Carolina State University TBD | 4:30pm

Oleg D. Lavrentovich, Kent State University

Statics and Dynamics of Colloidal Particles in Liquid Crystals

Thursday, September 26, 2013

North Carolina State University EB3 Room 2220 | 4:30pm

Thao (Vicky) Nguyen, The Johns Hopkins University

Modeling the Shape-Memory Behavior of Amorphous Polymers

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Duke University Schiciano A | 4:30pm

Brenton Hoffman, Duke University

The Use of Microrheology in the Study of Cells as Active Materials

Thursday, April 25, 2013

NCSU 136 Monteith Research Center, Centennial Campus| 4:00pm

James Lai, University of Washington

Stimuli-responsive Reagent Systems for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Duke University, Schiciano B | 3:15pm

Lee Penn, University of Minnesota

Iron Oxide Nanoparticles: Reactivity, Fate, and Transport

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Duke University, Schiciano A | 4:30pm

Sébastien Lecommandoux, Université de Bordeaux

Biomimetic polypeptide and polysaccharide based polymersomes for therapy and diagnosis

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Duke University, Schiciano A | 4:30pm

Erik Reimhult, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

Bioinspired assembly of superparamagnetic nanoparticle membranes

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Duke University, Schiciano A | 4:30pm

Vladimir Tsukruk, Georgia Institute of Technology

Cell Surface Engineering with Synthetic and Natural LBL Nanoshells

Friday, March 1, 2013

NCSU, Room 1011, Engineering Building 1 | 11:00am

Eugenia Kumacheva, University of Toronto

Building nanopolymers: lessons from polymer physics and chemistry

Thursday, February 7, 2013

UNC Chapman 125 | 4:00pm

Bill Brittain, Texas State University, San Marcos

Photochromic Nanoparticles

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Duke University, Schiciano A | 4:30pm

Martin Schoen, Technical University of Berlin

Defect topologies in nematic liquid crystals

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Duke University, Schiciano A | 4:30pm

Murugappan Muthukumar, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Menagerie of Viruses: Organizing Principles from Polymer Physics

Thursday, October 25, 2012

UNC, Chapman 125 | 4:00pm

Meenakshi Dutt, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Exploiting Spontaneous and Self-Assembly to Design Biomimetic Functionalized Nanotube-Lipid Hybrid Structures

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Duke University, Schiciano A | 4:30pm

Younan Xia, Georgia Institute of Technology

Complex Nanomaterials via Simple Chemistry

Thursday, September 27, 2012

NCSU, Room 1007, Engineering Building 1 | 2:15pm

Tim Lodge, University of Minnesota

Physical Gels from ABA and ABC Block Polymers in Water and Ionic Liquids

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Duke University, Schiciano A | 4:30pm

Paddy Royall, University of Bristol, School of Chemistry

Structure and sticky spheres near and far from equilibrium

Friday, June 15, 2012

119 Physics | 2:50pm

Markus Buehler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Duke University, Schiciano B | 12:00pm

Dariush Hinderberger, Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung

Elucidating the molecular and nano-scale of stimuli-responsive (bio)polymers with radicals

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Duke University, 115 Teer | 4:15pm

Randall Erb, ETH Zurich

Control of Anisotropic Reinforcement Particles for New Families of Bioinspired Materials

Monday, April 2, 2012

Duke University | 2201 Hudson Hall | 10am

Ashutosh Chilkoti, Duke University

Recent Developments in Elastin-like Polypeptides: New Motifs and New Self-Assembling Systems

Thursday, March 29, 2012

NCCU 2050 Brite | 4:00pm

Xuanhe Zhao, Duke University

Engineering Soft Active Materials for a Better Life

Monday, March 26, 2012

NCSU Room 1011 EB1 | 10:40am

Alexander Grosberg, New York University

Two meters of DNA in micron size cell nucleus: the role of topological constraints in genome folding

Thursday, March 15, 2012

UNC, Chapman 125 | 4:00pm

Joseph Tracy, North Carolina State University

Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Transformations of Metal and Magnetic Nanoparticles

Monday, March 12, 2012

NCSU, Room 1011 EB1 | 10:40am

Wynter Duncanson, Harvard University

Multifunctional Contrast Agents for Ultrasound

Monday, February 27, 2012

Duke University, Schiciano A | 4:25pm

Michael Dickey, North Carolina State University

New Approaches for Soft, Stretchable, and Biomimetic Electronics

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Duke University, 115 Teer | 12:00pm

Kelvin Yeung, University of Hong Kong

Degradable metallic materials for orthopaedic applications

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Duke University, Schiciano B | 2:45pm

Manuel Dauchez, Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne

Molecular Simulations of Elastin Peptides: What have we Learned?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Duke University, Hudson 115A | 4:15pm

Tommy Nylander

Providing insight on bio-molecular interactions with biological membranes by using supported lipid bilayers

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Duke University, 12pm | CIEMAS 2240

Christian Franck

Three-dimensional Quantitative Measurements of Cells in their Surrounding Environment

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Duke University, Teer 115 | 12:00pm