Soft Matter Symposium 2019


8:45 am-5:30 pm
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Emerson Alumni Hall
1938 West University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32611


This year we’re celebrating the 5th anniversary of our event by surveying the diversity of topics covered since we started in 2015. We’ll be bringing together experts in rheology, soft tribology and contact mechanics, cell and tissue mechanics, soft matter manufacturing, and many other topics under the umbrellas of soft matter, active matter, biophysics, and biomaterials.

Session 1
8:45 – Welcome: Thomas E. Angelini, University of Florida

9:00 – Seth Fraden, Brandeis University
Programmable self-assembly of DNA origami capsids based on the principles of virus structure.

9:30 – Whitney Stoppel, UF, Chemical Engineering
Tuning silk fibroin crystallization levels within 3D materials to alter in vivo degradation rates

10:00 – Randy H. Ewoldt, University of Illinois
Designing and transforming yield-stress fluids

10:30 – 11:00 Break

Session 2

11:00 – Jae-Won Shin, University of Illinois at Chicago

11:30 – Sanjay Kumar, University of California Berkeley
Dissection and reverse engineering of cytoskeletal networks as soft materials

12:00 – Coray Colina, University of Florida
Ideal Networks and Beyond: Understanding Hydrogel Materials Via Atomistic Modeling

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

Session 3

1:30 – Daniel M. Sussman, Emory University
Anomalous bulk and boundary behavior in simple models of dense biological tissue

2:00 – Katerina Aifantis, UF, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

2:30 – Sanjiv Shrivastava, LMSERA Inc.
Atomic force microscopy for examining the elasticity of tissues and cells

3:00 – Ming Guo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cell mechanics

3:30 – 4:00 Break

4:00 – 4:30 – Speed Round (~20 presentations)

4:30 – 5:30 – Tours/Free Time

5:30 – Posters/Dinner at The Social at Midtown


Hosted by

Tommy Angelini