Soft Matter Symposium 2019

Date/Time

10/10/2019
8:45 am-4:00 pm
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Location

Emerson Alumni Hall

Details

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

http://www.softmattersymposium.org/info-2019

Session 1

8:45 – Day 2 Welcome: Katerina Aifantis

9:00 – Yannis G. Kevrekidis, John Hopkins University
TBD

9:30 – Ryan C. Hayward, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Shaping and reshaping polymer sheets with light

10:00 – Princess Imoukhuede, Washington University in St. Louis
Cell subtyping and quantification in tissue, tumor, and beyond

10:30 – 11:00 Break

Session 2

11:00 – Daniel A. Hammer, University of Pennsylvania
Autonomous motility and spontaneous organelle formation in protocells.

11:30 – Elias C. Aifantis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Nonlocal Gradient Effects in Soft Matter Models: Applications to Living and Non-living Materials

12:00 – Romesh C. Batra, Virginia Tech
TBD

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

Session 3

1:30 – Lihua Jin, University of California, Los Angeles
Swelling, curling, and vibration of responsive hydrogels

2:00 – Jiajie Diao, University of Cincinnati
Lysosome clustering for membrane fusion involved in autophagosome maturation

2:30 – Stavroula Sofou, John Hopkins University
Phase transitions on lipid bilayers: collective membrane properties enabling drug delivery

3:00 – Xin Tang, UF, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
TBD

Closing Session

3:30 – Closing discussion

Conference Closes at 4:00 PM

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