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Colloidal, Macromolecular & Polyelectrolyte Solutions
Gordon Research Conference

Non-Equilibrium and Bio-Inspired Systems

Dates

February 7-12, 2016

Location

Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express
Ventura, CA

Organizers

Chairs:
Maria M. Santore & Frederick C. MacKintosh

Vice Chairs:
Eric M. Furst & Wilson C.K. Poon

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Conference on Colloidal, Macromolecular, and Polyelectrolyte Solutions presents the frontiers of research on solution properties of charged, macromolecular and colloidal systems and their interfaces. The 2016 conference will build upon a strong interdisciplinary tradition of drawing together materials scientists, soft-matter and complex fluids physicists, engineers, chemists, biophysicists, and biochemists and will showcase cutting edge research from academic, industrial, and government laboratory settings. The program highlights the exciting and fast growing areas of colloidal, macromolecular and polyelectrolyte solutions and their impact on materials design, self-assembly and nanostructures. The 2016 conference will emphasize the translation of static and dynamic bio-inspired mechanisms to new colloidal and macromolecular solution behaviors. In addition to talks and discussions, poster sessions will provide an additional mechanism for presentation and discussion of the work of conference participants; participants are strongly encouraged to present a poster and should contact the vice chair(s) for details. For the second time, a Gordon Research Seminar will be held during the weekend preceding the GRC. This is primarily intended for PhD students and post-docs in this field.

Related Meeting

This GRC was held in conjunction with the "Colloidal, Macromolecular & Polyelectrolyte Solutions" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Final Meeting Program

Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmAssembly: Colloidal, Nanoparticlulate, and Biological
Discussion Leader: Philip Pincus (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmJames Gilchrist (Lehigh University, USA)
"Shaking Up Convective Assembly: Unsteady Flows for New Structures"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmTrevor Douglas (Indiana University, USA)
"Virus Based Reactor Assembly Across Multiple Length Scales"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPolyelectrolytes and Active/Biomimetic Gels
Discussion Leader: Monica Olvera De La Cruz (Northwestern University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amKrystyn Van Vliet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Chemomechanical Resuscitation, Sensing, and Signaling in Active Synthetic Gels"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amEugenia Kharlampieva (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)
"Shape-Adaptable Polyelectrolyte Microgels for Controlled Delivery"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmPing Sheng (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR China)
"Poisson-Boltzmann Equation and the Charge Separation Phenomenon at the Water-Silica Interface: A Holistic Approach"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmAdhesion and Interaction at Soft Interfaces
Discussion Leader: William Ducker (Virginia Tech, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmJoelle Frechette (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
"Elastohydrodynamic Deformations in Soft Matter Under Confinement"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmRalf Richter (CIC biomaGUNE, Spain)
"Superselective Targeting with Multivalent Polymers"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmGlassy and Constrained Phases
Discussion Leader: Mahn Won Kim (University of Santa Barbara, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amDavid Weitz (Harvard University, USA)
"Constrained Macromolecules and Glassy Colloids"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amGregory McKenna (Texas Tech University, USA)
"Structural Recovery and Physical Aging in Colloidal Dispersions: Comparison with the Kovacs Signatures in Molecular Glasses"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmJodie Lutkenhaus (Texas A&M University, USA)
"Do Polyelectrolyte Multilayers Have a Tg?"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmRheology in Concentrated Suspensions
Discussion Leader: Eric Weeks (Emory University, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmPeter Schall (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
"Nonequilibrium Phase Transitions in Soft Material Rheology"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmMatteo Pasquali (Rice University, USA)
"Soft Carbon Nanotube Phases and Materials"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmCooperative Systems: Active and Living Colloids
Discussion Leader: Igor Aronson (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amMichael Cates (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
"Directed Assembly of Active Colloid Devices"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amGerard Wong (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
"Bacteria as Living Colloids"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmJacinta Conrad (University of Houston, USA)
"Surface Motility of Single Bacteria During Early Biofilm Formation"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmTranslating Assemblies from Fundamental Concepts to Applications
Discussion Leader: Sibani Lisa Biswal (Rice University, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmFrank Caruso (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
"Assembly of Responsive, Amorphous Films of Natural Substances for Biological Applications"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmRonald Larson (University of Michigan, USA)
"Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Polyelectrolytes and Charged Colloid Multilayers - Experiments, Theory, and Applications"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmCoacervates and Solution-Phase Assemblies
Discussion Leader: Chi Wu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China)
9:00 am - 9:40 amSarah Perry (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
"Patterning and Structure in Biomimetic Polypeptide-Based Coacervates"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amVivek Prabhu (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
"Hierarchical Structure and Dynamics of Triblock Copolymer Solutions"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmRussel Walters (Johnson & Johnson, USA)
"Surfactants for Delivery to Skin"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmColloidal Assembly on Surfaces and in Solution
Discussion Leader: Michael Rubinstein (University of North Carolina, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmCarol Hall (North Carolina State University, USA)
"Multipolar Colloidal Assembly: Directed or Hit and Stick?"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmPaul Chaikin (New York University, USA)
"Melting of Two-Dimensional Wigner Crystals on Flat and Curved Surfaces"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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