Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 20, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by March 17, 2017. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).
The Gordon Research Seminar on Liquid Crystals is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The seminar will focus on the latest developments in the experimental and theoretical characterizations of liquid crystals, liquid crystal applications, and liquid crystal ordering - from the various phases OF liquid crystals to the self-assembly of materials IN liquid crystal.
A panel discussion at the end of the GRS will include participants from the GRC to discuss both career prospects and scientific future in the field of liquid crystals.
The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 17, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.
This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Liquid Crystals" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
The conference also gratefully acknowledges a contribution from Thomas and Van Truskett.
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Progress in Probing Molecular Ordering|
|Discussion Leader: Shuang Zhou (Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, USA)|
|3:45 pm - 4:00 pm||Gregor Posnjak (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)|
"Hidden Constellations and Polyvalent Topological Charges in Chiral Nematic Droplets"
|4:00 pm - 4:05 pm||Discussion|
|4:05 pm - 4:20 pm||Miroslaw Salamonczyk (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)|
"Phases Without a Positional Order: Mysterious Nematics"
|4:20 pm - 4:25 pm||Discussion|
|4:25 pm - 4:30 pm||General Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Keynote Session: Spherical Cholesterics / Innovating Liquid Crystals for New Materials|
|Discussion Leader: Marianne Prevot (Kent State University, USA)|
|7:30 pm - 8:10 pm||Teresa Lopez-Leon (ESPCI Paris, France)|
|8:10 pm - 8:15 pm||Discussion|
|8:15 pm - 8:35 pm||Jody Lugger (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)|
"Homeotropic-Aligned, Near-1-nm, Nanoporous Polymer Membranes Based on Discotic Liquid Crystals"
|8:35 pm - 8:40 pm||Discussion|
|8:40 pm - 9:00 pm||Anshul Sharma (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)|
"Electrospun Mats of Liquid Crystal Elastomer Core Fibers for Tensile Sensing"
|9:00 pm - 9:05 pm||Discussion|
|9:05 pm - 9:25 pm||Lin Li (Kent State University, USA)|
"Homochiral Nanofilament Phases"
|9:25 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Advances in Liquid Crystal Theory|
|Discussion Leader: Maxim Lavrentovich (University of Pennsylvania, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:25 am||Christopher Burke (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)|
"Modeling Intra-Domain Textures and Chirality Transfer in Block Copolymer Melts with Polar and Nematic Segment Ordering"
|9:25 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:55 am||Sarah Gray (Durham University, United Kingdom)|
"Studying Lyotropic Phase Behaviour, from a Molecular Point of View, with Dissipative Particle Dynamics"
|9:55 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:25 am||Daniel Beller (Harvard University, USA)|
"Stripe Distortions Connect Boojums and Focal Conic Domains Across the Nematic-Smectic A Phase Transition"
|10:25 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:55 am||Ziga Kos (Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)|
"Modelling of Interacting Active-Passive Nematic Emulsions"
|10:55 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentorship Component: Career Panel Discussion|
|Discussion Leader: Nicholas Tito (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Panel Discussion|
|"Advice for Careers in Liquid Crystals Research"|
- Timothy Atherton (Tufts University, USA)
- Verena Gortz (Lancaster University, United Kingdom)
- Timothy Wilkinson (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
- Shu Yang (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|