8th Annual Triangle Soft Matter Workshop
Monday, May 9, 2016
7:15 am - 4:15 pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium
Marc Hillmyer (University of Minnesota)
The goal of this workshop is to spark interactions and collaborations between the research groups in the Triangle area. The workshop format is very informal, and an emphasis is placed on spurring conversations between researchers in all areas of soft matter research. "Soft matter" here is defined very broadly, and it includes (but is not limited to) work in polymers, colloid science, synthetic and naturally occurring biomaterials, and condensed matter physics. In addition to the invited talks, the agenda includes alternating soundbite (i.e., 2 mins oral overview of a project - used to advertise a research project and a poster) and poster sessions to facilitate interactions.Plenary lecture: Marc Hillmyer (University of Minnesota) "Biocontinuous Nanostructure Recipes using Block Polymers as Key Ingredients"Invited talk: Daphne Klotsa (Dept. of Applied Physical Sciences, UNC Chapel Hill) "Two Spheres and a Spring Make a Good Swimmer"Invited talk: Brenton Hoffman (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University)"Visualizing Protein Deformation in Complex Systems with FRET-based Biosensors"Invited talk: Stefano Menegatti (Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, NC State University) "A soft material banquet: polymers and peptides in drug delivery and protein purification"