Category: Polymer Talks

2017-2018 Fall Kick-off Talk (Ron Zuckermann, LBNL)

by on October 16, 2017 8:26 pm
Sequence-controlled peptoid polymers: folding and assembly into ordered nanostructures Ronald N. Zuckermann A fundamental challenge in materials science is to create synthetic nanoarchitectures that rival the structural complexity found in nature. A promising bioinspired approach is to synthesize sequence-defined polymer chains that fold into precise protein-like structures. In order to efficiently produce such information-rich polymer… Read more 2017-2018 Fall Kick-off Talk (Ron Zuckermann, LBNL)

Ingo Pinnau: Functionalized Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity for Highly Energy-Intensive Gas Separations (07/21/17)

by on July 8, 2017 8:32 am
Functionalized Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity for Highly Energy-Intensive Gas Separations 07/21/2017, 3 pm, Chemistry Gazebo Ingo Pinnau Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center Chemical and Biological Engineering Program Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering Kind Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA Abstract Membrane-based gas separation is a rapidly emerging technology that has been well… Read more Ingo Pinnau: Functionalized Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity for Highly Energy-Intensive Gas Separations (07/21/17)

2017 Spring Talk (Nitash P. Balsara, UC Berkeley)

by on May 11, 2017 4:30 pm
Ohm’s Law, Polymer Electrolytes, and Lithium Batteries  Nitash P. Balsara Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department and Environmental Energy Technologies and Materials Sciences Divisions, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 Abstract The need for creating safe electrolytes for lithium batteries is significant given the continued safety problems associated with current lithium-ion batteries.… Read more 2017 Spring Talk (Nitash P. Balsara, UC Berkeley)

2017 Winter Talk (Jeannette M. Garcia, IBM)

by on February 2, 2017 4:30 pm
“Engineering Polymers from Secondhand Materials: Plastics as a resource for chemistry & the development of revertible thermosets” Jeannette M. Garcia, PhD, Researcher in Materials, Polymer Synthesis and Characterization, IBM Almaden Research Center Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 4:30 P.M. Herrin T175 Reception (food & drinks) to follow Abstract ​It is estimated that ~150 million tons of plastics are… Read more 2017 Winter Talk (Jeannette M. Garcia, IBM)

2016 Fall Kickoff Talk (Robert Waymouth, Stanford) and Poster Session

by on October 12, 2016 7:10 am
Professor Bob Waymouth will be giving a talk titled “Catalytic Polymerization to Generate Functional Materials.” Following the talk, there will be a poster session with different Stanford groups presenting their polymer research as well as food catered by Back A Yard. 4:30pm Wednesday, October 12th McCullough 115

2016 Fall Talk (Mango Materials: Production of biodegradable plastics and the adventures of a start-up company)

by on January 10, 2015 6:13 am
We kick-off the 2014-2015 Winter Quarter with a special lunchtime seminar this Friday. Our invited speaker is Dr Molly Morse, CEO of Mango Materials (http://mangomaterials.com). Mango Materials specializes in producing biodegradable plastics from waste biogas (methane). Dr. Morse holds a PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Stanford (Criddle Group). Everyone is welcome. Lunch (pizza)… Read more 2016 Fall Talk (Mango Materials: Production of biodegradable plastics and the adventures of a start-up company)