Soft Matter & Polymers Symposium
Notre Dame-Purdue Soft Matter & Polymers Symposium and Poster Session
Time: Sat Oct 29, 2022, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Jordan Hall of Science - Galleria (south end) and Room 105
After a two-year hiatus, the University of Notre Dame and Purdue University are excited to resume the 7th annual Notre Dame-Purdue Soft Matter & Polymers Symposium and Poster Session on Saturday, October 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (ET) in the Jordan Hall of Science on Notre Dame’s campus.
Faculty and students from these institutions will come together to discuss joint research interests and accomplishments in areas surrounding soft matter and polymers. Through the generosity of symposium sponsors, participation will not require a registration fee. This allows students and postdocs to participate in this valuable training opportunity and share their research with the regional scientific community. All researchers will benefit from this unique experience, as it also will focus on fostering research collaborations, scientific networking, and above-all joint camaraderie.
The symposium includes presentations by faculty from Notre Dame and Purdue on topics related to their research projects in soft matter and polymers, as well as current challenges and future opportunities. Students and postdocs will also discuss their research during the afternoon poster session and networking reception.
Additionally, the keynote lecture will be presented by Cecilia Leal, Associate Professor and Racheff Faculty Scholar in Materials Science and Engineering and Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include soft condensed matter, biomaterials, complex fluids, biomimetic materials, X-ray scattering, drug and gene delivery, and lipid-nucleic acid constructs.
Registration for the event is now closed.
- Matthew Webber, Keating-Crawford Collegiate Professor of Engineering and Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame
- Yichun Wang, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame
- Letian Dou, Charles Davidson Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
- Jianguo Mei, Richard and Judith Wien Associate Professor of Chemistry, Purdue University
- Brett Savoie, Charles Davidson Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
This annual event is jointly sponsored by the University of Notre Dame and Purdue University. Notre Dame sponsors are Notre Dame Research, College of Engineering, College of Science, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology, ND Energy, and Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health.
Symposium History and Vision
The symposium was created by Haifeng Gao, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, in 2014. Over the years, it has evolved into an annual event between Notre Dame and Purdue University with invited speakers and guests from both institutions and neighboring universities. Presentations are given by faculty and invited speakers, and students and postdocs present their research during an afternoon poster session and networking reception. Gao’s vision was to showcase the strong research cluster being built at Notre Dame in the area of soft materials and to foster research collaborations with regional institutions. This vision continues today with several collaborative research efforts being nucleated, existing collaborations being showcased, and multi-PI grants being outlined throughout the breaks.
Please address any questions regarding registration and posters to Matt Webber (email@example.com).
Free parking for the event is available in the the Bulla Student lot (northeast of Jordan Hall) or the Joyce lot (south of Jordan Hall and the Joyce Center).